10 Movie Endings So Bad They Ruined The Film, According To Reddit – Screen Rant

10 Movie Endings So Bad They Ruined The Film, According To Reddit – Screen Rant

Between a thrilling mystery movie with too many loose ends and a mostly faithful Stephen King adaptation, these are great… for the first 1.5 hours.
It doesn’t matter how amazing the bulk of a movie is; if it fails to stick the landing, it could ruin the whole experience and leave a nasty taste in audiences’ mouths. And Redditors have their fair share of movies that were ruined for them when the final act arrived.
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Between a thrilling mystery movie that fails to tie everything together, a Stephen King adaptation that strays from the source material, and a clever X-Men movie that becomes too cliched, these films are great for the first 1.5 hours. And while most of these are in line with the general consensus, there are a couple of massive unpopular opinions.
Now You See Me is a fun action crime movie, and the series has enough fans that there’s a huge demand for Now You See Me 3. But as entertaining as the movies are for the way magic tricks are used as set pieces and catalysts for massive action sequences, the first film falls short at the final hurdle. Tortuga808 argues that “the ending makes the entire movie unnecessary.”
At the end of the film, it’s revealed that the Horsemen team was created by Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo,) the very FBI agent who was on the case, as a way to exact revenge for his father’s death. The big reveal causes so many plot holes that no magic trick could possibly hide, and another deleted Reddit user notes that “Ruffalo looked embarrassed during those final scenes.”
There are loads of things The Wolverine got right, such as the darker themes and the Japanese setting, both of which are reasons why Ryzenraider thinks the first two acts of the movie are great. However, that’s right up until “they shoehorn in the Silver Samurai, just threw in a huge tonal shift, and resolved everything with an over-the-top VFX fight.”
It was impossible for the James Mangold-directed The Wolverine to be worse than its predecessor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but that’s setting the bar low, and Silver Samurai kept the 2013 release from being a top tier X-Men movie. The same could be said for Logan, which was also directed by Mangold. The film tells an even better story about Wolverine as Old Man Logan, but in the final act of the movie, he’s simply facing a clone of himself.
While most Redditors call to attention final acts that are criticized by the majority, MikeyMGM is one of the few with a massively unpopular opinion. The Redditor claims that The Mist was ruined by the very final scene, which is one of the most shocking and emotionally exhausting moments in cinema history.
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As David knows that his whole family is going to be torn apart by the creatures, he keeps that from happening by shooting each one of them in the head. But moments later, the mist quickly dissipates, revealing the military coming to everyone’s rescue. In fairness, Stephen King’s original novel has a different ending, but according to Cinema Blend, King loves the twist that director Frank Darabont added.
The Matrix Resurrections was the last sequel anybody was asking for, but despite its polarizing reception, there are some great moments in the movie, and it does have a huge fanbase of its own. Shrek3onDVDandbluray is one of those fans who enjoyed the meta approach it had to the franchise, and that’s one of the ways the Matrix series can continue.
But the Reddit user thinks the movie failed when it turned into a by-the-numbers action film, arguing that it “went from an interesting movie and setting to the most generic plot and ending.” In the final act, Resurrections devolves into a shell of its former self, and action sequences don’t hold a candle to the ones that influenced a generation in the 1999 original.
Following up his spectacular directorial debut Get Out was a tough task, but for the most part, Jordan Peele achieved it with the even more terrifying Us. The film follows a family who is being hunted down by their doppelgangers, and its soon revealed that the same thing is happening to everyone in America.
Warm-Phone1077 explains that though they think the movie is great, “the ending is slightly illogical and makes everything that happens before it less scary the more you think about it.” The movie has a clever twist, but the more times viewers watch it, the less sense it makes as more plotholes are exposed. Us is almost the opposite of movies that gets better with each rewatch.
TVuniverse thinks the ending of Downsizing ruined what was otherwise a great movie. Fans tend to know what to expect from movies written and directed by Alexander Payne; an irreverent comedy about a middle-aged protagonist who has some kind of nihilistic outlook on the future. That’s no different with the sci-fi comedy Downsizing, only the tone and even the genre change completely in the final act of the movie.
The 2017 film turns into a Charlie Kaufman-esque absurdist dramedy about climate change. It still goes in an interesting direction, but given that Downsizing was totally mismarketed as an outright laugh-out-loud comedy, the ending undoubtedly angered most audiences.
The Luc Besson-directed Lucy is a great cross between the action of John Wick and Nikita, a french movie also directed by Besson that follows a female hitman. But Gvondra has a problem with the ending, claiming that “the whole movie requires maximum suspension of disbelief. But the shallow sophomoric ending trashes it all.”
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There are a few too many double-crosses, almost to the point where it’s comedic. And while the action sequences are inspiring, the ending holds it back from being talked about as one of the most exciting action movies of the past decade. But it was still good enough that fans want to see a sequel, even if it isn’t totally possible.
Point Break is an entertaining and ridiculous movie in which an FBI agent (Keanu Reeves) becomes an undercover surfer to infiltrate a group of criminal bank-robbing surfers. It’s a 90s classic and sees Reeves in one of his most iconic roles, but HardSteelRain has a major problem with the movie’s ending.
The Redditor rhetorically asks, “you’re letting him do what? After what he did?,” referring to how FBI Agent Johnny Utah lets a criminal go surfing instead of detaining him and then throws his badge into the ocean. While it is ridiculous, it’s no more ridiculous than anything that came before it, and it’s perfectly in keeping with the theatricality of the movie.
Richard Kelly is a one-hit-wonder director, as his directorial debut was the incredible cult hit Donnie Darko, but since then, he has failed to match that success. The closest he came was with The Box, but ThreadbareAdjustment comments that It got a rare “F” grade from CinemaScore and I think the ending is the sole reason why.”
The 2009 movie raises an incredible moral dilemma, and it would ordinarily make for an incredible narrative. In the 2009 movie, a couple is given a box with a button on top, and if they press the button, they’ll be awarded a million dollars but a random person will be murdered. For the first two-thirds of the movie, more mystery and intrigue are created, but it, unfortunately, fails miserably to thread it all together.
Like the literal content of the film itself, the narrative of Last Night In Soho is all smoke and mirrors, which is what makes it so edge-of-the-seat thrilling. Unfortunately, Nayapapaya reckons that the ending undoes anything great about the first hour and a half of the movie.
The Redditor argues, “the entire final act of that film, once we get to the reveal, is so poorly written that it actively refutes any point the film was trying to make about the issues it tried to address.” Just like with Wright’s previous release, Baby Driver, the 2021 film failed to stick the landing, even though the fast pacing and inventive camera techniques make most of the movie such a wild ride.
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