My worst fears might be realized. Rob Zombie is taking this movie in a very very off-course direction it seems.
Here is a picture. From Zombie’s Halloween 2. It is of Weird Al Yankovic. He is on a talk show. With Dr. Loomis. And he is pointing at the doctor, and laughing. Behind him is a Michael-centric news graphic, complete with duo-toned mask.
Where do I start? 1) If Michael is a pop-culture icon, he can NO LONGER BE SCARY! 2) If Loomis is on a talk show, then his presence in the movie is a farce and is doing horrible injustice to the memory of the late, great Donald Pleasance. 3) Weird Al Yankovic looks goofy! Look at his goofy, smirking face! What the F%$& kind of tone is this friggin’ film going for?!
(Note to readers: I love Weird Al Yankovic and do not blame him for doing this movie. The fault lies entirely with one Mr. Rob Zombie)
Okay, maybe I’m over-reacting, but this, coupled with the news that the “The Shape” spends most of the movie out of his mask as “The Bearded Southern Rocker” has me pissed off. Why even make a Halloween movie if you are going to bitch-slap EVERY SINGLE ICONIC ELEMENT OF THE ORIGINAL FILMS???
There is still a tiny part of me that is hoping this movie could be fun. But it’s slowly dying. It seems we might finally have figured out a way to kill Michael Myers: put Rob Zombie in charge of him.
Here’s the pic, courtesy of the Rob Zombie Blog. Click for biggification.