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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

You are watching a movie and enjoying it wholeheartedly. You are thinking that this might be one of the best darn movies you have seen in a LONG time. And then comes the stupid/lame/unsatisfying ending that takes a 4 star movie down to a 2 or a 2 1/2.


What would you pick?

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

No Country For Old Men.

Unsatisfying is a good word to describe it.


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Just seemed limp to me. Still a solid 3-star movie though.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Matrix Reloaded
Trouble with the Curve - decent movie ruined by a horribly sappy cliche ending

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I was utterly perplexed by literally the last couple minutes of The Ninth Gate with Johnny Depp. I remember really digging that movie. I was enjoying the mystery and the characters and all of that, and then it gets down to those last moments and I was like, "Uh . . . huh?" It's been years now, so I've thought about renting it to see again; maybe I'd understand it better now or something. Just haven't gotten around to it.

Another similar one was Drag Me to Hell. I was really, really liking that movie up until the last second twist ending. Completely unnecessary and instantly took what I would have rated a solid 5/5 movie to a disappointing 2/5.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

an older scifi flick called EYES BEHIND THE STARS.....neat X-FILES storyline then everybody dies.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut comes to mind. Not sure if that counts but was really fun watching it until the end.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Green Card-I remember being really pee'd off coming out of the cinema from that one. What would these days be known as a 'Soprano's ending'!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

The Mist and Open Water.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

The Mist and Open Water.

I thought The Mist had a brilliantly shocking ending.

Bleak as all hell though.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

The Mist and Open Water.

I thought The Mist had a brilliantly shocking ending.

Bleak as all hell though.



The Mist had a GREAT ending. Original. something you don't see in Hollywood movies anymore.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

No Country For Old Men.

Unsatisfying is a good word to describe it.



Excellent choice!

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

The new Jack the Giant Slayer was pretty dull, but even so its ending was awful.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

The Mist and Open Water.

Yeah, that ending for The Mist was terrible.

There's really nothing like the feeling of getting to the end of a movie you're otherwise liking and being like, "What? I sit through this thing and that's how they end it?"

The Call was another one like that. Not a fantastic film, but I thought it was a competently made and entertaining little action-thriller, but the final scene (literally, the last minute or so of the movie) was very disappointing. Not to mention a complete betrayal of the characters you just spent ninety minutes with.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Well, to each his own. I thought the ending to No Country For Old Men perfectly realized Cormac's views on life and death, but for me the ending to The Mist just delivered too much pain, but life can do that. Again, we're just expressing opinions.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well The Black Hole left me with a WTF moment.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Well, to each his own. I thought the ending to No Country For Old Men perfectly realized Cormac's views on life and death, but for me the ending to The Mist just delivered too much pain, but life can do that. Again, we're just expressing opinions.

I also thought the ending of No Country for Old Men perfectly encapsulated the theme of the film. It not only matched Cormac's vision but also seemed to fit the world view of the Coen brothers. It's similar to the idea expressed in Fargo, which is the difficulty basically decent people have in comprehending the violence and evil that human beings are capable of doing to one another.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Ghostbusters 2 - the last half hour is the same dramatic beats as the previous movie, expect much worse

Amazing Spider-Man - excruciatingly dull action scenes that culminate in a finale that I dozed off during

Dungeons & Dragons - literally makes no sense. I'll give it a pass though since the film makes no sense.

Skyfall - Perhaps not bad per se but the final dialogue with M makes no dramatic sense. Are you ready to come back to work? "With pleasure." That's... a very odd reply and it echoes the earlier "Resurrection" exchange that made me roll my eyes.

Die Another Day - Yup.

Highlander End Game - Jesus did the climax to this make my head spin it was so bad.

The Grey - perhaps not bad but definitely underwhelming.

The Dark Knight - the last half hour is obviously a patchwork from several different drafts, down to Gordon's adorably stupid final speech where he drones on and on and on about how Gotham deserves a dark knight, to be followed by the words THE DARK KNIGHT across the screen.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   tex1272   (Member)

BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES, though I know some who liiked it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   TPC   (Member)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

This is one of the funniest movies ever, but at the end it just...stops. In all fairness, however, I'm not sure what else they could have done.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is another movie that just stops instead of resolving anything. You can literally FEEL an entire third act left writhing on the cutting room floor.

 
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