Movies with tacked on or ill-fitting endings
November 8, 2007 3:46 PM Subscribe
In bracing myself for a long writers' striker, 'm trying to prepare for a bad ending movie themed party, so am reaching out out to the hive mind for some ideas. What movies can you name that would have been great (or even good) but for tacked on, stupid, too happy, too sad, or otherwise badly composed endings?
the Abyss (a perfectly acceptable underwater scifi fantasy, but the crushed under the weight of a ridiculously tacked on cheery ending).
What comes to mind? I'm trying to prepare for a bad ending movie themed party, so am reaching out out to the hive mind for some ideas. Here are a few personal examples (YMMV):
the Sixth Sense (a moody noir piece with a famous, but ultimately anti-climactic ending, that turned it into supernatural hooey).
Unforgiven (a brilliant meditation on life in the waning days of the old west, morphed inexplicably into a brainless shoot-em-upper).
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