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Inception - good film, rubbish ending
The break up
Along came polly
The back up plan
but the last scene with DiCaprio and Ruffalo sitting outside the hospital and the awesome Max Richter song was good.
There will be some that disagree, but I found the ending annoyingly enigmatic, willfully obtuse
Was quite good until the last 10 mins when all that crap happened
but then after a few hours I was thinking how ridiculous the whole thing was.
Other than as a plot device?
And why did that mother take her baby into the attic? As if you woukdnt go into your oen flat where its safe
And the fucking bow and arrow? Jayzus
great, tense stuff for a few hours and then...WHAT?
The thumb! Why the thumb?????!
james cameron has a nack of slightly getting slightly annoying/stupid towards the end.
Ally Sheedy completely sells out to make Emilio Estevez fancy her. Whereas, Judd Nelson is still a scruff-bag and Molly Ringwald fancies him just the way he is (apart from making him wear her earring which is tantamount to penetration, therefore emasculating him and turning him into her 'bitch')
Kat was just about perfect at the start of the film and then she had to go and conform.
...it's the entire final third. So maddening.
The ending on the beach is way too mawkish. Should've ended ten, fifteen minutes earlier, after Red gets parole but before he goes in search of Andy.
''I hope, I hope...''
The Hollywoodised ending was at the behest of some producers somewhere. Frank Darabont was so furious that the next time he did a Stephen King film (The Mist) he refused to deviate from the source material, which is why The Mist has such a grim ending.
Grim, as you say, but great
what Sluizer (sp?) did with the US remake of Spoorloos
The film is far grimmer
Film has a flicker of a "happy" ending (although it obviously is pretty grim)
The book ends on a massive downer
(Not read the book so I might be misunderstanding what you mean by the bleaker ending)
Felt pretty crap after that.
...cost him a fair chunk of the budget. Fair play to the guy.
That had a pretty average ending: way to much death
I liked the scene in the sitting room
Rest of it, nah.
the end is the whole fkn point bro
they all die - fine. Good ending.
They all get wiped out by a bomb just after managing to get back to harbour? OH THE IRONY. OH, THE FUTILITY OF WAR!
Fuck that shit.
And I love the film up until that point.
the movie is more powerful as a tragedy. war IS the metaphysical tragedy of our species
Really good for two-thirds, then just goes shooty shooty bang bang at the end. Also, all the robot cops disappeared and a character who could only walk with a cane was magically cured of his ailment.
not really, wouldn't watch it. but MASSIVE spoilers, bro
You know an ending is bad if you think it's going to be revealed that it's a dream sequence or something but then it isn't, it actually is that implausible and stupid.
The preceding ten, no
End that film with the freeze frame and it's pretty fucking fantastic, the tacked on 5 minutes turns it proper shite
Exactly this. Those last five minutes just ruin it for everyone.
Would be hailed as a Spielberg classic if it ended up with Ceuise being put in that cell.
Also I adore Hitchcock films but he didn't like to hang about. Killer gets caught? Quick joke, The End, lights up.
North By Northwest has the best rapid wrapup of any film ever however...
But a few are literally a scream, a gun shot, a woman turning away, a slow pan up to a smiling bloke, THE END.
is surely the best quick wrapup. Those last shots are fucking incredible
Big reveal - AARRRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH
HERE'S EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED OVER THE LAST TWO HOURS
Now Vertigo, there's an ending
(not quite, but...yeah, up until that point).
Haute Tension/Switchblade Romance/Whatever the fuck it's called.
starts funny. Great line up, going to be ace. Slowly but surely slides into the biggest cuntfuck of a film ever, culminating in the actual ending that focuses on a kid who's a bit part character at best.
Total and utter shitbagging wank.
Stop when he dies = awesome film that makes sense and gives some redemption.
Actual edit = bag of wank.
Which ending shall we have? The downbeat sensible one or the happy one that's barely been set up? Let's have both!
If you count everything after the first 20 min or so as the 'end'
In a way it's almost a shame how fantastically technically accomplished it is as it's all in service to a really dull, grimy little tale about no-mark characters with zero substance that bollocks on for hours.
I can't find the quote but I read in some interview he was like "OH WELL it's realllly not supposed to be actually the afterlife but just his dying hallucinations" wellll why did you make a film which in cinematic language spells out a cliche movie revenge-fantasy moralistic afterlife story with the main character floating around as a ghost for ages, and not really bother much with all the crazy tibetian buddist bad trip hell stuff you spent like 5 minutes having a character almost literally just tell us was going to happen?
Now I'm at the point that only good thing about it was, again, the titles and credits. And as a noise scene person I guess it's cool that Costes had a cameo.
Oh and the sound was great.
is my opinion of it going back up again?! o_o;
find myself defending it often
until the last act... what a fucking downer, totally made an interesting Super Hero concept a horrific example of hollywood pandering.
Two thirds of character arc, final third of CGI-slugfest...
oh god why wont you stop talking
End it with the kid robo chump under the sea, and it's great. Tack on another 20 minutes or whatever of him shuffling around with CGI bozoes and it ruins the film.
love how soderbergh made a channel 5 late night erotic drama under te pretence it was a look at how pharmaceuticals control you.
in its final 90 seconds
It was quite a fascinating world and they could have got a decent sequel out of it, but no.
when it doesn't end on that final shot in the pub, but instead gives Harry Brown a 'cleaned this town right up!!' redemption narrative
dunno then. can't think of a ruinous ending. by then most good films have earned the right to choose their own denouement
Good enough film without an Expendables film ending
Especially the ones with Parade endings
Live long N pros purr (MEOW MOWIE W EKK)
Ok it's not brilliant, but i was enjoying it right up to the bit at the end where McGregor does that thing.