Like, I paid a lot for this movie ticket. Come on.
Isn't it just the worst when you're engrossed in a movie, only to have it ruined by the ending? It takes so much work to put yourself in the world of the film and having it snatched away like that is pretty crazy. It's something we'd like to have warning of so we can avoid it.
u/deadkingsoul asked for warning from Reddit:
What movie ending actually made you say "what the f*?"
Here were just some of the most egregious offenders.
Event Horizon! I remember seeing Laurence Fishburn doing a promo for the film and he said "we like to leave the viewer to make up their own mind at the end." I think that was code for we don't have an ending. He was right.
Akira. Then again, the whole of Akira made me go "What the f*?", so that's hardly fair.
Which One Was The Ninth One?
The Ninth Gate, someone in the theater actually yelled "Oh, come on!"
They Went Together Like "Rama Lama Lama Ka Ding A De-WTF"
Grease. Nobody seems to remember that they flew away in a car.
I'm Gone, Girl
Gone Girl. The beginning of the movie quote " When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers" I was like this guy is a sick f*... but by the end I was pretty much shouting at the tv for him to unspool
The ending of Cube. I just stared at my screen for like two minutes after the credits were done. Then I yelled, "KAZAN?! REALLY?!"
Watch Me Disappear From This Theater
The Prestige. By the end of it I didn't even care which of them came out on top. Both were so messed up.
Mapquest To This Address
10 Cloverfield Lane. I really did not see that coming.
I've seen [Cloverfield], but I got the impression the original Cloverfield monster wasn't sentient. I figured the guy heard about the monster and went into the bunker thinking it was a nuclear attack. I was not expecting sentient, intelligent aliens in spacecraft from a Cloverfield movie.
Don't Take My Youth
Old boy. That movie messed me up.
Tis Merely A Flesh Wound
As a kid, the ending of Monty Python and the Holy Grail legit made me cry because I wanted to see the big battle.
Whitey Would Be Proud
The first time watching 2001: A space odyssey
"He can't see without his glasses!"
Saw. Say what you will about the series as a whole, but the first one is a very solid horror movie. It's the first time I was so shocked by an ending that I didn't really have much to say. I just sat there kind of speechless.
I almost wish I could forget that movie just so I could watch it again for the first time.
When I first saw Fellowship of the Ring, I hadn't read the books or heard any spoilers about it at all. I was like, "What the? They didn't even destroy the ring!"
Buddy just turns to me and says, "There's two more movies coming."
What's In The Box
That movie just left me feeling totally hollow.
From Dusk til Dawn.
At the time I had never heard of the movie, or had any inkling of what it was about. I downloaded it, so no movie cover. Just 0 f-cking idea what I was getting myself into.
Felt like a really really interesting, funny, but twisted story about two fugitives running from the law and trying to make it to the Mexico border. And I was just so invested in what was going to happen.
Then f-cking VAMPIRES?!
I actually paused the movie and checked to see if this was what the movie was actually about to make sure it didn't have a totally random film spliced in there somehow. It was just bizarre and threw me COMPLETELY for a loop. Without the context or prior knowledge you just would never know some deeply f up supernatural s* was about to go down in A bar.
But there I was.
The Usual Suspects.
It's like THE twist ending movie, but it's done so good since they give you such a big hint a minute before the reveal so you can figure it out just as it all begins to unfold as your brain tries to process it.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It just fills you with this sense of both utter devastation and hopefulness in a way that messed me up for days. It is so, so much more complex than just bittersweet.