I remember being indifferent about the movie and mostly being okay with it when it first came out, but the more I think about the movie and its details and its bad choice to retcon all sequels from existence and act like it is the "one true official" sequel, the more I dislike it and wish they had acknowledged the sequels. I don't like how the film gives off this pretentious feeling of "we are the official Halloween sequel and you have to say we are the best sequel or else."
I agree. I just saw it again and I do want to give it credit for how Michael Myers was written. I'm not sure why, but he really came off well in this one. I still come back to the teenagers not being a good enough set of characters.