Russell's Review of Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Is this a Friday the 13th movie? I almost thought it was because it is that bad. This is the absolute low point for the franchise and the bottom of the barrel for scary movies in general. The story is ludicrous from the beginning. For some reason Jamie now has premonitions and is telepathically linked to Michael? Early in the movie the Rachel the previous protagonist is crudely written out in what proves to be a horrible move, because in her place we now have a new set of poorly formed annoying teenagers. The new characters are poorly formed and make it impossible to invest in them. What makes these poorly written new characters even worse is the bad acting. Adding comedic relief through buffoon police is unforgivably bad. This is not the kind of series that should have had comedic relief at all. There is a never-ending stream of brain-dead false alarms that are merely intended to generate cheep jumps. Any realism or subtlety from the series is gone for good in this installment. The cheesy kill scenes are poorly done. On top of all of that Michael Myers is now an invincible superhuman. He is supposed to just be a man, any logic for that was gone after the first sequel, but this takes it to a new low. The ending is simply terrible, who is this awful man in black from nowhere? This is a steamy pile of manure and is marred by every cliché and shortcoming of most bad late 80's slasher movies.