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on 1 December 2004
He's unstoppable, unfathomable and definitely unsociable. But for film you have to be able to forgive the unbelievable. And in this film it gets really difficult. Halloween, the original film, was terrifying. The fact that this guy could move around very slowly, unchallenged, in a boiler suit and creepy mask was overcome by the genuine chills and special camera and musical tricks. And the brilliance of Jamie Lee Curtis.
Then came the sequels, which went from reasonable to bizarre in leaps and bounds. Halloween H20 finally put the whole story to rest in a way that was contrived, but at least brought Laurie Strode and Jamie Lee to a fitting end with brother Michael.
Now comes along Resurrection, which is not at all a bad film in terms of horror, but completely short changes all the fans of the original by including a beginning sequence that 'completes' Laurie's story by making her out to fail to recognise her killer brother, despite having fought him for the majority of H20, and also failing to kill him (again) in the first fifteen mintues of the new film. Her fight and success was the reason we loved the premise. Jamie Lee may have been pleased to see her role ended, but it felt like a huge cop out to me.
According to this film, Michael Myers won his battle after many years, which was to dispatch sister Laurie. But then he decided to go on to butcher a few more would-be starlets, because they came into the house. So what? When was he particularly interested in the house? And if he was so protective, when did people get in there to plant the dummy stuff?
It's not a bad film. It's just a travesty for those of us that had sweaty palms in the cinema watching the original Halloween.