Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Brad Loree, Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Sean Patrick Thomas, Daisy McCrackin, Katee Sackhoff, Luke Kirby, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Ryan Merriman, Tyra Banks

After the absurd explanation that Laurie Strode (Curtis) killed an innocent victim at the conclusion of Halloween H20, she remains secluded in a mental asylum when Myers (Loree) returns to finish what he began. After the pairs final confrontation, Myers returns to his home in Haddonfield where a group of college students are invited by director Freddie Harris (Rhymes) to film a live reality show locked inside the house.

Entirely fabricated for a few extra dollars in the bank, the worst strike was getting Rosenthal onboard who was at loggerheads with original director John Carpenter when Rosenthal directed Halloween II. There's no sense of mystery, excitement or talent apart from Curtis's minimal appearance which puts a dampener on everything that happens after it. Curtis allegedly only appeared because she was contracted and expanded her role for the sole purpose of killing Strode off.

Despite a young, talented cast, no one really delivers the goods while Banks and Rhymes, both with no discernible acting skills, are purely here for name value. Kajlich is a pale comparison to Curtis' iconic Strode. Rosenthal appears himself as Kajlich's Professor. The worst of all the Halloween sequels (which is saying something) and hardly worth anyones time. Even the technology it uses would be ancient and tired to the technology generation.


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