Didn’t Work: We Don’t Meet Laurie Until One Hour Into The Film

As a lousy tradeoff for more emphasis on the dynamic between Michael and Dr. Loomis, we don’t meet the updated version of Laurie Strode until well over halfway through the movie. An hour of runtime passes before we see Laurie enter her kitchen on Halloween morning, and the film doesn’t give us nearly enough time to get to know her and root for her as Michael gradually closes in over the course of the day — which was very much the case for the first film. Rob Zombie short-changed Laurie in the service of Loomis and Michael, and it wasn’t a great decision in the long run.

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