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Ruined Endings... because you fell asleep during the last part of that movie and you just want to know what happened, this site exists.
posted by not_on_display (39 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's like Movie Pooper, with a similar amount of pop ups and ads.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:39 PM on May 29, 2009


Apologies... I have Adblock Plus installed on my Firefox, so I see no pop-ups or ads.
posted by not_on_display at 12:43 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Interesting. Hate the ads though. Not sure this is a good thing though. For example, Mystic River, which was otherwise a really great film, the last 10 minutes were so mind-bogglingly bad and ruined the film, you really should have just walked out and felt better for never having seen it. And maybe smacked Clint Eastwood in the process, except he could probably still kick my ass...
posted by elendil71 at 12:46 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Apologies... I have Adblock Plus installed on my Firefox, so I see no pop-ups or ads.
No harm intended/done. That's what I get for browsing bareback.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:50 PM on May 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


For example, Mystic River, which was otherwise a really great film, the last 10 minutes were so mind-bogglingly bad and ruined the film, you really should have just walked out and felt better for never having seen it.

When a friend and I saw Fearless in college, he walked out near the end once Jeff Bridges' character ate the strawberry.
posted by Doofus Magoo at 12:55 PM on May 29, 2009


I see no pop-ups or ads.
posted by not_on_display


Epony.
posted by now i'm piste at 1:01 PM on May 29, 2009


If I fall asleep during a movie, it's because I no longer care how it ends.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:02 PM on May 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


"Ruined Endings" are what happen when the massage parlor gets raided by the cops.
posted by bondcliff at 1:17 PM on May 29, 2009 [5 favorites]


This saves thousands of hours!
posted by Burhanistan at 1:25 PM on May 29, 2009


Don't forget The Movie Spoiler! For whatever reason I'm obsessed with reading about what happens in horror movies. I'm too scared to actually see most horror movies, but for some reason I like to *read* about them an awful lot.
posted by kbanas at 1:27 PM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Jeebus, kbanas, clicking on that link is like taking a discount flight to 1995.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 1:33 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Selma: You like the movies, don't you?
Bill Houston: I love the movies. I just love the musicals.
Selma: But isn't it annoying when they do the last song in the films?
Bill Houston: Why?
Selma: Because you just know when it goes really big... and the camera goes like out of the roof... and you just know it's going to end. I hate that. I would leave just after the next to last song... and the film would just go on forever.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:36 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is what Wikipedia is for. My wife and kids were away for several weeks a few months ago and I started watching a lot of movies, many of which were from Hulu. The thing was, most of them were pretty terrible but the plot had me sucked in. It used to be that I would sit through the rest of some terrible film just to see how it ended, or because I had already sunk so much time into it. Thanks to wikipedia, I could stop after 30 minutes, read a brief synopsis of the rest, and get on with my life (or start another terrible flick). It got to a point where I was skipping the last half of nearly every movie I saw.
posted by lucasks at 1:44 PM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


I must confess, following up on lucasks' comments, that I tend to wiki movies *while* I watch them. And check the rotten tomatoes rating. And read a few reviews. And see if there's a MeFi thread about it.

This is partly why I've stopped watching movies on my computer.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:53 PM on May 29, 2009


In Hollywood, endings ruin you!
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:56 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bah -- "Cure" isn't there. Anyone want to tell me how it ends? I fell asleep while watching it on sundance channel a few years ago, and it's been bugging me ever since.
posted by empath at 1:57 PM on May 29, 2009


I think the most interesting ruined ending was Spielberg's "feel good" obliteration of Kubrick's film A.I. A movie whose body had good chances for enduring respect has been almost totally wiped from the face of cinematic history solely sure to Spielberg's ending.
posted by jeffburdges at 2:00 PM on May 29, 2009


filthy light thief: That's one movie where I really wish I could unsee the ending :'-(
posted by afx237vi at 2:08 PM on May 29, 2009


I think the most interesting ruined ending was Spielberg's "feel good" obliteration of Kubrick's film A.I. A movie whose body had good chances for enduring respect has been almost totally wiped from the face of cinematic history solely sure to Spielberg's ending.

I think you've been misled. According the Spielberg, "The whole last 20 minutes of the movie was completely Stanley's."
posted by mr_roboto at 2:09 PM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


afx237vi - I thought that was the point of Selma's point of view: stop here if you want to pretend everything will be fine. Go on, "and you just know it's going to end."
posted by filthy light thief at 2:10 PM on May 29, 2009


filthy light thief: Oh absolutely. It still traumatised the hell outta me though.
posted by afx237vi at 2:14 PM on May 29, 2009


These folks have been doing movie summaries for far longer, and much better.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 2:28 PM on May 29, 2009


I offer a big high five to anybody else who really DID fall asleep for the last five minutes of The Usual Suspects.



...WHAT? I was so tired and the papasan chair was so comfortable...
posted by clavicle at 3:00 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh my, this is exactly what my parents need. My evil brother will say they haven't seen the movie he wants to re-watch, just because he knows they never remember the ending. If they don't know how it ended, they never saw it. Now, how do I profit off this...?
posted by Elmore at 3:02 PM on May 29, 2009


So it was a sled. Hnh. But that means that Malcolm was dead all along, what with Norman propping up his own dead mother in his basement and E.T. and Private Ryan making it home with Indy finding the Ark and O'Shaunessy killing Miles over the fake falcon.
Yeah, totally saw it coming.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:11 PM on May 29, 2009


I had the strangest feeling I'd seen this movie: they couldn't spoil it for me.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 3:27 PM on May 29, 2009


empath: "Cure" isn't there. Anyone want to tell me how it ends?

[fade to black]
HTH.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:56 PM on May 29, 2009


For whatever reason I'm obsessed with reading about what happens in horror movies. I'm too scared to actually see most horror movies, but for some reason I like to *read* about them an awful lot.

Everyone is murdered apart from the chick who didn't put out or smoke pot earlier and the monster is killed in some ambiguous way so they can bring it back for the sequel.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:01 PM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yes: they already spoiled Watchmen.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:35 PM on May 29, 2009


OH NOES
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 4:39 PM on May 29, 2009


I see the've not attempted Primer.

And go for the Director's Cut version of Blade Runner but don't even address the is her /is he not a replicant question...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:44 PM on May 29, 2009


This "spoiler" is more confusing than the movie itself.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:03 PM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


You could also ruin endings by relating the ending badly or by relating the ending as it appeared in your dreams, after falling asleep in the middle of the movie.

Such as in Synecdoche, New York, after the "Eye of the Tiger" training montage where the protagonist prepares to fight the revived dinosaurs with shotguns & ninja skills.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:21 PM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Awesome, they have The Crying Game!

(15 seconds later...)

o_O
posted by not_on_display at 5:22 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


~~~D8}
posted by Pronoiac at 5:48 PM on May 29, 2009


I wish these sorts of site were available a while back. It took me three some years to finally see the end of one film, due to a (at the time) extremely young brother's bladder...
posted by Samizdata at 8:16 PM on May 29, 2009


Wow, ummmm, most of those REALLY suck on a netbook.

(Thanks again for all the work, Matt!)
posted by Samizdata at 8:21 PM on May 29, 2009


For whatever reason I'm obsessed with reading about what happens in horror movies. I'm too scared to actually see most horror movies, but for some reason I like to *read* about them an awful lot.

Hey, I do the same, exact thing! I thought I was the only one! Recently I've looked up the endings of The Uninvited and I Know Who Killed Me. (yes, I am ashamed)

I'm currently working up the nerve to see Drag Me To Hell.
posted by lunasol at 10:09 PM on May 29, 2009


Lucasks,

I do the same thing, but more often with TV series than with movies. I get sucked in by a first season, the second season loses a lot of steam, and then I want to know what happens in season 3, but don't want to invest the time in actually watching it. I can't even count how many third seasons of TV shows I've "watched" on wikipedia.

And, kbanas, word on the horror movie thing, too. I'm not a horror fan, and watch almost nothing, but for some reason I've read the full synopses of every Saw film, and Hostel 1 & 2. I don't know why I do it, but it makes it somewhat surreal to discuss horror movies with a coworker who is really into horror. I know what happened, but I have zero visual reference.
posted by Bugbread at 5:57 AM on May 30, 2009


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