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28 Weeks Later
I think that is what it is called. It wasn't great to start with but the twist, fuck me, you silly French people.
Worst twist ever. I nearly palmed my own face off when the 'reveal' came.
I enjoy Die Hard 2 as much now as I did when I was nine. Even though in the meantime I've realised that the terrorists' plan hinged on there not being an alternate airport for the planes to land at.
For the record: There are about 389,461,569,013.
a solid, good film up till about 15 minutes from the end, then it suddenly goes crazy and goes into a finale that seems to cut and pasted on from another film, and so it was apparently, they changed the ending in a last-minute panic.
I actually enjoyed the ending to that film. Though I absolutely get where you're coming from. There's a name for it: I call it the Puzzle With One Piece.
"Where's the villains gone?"
"Why don't you check the bottle of pills he gave you? It should have his current location on the label."
"My god sir, so it does!"
The late-period Arnie flick Collateral Damage is another one of these.
The movie itself was called Simon Says and wasn't a Die Hard film so that's the main change. But he never had a great ending and he apologises for this a fair bit on his commentary (which is great by the way).
downbeat and sinister scene with Willis and Irons, which arguably would not have been that great anyway. Don't know how much of a re-shoot panic there was, but watching the film recently the change of gears, the clue about the pills, did seem abrupt.
This would have come after the point at which he's on the phone to his wife, the idea being that Irons gets clean away. But it's very dark (as you can see) and really not in keeping with McClane's character at all.
The writer does talk about another ending he had where Irons is on his plane to get away and picks up his briefcase, except it's the one from the fountain that his henchman is shamed into not leaving lying around.
Gruber opens it, sees the timer start and questions casually, "Does anyone have an 8 gallon jug" (or whatever the value is) - cut to plane exploding.
But yeah, they needed suitably DIE HARD ending and I guess they didn't have anything left over in the plot to make a good one. He admits how bad it is.
I loved the alternative ending to Swordfish.
"We've been jipped out of the heist money? Fuck! Let's...let's go to Turkey."
Wish they'd rolled with that one, might have made the previous hour and a half in reflection slightly more entertaining
Because really, they didn't take a polaroid or have a phone cam the ENTIRE time??
Thinking back i cannot remember at which point during the film i thought this but it became apparent quite quickly. And the aliens were pish.
but if I remember correctly the whole thing about Mel Gibson's dead wife giving him a message was something really obvious like "hit the alien monster with a baseball bat", then the thing about the glasses of water ... and in the end Mel comes face to face with a huge alien monster, there's the bat on the wall, Mel looks at alien, looks at the bat, wife's words come back to him "use the baseball bat, Mel", he looks at the alien, looks at the bat, finally he gets the message..
He takes actors and he forces them to not act as much as possible and then he constructs a plot from the point of view of making a twist from the audience. The result is a film in which quite a lot happens but you don't give a shit about any of it.
If you mean the stuff at Coney Island then you clearly missed the thing dropping into the water.
you know the bit where the massive, noisy motherfucker of a monster somehow sneaks up on them and they don't notice
...quite a tense film until the BIG TWIST!!!11
possibly great - it's DIE HARD
destructive plot development - all of the plot but especially the fighter jet stuff
Johnny Depp runs around Paris trying to find the gate to Hell, takes bloody ages, two minutes before the end realises it's actually in Italy or somewhere, fucks off to Hell.
IT WERE ALL ALIUNS!
Silly as it was.
Too many to list, but I think my favourite is "There's a back door to the top secret lab where we keep the three people controlling crime in the city. Oh, also a giant plug hole."
which possibly a lot of you will mention is two hours of utter turdness bt I quite enjoyed it... until... YES MORE FUCKING ALIEMS! There should be a connoseur's cut which leaves the boy robot staring whistfully at the angel thing and that's a nice place to end.
Fucking Aliemmms ruin everything, Aliens Vs Predator and their "we made man civilised innit" routine, not turning up at the end of john travolta's Phenomenon, Ewoks... gah...
Oh, and the Die Hard thing, if you read Richard E Grant's "With Nails" book it gives a brilliant insight into the onset shenanigans with Hudson Hawk and how that went so horribly wrong, after reading that the appalling ending of Die Hard 3 makes so much sense...
They're robots. Sheesh.
Still a pretty great film, but a bit daft that the whole thing revolves around somebody in London saying a word on a mobile phone that is one letter different to "Blackfriar".
"So, after 2 hours, how did he trick you into thinking he'd done something impossible?" "Er, he didn't. He just did something impossible." "Er, 'great'."
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Thought it was a pretty tight thriller but then it was like they wrote themselves into a corner and the only way they could get themselves out was to have Nikola Tesla invent a teleportation machine.
It probably would have been one of the best movies I've ever seen if it hadn't turned into a thriller at the end.