Halloween: Resurrection Reviews
"Michael's work in Haddonfield is not done yet."
Not only is Halloween: Resurrection the second worst film in the franchise, and the worst one that actually has Michael Myers in it; but it also has the worst twist ever, to keep a franchise going. It is a joyless attempt at to make more money because of the moderate success of H2O. The cast is shit and the story is shit, which more than not makes the movie shit.
The movie starts off with that horrible twist I was talking about. Then we go to an insane asylum where Laurie Strode is now. Myers comes back and kills some people. Then we jump to Haddonfield University where three friends are cast in an Internet reality show. They, along with three others will spend a night in Michael Myers home, with cameras broadcasting it for the whole world to see. It that isn't bad enough, the leaders of this show are played by Busta Ryhmes and Tyra Fucking Banks. Horrible!
Good thing the movie doesn't even make it to the hour and a half mark because if it was any longer I would have had to put a bullet through my head. This is down there with slashers like Jason X. It is that bad.
And thus, is the beginning of a truly terrible addition to an otherwise successful franchise. We finally get closure between Laurie and Michael right at the beginning... but after all Laurie has been through, I didn't think she would be stupid enough to double check she had the right guy, especially when he was stalking her with a knife anyway..
Weak direction. Weak script. Weak cast. Busta Rhymes is obnoxious as Freddie Price, an entrepreneur of an internet web cast called Dangertainment, who selects 6 high school clichés to spend a night in Myers childhood home. OF course, Myers crashes the party, and offs people in a way that doesn't go with the Halloween movies. In earlier movies, the violence and the gore was kept to our imagination. We would see the events leading to it, the flash of a knife, and then we would imagine the rest. "Resurrection" has blood and gore like there's no tomorrow, and it felt like I was watching some tacked on slasher movie, not one of the many sequels to Halloween.
The Halloween movies were a rare franchise, that was intelligent, and always had the ability to shock, and entertain. The first movie sets the standards for all horror/slasher films and I thought with the director of Halloween 2 ( a good sequel) back this should be at least decent. How wrong I was.
I almost feel ashamed for watching it all the way to the end. Saying that, I will watch it again. It's Halloween after all, and every movie franchise has a bad turkey (Attack Of The Clones, Friday the 13th part 8. Hellraiser 4) Its just to bad that this seems to be the end of the old school Michael Myers. Not a fitting way for it to end
Anyways, I liked Halloween Ressurrection. Good thing it was made. It captured the Halloween feel from the original, which many sequels did not manage to do.
We start with the boogeyman Michael Myers hunting down the babysitter from Halloween #1 Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). She went mental after the ordeal of Halloween H20 and is locked in a mental ward. Michael finds her in a suspenseful sequence, and ends the scream queen's reign; I don't think she'll be back.
Onto the present: a media outfit called Danger-tainment (run by the rapper actor Busta Rhymes) has the smart idea to do a Halloween-Night webcast reality show from inside the abandoned Michael Meyers house from Halloween #1. A group of kids are picked, and the terror begins. There are cameras mounted in every room. People can watch the horror unfolding. For some reason, Michael Meyers decides to return home, and gives the kids a run for their lives; they are locked in until morning! I don't remember the house being that big in the original, but this place is huge, complete with two floors of sprawling rooms, plus a basement and sub-tunnels underneath. When Michael starts making his kills, kids in other rooms don't realize. The death scenes are unique and realistic, including a shocking beheadding scene that rolls down the stairs.
It's all skillfully directed and edited, so there's never any confusion what is going on.
Kids at a distant Halloween party are watching the webcast and realize what is going on inside the house; so they start phoning the unfortunate ones on cellphones to warn them. It's cleverly done, as they talk the victims out of some potential dangers and try to pinpoint Michael's next move; making for some suspenseful sequences.
Busta Rhymes has an impressive battle with Michael at the finish. Michael gets it good.
The ending is corny, and opens the door for yet another Halloween sequel.
I really liked this one because it was spooky and got me in a Halloween mood.
So in the end, you get Busta Rhymes killing Michael Myers. Do you need to know more?
And I finally watched the first Halloween movie when it aired on the Halloween marathon, & it was amazing! This movie is just Michael Myers' diarrhea in comparison.