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renee30152
09-02-2007, 01:47 PM
Which characters did you like the most:
2007 version vs. 1979 version of characters?

Roswell
09-02-2007, 01:53 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: Tie

renee30152
09-02-2007, 01:57 PM
I agree though I disagree with Laurie 2007. She seemed so mean to me. :D I sure would not leave my kid (if I had one) with any of them.
Then again, the kids were complete brats and smartarses.

The Dark Shape
09-02-2007, 02:11 PM
'78 Loomis vs. '07 Loomis: 1978
'78 Laurie vs. '07 Laurie: 1978
'78 Annie vs. '07 Annie: 2007
'78 Lynda vs. '07 Lynda: Tie
'78 Brackett vs. '07 Brackett: 1978
'78 Myers vs. '07 Myers: 1978
'78 Tommy vs. '07 Tommy: 2007

Ashleigh
09-02-2007, 02:21 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 1978 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Although I loved Tyler Mane's Myers, it's still Castle for me. So 1978
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 1978 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 2007 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: 1978 Bob

Well gee, it appears I didn't like the new Halloween. What a shocker. :p

Myers Insurance
09-02-2007, 02:22 PM
Uh... you do know it's 1978 and not 1979 right? And you call yourself a fan... :bastard:

1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob [tie]
1978 Judith vs. 2007 Judith

mmyers78
09-02-2007, 02:26 PM
'78 loomis vs. '07 loomis: '78
'78 myers vs. '07 myers: tie
'78 laurie vs. '07 laurie: '07
'78 annie vs. '07 annie: '07
'78 lynda vs. '07 lynda: '78
'78 tommy vs. '07 tommy: '07
'78 lyndsay vs. '07 lyndsay: '07
'78 bob vs. '07 bob: '78
'78 brackett vs. '07 brackett: '78

The real Shape
09-02-2007, 02:29 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: Tie

Exactly.

Worthystevens
09-02-2007, 02:46 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: Tie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 1978 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 2007 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: Tie

EvilOnTwoLegs
09-02-2007, 03:00 PM
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
Because he likes to come across like a potential rapist at all times. :yeah:

Fiberawptic
09-02-2007, 03:00 PM
Lots of you think the laurie from 07 was better than Jamie Lee? holy... Jamie was way better, the bitch with the high pitched voice in 07 was annoying as fuck...

1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 1978 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: Tie

The Good Doctor
09-02-2007, 03:02 PM
'78 all around without so much as a second thought

Worthystevens
09-02-2007, 03:06 PM
Lots of you think the laurie from 07 was better than Jamie Lee? holy... Jamie was way better, the bitch with the high pitched voice in 07 was annoying as fuck...

I found them to be tied, actually. Jamie had her own Laurie - which was great for it's time and still is - and Scout made her own version of it, while modernizing Laurie.

But the only character whom I found to be improved upon it's 1978 incarnation is Lynda.

Roswell
09-02-2007, 03:10 PM
Lots of you think the laurie from 07 was better than Jamie Lee? holy... Jamie was way better, the bitch with the high pitched voice in 07 was annoying as fuck...

I voted for her because I could relate to her more. She reminds me of people I know.

I also didn't find her annoying. Her voice was fine, too. I don't know where you're getting the "high pitched" part at. It certainly wasn't as high pitched as when JLC is squealing about "the keys" when getting chased by Michael in the original.

Worthystevens
09-02-2007, 03:12 PM
It certainly wasn't as high pitched as when JLC is squealing about "the keys" when getting chased by Michael in the original.

The keys! Oh, the keeeyyyysssssss!!!!

:roflmao:

MyersFan927
09-02-2007, 04:05 PM
Because he likes to come across like a potential rapist at all times. :yeah:

LMFAO....you really understand these characters :roflmao:

jbyrd123
09-02-2007, 04:15 PM
1978 Laurie
1978 Loomis
2007 Brackett
2007 Anne
1978 Lynda
2007 Bob
2007 Michael Meyers

MyersFan927
09-02-2007, 04:20 PM
Haha...1978 across the board.

Khan
09-02-2007, 05:58 PM
1978 all around.

bradleyvoorhees
09-02-2007, 06:20 PM
The keys! Oh, the keeeyyyysssssss!!!!

:roflmao:

the keeeeys TOMMY OPEN THE DOOR the keys Oh! The keys! lmao... When I first seen that movie years back ~ I laughed my ass off during that part lol

Dr_Loomis02
09-02-2007, 06:24 PM
I voted the 07 characters. However, I wanted more of Loomis. I think 78's Loomis is certainly better, but not necessarily because Mcdowell was bad, but because he was under used in the end.

9Teen_AT4
09-02-2007, 06:25 PM
All of '78 (including Tramer).

mr_casper_sgv
09-02-2007, 08:15 PM
'78 loomis vs. '07 loomis: '78
'78 myers vs. '07 myers: tie
'78 laurie vs. '07 laurie: '07
'78 annie vs. '07 annie: '07
'78 lynda vs. '07 lynda: '78
'78 tommy vs. '07 tommy: '07
'78 lyndsay vs. '07 lyndsay: '07
'78 bob vs. '07 bob: '78
'78 brackett vs. '07 brackett: '78

punkrocklove
09-03-2007, 04:23 AM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 1978 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: 1978 michael
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 2007 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 1978 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: 2007 bob

Myers Insurance
09-03-2007, 04:28 AM
But the only character whom I found to be improved upon it's 1978 incarnation is Lynda.

Which is funny since Kristin Klebe had never seen Halloween while Scout and Danielle had.

jaquen
09-03-2007, 05:15 PM
'78 Loomis vs. '07 Loomis: 1978
'78 Laurie vs. '07 Laurie: 1978
'78 Annie vs. '07 Annie: 2007
'78 Lynda vs. '07 Lynda: Tie
'78 Brackett vs. '07 Brackett: 1978
'78 Myers vs. '07 Myers: 1978
'78 Tommy vs. '07 Tommy: 2007

That sums it up right there for me. Thanks DS.

I'm a bit stunned by the people, thus far, choosing new Laurie over classic Laurie. I mean really.

Myers-89
09-03-2007, 05:44 PM
Honestly, I really can't compare the characters from '78 to the characters from '07. I'm trying not to compare anything from the original film to the current version, because I don't think you should.

mcilroga
09-03-2007, 05:46 PM
As am I. Acting, character development, they all go to JLC's Laurie. Anyway:

1978 vs. 2007 Laurie: 1978
1978 vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978
1978 vs. 2007 Annie: 2007
1978 vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978
1978 vs. 2007 Bob: 1978
1978 vs. 2007 Brackett: 1978
1978 vs. 2007 Tommy: 2007
1979 vs. 2007 Lindsey: 1978

WhiteZombie
09-03-2007, 05:57 PM
Hard to say. The girls (although great in the original), seemed very beliveible in Zombie's, so tough to say. They seemed like actual teenager girls. Both Myers's are amazing in there own movie. Loomis was classic in the original, but I did like Mcdowells alot. The kids (Tommy/Lindsay), were way better actors in Zombies.

RevengeOfLaurie
09-03-2007, 06:16 PM
I didn't care for any of the characters from the remake.
Like someone else had said, Laurie was mean and Annie seemed meaner in this one than in the original. Laurie didn't make a good babysitter in the remake.
I thought that Lynda had a big mouth, lol. Like she had to be a little swearing slut or something.
Bob, well I liked Bob in the remake and the original; he cracked me up.
It's not like I hate the 2007 version of the characters, I liked the movie, but just didn't care for their personalities as much.

WhiteZombie
09-03-2007, 06:17 PM
I didn't care for any of the characters from the remake.
Like someone else had said, Laurie was mean and Annie seemed meaner in this one than in the original. Laurie didn't make a good babysitter in the remake.
I thought that Lynda had a big mouth, lol. Like she had to be a little swearing slut or something.
Bob, well I liked Bob in the remake and the original; he cracked me up.
It's not like I hate the 2007 version of the characters, I liked the movie, but just didn't care for their personalities as much.

How was Laurie mean? She liked to play around with Tommy, but she was far from mean. And how the hell was Annie mean? Do you people live in paradise?

Trooper#4
09-03-2007, 06:21 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 1978 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: 1978
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 1978 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: Tie

WhiteZombie
09-03-2007, 06:23 PM
I liked new Bob's Heavy lifting line.

Casper
09-03-2007, 06:27 PM
I voted 1978 because the 2007 were just obnoxious snobby hoes and what not

WhiteZombie
09-03-2007, 06:32 PM
I voted 1978 because the 2007 were just obnoxious snobby hoes and what not

How were Annie or Laurie hoes? Laurie was still a virgin. Annie was going have sex with her BOYFRIEND. Not too hoeish I dont think?

mcilroga
09-03-2007, 06:34 PM
How were Annie or Laurie hoes? Laurie was still a virgin.

Ah, how do we know that... she just didn't have a boyfriend at the time. ;)

WhiteZombie
09-03-2007, 06:35 PM
Ah, how do we know that... she just didn't have a boyfriend at the time. ;)

True enough, but she certinly wasint a "hoe"

jaquen
09-03-2007, 06:44 PM
I'm missing how the new Laurie is "mean". Some of you all are either ridiculously sensitive, or don't know what the definition of "mean" is. Laurie did not have one truly mean moment, just some playful ribbing.

mcilroga
09-03-2007, 06:44 PM
True enough, but she certinly wasint a "hoe"

No, she wasn't... a little girl on girl (clothed) and grinding uncooked bagels on her tits, but no ho there. :nodsmile: Hahaha.

[I'm not being sarcastic]

Casper
09-03-2007, 06:53 PM
How about the cheerleading friend....not annie but the other one

jigsaw_dude
09-03-2007, 07:43 PM
I liked the original characters more because they were more developed.

Worthystevens
09-03-2007, 07:45 PM
How about the cheerleading friend....not annie but the other one

She's Mmm Mmm good. :nodsmile:

njdevs03champs
09-03-2007, 07:47 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob
1978 Judith vs. 2007 Judith

Sam Loomis922
09-03-2007, 07:51 PM
I have to go with the 1978 version, I just got all the charcters right off the bat, the 2007 version did do a good job with most of the characters I do have to say that.

TheShape'78
09-03-2007, 09:15 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: Tie
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 1978 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: Neither
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: Tie

-mitch-

wyatt s
09-03-2007, 10:09 PM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: 2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: Tie
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 1978 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: Neither
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob: Tie


That seems good, I'll go with that. Concider that the way I feel about the characters vs characters thing.

I honestly think that McDowell did just as good a job as Pleasance did in the role of Loomis, he just wasn't given enough time to on screen to be fully exploited. But his stuff with young Michael is just brilliant.
And I found Scout's version of Laurie to be more relateable than JLC's. Not that I don't like JLC's version. It's just that I see a lot of things in her characterization that I recognize from what I've seen in real life.

Husky Hombre
09-04-2007, 05:32 AM
1978 all around.

Totally!!!:)

Ryan
09-04-2007, 05:35 AM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: Tie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978 Lynda
1978 Tommy vs. 2007 Tommy: Tie
1978 Lindsey vs. 2007 Lindsey: 1978 Lindsey

jaquen
09-04-2007, 05:35 AM
Maybe I need to see this film for a second time, because I'm baffled by all this Scout as Laurie love. She was pretty decent, yes, even adorable, but better than the original? Yeah, I definitely need to buy myself a ticket and try to see what you all see.

SemiKillaNole
09-04-2007, 08:05 AM
2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis
2007 Michael
2007 Annie
1978 Lynda
1978 Sheriff Brackett
2007 Tommy & Lindsey
2007 Judith
2007 Bob

ragethorn
09-04-2007, 08:23 AM
There is no arguement in this one. Come on! 1978 girls were 50 times smarter, less annoying & real then 2007's.

Donald Pleasance's portrayal of Dr. Loomis alone is enough to sway the decision towards 1978.

And as much as I loved Daeg & Tyler as Michael, nothing beats the original.

1978 all the way!

MichaelFan_2k4
09-04-2007, 08:29 AM
1978 for me all the way.

Psych0ticNemes1s
09-04-2007, 11:50 AM
Is this a joke? All RZ"s characters did was swear and talk about sex. I felt nothing for them and clapped when they died, the complete opposite of the original.

Edit: McDowell did a superb job playing Loomis. For that I am greatful.

TheShape'78
09-04-2007, 11:59 AM
That seems good, I'll go with that. Concider that the way I feel about the characters vs characters thing.

I honestly think that McDowell did just as good a job as Pleasance did in the role of Loomis, he just wasn't given enough time to on screen to be fully exploited. But his stuff with young Michael is just brilliant.
And I found Scout's version of Laurie to be more relateable than JLC's. Not that I don't like JLC's version. It's just that I see a lot of things in her characterization that I recognize from what I've seen in real life.

oh sure, make me do all the hard work and you just copy it. pft! :bastard:

haha
j/k

-mitch-

bogey-chaser
09-04-2007, 12:22 PM
I can't believe anyone could compare Malcolm's performance to Donald Pleasance. Donald Pleasance had such gravity - conviction - to his lines. Malcolm McDowell seemed to be doing little more than strictly reading the script. I felt no soul from his performance, at all. The relationship between Loomis/Myers in 2007 was a very interesting take - one that was only hinted at in the original - but it was all talk. McDowell had to TELL us that Myers was like his best friend, but I never once actually felt it in the performance. Donald Pleasance never said anything like that, but I felt it nonetheless.

Long live the original Loomis.

jaquen
09-04-2007, 12:29 PM
I can't believe anyone could compare Malcolm's performance to Donald Pleasance. Donald Pleasance had such gravity - conviction - to his lines. Malcolm McDowell seemed to be doing little more than strictly reading the script. I felt no soul from his performance, at all. The relationship between Loomis/Myers in 2007 was a very interesting take - one that was only hinted at in the original - but it was all talk. McDowell had to TELL us that Myers was like his best friend, but I never once actually felt it in the performance. Donald Pleasance never said anything like that, but I felt it nonetheless.

Long live the original Loomis.

Yes, I too am baffled by anyone suggesting the new Loomis, or McDowell's take on the role, trumps Donald's or even comes close. I disagree with you in that I felt the Loomis and child Michael connection was very palpable, but that the character just fell completely apart during the Haddonfield stuff. McDowell wasn't my problem at all, just the conception of Loomis on paper. Like the rest of the film, I just feel Zombie had a much stronger vision for Loomis during the prequel phase versus the rest.

Danny Strode
09-04-2007, 12:35 PM
Almost all the way around, I liked the 1978's character versions better, execpt Annie... and maybe Michael. I haven't decided on that one yet. I honestly didn't like Laurie in this one, only because she seemed so dumb, literally. She did a lot of things I don't think many people would've done if they had a killer after them.

Demonswrath
09-04-2007, 12:56 PM
The 1978 actors in Halloween did such a better job than this new batch of actors. I thought McDowell would have done a much better job than he did. I thought he did horrible. Laurie was an insult to smart females everywhere. The character changed for the worse. She was no longer the intuitive girl-scout in this one. Annie and Lynda both came off as sluts and lacked any want for me to care for them as I did in the original. Of course they were still a bit slutty in the original too, but not forgetable. You can't even compare Bracketts. The original made you give a damn about him. This one was so bland. Tommy was annoying in both films. Yet he was more annoying in the remake. Lindsay really didn't change much at all. Michael Myers was the best in the original. I like this new Michael's rage and furociousness, but he ended up being too big on screen and stuck out like a sore thumb. I think the original Michael blended in more and did a better job in that aspect. Tyler Mane moved and acted quite well though. Daeg was amazing. I didn't care for what direction they took in the film with young Michael, but that kid was great. I just didn't care for the Halloween remake to take that direction.

RazorBlade101
09-04-2007, 03:35 PM
Oh 1978's characters ... EASY QUESTION ...

But 2007's cast did a Hell of A Job ... Especially Loomis.

Rich
09-04-2007, 03:38 PM
I hated every character in the 2007 movie except the Myers Mother and kid Michael. Everyone else just plain old sucked. Well Ken Foree was awesome, but he only got one scene, so that is more of a cameo then a real part.

RazorBlade101
09-04-2007, 03:40 PM
I thought McDowell did a HELL OF A JOB!

What EXACTLY do you see in this guy that I dont that makes you think he was horrible ??? I think that nobody could have played the Loomis role any better then he did. He talked and acted EXACTLY like the original Loomis. Is it because he doesnt exactly look like him? Is it because he said one "F Word?" If its any of those stupid reasons, you guys just judge too much. He did fine.

And the reason Jamie Lee Curtis is given so much credit at playing the "LAURIE" character ... Is because when they made the movie, Jamie Lee Curtis was shy and scared of the camera ... But in the end it worked out for her. She did a much better job in H20 (and H20 is my least favorite Halloween with Michael Myers in it.)

Annie and Linda were the typical bitches of 2007 ... Just like Annie And Linda were the typical "STUPID TEENAGE" girls of 1978.

wyatt s
09-04-2007, 03:45 PM
oh sure, make me do all the hard work and you just copy it. pft! :bastard:

haha
j/k


Do I really need to bring up a certain Which Director would you like to return thread from a month or so ago? Hmm...? Well do I? Hehe

TheShape'78
09-04-2007, 06:01 PM
Do I really need to bring up a certain Which Director would you like to return thread from a month or so ago? Hmm...? Well do I? Hehe

hahaha, you remembered!

-mitch-

wyatt s
09-04-2007, 07:54 PM
Hell yeah I remembered! And I'm going to keep bringing it up again and again, exactly when you least expect it. Consider yourself warned.

jaquen
09-04-2007, 08:13 PM
He talked and acted EXACTLY like the original Loomis. Is it because he doesnt exactly look like him? Is it because he said one "F Word?" If its any of those stupid reasons, you guys just judge too much. He did fine.

I'm left wondering which "original" Loomis you're talking about, because it certainly can't be Donald's. Carpenter and Zombie crafted very different versions of the character, and only superficially are they "exactly" alike. Zombie's version isn't nearly as well crafted, as full, or as assured as Carpenter's. The original Loomis is a "Van Helsing" type, a quiet warrior who no longer questions evil, but merely lives to snuff it out. He no longer looks at Michael and sees a human being, much less his "best friend", so when we meet him his very purpose for existing is to put a permanent barrier between "Pure Evil" and the world at large. He is calm, he is collected, and he is utterly convinced that how he sees the world, and Michael, is the absolute truth.

No so with Zombie's Loomis. His compassion for Michael is apparent from the prequel material, and that carries over into the remake portion. When all hell breaks loose he seems almost as frazzled, and helpless as Sheriff Bracket. He knows Michael is dangerous, but does not seem convinced at all to what magnitude. When he finally encounters Michael, he begs him to stop, hesitating before each shot under the delusion that he can still somehow reach Myers with reason and rationale. Once Michael is down he never questions that he is down for good, unlike the original Loomis who is not at all shocked to see Michael has managed to flee even the impossible. And in his "final" moments, he ultimately blames himself for Michael's turn to madness, where as '78 Loomis had resigned himself to the fact that "what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil" a long time prior.", and could not be helped.


And the reason Jamie Lee Curtis is given so much credit at playing the "LAURIE" character ... Is because when they made the movie, Jamie Lee Curtis was shy and scared of the camera .

Not a lick of that matters if she did a far superior job, which she did. I liked Scout, but she didn't have an ounce of the depth that Curtis' Laurie does. She was your standard slasher movie heroine, and not much else. Curtis brought an interest to the Laurie character that has survived for nearly 30 years and counting; she is still the standard by which we judge horror heroines. Meanwhile no one will be talking about this new Laurie beyond the fall, much less a lifetime from now. Let's get real.

wyatt s
09-04-2007, 08:47 PM
I'm left wondering which "original" Loomis you're talking about, because it certainly can't be Donald's. Carpenter and Zombie crafted very different versions of the character, and only superficially are they "exactly" alike. Zombie's version isn't nearly as well crafted, as full, or as assured as Carpenter's. The original Loomis is a "Van Helsing" type, a quiet warrior who no longer questions evil, but merely lives to snuff it out. He no longer looks at Michael and sees a human being, much less his "best friend", so when we meet him his very purpose for existing is to put a permanent barrier between "Pure Evil" and the world at large. He is calm, he is collected, and he is utterly convinced that how he sees the world, and Michael, is the absolute truth.

No so with Zombie's Loomis. His compassion for Michael is apparent from the prequel material, and that carries over into the remake portion. When all hell breaks loose he seems almost as frazzled, and helpless as Sheriff Bracket. He knows Michael is dangerous, but does not seem convinced at all to what magnitude. When he finally encounters Michael, he begs him to stop, hesitating before each shot under the delusion that he can still somehow reach Myers with reason and rationale. Once Michael is down he never questions that he is down for good, unlike the original Loomis who is not at all shocked to see Michael has managed to flee even the impossible. And in his "final" moments, he ultimately blames himself for Michael's turn to madness, where as '78 Loomis had resigned himself to the fact that "what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil" a long time prior.", and could not be helped.


Well said, Though I don't agree with the statement that the new Loomis is less well crafted but I can see where one could draw that conclusion. I have to say it's those differences in the character that makes me like this new Loomis so much and it's those differences (and his work in the prequel portion) that makes me place him equal with the original Loomis.

bogey-chaser
09-05-2007, 05:43 AM
Good thoughts on Loomis, jaquen. I agree.

My dislike for the new Loomis has nothing to do with the fact that he doesn't "look like" Donald Pleasance and the very suggestion of such a thing is insulting to my intelligence. There are plenty of reasons to prefer Donald Pleasance's interpretation over Malcolm McDowell's and none of them stem from the amount of hair one actor has on his head compared to the other.

ragethorn
09-05-2007, 05:52 AM
The new Loomis suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked! lol

He seemed more like a scam then the real thing. He also seemed to have a low self esteem.

After giving his speech on his book, he asked his colleague if he thought it was good because he's insecure. Insecure??? WTF???

Failed marriage, best friend being a psychopath and not to mention Brad Douriff owning him in one scene and telling him his books on Michael have made money off grieving families in Haddonfield.

The old Dr. Loomis would've smacked the shit out of Sheriff Brackett.

Psych0ticNemes1s
09-05-2007, 06:35 AM
No one can match Pleasance's performance however I think Malcohm was the best choice to play the character of Loomis. Who else would you have picked? He spoke with passion...

renee30152
09-05-2007, 07:04 AM
Uh... you do know it's 1978 and not 1979 right? And you call yourself a fan... :bastard:

1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda
1978 Bob vs. 2007 Bob [tie]
1978 Judith vs. 2007 Judith

Well it was late at night, you bastard and I was sick. Give me a break bastard! :bastard: :D

renee30152
09-05-2007, 07:06 AM
1978 Laurie vs. 2007 Laurie: Tie
1978 Loomis vs. 2007 Loomis: 1978 Loomis
1978 Michael vs. 2007 Michael: Tie
1978 Sheriff Brackett vs. 2007 Sheriff Brackett: 1978 Sheriff Brackett
1978 Annie vs. 2007 Annie: 2007 Annie
1978 Lynda vs. 2007 Lynda: 1978 Lynda
1978 Tommy vs. 2007 Tommy: Tie
1978 Lindsey vs. 2007 Lindsey: 1978 Lindsey

I agree with all of them except I prefer the 1978 Laurie. The new one is too bitchy and somewhat cold.
I LOVED how Lindsey and Tommy were such little smartarses. Sherrif 2007 seems like a pervert; Annie was awesome. They should have cast Danielle as Laurie. She is a much better actress.
"This is not proper babysitting behaviors."

bogey-chaser
09-05-2007, 07:22 AM
Yeah, I thought the new Tommy was AMAZING. I loved the quiet intelligence of the 78 Tommy, but this new one was so much fun to watch. A great little actor.

renee30152
09-05-2007, 07:59 AM
I so agree and him and Lindsey cracked me up. Esically Tommy and his comebacks.
"I would like to go back to the dicussion we were having earlier."
"This is not proper babysitting behaviors."

Plus he had like a really cool costume.

The Frightmaster
09-05-2007, 04:18 PM
I thought the characters in the original were much better. Because all the characters in RZ's halloween did was say the word fuck, have sex and use vulgar language. But I must say that I did like Lindsey and Tommy from RZ's halloween better than the ones in the original because they seemed a little more humorous and spunky than in the original.

Silverpsycho
09-05-2007, 04:49 PM
No contest...the original 1978 classic will win over the 2007 version in every way with me, especially when it comes to the characters. I felt close to the original Laurie, Annie, Lynda, Loomis and the shape. I loved the new interpretation but that is all it is to me...a well made interpretation and tribute to the original. The new cast did a remarkable job, with some characters coming off better than the others but you just can't top the 1978 version...at least for me.

80sJEM
12-29-2012, 08:56 AM
1. 1978 Laurie & 2007 Laurie: Tie, except 1978 has the edge.

2. 1978 Loomis & 2007 Loomis: 1978! For someone who claimed he didn't want to be like DP at all, somebody sure didn't do a good job of convincing ME in 2007...

3. 1978 Annie & 2007 Annie: 1978! Nothing about 2007 makes me love her.

4. 1978 Lynda & 2007 Lynda: 1978! Though there were specks I liked from 2007, I want goofy airhead over snothead bitch any day...even the call to Laurie didn't save her for me. She lost it RIGHT off once she tried to be PJ with the identical laugh...:argh:

5. 1978 Brackett & 2007 Brackett: Hmm...end of the day, 1978.

6. 1978 Judith & 2007 Judith: As a whole, 1978. Just death, 2007.

7. 1978 Mr. Strode & 2007 Mr. Strode: 2007. Not only did he get a NAME and some real LINES and INTERACTION with his daughter, but what bugged me about 1978 Strode was he kept his voice the same even as Laurie was practically around the corner...:crazy:

8. 1978 Bob & 2007 Bob: 1978, even with the "then we rip LINDSAY'S clothes off". 2007...yuck...

9. 1978 Tommy & 2007 Tommy: Gotta love 1978! 2007 seemed to be trying too hard, actually, like he just existed to unrealistically worry about the bogeyman. 1978, on the other hand, was bullied with it and was scared of the haunted house and was a picked-on little kid who smashed his pumpkin...plus, even when he got on Laurie's nerves, he was CUTE about it. 2007, you just want to smack him. Hard. Like I wanted Laurie to.

10. 1978 Lindsay & 2007 Lindsay: 1978, because I RELATE. I want to stay in my living room watching my MOVIE, not go pick up some doofus for my babysitter so she can get laid. Forget it! Although, I would've been a zombie for a totally DIFFERENT movie, a certain one that happens to be grainy and in COLOR, but...:nodsmile: 2007 was too much like a little snot I was stuck with for a week on a cruise ship a few years back...:fuckoff:

And, for the final curtain...

11. 1978 The Shape & 2007 Michael Myers: 1978! The SHAPE! The Bogeyman! Evil on two legs! The devil's eyes! No voice! Pale, blank, EMOTIONLESS face...no soul!

Tally up: 1978!

Michael Voorhees
01-14-2013, 11:36 AM
I like both sets, but the journey Carpenter takes us on in the original is more enthralling than the remake. I can sit up at any time & watch it, and I kind of feel like I'm there.

With Rob's remake, I love the characters, but I don't get the same feeling. I do feel bad for them & what's ultimately going to happen, but I don't feel the closeness that accompanies the immortal classic.

Barrybgb
08-01-2013, 08:36 AM
There is no question. 1978.

CJ7
08-02-2013, 09:28 AM
I like both sets, but the journey Carpenter takes us on in the original is more enthralling than the remake. I can sit up at any time & watch it, and I kind of feel like I'm there.

With Rob's remake, I love the characters, but I don't get the same feeling. I do feel bad for them & what's ultimately going to happen, but I don't feel the closeness that accompanies the immortal classic.
Same here.

I can't really pick one or the other for the most part but when it comes to Annie I think the original was good but well, considering Danielle Harris is my favorite actress I prefer her Annie ;)