Halloween: Resurrection Movie Review

Halloween: Resurrection is a movie we didn’t need. Michael Myers is dead, the series is over and most fans are happy. Why bother bringing him back? Why, more money of course! So, we get some asinine idea on how to bring him back and in the process, we spoil the amazing ending of Halloween H20. If you could see me right now, you would see me shaking my head, with a single tear running down my face…

Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows:  When a group of teens win a contest to spend a night in Michael Myers’ childhood home to be broadcast live on the Internet, they believe they are in for a little fun and some free publicity. But, things go frightfully wrong and the game turns into a struggle to make it out of the house alive.

Where to begin with Halloween: Resurrection. I could start by listing off the negatives, which are aplenty, or I could list the positives, which are few. Of course I’ll start with the negatives, as they are the most fun!

First and extreme in your face negative, is the inclusion of Busta Rhymes. A horrible actor and one that shouldn’t be here. Add insult to injury, he manages to kick the crap out of Michael and (I’m going to spoil it here)… survive. Yes, he beats the shit out of Michael, utters a stupid line and doesn’t die. What!!!!???!! Next negative is Tyra Banks. Enough said. The final negative and the biggest one, is the whole idea of this movie existing. As I said above, this movie shouldn’t be, as the series was finished.

Still, I’m a fan of Michael, so I won’t balk at the idea of another movie, with that, there are some positives to this film. I rather like the introduction and confrontation with Laurie Strode. It was well shot and had a nice poignant ending. Sad to see her go, but at least it was stylish. I also liked the idea behind the film; a bunch of people spending the night in the Myers house and being broadcast on the Internet. It’s a neat idea and for the most part, it works.  The inclusion of cameras on each person’s head, is fun and allows for some tense scenes. I also really enjoyed the new rendition of the Halloween theme. Also, it’s nice to have Rick Rosenthal (Halloween II) back to direct, but unfortunately, he just couldn’t capture that same quality of his previous effort. By the way, a very cute Katee Sackhoff is in the movie, so that’s definitely a positive.

Another new movie and another new Myers. This time the mask is put on by Brad Loree. Honestly, he does a good job at replicating Myers from Halloween H20, which makes since as this one takes place just after. The mask sadly, is once again different. This time, the Myers mask looks mean, but somewhat silly with the dark, almost black eyebrows and shading. Still, it’s not awful looking, but I prefer the H20 mask better. Maybe one day they’ll make a mask that looks like the original. Yeah, right.

Halloween: Resurrection isn’t a horrible movie. It’s just one that wasn’t needed. Still, I really need to learn to not hold that against the movie and look at it from a different light. If you do that, the movie is a fun time, has some neat kills and the plot idea is original enough. Hey, at least Michael wasn’t shot into space… yet.


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