Halloween Ends Review: 5 Ups & 5 Downs


5. Michael & Laurie's Limited Screen Time

Halloween Ends

Given that Halloween Ends was marketed as the epic final showdown between Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), it's frankly shocking how little they're both in it.

After Laurie was largely sidelined throughout Halloween Kills, fans understandably hoped to see her back as the focal character in Ends, but that's really not the case at all.

She ultimately ends up playing second fiddle to a new character, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) - a troubled teenager who dates Laurie's granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and crosses paths with Michael.

Things are even worse where Michael is concerned, though: he's kept off-screen for the entire first act and ends up getting barely 10 minutes of screen time throughout the entire movie.

While some of Green's attempts to subvert audience expectations paid off, you can't really blame fans for being upset that the series' two primary characters end up feeling like side attractions.


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