Ladies and gentlemen, this is what we like to call a cinematic disaster.
It seems like forever ago when Universal Pictures decided to reboot the Halloween franchise in order to bring back Jamie Lee Curtis to once again play the role of Laurie Strode. A franchise whose continuity is already being held together by spitting and bubble gum decided to erase the history of every other previous Halloween movie with the exception of the first. As a result, Lori and Michael are no longer related as we fast forward 40 years into the future.
The original plan for the Halloween reboot was to do three movies that were all set on the same night with each film serving as three acts of a one-night story. However, covid hit and destroyed those plans. While the first two movies take place on the same night, Halloween Ends opted to advance four years into the future.
Many mistakes were made throughout the 40-year history of this franchise but Halloween Ends may be the biggest mistake the franchise has made to date.
Four years after the events of Halloween Kills, the town has moved on but they haven’t forgotten the events of that night and many still wonder where exactly Michael Myers went and if he will ever come back.
The film opens with a 21-year-old babysitter named Corey (Rohan Campbell) who accidentally kills a child he was supposed to be looking out for a few years earlier. Corey deals with a town that hates him and looks for any possible way to get out. After getting relentlessly bullied by the town folks who still hold him responsible for the death of a child, Corey finds the hiding spot of Michael Myers and is immediately influenced by evil. Laurie Strode may be trying to move on with her life but Halloween is not done with her at least for one more time.
“Halloween Ends” with a stunning exercise on making the wrong creative decision every step of the way. For those hoping to see Michael Myers butcher as many people as possible, this is not the film for you. Michael Myers doesn’t even appear until almost an hour into the run time and if you want to see him kill you’ll have to wait another 30 minutes after that.
Instead, the film focuses on the love story between Lori’s granddaughter Allyson and Corey which is one of the reasons Halloween Ends is not on the same night as Halloween Kills. Allison’s mom was murdered at the end of the last movie, so it would make no sense whatsoever to bring in a new guy to have a love angle within the final film.
Halloween from top to bottom is a massive waste of time. 106 minutes of run time is wasted on characters we don’t care about as the mainstay characters are completely removed from the story. Ridiculous is the only word to describe this film which is littered with plot and character-included stupidity throughout.
The entire sequel trilogy for Halloween has been a failure from start to finish and they end the series giving fans less hope than ever before.
If Halloween Ends were any worse at pleasing fans, I might believe that Disney was producing the film.