10 Awesome Movies Ruined

Sunday, August 7 by George Root

The 10 awesome movies ruined are those movies that start off with such promise and then have a terrible ending. We have all seen at least one of the 10 awesome movies ruined, but to see them all is an exercise in disappointment. See how many of the 10 awesome movies ruined you have seen that you wish you had not.

  1. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Fans pleaded with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to leave the "Indiana Jones" franchise alone. But when the duo insisted on releasing at Indiana Jones movie that ended with ancient aliens, they had one of the 10 awesome movies ruined on their hands.
  2. "2012" This movie was actually extremely interesting when it first got started. When the action scenes kicked in and the Apocalypse started to happen, everyone was glued to the screen. Then when the weak ending happened, which we won't reveal here, you wind up with one of the 10 awesome movies ruined.
  3. "2001: A Space Odyssey"  This Stanley Kubrick masterpiece holds together extremely well, even for the casual watcher, for most of its two-hour plus run time. But the ending looks like something that Kubrick threw together and does not make any sense at all, making this one of the 10 awesome movies ruined.
  4. "The Day After Tomorrow"  This weather thriller stars Dennis Quaid as a scientist who realizes that the next ice age is coming at a extremely rapid pace. The special effects in this movie are amazing, but when you realize that it cannot possibly have a resolution to the problem you realize that you are watching one of the 10 awesome movies ruined.
  5. "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith"  This is actually the best of the second trilogy of "Star Wars" movies. The action is intense and the story is very good. But when Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) becomes Darth Vader and lets out the weakest howl when he realizes that Padme (Natalie Portman) is dead, you have a weak ending that ruins an otherwise awesome movie.
  6. "the wrestler"   Mickey Rourke's comeback role as an aging professional wrestler is an excellent movie that brings the audience in to his life and makes them care. At the very end, when we are all ready to find out what happens to the wrestler, the movie just suddenly ends. That is why this is one of the 10 awesome movies ruined.
  7. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"  What a great movie this had the potential to be. Jake Gyllenhaal is excellent as the prince trying to uncover the murder plot that killed his father back in ancient times. But when the main plot element of the movie turns out to be a flow of sand that can just be stopped and reversed to fit the ending of the story, it tears the movie apart.
  8. "The Village"  M. Night Shyamalan's story about a village of recluse people that try to live outside the reach of modern society is actually a very entertaining story. It builds and draws you in until the ending when the "twist" is revealed and it turns out to be lame.
  9. "Jaws 3-D"   This movie is surprisingly good considering that it is the third installment of a franchise. The action scenes and shark attacks are very cool. But when the producers go way over the top to try and exploit the 3-D element at the end rather than going for a good ending, they get one of the 10 awesome movies ruined.
  10. "There Will Be Blood"  Throughout the entire movie the audience expects there to be blood, but there isn't. It is the story of an egomaniacal millionaire ashamed of his adopted son. The ending is the most anti-climatic thing ever put on film.
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COMMENTS

  1. August 7, 2011 1:27 pm

    Anonymous

    Um…Actually that was James Earl Jones who let out the howl as Darth Vader when he finds out Padme is dead.  That scene also symbolizes another end for Skywalker and his new life as Vader in which he realizes the hopelessness of returning to life he wanted so much to preserve.


  2. August 7, 2011 1:27 pm

    HJN527

    Yeah, stop it all ready with the Hayden Christensen references.  He’s a great actor and if Lucas doesn’t know how to write a good story ending, let’s give George credit for that.  I LOVED Revenge of the Sith….period!


  3. August 7, 2011 1:27 pm

    sac

    WTF. Are you really putting Stanley Kubrick’s “2001…” and “There Will Be Blood” on the same list with “2012″ and “Revenge Of The (Anagram)”?

    Shame on you.


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