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Cacique Caribe08 Aug 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

For me it would have to be Signs (2002). It was going so well … until the whole "the aliens must invade using hand to hand tactics" popped into the movie at the very end.

So … which fiction movie was it in YOUR case, where the storyline was going so incredibly well, and you got really into, until right up to the last few scenes when the story suddenly gets completely ruined beyond belief?



Daithi the Black08 Aug 2018 12:25 p.m. PST

Revenge Of The Sith

Too many reasons to even post here

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

CC--you nailed it!

Winston Smith08 Aug 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

One of the Jurassic Park movies. Was it the third?
The must have run out of expensive CGI money, so they abruptly suspended the action and brought in the Marines.

Not that it was going all that well to begin with. It's always the same plot. A bigger badder meaner T-Rex escaped and was eating the tourists.

Kropotkin30308 Aug 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

Alien Resurrection. It had a lot of faults but the hybrid alien was not good. I read a script that Joss Whedon did for it and it was much better. The hybrid alien was albino but looked like a killer.White with blood infusing under the carapace. Jean-Pierre Jeunet got it almost right, but there was a problem at the end. The cast was excellent.

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

The Empire Strikes Back – ‘Luke, I'm your father'

I was in 7th grade, boy was I mad at the time.

PJ ONeill08 Aug 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

HBO's West World

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Aug 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri.

I'm simply not a fan of leaving everything hanging.

BuckeyeBob08 Aug 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

Although a TV series, Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories,
-The Mission- episode's ending was sooooooo far fetched and disappointing that I refused to watch any further episodes of that program.

SBminisguy08 Aug 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

For me it would have to be Signs (2002). It was going so well … until the whole "the aliens must invade using hand to hand tactics" popped into the movie at the very end.

They kinda lost me after it was explained that they melt like the Wicked Witch of the West when exposed to water…yet they are invading a planet where water is so plentiful it rains from the sky and covers 3/4 of the entire planet???

PrivateSnafu08 Aug 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

Vader never said that.

"No, I am your Father."

victor0leto08 Aug 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

The Matrix III

I want to explain how the ending fell apart for me…


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

I'm with SBminisguy on Signs. As soon as you find out that water kills them, the whole movie falls apart.

Meet Joe Black: it would have been an almost perfect movie if it had ended when Death and William walk off together, but no, Death comes back as the guy from the coffee shop at the beginning of the movie and that guy and Susan live happily ever after. Of course, Death had killed that guy at the beginning of the movie so that he could enjoy using that guy's body with Susan.

KSmyth08 Aug 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

McKinistry +1

I was really drawn in by the movie, but the ending was just blowing in the wind.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 5:12 p.m. PST

Agree as to Three Billboards- at the end of the movie, I was thinking – "and"?

charles popp08 Aug 2018 5:53 p.m. PST

I am gonna sound like a little girl but:
City of Angles. Get all into everything. 20 minutes of them together then bam she gets hit by a truck. I literally through stuff at the TV.

wrgmr108 Aug 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Fury, 50 German soldiers march up in column, during the day in 1945. The allies owned the skies. That and at least 15+ Landser are carrying panzerfausts. Once they attack Fury, two boxes (8) of them are brought out and their office says this is all we have. Sad.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

The second Matrix movie: Neo and the crew are walking away from their crippled hovership, but turn and see sentinels chasing them. Neo instinctively uses his matrix power, and the sentinels go down.

Obviously, then, they are still in the matrix.

The movie series, however, takes the low road and lets Neo's powers work outside the matrix. Boring. A more interesting film would have required him figure out how to destroy the matrix from within its own programming.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

Battlestar Galactica 2004-2009: Somewhere in the last season, it became so convoluted and broke its own rules enough that I couldn't finish watching it. The complete breakdown of military order on the Galactica is a minor but easy to remember example.

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 7:36 p.m. PST

Movie: Danny Boyle's 'Sunshine'

TV Series: JJ Abrams' 'Lost'

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 11:46 p.m. PST

After investing almost two hours into "Three Billboards" and seeing that ending, my thought was they ran out of money and just stopped filming.

Wish I could get those two hours back.

The Shadow09 Aug 2018 7:30 a.m. PST


I agree with you 101%. The ending of "Lost" was *very* disappointing.


"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid": I didn't like the "freeze frame" at the end instead of showing the final shootout.

Hermoine Granger should have hooked up with Harry Potter, not Ron Weasley.

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 7:41 a.m. PST

I have no problem with 3 Billboards' open-ended, unresolved ending. It was the intention of the filmmaker to make us draw our own conclusions.

Will Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell actually follow-through on their mission, knowing that their target wasn't culpable for the rape and murder of her daughter, or will they turn around at some point on their road trip, accepting that sometimes the pursuit of justice is unattainable and move on?

You decide. The film is more indelible for this ambiguity than it would have been had it tried to give us a resolved ending.

Ping Pong09 Aug 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

The Hollow, which is a kids show on Netflix. Starts off very cool and then takes a nose dive.

Winston Smith09 Aug 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

After investing almost two hours into "Three Billboards" and seeing that ending, my thought was they ran out of money and just stopped filming.

As I said above, I felt the same way about Jurassic Park 3.0

Something similar is in Deep Blue Sea. It felt like Samuel L Jackson wanted $5 USD million, and they could only afford $3 USD million. So a shark ate him 60% of the way through the movie.
Of course raptors ate him in Jurassic Park 1.0, but that looked planned.

Winston Smith09 Aug 2018 11:34 a.m. PST

Three Billboards is an Indie Art Film. It gets a pass. grin
Mere mortals are not allowed to criticize it.

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

felt like Samuel L Jackson wanted $5 USD USDmillion, and they could only afford $3 USD USDmillion. So a shark ate him 60% of the way through the movie.

But I loved that scene! Even more than mother@%&#$ snakes on a mother@#$%&! plane. When I first saw his almost comical sudden demise in the theater I nearly fell out of my seat because I never saw it coming just right when he was giving his inspiring "big hero" speech, but due to its shock value and brazenness in subverting genre conventions and turning our expectations on their heads I think it's brilliant in a B-movie kinda way.

This was later mimicked by the creature feature 'Feast.' Even though killing off heroes is nothing new in movies ranging from 'Braveheart' and 'Gladiator' to 'The Terminator' and 'Aliens,' killing them so early and without fanfare can be a shocking and visceral experience.

Twoball Cane09 Aug 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

Two movies.

Soviet era post apocalypse movie "Stalker"…. I love the movie so much…at least 80-90%. But the ending….always leaves me feeling uncomfortable it's an ambiguous ending.

Seven Samuai. Again, a great movie…. but I always wished toshiro mifunes character made it.

I guess for selfish reasons I want a different ending for seven samurai, and a better explanation for the ending of Stalker.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 1:43 a.m. PST

I agree with sunshine. Still fantastic soundtrack. But boring sunburned monster man ruined it.

haywire10 Aug 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

"Signs" makes sense when you think that they are not aliens, but Demons, and its not water but Blessed Water because he was a preacher who blessed his well.

Zephyr110 Aug 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

Grimm could have ended better, as the finale seemed rushed…

Soulmage11 Aug 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

Killing Samuel L Jackson *MADE* Deep Blue Sea. Nobody would even remember that movie if it wasn't for that.

I just rewatched Sunshine not long ago, and don't remember the ending. . . so it must not have been very good.

Battlestar Galactica – Yeah, for a show with such amazing sets, premise, and potential. . . I was disappointed with the direction it took.

haywire11 Aug 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

BSG suffered because of the writers' strike and I think they lost some of their think tank and their momentum.

I was hoping the Cylon "God" was going to turn out to be Count Iblis(sp?) and maybe Gaius and Caprica 6 were seeing the Lords of Light angels… it kinda came true but wasn't handled all that great.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

Schindler's list!!!

joedog29 Dec 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

2001 A Space Odyssey

Coelacanth193803 Jan 2019 7:57 p.m. PST

"Signs" was a movie about faith disguised as a sci-fi film. The little girl was indeed an angel who left glasses of holy water all over the house. The aliens were demons carrying out a Wild Hunt to haul souls into Hell. Besides being harmed by holy water, they had no understanding of doors (you have to invite them in). The movie seemed to be crafted around the legend of the mowing devil from some centuries that was the precursor of crop circle myths.

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