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Teens gather in the old Myers house, complete with internet camera
equipment, when who should show up but the owner!
Pretty laughable sequel certainly doesn't come close to the previous Halloween H20 (1998), but I suppose we really didn't expect a Halloween movie with Busta Rhymes to be THAT good anyway. Granted though, it does have some entertaining parts. The best sequence is really the opening with the cameo by beloved Jamie Lee, who does a nicely humorous turn in her brief appearance.
Resurrection isn't a completely dead film, it really just suffers from some unnecessary silliness. Even still, it's only for the die-hard Halloween fans.
** out of ****
This piece of junk was designed to remove money from our wallets and place it firmly in Lady Jamie Lee Curtis Guest's pocket. She deserved it. There is no reason on earth this should have been made. It was a very dull script to begin with and the director Rick R. populated it with even duller, vapid performers. Outside of Curtis, I knew no one, and frankly believe they'll never amount to anything anyway. Though I understand the first 10 minutes were there to establish a link between this piece of trash and H20 -- I disliked it tremendously. The set up -- a bunch of mindless students share Micheal Myer's house on Halloween with cameras in every room, and no one on the outside sees anything weird until well into the third reel. It is sad that such a great franchise has finally -- and again -- scrapped the creative bottom of the peanut butter jar. I rented this for a buck, along with some good movies. I suggest you do the same. Halloween has come and gone and Laurie killed Micheal once and for all (of us) in H20.
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I really enjoyed this movie. It reminded me a lot of the Scary Movies that the Wayans brothers put out, except with the genuine Halloween theme music playing. It's a complete parody of itself, made all the more hilarious by the fact that the film makers didn't seem to realize it. Whenever that rapper appears on screen, I was just in stitches. Is it possible that they didn't realize this guy can't even spell the word "act"? This goes WAY over the top of anything the Wayans put in their movies. The only problem was that these folks couldn't write characters that were half as likable or interesting as those in the Scary Movies, yet those characters were intentionally paper thin clichés. Oh well, it's not like anyone cares anyhow.
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First of all I'm a huge fan of the Halloween series i love scary movies especially the Halloween series. thats why i cant stand this movie first of all I've seen them all Halloween,2,3(dont watch it),Return of Michel Myers,5,6 and H2o and i love them all except this one because A.its dumb what installment of Halloween would have a concept like staying in Micheal myers old house as a OnLiNe reality show especially one with a name like dangertainment and whats with Busta rhymes character doing all that weird Karate crap in fact only one thing added to the story anyway and thats that Laurie Strood "finally" got killed but that was within the first thirty minutes(i would of saved it to the end)and that crazy phsyco patient forget all about Halloween 4,5and 6 he was listing off the kills and only talked about 1,2 and h20 as if the other movies didn't count and there's been a lot of times they killed Mike over the and he always lives but being Electrocuted come on he cant be alive anyway overall the movie was the worst in the series even worse than Halloween 3 that had nothing to do with the rest of the movies and as a die hard Halloween fan i admit i despise this movie and hope the next one is way better.
This Halloween sequel almost rates as a comedy. The teens are way past
their teenage years. Katee Sackhoff as the most annoying member of the
group gets her just deserts. The rest of the actors are equally
appalling. Apparently because Busta Rhymes was playing the lead
character, the casting director tried to assemble a cast that was a lot
worse than he is in terms of acting. At least in this regard they
succeeded. Tyra Banks plays an air-headed goof-ball quite well. Noboby
else really stands out. Jamie Lee Curtis is in the movie long enough to
finally get killed off (as she kisses her brother?). Not quite weird,
The story develops around a reality show that is set inside Michael's old house. Anyone can pay to see the feed of the show on the internet, and part of the movie involves an audience of geeks that is watching and reacting to all the scary parts. I guess they represent the laugh-track factor. Eventually, one of the viewers starts sending one of the teenagers on their PDAs and that helps her escape from Michael a couple of times. This guy has a crush on the girl, but he never makes his move and is content to just send her e-mails as she walks away with Busta.
Since Busta Rhymes wanted to maintain his image as a tough gangsta, there are several ultra-macho tough-guy speeches that he directs at Michael before beating up on The Face. Not a very realistic, interesting, scary, or entertaining movie. It isn't even funny.
I remember when this movie came out a lot of people including me were
excited but wondered how it could even be possible. Considering the
events of H20 with Michael Myers getting killed due to decapitation. I
thought this would be very confusing and would need to be explained. I
was glad that the Laurie Strode character was braught back and they
explained the whole story that it wasn't Michael Myers but a paramedic
that Michael switched places with. And Laurie Strode was put into a
insane asylum. But then when she was killed off too easily by Michael
Myers in the beginning of the film no sooner did the film go downhill.
The opening story goes like this. Some teenage kids are picked in some contest to spend the night in the Myers house where Michael Myers once lived. It was some goofball reality show decided to hosts the contest and pick teenagers to go into the house. Needless to say this was a early silly plot. While the Myers house did look slightly dark and would fit almost with Michael Myers being a killer, I just couldn't see the logic of this story. This film has way too many downsides to it.
1. Weak plot. I never could understand why Michael Myers killing Laurie Strode was at the start of the film. In H20 Michael had to break into someones home and find the info on where she was located and living. In this film he just shows up at the hospital where she was. No explanation as to how he did this. And Laurie Strode got killed way too easily. I think she should had been more active in the film considering she was traced back to the very first film. And to kill her off that easily and that quick just didn't do it for me. And while the back story to Michaels survival was interested and it did show Michael wasn't just a killer in a mask but very smart and cunning, why didn't the guy who he switched places with just take off the Michael Myers mask and reveal himself to Laurie before she killed him? Yeah he couldn't talk but he still could remove his mask. Couldn't he? 2. I never saw the logic how Haddonfield would let some reality show let kids into a killers house like that. And there were no police officers there to keep things safe. I thought with a well known killers past, their would have been tons of police outside the Myers house. And did you notice house the house was so easily axcessable? People could just walk into the house. 3. I didn't like Michael Myers in this film. He didn't have the dark creepy presence he did in previous films. He was just a guy in a mask. That's it. It didn't have the same feel. 4. Busta Rhymes. Up until this film I didn't even know who the hell this guy was. But I found his character really annoying. The whole using kung fu on Michael was so stupid and pointless and made Michael look very stupid. This was a attempt by the film maker to add comedy to Michael Myers. In other words it made fun of him. This is a rule you never break in a series because it makes the killer look very weak and foolish. This is why Paramount Pictures said to the director of Friday the 13th part 6 Jason Lives. The director was told do not make fun of Jason by putting him into situations of comedy and corniness. And that's what the director of Halloween Resurrection did with Michael. 5. And during the scenes where people were watching the whole thing in the Myers house go down and people getting killed why didn't anyone try to call the police? Or how no one in the neighborhood even heard what was going on.
This movie just didn't do it for me. I thought with Jammie Lee Curtis in the film it would be more exciting and have a Halloween feel to it. But to kill her off and mislead the fans was just insulting. This movie didn't have the Halloween feel to it. They could have done a better job with this film but failed. I don't know if this film is worse then the Rob Zombie remakes but overall it wasn't a good film. Pass on it
I'm not going to be too harsh on this movie. It's not the absolute
worst sequel in a horror movie series I've ever seen, but eh... they
should have stopped a long time ago. =\ The majority of long-standing
horror movie series (Elm Street, Friday the 13th, etc.), all typically
fell along the same lines with the sequels. The famous villain would
come back, cause hell, and when you think they'll finally put an end to
it, they choose to hint at the end that "It isn't over yet." 24 years
after the reign of terror began, they chose to keep the legend alive.
Don't let Michael Myers wind up like poor IL' Freddy. Put him to rest. He's already a legend. His day's done.
I did not like that Laurie strode had to be killed in Halloween ResuRRedtion after being the main character i think that when this film was made they should have not killed her instead keep her in the whole movie this movie really reminded me a lot of Halloween 6 and how Jamie loyd from H4 and H5 was killed it really did not fit at all it needed to be Redone just like Halloween 6 Needed to be Redone they both were the not so good Films in all of the Halloween series if it were to be Remade it would need to have Jamie lee cuRtis in it before it would Really be a Fantastic film to me Really i thought of how they killed Jamie loyd from Halloween 6 and introduced Brand New characters why would they do this to a Really horrific horror film series why should they mess with it when it already a good series to view on video and DVD for the first time...................
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After killing off his sister LAURIE STRODE, who was able to escape
three of his murderous rampages in the past, MICHAEL MYERS heads back
to his childhood home & sight of his first murder in 1963, only to find
that a group of college kids/ contestants for a web series called
"Dangertainment" are spending the night there, as part of a special web
cast that's being run world wide, with camera's monitoring their every
move. So Michael attempts to do each & everyone of them in, in order to
make the web cast more "exciting" in his own special way. Eighth &
final chapter to the HALLOWEEN series, once again ignores the plots of
3 through 6 & adds more violent blood shed & inventive deaths that was
lacking in H20 & while I found the film to be quiet enjoyable, there's
no denying the fact that like most in the series, this entry was still
a far cry from John Carpenter's original film. That's not to say
however that this film is bad, it's actually pretty good & is better
than a lot of the sequels in the series, although I am pretty sure
there are plenty of HALLOWEEN fans out there that would like to argue
against my statement. The film, true to the series, has many of it's
trademarks, most notably some decent scares & suspense, good directing
& acting (Though a few characters were still annoying including Busta
Rhymes character) in fact I actually think it looked & felt a little
more like a HALLOWEEN movie than what H20 was, which despite having
some good moments, felt more like a SCREAM movie than a HALLOWEEN film.
The score here is much better & fits with the series & like I said
above the kills were better & more inventive. However HALLOWEEN:
RESURRECTION still has problems, the mask Michael is wearing is again
all wrong, he looks like a rubbery Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols,
although BRAD LOREE does well behind the mask. TYRA BANKS makes an
appearance as a co-host of the show, but must have had something in her
contract, that stated she didn't want her character to be killed on
screen, she's in the film briefly, mostly towards the beginning of the
film & then disappears, before re-appearing at the climax as another of
Michaels victims seen dead on the floor of the Myer's family shed. In
fact her character did nothing & added nothing to the film & it was my
feeling that her character could have been written out of the script &
the film seemingly ignores the question of what happened to Laurie's
son (played by JOSH HARTNETT in H20) did he & his girlfriend get killed
by Michael when Laurie was locked up & if not where was he? why was he
never mentioned? I mean it appears as though Michael if he killed
Laurie at the beginning, must have killed John, her son, since it
appears he has no family left & is no longer in pursuit of any as he
has now taken up residence in his old childhood home. All in all if you
can just not think about the original HALLOWEEN film while watching it
& view it as more of a stand alone, you may have a lot of fun with this
sequel, it's no masterpiece nor does it try to be, it's just a slasher
film offering an attractive cast, lots of blood & suspense, but
question, Am I the only one that thinks that the films climax, which
has the lead heroine fending off Michael with a chainsaw while Michael
blocks the chainsaw hits with his trusty kitchen knife, a rip-off
sequence of Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning? where the lead
Heroine PAM, fends off maniac ROY BURNS (who dressed up to look like
Jason) with a chainsaw in the barn, while he blocks the chainsaw hits
with a machete? maybe it's just me, but for some reason I have a very
strong feeling, that the writers may have ripped off that sequence or
were at least inspired by it.
H20 was a good way to end the series, but they wanted more money! So
they threw this one in and....
Well, ya wanna see dangertainment? It's great! Onw would think they would really mess up on this one, but it's all good. The whole Dangertainment thing is just like reality TV. Michael's mask is a little overdone here, but it does look cool. As usual, there's some people who take The Shape head on. This time, however both of them get somewhere. The two backs dudes in the film keep their pimp hands strong with a couple of smacks to Mikey. The Dangertainment producer really gets into the swing of things with kung-fu action. ("Happy Halloween Motherf___er!"). This does take away from Michael a little though. Isn't he supposed to get ALL the carnage?
Actually there is a problem. This movie follows along the curse Scream (despite it's glory) brought to use in the nineties and still today in b-movies like Dark Harvest and Bloody Murder). There's no serious scare to the movie. It's too...fun! Halloween 6 was hardly a fun movie, it was darker than hell! One can't help but wonder if the formula of this movie will carry on the next one, which they are planning as I write this. If so, it's possible, almost certain in fact, that the Halloween films will be reduced to silly and campy horror cheese. Of course, maybe I'm fretting too much. Get the latest Halloween, get yerself some popcorn and get nice and cozy. This little romp will keep you warm.
Here's to debauchery with knives!
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