Any of us who watched “Halloween 2”, considered the chance that the vilian of the film was not dead; we all know a successful film will probably produce another sequel. Some would consider the third film to be a failure, and therefore the return of Michael Myers would at some point be what the filmmakers were presuming the fans wanted.
With nothing more than a quick explanation that Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris) is the daughter of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), we never know much more than that. It appears that if Michael cannot kill his sister, his niece will have to do.
We do not know why Laurie isn’t looking after her daughter. If we were to presume it’s a new life with a new name for Laurie, to protect her, why is her daughter not being protected too? Or, maybe Laurie is in some kind of hospital and therefore Jamie must be looked after in a foster home… this is all left up to the audience to consider and therefore we can come up with our own conclusion. Which could be thought of as the filmmakers thinking the audience is smart and capable of coming up with their own ideas… This is something I like about this sequel.
Not only do we see the return of Michael, we also see the return of Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), who’s scars are evidence for the choices he made at the end of “Halloween 2”, although, they do seem a little on the minimal side, considering what happened the last time we saw the two characters.
It has been ten years since the events of the second film, and Haddonfield has tried to move on, although, with any film such as this, people are so willing to move on with their lives, they seem unable to. Situations such a killer in their town many years ago, seem to define a town and many people seem consumed by the events… those old enough to remember.
Michel seems to have become something of an indestructible individual who can take one beating after another and still find a way to keep on coming. His reasoning is just as explainable in this film as it was in the first two, he is no more sane than he was back then and there really is no reason to kill any member of his family. But this is one of the points of the film we enjoy; we can all come up with our own thought and theories about what is going through his mind.
Although this does have the obvious sequel feel to it; in that it will never be the original classic, this is enjoyable. Taking us on a ride of chance and misfortune of a town unprepared for a killer who seems determined on murder of his last know family member.