The two Halloween sequels from filmmaker David Gordon Green have certainly split audiences, haven’t they? After his Halloween legacy sequel largely drew major praise (besides Steve, of course), both Halloween Kills (reviewed here) and now Halloween Ends have divided the fans. Some love the direction he’s taken the franchise, while others are almost apoplectic about it. Now, with Halloween Ends now in theaters and on Peacock, this weekend’s Awards Radar Community Question is pretty obvious. Michael Myers may have seen his series conclude, but nothing is finished without your reactions. So, if you saw the film, what did you think of it?
In case you missed my Halloween Ends review here, this is some of what I had to say:
I appreciate a big swing, especially within a franchise. They can so often be far removed from the biggest bursts of creativity, so when this happens, I’m more than willing to follow along. For a Halloween sequel, you don’t necessarily think about going in a wild new direction. Well, Halloween Ends is here to do the unexpected. Not only is the film quick to show that it’s going to be a different installment, it doubles down on that. The movie is almost more concerned with that than anything else, though it also is very pointed in bringing the series to a close. I was surprised by what I saw, but with it nearly every step of the way.
Halloween Ends is going to prove divisive, mark my words. Whether it’s introducing a new character that gets a lot of the focus, making you wait for what many of you are likely there to see, or it’s overall weirdness, it’s the furtherest removed from what has come before. For my money, that’s a breath of fresh air, even if I loved Halloween and liked the already divisive Halloween Kills. Halloween Ends is a horse of a different color, love it or hate it.
So, now you need to chime in with your take. Were you fond of Halloween Ends? Did it work for you? If it didn’t, that’s cool too. Just be sure to let us know. If you don’t, who knows, maybe Michael Myers will come for you…
What are your thoughts on Halloween Ends? Let us know!