Russell's Review of Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6)
Who knew mediocre could taste so sweet? This is a nice comeback for the series, particularly after the total bomb that was Halloween 5. The movie would have been a bigger success had they not gone on a tangent trying to explain why Michael Myers is evil. What was the unfortunate downfall was trying to integrate the cult, based on consolations and Irish witchcraft. It did not really work, but I do appreciate the writing at least putting some thought into things. The quality of the cast and the general craft and the general level of movie making are much higher than Halloween 3-5. Paul Rudd & Marianne Hagan are actually competent actors and offer convincing performances. Thank goodness the cheesiness and goofy characters are dialed way back, and things are taken seriously once again. I really appreciated how the writers tied Rudd's character, Tommy from the first movie, back into the story in a deliberate and well thought out manner. The experience is nothing new, minus the cult stuff, but at least it is done with some level of integrity and thought. It is far from perfect but it is entertaining and at least deserving of the Halloween title.