December 04, 2002 @ 7:36 a.m.
This was the last film that Brandon Lee (son of Bruce Lee) ever made, his life was cut short and he was killed on the set. Like Bruce, Brandon was taken away when he was beginning to show his potential, when he was showing how much he could have been. This movie has a sad irony to it being a story about a a couple named Eric and Shelly who are to get married on Halloween. On Devil's Night (Oct. 30) Eric is brutally murdered and Shelly is raped and left to die.
Eric returns from the dead one year later to seek retribution upon the culprits. Think of it as an extremely violent version of Tim Burton's Batman with far more gothic elements, and differences in the title characters motivations. As far as comic book movies go, this one set the bar, and it set it extremely high. The best thing about it is that it does actually feel like a comic book, something I feel has only been achieved so far with this, Batman, Batman Returns and Spider-Man.
Personally this is one of my favorite movies, I never grow tired of it. The movie looks and feels like a comic, it's a movie that entertains, leaves you fulfilled and it's a monument for what Brandon Lee could be. It's his swan song and it's sad but his final work was his greatest achievement. I can't recommend it enough.
-Andrew "Banky" D.