I agree. What made Michael terrifying was what makes every wanton killer terrifying: the fact that his motivation is opaque. We cannot understand their compulsion to kill. I always found this much more frightening than characters like Freddy Kruger who seemed to derive some type of S&M sexual pleasure from killing. I'm ready to take the film on its own and not force the original on it. We've been faced with new Michaels before: senior citizen Michael, astrology-powered Michael, fast-moving Michael, reality-TV contestant Michael, etc. I don't think making his mom a stripper and giving him a few lines is more than we can handle.