Halloween Ends director defends his decisions for Michael Myers in the final movie in his trilogy

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The spooky season is in full force. Leaves are changing. The weather is colder. Decorations are hung. And the final installment of the newest Halloween trilogy has been released. Halloween Ends is not only the last out of a legacy sequel trilogy to the very first John Carpenter horror masterpiece, but it is being advertised as the very final confrontation Michael Myers will have with his former babysitter target, Laurie Strode.

Halloween Ends has been released into theaters and Peacock by Universal and has already been divisive for many people; fans and general audiences alike. The main issue for this final Michael Myers story – not enough Michael Myers. The director, David Gordon Green, recently spoke with Collider on his decision to keep Michael hidden for most of the movie as he viewed his product from the editing bay,

It’s still a controversy today. I just watched the movie outside of a technical format, meaning in a sound mix or a color correction, for the first time two days ago. We really just finished this movie. [Laughs] So two days ago, and I’m watching it and I’m like, ‘We’re asking a lot.’ But then when we were in the editing room and we would do [it] differently, it felt wrong. And so if you don’t have an intuition, if you don’t have a vision, you shouldn’t be making this movie. And I think there’s obvious challenges and things that you would bring to discussion with editors, with producers and say, ‘This is what feels right,’ and at a point we all just looked at each other and said, ‘We’re taking a big risk here, but it does feel right and we know we’re getting into. Let’s go for it.’”

Many viewers are split on the decision. It echoes the sentiment audiences had with the recent Jurassic World, which took focus away from the dinosaurs. However, the decision with Halloween was deliberately made to show how Michael’s evil influence transcends his own body onto another person. Fans and audiences would credit the decision as bold, even if it does not prove to be popular or effective.

Halloween Ends is currently out in theaters and available on Peacock.

Source: Collider

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