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TomTennis
Jul 12th, 2006, 10:09 PM
...what would it be, and how would you change it!?

There have been loads of films where I wish they had ended it a different way, maybe not kill of this character etc, and I know others have their own thoughts!

What film would you change and how!?

Strangelove
Jul 13th, 2006, 01:50 AM
I hate happy endings when they don't fit the film. There's a little scene in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that comments on that nicely, by bringing back every dead character from the film and then some (including Elvis and Abe Lincoln). Even though Kiss Kiss also does the same by seemingly bringing back a character from the Sweet Hereafter in that same scene, it gets the point across.

Take for example the most recent incarnation of HG Wells' classic The War of the Worlds, by Steven Spielberg. I really liked the first two acts of the film, a wonderfully dark tale of Alien Invasion and Americans who are fugitives in their own country. But then Mr. Spielberg screws it all up the last half hour by giving us an ending that seems to me totally....well, happy - and rushed too. It's OK that we eventually beat the crap out of the Aliens - or more acurately, the Aliens pretty much falter all by themselves - there Spielberg just stays true to the book. But if you choose to tell a dark tale from the start, please finish on that same note. Don't make everyone come back at the end.

416_Man
Jul 13th, 2006, 01:54 AM
The Breakup. Too many problems to even comment on, it sucked ass.

Wiggly
Jul 13th, 2006, 01:58 AM
Skeleton Key was so werid and tough to understand :o

angele87
Jul 13th, 2006, 02:07 AM
I'm going to sleep on this and come back with a better answer in the morning but for now the first thing that springs to mind is Beyond Borders with Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen. I saw the movie a few years ago and I still can't believe it didn't have a happy ending. I was shocked that after watching two hours of anguish and war and death, that's exactly how it ended. I thought it was going to be this beautiful love story about two people finding each other against all odds and at the end being able to put everything they've been through behind them and be happy. And I'm still bitter that that's not how it happened :p