Halloween: Resurrection is the 8th movie in the Halloween franchise.
The original house of horrors, the dilapidated home of infamous serial killer Michael Myers, has now become the set of a webcam reality show. But when the veteran slasher discovers that a group of university students has taken over his old killing grounds, he decides it's time to bring the blades out of retirement.
Why It Sucks
- Busta Rhymes was thrown in just so the movie can get a familiar face in there.
- The movie makes jokes about Michael Myers, which insults the franchise and the character.
- Kills off Laurie Strode, which not only messes up the plot, but is also extremely pointless.
- The acting in this film is terrible.
- The movie is responsible for killing the franchise for 5 years.
- Awful cinematography and editing that makes it feel more like a direct to video movie than a theatrical film.
- Michael Myers' mask is pretty ugly and is way too detailed.
- Adds in 2000s movie clichés such as found footage tapes.
- Michael Myers is pretty weak in the movie, as he jobs out to Busta Rhymes of all people. Who was also making Karate sounds.
- Several unrealistic, cartoony moments, like when Sara screams so loud, she makes glass break.
- Misleading poster: On the poster it shows Laurie, as if she's going to be important to the plot, when in reality she only appears in one scene before being killed off.
- Also in the Poster Laurie has short hair, but in the film she has long hair.
- Some of the dialogue just kills what made the first few Halloween films so terrifying, such as the "Trick or treat, motherfucker!" line.
- Ruins the great ending to the franchise of Halloween H2O by having Michael Myers fake his death the whole time and the one Laurie killed being a fake.
- Many pointless moments.
- It doesn't even feel like a Halloween movie for the most part.
- At least the filmmakers tried adding in the 2000s stuff so it wouldn’t be too late of its time.
- Jamie Lee Curtis still does a good performance like in the previous movies.
- There were at least some decent kills.
- There were some funny moments, especially with Busta Rhymes.
Halloween: Resurrection was released on July 12, 2002 in the US to moderate reception which did not change in its later international release. The film peaked at #4 on its opening weekend on US screens raking in $12,292,121 behind Reign of Fire, Road to Perdition and Men in Black II. It grossed $30,354,442 domestically and a further $7,310,413 for a moderate $37,664,855 worldwide gross.
The film received highly unfavorable reviews from several critics. It has garnered a score of 11% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 62 reviews, with the site's consensus being: "The only thing this tired slasher flick may resurrect is nostalgia for when the genre was still fresh and scary." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 19 out of 100, based on 17 reviews, indicating “overwhelming dislike”. Lou Lumenick of The New York Post said, "It's so devoid of joy and energy it makes even Jason X look positively Shakespearian by comparison." Dave Kehr of The New York Times said, "Spectators will indeed sit open-mouthed before the screen, not screaming but yawning. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said, "Every sequel you skip will be two hours gained. Consider this review life-affirming." Joe Leydon of Variety said, even more uselessly redundant and shamelessly money-grubbing than most third-rate horror sequels." Glenn Lovell of the San Jose Mercury News was slightly more positive: "No, it's not as single-minded as John Carpenter's original, but it's sure a lot smarter and more unnerving than the sequels.
- The 2018 Halloween film ignores the events of this sequel and all of the others.