One Year Later and Michael has Recovered !,
This review is from: Halloween 5 - the Revenge of Michael Myers [DVD] (DVD)Halloween 5 continues well from part 4 but unfortunately it's not as good a film. It's great to have Donald Pleasance back as well as some other characters from part 4 but they're not used as well as in that entry . One character from part 4 is killed early on, perhaps for shock value, but I'd of liked to have seen her for much more of the film. It would still have been shocking if she'd got it later. There is some positive points to the continuation of the story and returning cast such as the Police chief acknowledging his upset over his daughter being killed in part 4, something I think was foolishly omitted from the end of the previous film.
The director manages to create some tension and Michael Myers is still a scary presence but other areas of the film are not as well done as the previous entries. The internal logic of the film is not as tight as Parts 1-4 and things seem more random and messy. For instance I quite like the crazy ending but I think it might confuse and make certain viewers angry at how vague the conclusion is.
I think the Halloween series would have been better off ending at Part 4 but you can still find entertainment value from Halloween 5 and the later sequels and remakes(especially those that have Donald Pleasence). The only one I'd never watch again and will always avoid is Halloween 8-Ressurection.