Halloween Ends: Movie Review

Halloween Ends: It Should Have Ended in "Halloween"

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One thing is clear at this point, they should have ended this modern retcon in 2018's "Halloween" as the trilogy has gotten progressively worse in each release. This third and final film (hopefully) puts a dot on the Laurie Strode-Michael Meyers conflict that started in 1978 - but at what cost? This was simply all over the place missing all the key pieces that made this franchise killer.

Four years after the events of "Halloween Kills", Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since and yet it seems a dark curse is still haunting the residents of Haddonfield. Even with this, Laurie has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront evil again - once and for all.

This film was simply all over the place as it forces to extend a story that should have ended two films ago. At least "Halloween Kills" had an interesting plot point when the residents of Haddonfield took arms against Michael Myers. This third film just had a lame, pointless, and non-redemptive plot with a certain character out of nowhere. Worse, this meant that much of the film didn't even feature the version of Michael Myers we are all accustomed to. The film never clearly explains why he's suddenly hiding for four years and seemingly losing his blood lust to kill. Maybe he's injured or maybe he realized that a mob could actually hurt him. In any case, it takes some convincing before Michael Myers terrorizes the town again. But by the time we get to all the kills, we've already slogged through an hour of slow and uninteresting build up. This was pretty much the worst and lamest way to honor and book end the characters of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. What the heck have they done? 

Rating: 1 and a half reels

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