I realised something on my most recent watch of this sequel; it isn’t about Michael. Halloween: H20 is all about Laurie Strode, how she’s been struggling with her past trauma, and how she ultimately finds the courage to finish the job.
It’s brief run time focuses on Laurie, leaving very little time for slashing. Cerebral would be pushing it, but it’s definitely more thoughtful and less gory than it’s siblings. Curtis gives it a good go, whilst the kids aren’t too annoying.
Sadly the finale is completely undermined by the travesty that is Resurrection. And then there’s Josh Hartnett’s haircut.