The movie where the two scuba diver get left at sea and eventually die. Forget the name of the movie.
What the hell was the point of this depressing movie. Someone could have been saved.
"White Palace"- I didn't believe for a minute that Spader would go back to Sarandon, and it would have been poignant and touching if they'd broken up. Instead, we got an eye-rolling rom-com ending.
Godfather III owns this thread.
Signs. Of course, I should've seen it coming, it's M. Night Shyamalan after all.
Recently, Bridesmaids and This is the End which had the same cheesy bit at the end. Otherwise cool and very funny.
R3, when the movie came out my brother joked that it took Michael so long to die at the end, he thought he was going to have to wait for Godfather IV to see him finally hit the ground.
The last Indiana Jones movie.
[quote]The movie where the two scuba diver get left at sea and eventually die. Forget the name of the movie.
Jaws or The Deep, but they were great films.
R1... Open Water? I don't know.
Definitely the last Indiana Jones movie.
There's a lot of movies that I like the concept, but not the execution. Prometheus is an example of that.
Deep Water, I think it was called.
Should have ended in the cab.
[quote]The movie where the two scuba diver get left at sea and eventually die. Forget the name of the movie.
I was hoping the title character would take an AK-47 and exact her bloody revenge on the crowds of mourners surrounding Buckingham Palace, but no such luck.
Should have ended two or three times before it actually did.
Poor Haley Joel Osment.
Should have ended when Lincoln walked out of the main White House hall to go to the play. It was too painful watching his son's reaction to the bad news.
I really liked Mystic River but that ending left a bad taste in the mouth, or rather the final scene. Hated the Laura Linney character and wasn't impressed by her either.
Tootsie to some extent... *spoiler!*....
but only cause I wanted her to continue being this fabulous famous diva, it had to end like that.
"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"- we didn't need her back with Kristofferson. She was gonna do fine on her own eventually.
R2- yes, the White Palace ending is ridiculous. Especially, when the movie was released, the "cougar" thing wasn't as popular. Also, impossible in real life to overcome the class barriers for the couple to be together. If they had broken up it would have been bittersweet.
Hard to believe, I am in my early 40s now and am Susan's age in the movie...And back when the movie was released, I thought she was an older woman.
I thought the same thing about Lincoln, R16.
My brother was repulsed by the ending of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. It messed with his sense of balance since the bad guy didn't get punished. I thought the bad guy DID get punished since he had to walk away from the car wreck (and the wrecked car most probably held his million in cash).
Didn't like Lincoln, but I agree that was the natural ending.. it was ominous enough anyway and thought it was going to end there. They could have done the usual epilogue at the end to fill things in.
LOTS of complaints about the No Country ending, r21. Don't have a problem with it, I know that it was super faithful to the book so what could they do.
"New York Minute" with Mary Kate and Ashley because they survived.
A.I. should have ended when Haley was praying to the Blue Fairy to become a real boy.
If Lincoln ended with AL going to see the play,it would be kinda defeatist,considering that audience knows what`s gonna follow.
[quote]They could have done the usual epilogue at the end to fill things in.
For those who don't know what happened?
Never mind -- this is modern America (home of compulsory free public education), where ads for the recent version of "Marie Antoinette" noted "based on a true story".
I hated the ending of Castaway. The bitchy Helen Hunt character that refuses to see him at first, and the whole idea of never revealing what was in that stupid FedEx package was annoying.
lol well true r27.. I think there was an epilogue in this? And that bit where he walks off was really ominous enough, so good suggestion that it should be the end.
I hate the ending of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I mean, these dwarfs were Snow White's only friends, but once the handsome prince rides along, she just hops on the horse with him and away we go! What an ungrateful, horny bitch!
r28 Oh, yeah. I forgot all about CASTAWAY. That's the most fucked-up ending I've ever seen in any movie.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
"No Way Out" Trying too hard to be too clever.
Jobs. He dies in the end. Oh, right....
Although I later learned that the original ending had Winona Ryder's character dumping both guys, but it didn't test well with audiences. I would have preferred that.
Also to the person who mentioned This Is The End - originally they had a different heaven scene that they didn't like so the movie was edited to end with the two main characters flying up into heaven, but test audiences overwhelmingly said that they wanted to see something of heaven, so they filmed a new "heaven" ending that was different from the original. And when they called the BSB the band already had seen previews for the movie and were psyched to be included.
AI, the movie,dragged on and on....I agree with you R25.
It's a bit obscure, but Scalene is a thriller with an interesting setup & good performances, ruined by a dreadful, silly ending.
Always hated the last 1/2 hour or so.
The Bad Seed- The ending was nothing like the play.
My NFL career
"Something's Gotta Give"
I really liked this movie except for the horrible ending. Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton did NOT belong together. It felt like the ending was reshot as a result of some bad test screening in which a bunch of fraus were upset that it didn't have the standard, formulaic rom-com ending.
About AI - the whole movie was disjointed. Agree about false endings, but the scene with the boy's mom really gets to me.
django unchained very dumb after ldc died
VERTIGO. No matter how many times I watch it, I always want Jimmy Stewart to grab Kim Novak before she falls.
Super Size Me
The Wizard of Oz
I gave up 2 hours of my life for a fucking dream?
Regarding AI, I always wondered why they wrote the ending that Osment's character actually experienced a day with his reanimated mom. I felt they could have programmed him to believe he was with her forever while his robot body was on display in some alien museum.
There Will Be Blood.
Just re-watched it this morning on Netflix, and was pissed off all over again at the "I'm finished!" yell from Plainview, with dead Paul Dano in his pool of blood...just nothing there.
And yeah, the A.I. shit with the mother horrified me so much that I've never seen it again since the year it was released, and therefore cannot recall the ending, which is probably a good thing.
Both SS films that starred Tammy...
I thought A.I. was shit from start to finish.
"I really liked this movie except for the horrible ending. Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton did NOT belong together. It felt like the ending was reshot as a result of some bad test screening in which a bunch of fraus were upset that it didn't have the standard, formulaic rom-com ending"
Sigh...the misogyny never ends here even in a fucking movie thread. As a single, straight chick, I hated the end of SGTG. I though Keaton had better chemistry w/Keanu. Nicholson was used up meat w/no value to anyone except a gold digger.
I also didn't like the ending of Born Yesterday. I cannot see William Holden's smart, witty character falling in love, much less pairing up, with unsophisticated, nit wit Judy Holiday character. I know the idea was she was transformed but she was still showgirl material.
Picnic was a mess.
The Women. Pathetic. Mary pines for a husband that cheats on her then takes him back after she has to orchestrate an elaborate scheme to prove Chrystal (sp) Allen a sleaze and cheat. Mary spent the whole movie proclaiming her pride and value in the institution of marriage only to welcome her cheating ex w/open arms in the end.
R52, don't be like that. I won't even waste a joke on you, but that can't be a fun way to go through life.
Grease - The flying car at the end ruined it for me. Too silly. It turned the movie into Chitty Chitty Bang Bang II.
Picnic is a good one. Too schmaltzy. She just met the guy hours ago and is ready to run off with him? He could've been a serial killer.
The Empire Strikes Back - the ending didn't resolve anything.
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Quasimodo acknowledged that he was too ugly to be with Esmeralda and let the other guy have her. Quasimodo should have got the girl.
"Going Coconuts" - I was disappointed because Donny and Marie didn't get married at the end.
The last Lord of the Rings. The final Harry Potter film ended so poorly I wanted to punch someone on my way out of the theater. Vanilla Sky. Agree with AI even though I thought it was a deeply effective, moving film.
Not a film, but The Sopranos.
So many to choose from and agree with several cited above; "The Master" and "Blue Jasmine" both come to mind for me...
This. Never. Happened.
"The Pusuit of Happyness" (sic) with Will Smith. He played a homeless father. Spoiler alert! After seeing the raw living he and his young son suffered, it would have been a relief to see him turn a key to his own home and put his little son to sleep in his own bed--after his sheer determination to get off the streets. The pay off was an office job.
Horrifying and nonsensical end to a good movie.
Sleepless in Seattle.
The only thing that should have happened at the top of the Empire State Building is Meg Ryan tasered, handcuffed, and led off on felony charges for stalking the boy and his father and then luring the child across the country by himself.
Since there are several references to A.I., watch this and tell me you didn't cry.
"The Brave One". It was flawed but fine, yet the happy ending was ridiculous. Obviously the result of focus grouping the movie before it was officially released. The dark tone of the movie changes all of a sudden and the inevitable ending is averted by blowing the entire character development up to that point to smithereens.
The Call was a taut, gripping little thriller UNTIL the last 25 minutes when it went over the rails crazy and stupid. The ending is so stupid and contrary to the tone of the rest of the movie that it makes the entire movie collapse into absurdity.
R56 - do you understand the concept of the second movie in a trilogy? it was a cliffhanger.
In Bruges was an interesting movie until the last 5 minutes when Colin Farrell got shot (with dum dum bullets) about 6 times but still managed to cross half the town with Ralph Fiennes chasing him, and was still alive and conscious when the ambulance arrived.
The Black Hole.
In the theater, when that girl throws her phone in the fountain in "The Devil Wears Prada" my friend and I both said, "Fool!" and laughed -- the majority of the audience applauded.
Me too R51- hated that movie.
"I am Legend" falls apart as soon as he meets another person and it starts getting religious. They abandon the storyline that the creatures are sentient and smart for Will Smith to find god.
Maybe I just got the point of the movie. Humans are idiots. These new creatures can build a new civilization free from the trappings of institutionalized fairytales.
The Dark Knight.
Just that Colorado showing, right R74?
The Obama Presidency
Three words: [bold]I Am Love[/bold].
I had a blast until the last 15 minutes, then the script just kinda throws up all over the floor.
Titanic. I can't believe that old bitch threw that priceless necklace in the fucking ocean!
I actually leaned over to my bf and whispered, "I am gonna scream id she chucks that overboard" as she was walking the deck in her crazy old lady nightgown.
I like Tina Fey, but she flakes out at the end of everything.
Yeah, that was cold, especially after the bitch took their free helicopter ride and all.
Should have ended with his death. Instead we get a James Earl Jones voiceover and a bunch of multicultural schoolkids all saying, "I am Malcolm X!"
A more interesting ending to AI would have been Haley Joel reuniting with his mother, only for her to discover he is no longer in love with her because she abandoned him. For him to break his programing and prove he is more than a machine. And the Jude Law robot could develop fatherly feelings for him and no longer want to be a sex robot, but instead take care of Haley Joel. Again, overcoming programing, overcoming destiny, a journey changing your character, becoming real, becoming a real boy.
What do we get instead? The tale of a robot so focused on its demented programming that it repeats it like a mantra at the bottom of an ocean until its battery dies, is resurrected by aliens millennia in the future, and rather than have any kind of existence, is given the chance for ONE DAY of living the illusion that his programming dictated he desire.
I mean, really. It's not touching in any way. It's rather dark. In Kubrick's hands, it really could have been deeply ironic. But to make it sentimental? Totally off target.
[quote]is resurrected by aliens millennia in the future
What the fuck is wrong with so many goddamned morons thinking it was ALIENS at the end of the movie?
They were fucking robots, you idiot! The descendants of the robots humans made, like the boy.
How was that not clear to you? They specifically SAID so in the movie! Did you pay any attention at all?
I apologize, that completely changes the meaning of the horrible ending of the movie I watched once in the theater a decade ago.
Contact. Jodie's character finally makes it through the wormhole to make contact with the aliens and the alien turns out to be her "father." Big letdown. I wanted aliens!
The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone (1961)
I still love it, and imagine the ending outcome to be extremely different than probably intended.
Prometheus. Hated it.
Liked The Bad Seed but the censors made them change the ending so that villianess child Rhonda got her due.
The Call and The Maze Runner
Not the ending, per se, as in "last scene," but the resolution of the love story between the two characters: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden's entry for the Oscars.
Disagree re: I Am Love. One of my favourite movies that year, and damn close to being a perfect movie.
But, R28, it ends with an Elvis song!
Birdman. I thought it was a fantastic movie, but the last shot undermined the movie's internal logic and was a cheap turn towards sentimentality.