One thing that can really wreck a movie is the ending. I have found myself on multiple occasions at the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen next. Then its as if the writers said “fuck it” and wanted to wrap things up as quick as possible. These movies started off great, but the endings sucked so bad that I felt cheated.
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Star Wars nerds can blast me all they want. I don’t think people realize how horrible this ending was. Luke tells Leia they are twins and Leia responds that she always knew!? I’m confused. Didn’t she practically make out with him to piss off Han! Maybe incest is a common thing in this galaxy? Then everyone holds hands with a bunch of midgets in furry suits to sing the most annoying song I’ve ever heard. Ewoks are adorable. Having one as a pet would be awesome! However, if they start singing that irritating song, I wouldn’t hesitate to find out what Ewok tastes like.
Of course you can’t have a list like this without an M.Night Shyamalan movie. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Signs went from good to shittie when it was revealed that the aliens weakness was water! Water people! Frigin water!? What the hell kind of intelligent species would want to invade a planet that is covered by over 70% it! You mean to tell me all Mel Gibson or the kids had to do was reach for a damn super soaker?
I Am Legend (2007)
This movie should have been called “I am boring” I thought this movie was slightly overrated but still ok. Then just as things start to get better, Will Smith blows himself up as he is about to get killed by the infected. We then later find out that the film had a much better alternate ending that the studio decided not to go with.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
This movie had so much hype behind it that the ending was doomed before it was released. It’s extremely difficult to keep everyone happy when you are ending a trilogy and have a franchise to worry about. Lots of money is at stake. That being said, they totally played it safe with the ending and left things open to interpretation. Did Bruce get away from the explosion or was Alfred just imagining seeing him at that restaurant? Both actors Micheal Kane and Christian Bale have opened up on what they thought the ending meant, but we will never know. It’s just another dumb studio “play it safe” ending. Better to make audiences feel ‘meh’ about it than risk everyone not liking it. I hate it though! Plus, Bane deserved a way better death. I don’t think I have witnessed a more anti-climactic death than watching Ann Hathaway blast in on the Batcycle and shot him across the floor.
Even though I’m not a fan of Mathew McConaughey, this flick seemed promising. It was suspenseful at times and just when things were getting really good, we find out the “beings” making contact was just Jodie Fosters dead father. Think of all the money that was wasted building these stupid machines. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure one of them either blew up or came apart and killed some people. All this was so dear old dad could say hello to his daughter!? What a selfish asshole.
War of the Worlds (2005)
I haven’t checked yet, but I am pretty sure this will make it on a lot of lists for “Worst Ending” Aliens are destroying the planet all over the place but the goal is for Tom Cruise to get his son to his mother in Boston? It says a lot about parental custody and the flexibility in Tom Cruises visitation rights when even an Alien invasion is no excuse for getting there son home late. Once they finally get him the street looks untouched. I guess the aliens didn’t like Boston?
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