Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween: Resurrection (2002, Rick Rosenthal)

After the box office success of H20, it was inevitable that the series would continue. And it did, sort of. Four years later, Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis are back. Will history repeat itself by continuing the Halloween series into a creative new direction? I'm afraid not.

Halloween Resurrection begins, once again, with Laurie Strode. Her son is nowhere to be found (major plot hole) and she is now living in a mental hospital. It's only a matter of time before Michael comes after her, but she is ready for him. Or at least she thought she was. After 24 years, Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode finally dies at the hand of Michael Myers. Obviously, Michael must then kill her son from H20, right? NO? Ok then, the producer's decided to bring back Jamie Lloyd's child from part 6, which would in turn be Laurie Strode's granddaughter, right? NO? WTF? Michael goes back to the Myers' house and hunts down a group of teenagers filming a reality show there? You've got to be frickin' kidding me? And the two people running the show are Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks? Ahhh! No! Wake me up! Ok then, so what relative is Michael trying to kill then? NONE? Ahhh! Make it stop!

So, what we have here is the epitome of a truly pointless sequel. The whole reason behind Michael's killing spree in the previous films is thrown out the window. Now he's just a mass murderer with no purpose to his crimes. The characters are unlikable, the story is garbage and there is really just no point to this film whatsoever. Even the return of Halloween 2's director, Rick Rosenthal, can't save this movie. What a shame. It would be five years before another Halloween film would come out (a remake of the original, no less). Maybe this great series should finally be laid to rest?


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