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Halloween: Resurrection

Horror movie directed by Rick Rosenthal

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I THOUGHT IT WAS FUN

  • Oct 16, 2012
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Halloween: Resurrection

HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION


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When reviewing this film it is necessary to look at it from all angles. It's another sequel, the end of a legacy, and has a great idea in it. We'll start with the sequel thing, yes it was another in a long ongoing series. And yes some thought there should never have been another film following "HALLOWEEN H2O". But I think they covered those tracks pretty well with the reasoning in this one. With the way Michael switched with the medical guy and Jamie chopped his head off instead. So if one were to go by that this film makes perfect sense, and I for one enjoyed it.

With the end of a legacy is that Jamie Lee Curtis's character finally gets killed by Michael Myers, surprisingly in the very beginning of the movie. It was nice how she set him up though, with the way she lead him to the roof. And then got him strung up, but he held it down and made her think he was a different guy in the suit again. Of course she has to be sure, gets close, and he grabs her which brings the knife right down into her, she says "see u in hell", kisses him, and falls to her death.

Now the great idea was the head cam thing, it captures moments at angles the film cameras had no chance at getting, real emotion when the characters run into each other. That was brilliant, which brings me to writers Larry Brand, and Sean Hood, producer Paul Freeman, and director Rick Rosenthal who all did great jobs on this film. I give much props to them for bringing something original to a horror series without going to space. The idea of taking a reality show to the Myers house with a bunch of stupid kids was brilliant, especially since reality shows are real big now days.

I enjoyed all the performances to a point, some better then others. Mainly Busta Rhymes, and Sean Patrick Thomas to point out some in particular. Each of these actors did what they were told, good jobs with their characters such as Busta watching the kung-fu flick, and when he cussed out Michael Myers. Although the Kung-Fu fighting was a bit out of place. And Thomas's performance as a guy obsessed with his work as a cook turns in an annoyingly funny performance, shown best in the scene where he is about to be killed by Myers, or when he talks about a diet being Myers problem.

Now this is far from a classic and I would not put it at the top of a best of list or anything, still with the brain off it is fun. Plus it is a "Halloween" film and one of the later ones at that so why any one would expect a classic is beyond me. With that said still I loved the idea and found the performances fun for the most part. Plus any time I get to seeMichael kill off some people I am happy.

Over all this is a worthy member in the HALLOWEEN family. Is it a classic like the original, no. Is it a fun new change for the franchise, yes. But this gets a four star rating because of the DVD, I really enjoyed the commentary and behind the scenes stuff.

I THOUGHT IT WAS FUN I THOUGHT IT WAS FUN I THOUGHT IT WAS FUN I THOUGHT IT WAS FUN I THOUGHT IT WAS FUN I THOUGHT IT WAS FUN

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October 16, 2012
I enjoyed the way it tried to wrap things up with Mike's sister...seemed like she got tired of being afraid,.
October 16, 2012
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review by . June 06, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Amazing or Awful…it is a question of perception
I remember seeing this movie when it first came out oh so many moons ago.  My friend was (and is) a Halloween fanatic and wanted to see this flick.  I figured I was game and said I would go see it with him.  Now when I watched the movie back 2002, god has it been 10 years already, I did not think to highly of this film.  Actually, I thought it was a piece of crap.       A decade has gone by and I have been adding movies to my slasher collection.  …
Quick Tip by . October 16, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Now this is far from a classic and I would not put it at the top of a best of list or anything, still with the brain off it is fun. Plus it is a "Halloween" film and one of the later ones at that so why any one would expect a classic is beyond me. With that said still I loved the idea and found the performances fun for the most part. Plus any time I get to seeMichael kill off some people I am happy.
review by . May 11, 2009
Halloween: Resurrection (2002) was directed by Rick Rosenthal (Bad Boys) who also helmed the second film in the series. Yet, he suffered the same fate as Part Two. He was a victim of re-shoots and re-editing. The producers were not satisfied with the final product so they ordered him to heavily re-shoot most of the film. Several times he was almost taken off the project. But he soldiered on an after a series of delays, Halloween: Resurrection was released.    The movie follows …
review by . November 04, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
I've watched quite a few slasher flicks in my day. I've never been a huge fan of them, but the "Halloween" movies always seemed to be a step up from the rest. With that said, "Halloween: Resurrection" is one of the better sequels in this series. Sure, it's a bit silly at times, but even the silly parts work in this film.     The story is primarily set in the Myers' household on Halloween night. An internet-based entertainment company, represented by Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks, …
review by . May 17, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
From the title, one would think that HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION deals with the resurrection of Michael Myers whom was supposedly beheaded in HALLOWEEN H20. Instead, this movie is more about an attempt at resurrecting the HALLOWEEN franchise for a new generation.The movie starts off with a lenghty prologue that ties together the events of H2O. Laurie Stroud (Jamie Lee Curtis) didn't kill her brother, Michael Myers, in H2O. Instead, she mistakenly murdered someone else. For the past three years, she …
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Number 8 in theHalloweenline maintains connections to John Carpenter's original.Resurrectionpicks up the thread ofHalloween: H2O, with poor Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) now in a psychiatric hospital and determined to shut down homicidal Michael Myers once and for all. After this prologue, the story shifts to the old Myers house, where a TV reality show has enticed six teenagers to spend a single night in the spooky home. Needless to say, things are spoiled when Michael barges in: "Isodid not sign up for this," sighs the young heroine, when the bloodletting begins. The mayhem is being broadcast live on the Internet, which makes the film a bit likeRear Windowwith Instant Messaging. The interesting premise is routinely handled, but that's enough to make this one of the better sequels in the series. Maybe they finally finished off Michael in this one, wink wink.--Robert Horton
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