Halloween endsThe Rotten Tomatoes score is Rotten to critics and audiences alike, but still ranks pretty well compared to other films in the franchise. As the last movie in the new Halloween trilogy, Halloween ends the story doesn’t necessarily end with a bang, but it’s certainly consistent across the relatively low-scoring franchise.
The Original John Carpenter from 1978 Halloween is one of the most popular horror films of all time and sets a high bar for the franchise when it comes to reviews, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96 percent. Halloween ends is the 13th film in the franchise, and only one other film in that period has even received a Fresh score. Horror movie reviews don’t always reflect audience sentiment, and Michael Myers is one of the most popular slasher villains of all time, so the franchise has maintained a level of relevance over the years, but it’s certainly not known as a critical darling. So Halloween ends‘ low score can be interpreted in different ways.
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Halloween Ends has the 4th best score in the franchise
With a Rotten score of 41 percent, Halloween Ends is on par with the fourth highest Rotten Tomatoes score in the 13 film franchise. Being at the forefront Halloween H20: 20 years later with a Rotten 52 percent, Halloween (2018) with Fresh 79 percent, and Halloween (1978) with a Fresh 96 percent. Below Halloween ends and Halloween H20: 20 years later there are two Halloween movies in the 30-40 percent range, three in the 20-30 percent range, two in the 10-20 percent range, and the lowest-scoring Halloween movie on Rotten Tomatoes is Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers by only 9 percent.
Despite the fourth place in the Halloween franchise at Rotten Tomatoes, Halloween endsThe score of 41 percent barely exceeds the franchise average of 38 percent. The three movies above it have a lot more separation, with Halloween H20: 20 years later score 11 points higher, Halloween (2018) score 38 points higher, and Halloween (1978) scored 55 points higher. So the fourth-highest score says more about the poor Rotten Tomatoes scores that the rest of the Halloween franchise over the power of Halloween endsRotten Tomatoes Score.
Critics and Audience Agree on Rotten Tomatoes’ Halloween Score, But Disagree on Ranking
Halloween ends is the only movie in the Halloween franchise critics and audiences have given the exact Rotten Tomatoes score of 41 percent. Critics and public have given similar scores as in the past Halloween movies, like Halloween H20: 20 years later, which audience scored three points lower than critics (49 percent to 52 percent) or the Halloween, with audiences scoring seven points lower than critics (89 percent to 96 percent), but there’s usually much more of a split, averaging 19 points of separation between the two scores in Rotten Tomatoes. Admittedly, the biggest gap between critics and audiences is: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myerswith the audience scoring 28 percent higher than critics in Rotten Tomatoes, but with a 9 percent rating from critics, the audience’s 37 percent is hardly a rejection of critics sentiment.
Ironically, while Halloween ends41 percent is the fourth-highest Rotten Tomatoes score from critics, an audience rating of 41 percent ranks ninth out of 13 Halloween movies. While critics have an average of 41 percent for each Halloween movie at Rotten Tomatoes, viewers averaged 52 percent. Despite the higher average, the audience only gives one extra Halloween film a Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, Halloween II at 62 percent.
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