Benjamin’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of the greatest I have seen. I am dead serious. This is dripping with postmodernist meta commentary.
Christ guys, this is a post-Scream take on the Halloween franchise and mythos! Retconning is referenced (continuous vs continual line), Myers’ commodification is intentional, the Deckard screen name is an obvious Blade Runner reference…
People who think this is somehow a stain on the franchise need to reorient themselves. 4/5/6 are way worse than this, those films largely accomplish nothing.
This film is rich with profound subtext unlike any we’ve seen to this point in Halloween. This, however, is apparently lost on so many; perhaps because everyone is too busy seeing red over Laurie getting pwnd, or that a rapper is top billing (despite being perfectly cast).