Sunday, October 20, 2013

Character Spotlight- Mikey-Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989)

Tina ignored warnings from Jaime and Dr. Loomis, but her boyfriend Mikey? That's a different story.

After scoring some alcohol for the party, Mikey takes some time to freshen up his looks in the mirror, but Michael's sudden appearance changes everything. Instead of running for his life, Mikey decides to stand up to the infamous serial killer to avenge his precious car. Yeah, big mistake:

To give you a little back story to what happened after Mikey's demise, Myers, using Mikey's mask (a Halloween present from Tina) disguises himself as Mikey to lure Tina into Mikey's car. But Myers' plan to find Jaimie backfires, when Jaime's telekinetic visions save Tina from a brutal death. Before the police have a chance to catch up with him, Myers uses Mikey's car to escape, leaving Tina stranded at the gas station. 

A low pick on the totem pole for Myers' most memorable and shocking kills (Michael crushing Brady's skull in part 4? Ouch), but it's hard to feel a lot of sympathy for Mikey's character. He's a wannabe rebel/tough guy, who sports a greaser look. Mikey throws his weight around during his brief screen time, he loves his  car more than anything (girlfriend, friends, etc.), and his polite greeting to a passing police car turns into a waving middle finger. Also, Mikey treats Tina like......well he treats her like a piece of crap for the most part (the leaning  kiss in the car with Tina is Mikey's only tender moment here).

No problems with Johnathan Chapin's performance, but unlike so many of his other victims, it's kind of hard to have that "OH NO!" feeling for Mikey, when Myers hammers the final nail into the proverbial coffin.

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