After the successful ending of the Laurie and apparently Myers, storyline it was pretty much thought that was it. So when Resurrection came to be it was a bit confusing how they were going to make this work after Myers fateful end. In this film it follows a team of reality programmers putting on an online show featuring a group of teens in the childhood home of Myers. Little to the know Myers has come home and the cameras and the internet world will witness his rampage.
The beginning of this film plays really well into the Laurie story even if it is a bit farfetched and unnecessary. These opening sequences really sets the movie up to be something special and allow a new story to begin, but sadly it falls apart pretty fast. Once the main story of this entry kicks in, it falls apart pretty fast. There is very little story here which could have worked, but ends up just being a bit silly. Gone is the mystery of Myers and instead we just have him popping up from time to time to kill with little to no motivation other than it being his house. The acting is average with no one really stepping up to push it along. The absence of Curtis, Pleasance, and Harris is really apparent with no one here able to fill the void this entry so desperately needs. The uses of the web cams was an interesting attempt at bringing this long running series up to date, but instead ends up really taking away from most of the terror and kills. Make no mistake; there are some decent creative kills here and there, but nothing that really lives up to the Myers legacy. Most fans disregard the existence of this film, looking at H20 as the final entry. With all its faults, this one does serve its purpose and would have worked great if it had stuck the story it began with. If you decide to sit down and watch the series, throw this one in and at least watch the ending of the Laurie story as it also sports a great ending to Myers himself almost like something that should have been an after credits scene for H20.
This is the weakest of the entire run of films, but does sport an interesting cast choice including a surprisingly feminine Katee Sackoff who is now known more for playing bad ass chicks. After numerous releases none are better than the Blu-ray release. Besides the beautiful transfer of the film the Blu-ray release features audio commentary, alternate endings, deleted scenes, featurettes, a storyboard analysis, set tour and an on set interview with Jamie Lee Curtis. Face it; no real collection would be complete without this last entry into the original Halloween franchise.
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