“Halloween Ends” was the Halloween film fans have been waiting for — or so they thought.
The final chapter of the franchise has Jamie Lee Curtis say goodbye to Laurie Strode, the character she has played for the last 44 years, first appearing in John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” in 1978. However, fans felt that this was not a proper goodbye and are now wanting a re-do of the final chapter as they ask for a true ending to the franchise. In fact, there is even a petition circulating the internet.
Now, “Halloween Ends” director David Gordon Green has responded to fan backlash.
David Gordon Green Defends “Halloween Ends”
“Halloween Ends” writer and director David Gordon Green recently spoke out regarding the backlash circulating around his film, acknowledging that it is okay not everyone loves the movies.
“It’s funny, when someone says, ‘Build your dream house on this real estate using this title and these characters,’ everybody is going to find a different little thing that’s meaningful for them and they’ll make it their own,” he told MovieMaker. “That’s what I did. For every bite of backlash, you also get people that are thanking you for taking it to a new place and keeping it alive and full of love.”
Petition Demanding a Redo Of “Halloween Ends” Goes Viral
“‘Halloween Ends’ was NOT a film that the Fans wanted!,” the petition, which already has nearly 14,000 signatures, states. “This was an Origins Story! The Corey Story! We deserve a movie worthy of Michael Myers & the Halloween Franchise!”
The petition is demanding the franchise redo the film as it wasn’t the movie that fans were looking forward to. “We love this Franchise whole heartily and this version of a Halloween Movie left us sad, mad, disappointed, and Infuriated,” the petition continued. “Please give us a movie that shows us what Halloween is really about. Our Apex Predator…. the King of Slasher Movies Michael Myers! This movie gave us a weak pathetic Michael who needed his mask to survive! This isn’t OUR MICHAEL MYERS!”
Jamie Lee Curtis Says Goodbye To Laurie Strode
“The universal understanding of Laurie Strode is that as this original ‘final girl’ she never gave up, always pushing through no matter what. It is beyond comprehension that that is my legacy,” Curtis said in a recent interview. “I feel like I haven’t given up, that I have continued to try, but not at the level of Laurie Strode.”
She continued, “What I’ve gotten from her is way more than she’s gotten from me. Because when I’m gone, her legacy will become mine. Now, of course, I have my children, and that is my life, and that’s crucial. But in the films, she is my legacy, and I could not be prouder of any legacy — unless it’s like Mother Teresa or, you know, a great great Nelson Mandela or somebody like that — but in a film character, there’s not one you could name that I would rather be than Laurie Strode.”