Films that should have ended earlier

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  • dickrickulous 28 Aug 2008 11:48:38 295 posts
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    Saw a bit of AI the other day and it reminded me how pissed off I was that the film didn't end with him trapped at the bottom of the sea. That would have been a perfect ending.

    Any other films like this? I'm tempted to say Return of the King but I think it just about justifies an extended ending due to it being part of a trilogy.
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    Bad Boys 2.
  • JuanKerr 28 Aug 2008 11:50:00 36,094 posts
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    Star Wars. Should've ended three films earlier.
  • gamingdave 28 Aug 2008 11:50:15 4,121 posts
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    IT, was great when they were having flashbacks to being kids, but as soon as those bits stopped it went massively down hill, especially the ending.
  • Mageme 28 Aug 2008 11:51:11 1,961 posts
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    Casino Royale

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  • Stickman 28 Aug 2008 11:51:50 29,398 posts
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    Citizen Kane should have been the Fammily Guy version from the start.

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  • Popzeus 28 Aug 2008 11:51:54 8,250 posts
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    Bah, beaten to mine by the OP :)

    There are loads though. Minority Report springs to mind, all that bollocks at the end with them living happily ever after in the cabin was awful.

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  • TechnoHippy 28 Aug 2008 11:52:54 14,636 posts
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    Predator, the scene with the minigun tearing apart the jungle should have been how they killed it. They could have shown more earlier, but that would have been a great finale.

    I kind of agree with AI, but I didn't mind the ending too much.

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  • kalel 28 Aug 2008 11:53:01 83,839 posts
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    The Shining. Amazing as it is, by the time you get to the end you’ve been so battered that the final chase sequence is just a bit dull.

    2001 also has a similar problem, it could just be a Kubrick thing…
  • Spanky 28 Aug 2008 11:53:07 14,448 posts
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    :D
    Haute Tension - before the shit twist/macguffin
    Dark Water - last half hour
    [rec] should've halted production when Blair Witch was made.
    /does the cunt dance

    Plubs

  • gang_of_bitches 28 Aug 2008 11:53:10 4,931 posts
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    The Dark Knight. A 15 minute trim would have made an already good film much better.
  • mcmonkeyplc 28 Aug 2008 11:53:30 38,857 posts
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    Sunshine, not earlier, just without the stupid idiot at the end.

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  • Agent_Llama 28 Aug 2008 11:53:58 3,243 posts
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    Return of the King and King Kong. Oh, and perhaps Sunshine. The ending sucked royally in what was an otherwise great film.

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  • Stickman 28 Aug 2008 11:55:54 29,398 posts
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    Eyes Wide Shut.

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  • BanjoMan 28 Aug 2008 11:56:02 13,730 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    /does the cunt dance
    Can I have the steps for this please?

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  • dickrickulous 28 Aug 2008 11:56:21 295 posts
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    Yeah sunshine went downhill pretty fast at the end.

    Completely disagree about Casino Royale though. The ending does feel a bit too separate from the main story but it is completely necessary for Bond's character. Shows how he becomes so cold and distant.
  • BanjoMan 28 Aug 2008 11:57:50 13,730 posts
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  • Mageme 28 Aug 2008 11:57:52 1,961 posts
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    dickrickulous wrote:
    Yeah sunshine went downhill pretty fast at the end.

    Completely disagree about Casino Royale though. The ending does feel a bit too separate from the main story but it is completely necessary for Bond's character. Shows how he becomes so cold and distant.

    OK, agree on it does feel very separate from the main story. I guess it sets it up for the next film huh?

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  • Spanky 28 Aug 2008 11:58:57 14,448 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    Can I have the steps for this please?
    You spin on the floor, when you come to a standstill you bow your legs thus () then you make stabbing motions with your hand towards the hole in your leg(x), you can mix it up by kidding on your chopping it with a big axe, that my man, is the cunt dance.

    Plubs

  • smoothpete 28 Aug 2008 11:59:16 31,016 posts
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    +1 for AI. God that dragged on.
  • dickrickulous 28 Aug 2008 12:00:30 295 posts
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    Yeah, they best not fuck it up now. I'd be royally pissed off it it morphs back into the older style Bond.
  • BanjoMan 28 Aug 2008 12:03:21 13,730 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    BanjoMan wrote:
    Can I have the steps for this please?
    You spin on the floor, when you come to a standstill you bow your legs thus () then you make stabbing motions with your hand towards the hole in your leg(x), you can mix it up by kidding on your chopping it with a big axe, that my man, is the cunt dance.
    Ooh, I like the axe bit. Can I improvise? I thought I could maybe do a magician string-of-hankies trick out of my mangina.

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  • Deleted user 28 August 2008 12:05:02
    Return of the King's ending made perfect sense, however, if you did the manly thing and watched all 3 Extended Editions back to back.
  • M83J01P97 28 Aug 2008 12:07:33 6,383 posts
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    I love the film, but I always feel The Godfather Part. 2 is a little bloated, and Part. 3 shouldn't have been made imo, or it should have been made a couple of years after Part.2 and made good.
  • FixedInfinity 28 Aug 2008 12:08:01 1,682 posts
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    Ocean's Eleven. That ending is just... ugh.
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    FixedInfinity wrote:
    Ocean's Eleven. That ending is just... ugh.
    ugh = ?
  • DUFFMAN5 28 Aug 2008 12:09:18 13,798 posts
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    No country for old men.
    Zodiac.
    I think we (nearly) all agree Star wars 1977-1983, anything after just should not be names Star Wars.

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  • shamblemonkee 28 Aug 2008 12:12:00 14,036 posts
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    Actually, Star Wars where they don't shoot the escape pod.

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  • ming 28 Aug 2008 12:12:38 275 posts
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    Zodiac. I was hoping that the reporter would get stabbed at the end of the film just so that the film would finish quicker.
  • BanjoMan 28 Aug 2008 12:13:15 13,730 posts
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    There Will Be Blood

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