Halloween: Resurrection Review
Written by: ShawnStaggs
Alright, Halloween: Resurrection was fairly decent, but wasn't as good as it could have been! We find out in the start, that Michael Myers was not decapitated. That was just a paramedic in Michael's outfit. See, when he was lying there in the dining hall of Hillcrest, one paramedic went in first, Michael woke up, and crushed his larynx. Michael then traded places, and the paramedic was loaded up and then killed by Laurie Strode.
Laurie Strode, however, was locked away in a mental insitution...and Michael has found her. However, unknown to Michael, Laurie has set a trap for him on the roof, and the trap goes off without a hitch...at first. As Michael is hanging upside down by his foot, and away from the roof, Laurie begins to cut the rope...but first she needs to be sure, due to Michaels sudden reactions of grabbing his head (as did the paramedic). She attempts to remove his mask, then Michael grabs hold, a struggle ensues, the rope breaks, and both go over the edge. Michael grabs the ledge with one hand, impales Laurie with a knife with the other. Laurie Strode, after over 20 years, fell victim to her brother.
We fast forward a year. A company known as dangertainment is preparing a live internet show for inside the home of Michael Myers. (I thought cashing in on the reality TV fad was lame). Michael, not happy with a show shot in his home, decides to kill them all...for everyone to see on the internet.
Luckily, one of the participants of the show has a friend watching, who knows what is happening is legit, and not a prank. Now comes the creator of the show, Freddy (Busta Ryhmes) (???) He decides to fight Michael head on...and wins. I found this, you guessed it, lame! Like I said, LL in H20 was fine, but Busta was pushing it. Why must they keep pushing it? Don't get me wrong, he did a decent job, but he isn't Halloween material.
So Michael gets burned again, shipped to a morgue, and wake up when the coronor opens the bag. This was the final installment in the original series. And I feel since the franchise as been re-started (which I approve of) we'll never see a sequel in the original series. So we're left knowing only this, Michael wasn't dead, and fled the morgue. All we can rationalize is that Michael Myers vanished after that night, without a trace and was never heard of again. I only wish the final installment in the original series could have been much better! Also, the video feeds and static interference throughout the film, and quick flashes of Michael's face, was hokey! If they wouldn't have done that, it would have been a great help. Not to mention the re-used footage of Michael in the cellar. -Shawn Staggs