Halloween Ends review – an absolute disgrace to Michael Myer’s legacy

October 15, 2022
Ricky Valero 5
Film Reviews, Peacock, Streaming Service
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Summary

In the 45-year history of Halloween, Halloween Ends is by far one of the worst movies in the franchise.

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Summary

In the 45-year history of Halloween, Halloween Ends is by far one of the worst movies in the franchise.

This review of the Peacock horror film Halloween Ends does not contain spoilers.

Will Evil finally die? That’s the main question facing Halloween Ends. We saw the return of Michael Myers in 2018 with an incredible film, Halloween, followed by one of the worst films of the franchise, Halloween Kills. So will the franchise go out with a bang? Or will it continue to disappoint? Let’s dive in.

I’ve always felt that Michael Myers was one of the most complex characters to get right, and most of the time, you either get it right, or it’s terrible, and we’ve seen that now two times in a row. First, I enjoyed the first Rob Zombie Halloween, but he followed it with an abysmal film. Then, writer/director David Gordon Green did the same thing with the two recent installments. I want to like Halloween Kills, but outside of the kills, every time I watch it, I hate it more and more.

Halloween Ends begins with a bang when we see a kid come over to babysit another kid, which ends up killing him in one of the wildest turns of events to open a film we have seen in recent times. While this gave me hope, I was quickly let down because they went down this path with this kid that felt so out of place and lackluster. Throughout this franchise, we see these writers start to take risks, and it fails.

Speaking of fails, the pacing of this movie is something that blows my mind. The entire first hour of this movie is entirely unwatchable. They build up this Corey character for more than three-quarters of this movie, and I couldn’t care less about him. I think Rohan Campbell rivals Anthony Michael Hall as one of the worst performances in this entire franchise.

I am so happy for Jamie Lee Curtis because she brought some good throughout this trilogy, but Laurie Strode deserves much better than what the writers gave her. You built up the entire last movie with very little Laurie in the film, with the talk of it being her seeking this revenge in Halloween Ends. She is in this movie for like ten minutes throughout the first hour and a half. I literally don’t get the writing of this movie.

Furthermore, on the terrible writing, as I mentioned, in Halloween Kills, you build up this battle between Laurie and Michael, and MICHAEL MYERS IS IN THE MOVIE LESS THAN Laurie. How in the world did you blunder this? Not only that, the entire build of the battle in the movie was finished by a HORRENDOUS ENDING. I don’t get what they were trying to do with this script, but it’s literally one of the worst scripts that have been brought out this year.

One of the only good things about Halloween Kills was that the kills were good. However, yet another disappointing factor of Halloween Ends was the kills were lackluster. It’s one of the things that you look forward to the most when you watch Michael Myers movies is the creative ways he will kill people. Again, I am at a loss for words with this entire movie.

Overall, Halloween Ends is another failed attempt to reignite what the 2018 film brought to the table. The lackluster story structure followed by the poor character development brings one of the worst installments of this storied franchise. I hope we close this chapter on Myers for good.

What did you think of Halloween Ends? Comment below.

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5 thoughts on “Halloween Ends review – an absolute disgrace to Michael Myer’s legacy

  • October 15, 2022 at 11:51 pm
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    Worse than Halloween 5 with no sense of pace, momentum and filled with annoying characters? Worse than Halloween 6 involving lame cults and incest babies to explain Michael Myers? Worse than Halloween Ressurection that’s filled with unlikeable stock characters that couldn’t act to save their lives and killing off Laurie Strode in the first 10 minutes of the film? Worse than the utterly atrotious Rob Zombie remakes that are just unwatchable gorefests?

    These newest Halloween films may as well be Citizen Kane when you compare them to –most– of the Halloween sequels that came before these films. Halloween Ends may as well be considered a masterpiece when you size them up with literally any Halloween film made between 1989 and 2009. But ok then.

  • October 16, 2022 at 4:00 am
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    Too many writers, not enough editors.

  • October 16, 2022 at 3:07 pm
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    I agree 100 percent with your review. I could have got up half way through and left. Terribly boring, made no sense, no horror storyline. Felt more like a romance novel between the granddaughter and Cory. We took our 17 year old son as we have gone to theatre every time a new one comes out. 2018 was good. Halloween kills was bad. Halloween ends was just terrible.

  • October 16, 2022 at 8:41 pm
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    Just bad, a true dumpster fire to an iconic franchise that had no direction. A second grader could have written better than this abomination. I am so disappointed, not how it should have ended.

  • October 16, 2022 at 10:33 pm
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    I like movies that I can see over and over again. That is what makes a great horror movie! David G. Green does not get it! Halloween ends is CRAP!!! This is a movie that I will never watch again. It made no sense, and the way they treated Michael Myers was like he was a kid at school being bullied was unreal. The boy Cody gets bullied by school kids and he is an adult, Then he bullies Michael Myers. In Halloween kills he kills 28 people. Now he is being bullied. I’m sorry but this movie was the worst Halloween movie I have ever seen.

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