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Chaos and Evil
24-12-2007, 13:11
Instead of complaining all the time (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119187), let's chat about movies that have really awesome endings that make everything that came before seem worthwhile.



I'm going to kick this off with Frank Darabont's 'The Mist', which has a quite possibly perfect ending.




SPOILERS


- They drive until their fuel tank runs dry, seeing how the world has been destroyed.
- A monster the size of a tower block moves sedately past the stationary car; It is plain that it is only a matter of time before they are killed by the monsters that have taken over the planet.
- The lead character shoots the others in the car (Including his own son) out of mercy, then walks out into the mist to let the monsters kill him.
- Very slowly, a US army tank emerges from the mist, followed by hundreds of soldiers.




If you check out the direction the troops come from relative to the car, it turns out they had been driving *away* from help the entire time... now that's a perfect horror movie ending to a film that is actually fairly clunky in the middle.



So, what's your example of a (perhaps mediocre) movie with a perfect ending?

Vodevil
24-12-2007, 14:39
Planet Terror, the serene sadness of the ending was perfect contrast to the rest of the film (which runs out of steam about 45 minutes in, but the nice ending makes up for it).

The Usual Suspects, IMO this movie only exists so that there can be the ending. Without the ending the film is nothing, so while the ending is good the rest of the movie sucks because it only exists to facilitate the ending.

Escape from LA, the ending here is easily the best part of the movie... It makes the film, and is my favorite part of the Escape franchise.

RobC
24-12-2007, 14:41
Can't really reveal the endings without giving it away, so I shall just say Long Good Friday, Planet of the Apes and Monkey Island 2 – oh wait a minute...

kortholaxthedamned
24-12-2007, 14:51
Like I said in another movie thread, the end of Fight Club. The music (The Pixies 'Where is My Mind?') combines perfectly with the action (buildings falling) to send shivers down my spine.

El Presedente
24-12-2007, 14:58
don't know about films, but usually if the lead character dies at the end thats a pretty good ending.

Best ending I've ever seen in anything though is Doom 3's ending

Blade Runners ending is pretty good too.

ArtificerArmour
24-12-2007, 15:07
Star Wars Episode 3.


...what? Everything is epic by screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Arianwen
24-12-2007, 15:38
It's not as epic as screaming KHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAN though is it?

The end of Big Fish gets me every time. Sublime acting and a low-key ending combined with beautiful music.

The end of Secretary, 'specially the scene where Maggie Gyllenhaal makes the bed perfectly then adds a single cockroach. I just love her glee at knowing exactly what she's letting herself in for.

The end of The Empire Strikes Back. Just perfect.

Icarus
24-12-2007, 16:17
Like I said in another movie thread, the end of Fight Club. The music (The Pixies 'Where is My Mind?') combines perfectly with the action (buildings falling) to send shivers down my spine.

Got to second that, that last scene is utterly fantastic!

Also the end of The Prestige. Mind-blowing stuff!

vforvenator
24-12-2007, 16:25
Dellamorte Dellamore - the best ending to a horror film ever... I won't spoil this, go seek it out.

The Judge
24-12-2007, 16:35
Equilibrium - explosions, excellent music, and a close-up of Christian Bale's face, slowly forming a smile. Simply awesome.

Fight Club and Usual Suspects of course.

ArtificerArmour
24-12-2007, 16:46
It's not as epic as screaming KHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAN though is it?

That wasn't pretty much the last thing Kirk said though, was it?


The end of Big Fish gets me every time. Sublime acting and a low-key ending combined with beautiful music.

My thoughts on Ewan McGregor are well known :p


The end of Secretary, 'specially the scene where Maggie Gyllenhaal makes the bed perfectly then adds a single cockroach. I just love her glee at knowing exactly what she's letting herself in for.

Oh secretary was rubbish. It was directed by someone who wanted to make an S&M porno but realised his mum might be watching. She'd been doing that sort of thing all the way through, the only good bit about the ending was maggie getting n'ked.


The end of The Empire Strikes Back. Just perfect.

It was one of the best ending of the star wars. Although I did like the end of episode 2, all the storm troopers embarking for the clone wars...classic!

Ok, in all seriousness, my favourite endings to a movie...


Evil Dead 2. When you think it's over...It's not!

and Vampire Hunter D, at the funeral, D's hand demon telling him:

"See, you're not all bad...you just dress bad."

Neknoh
24-12-2007, 17:00
The Usual Suspects, deffinately, and I have to put a word in for Das Boot as well, a brilliant ending that shows the true face of war

Wintermute
24-12-2007, 17:26
This thread is very similar to the Pure Cinema Gold (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119188) thread.

Therefore I'm closing this one.

Wintermute
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