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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   MusicMaker   (Member)


EDIT: Oops. If you were talking about the son turning up alive at the end, yeah, that was a sour moment.


Yes, this is what I was referring to. I was trying to not include any spoilers in my post, but by not specifying what frustrated me with this particular ending I can now see how you might have thought I was talking about the end of the conflict rather than the handling of the family situation. Just to be clear: I'm talking about the latter. I'm fine with the former. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

WAR OF THE WORLDS (Spielberg)
I was really into the movie, but the ending was just... awful. Just awful. I snorted and laughed.


To be fair, that is the actual ending to the story and not something exclusive to the Spielberg version. I was actually surprised they stuck with it, as I figured audiences today would find it too lackluster and anti-climactic. I liked that they kept it, though, and didn't force a cliched epic scale military showdown with the aliens or anything like that.

EDIT: Oops. If you were talking about the son turning up alive at the end, yeah, that was a sour moment.

About all these bleak endings, though, such as The Mist, I go to movies to be entertained and forget about my troubles. I have enough uncertainty and depressing crap to deal with already, so the last thing I want to see when I'm expecting entertainment is a movie that leaves me feeling down and in the dumps. That's why World War Z was such a much welcome breath of fresh air. While not everything was back to normal, it ended on a really positive, uplifting note that had me feeling good as I left the theater, and my brother and I had a very fun, spirited conversation during the car ride home. We were like, "Now that's how you end a movie."



In that case, I would urge you NEVER to watch the Rock Hudson film SECONDS....

It makes the ending of THE MIST seem like a trip to Disneyland..

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   MusicMaker   (Member)


In that case, I would urge you NEVER to watch the Rock Hudson film SECONDS....

It makes the ending of THE MIST seem like a trip to Disneyland..


Excellent film, SECONDS. I'm always surprised at how many people have never seen this one.

For what it's worth (and I realize no one is asking), I personally find the ending to be wholly appropriate for the film. Quality filmmaking.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Haha! Funny enough, Seconds is a film I had always wanted to see. I remember reading about it years ago when I was still in high school, and I thought it sounded very intriguing. Just never got around to checking it out.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN. Curtiz made a relentless, hard-nosed picture about the downward spiral of a musician and Warners cut the death ending and pasted together outtakes and recorded a voice-over so that he got all better and lived happily ever after. A dirty, dishonest shame.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

If that had been the end of the franchise it would have been a good ending.

It was the end of the franchise at the time. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE MANSTER-62- The editor must have been the mad butcher.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)


In that case, I would urge you NEVER to watch the Rock Hudson film SECONDS....

Excellent film, SECONDS. I'm always surprised at how many people have never seen this one.
Quality filmmaking.



Friends of this horrid little movie- gets the Criterion treatment on Blu-Ray in a couple of weeks.

But why is this film being discussed in the "worst ending" thread?

The ending doesn't cop out. It takes you right over the singularity.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

If that had been the end of the franchise it would have been a good ending.

It was the end of the franchise at the time. smile


I believe they were called movies at the times smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

"Heathers"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   TPC   (Member)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Oh, and how could I forget "Turner and Hooch"? There's nothing wrong with a "downer" ending every now and then --- when it's called for, say like in an intense drama (such as "The Godfather: Part II"), but in a light-hearted comedy? No thanks. And it just came out of left field, too. There was no reason for it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   groovemeister   (Member)

Yes, THE MIST, not a bad ending per se, but it didn't feel right in that storyline.
Those weren't people that were just gonna give up trying to survive.
It was just intended as shock, but didn't feel appropiate for the movie

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Oh, and how could I forget "Turner and Hooch"? There's nothing wrong with a "downer" ending every now and then --- when it's called for, say like in an intense drama (such as "The Godfather: Part II"), but in a light-hearted comedy? No thanks. And it just came out of left field, too. There was no reason for it.

Yeah, that's one reason why I always preferred K-9.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Well The Black Hole left me with a WTF moment.

This one was more of a head scratcher or even mysterious to me rather than a disappointing ending. It was more or less open ended thus for many a bad conclusion.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (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 agree with your statement too. But it did take me 3 viewings to "get it" and understand what they were going for. Quite possibly the most cerebral, bleakest, darkest ending to any movie I've ever seen.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

ONLY GOD FORGIVES

DRIVE

HEAT

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

While I may not call it WORST because I love the movie - but one of the ones that leaves me really sour is The Last Samurai. I love the movie but, lets be honest, Tom Cruise surviving is seriously lame as heck. If he died in the final charge, the film would've been fully realized instead of half-assing it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

ONLY GOD FORGIVES

DRIVE

HEAT


DRIVE ?? Have you ever seen SHANE ??

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

While I may not call it WORST because I love the movie - but one of the ones that leaves me really sour is The Last Samurai. I love the movie but, lets be honest, Tom Cruise surviving is seriously lame as heck. If he died in the final charge, the film would've been fully realized instead of half-assing it.

Edward Zwick's Last Samurai is an embarrassing self rip-off of his very own Glory.

 
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