Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

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3.0 Overall Score
Story: 2/10
Acting: 2/10
Visuals: 3/10

So-bad-it-is-good moments

Poor sequel

 
Movie Info

Movie Name:  Halloween:  Resurrection

Studio:  Dimension Films

Genre(s):  Horror

Release Date(s):  July 12, 2002

MPAA Rating:  R

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Michael, is is possible to even kill me faster just to get out of here? I have yogurt to sell!

Michael Myers (Brad Loree) has some unfinished business with his half-sister Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) then he’s back to Haddonfield where an internet promoter named Fraddie Harris (Busta Rhymes) and his partner Nora Winston (Tyra Banks) are out to scare-up high views for their live streaming Halloween night venture into the Myers’ house.  When the college students Sara Moyer (Biana Kajlich), Donna Chang (Daisy McCrackin), Jen Danzing (Katee Sackhoff), Bill Woodlake (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Jim Morgan (Luke Kirby), and Rudy Grimes (Sean Patrick Thomas) and find that the scares are real, Myles Barton (Ryan Merriman) the internet boyfriend of Sara might be their only chance out.

Directed by Rick Rosenthal (director Halloween II), Halloween:  Resurrection takes place after Halloween H20:  20 Years Later (1998).  The film was originally called Halloween:  The Homecoming, but the name changed before its release to confirm that Michael Myers was back (probably also to avoid another repeat of Halloween III:  Season of the Witch which didn’t feature Michael).

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Let’s compete for worst actor…Get set…go!!!

The movie is quite bad…It vies for worst Halloween film with Halloween:  The Curse of Michael Myers (yeah, I’m putting them both above Halloween III…hard to believe, I know).  The problem with this film versus something H20 was it tried too hard to be topical.  Watching it ten years later shows how dated it is.

The first fifteen minutes of the film are a sad offing of Laurie Strode.  Jamie Lee Curtis only did the sequel with the guarantee that she wouldn’t return.  She’s been institutionalized after an unrealistic prospect that she killed a medic at the end of Halloween H20 that was forced to wear Michael’s mask.  It is a rather pathetic ending to a character with a long history (and her son isn’t mentioned).

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It’s Starbuck Vs. Michael Myers…ok, Starbuck isn’t as badass here.

The cast is awful.  Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks couldn’t act their way out of a bag (though Busta’s kung fu action on Michael is amusing).  It is fun to see Starbuck aka Katee Sackhoff take on Michael…even if she loses her head.  Combine weak acting with a horrible script and you have a winner.

Halloween:  Resurrection represented the end of the long Halloween line.  It is sad to see it go out on such a low note after the success and fun of Halloween H20Halloween 9 was considered, but it was decided to have Rob Zombie be part of the Halloween relaunch in 2007.

Related Links:

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween III:  Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween 4:  The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 5:  The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Halloween:  The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Halloween H20:  20 Years Later (1998)

Halloween (2007)

Halloween II (2009)

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