Originally posted by Rick5150 I thought "Rocky" was a great ending. I like when the 'hero' loses. Makes it real...
rocky was realistic, surprising and not like all those movies (mostly sport films) that you say like: "WOW! The underdog won in the last second!.....what a surprise........mumble"
bloody disney sport films
if we're talking the last 10 (or perhaps 20 in my case) minutes of film, I'm ganna have to give it to:
THE BLUES BROTHERS!
*disney fans*: "....what a surprise....mumble"
seriously, the concert had some really fun and energetic songs, then some nice funny scenes and lines befor they hop in the car, the car chase was the best and funniest chase ever! some great moments and lines "this is car 55, we're in a truck" and the Nazi's car falling on chicago. tons of carnage, crashes. Then of corse, the blues brothers race up the steps, putting baracades to stop the over the top number of police and soldiers chaseing after them (bwahhaahaah!) and then to top it off, the band, cast and crew sing 'jailhouse rock'......most fun 20 anyone ever has watching a movie
there have been some great endings in alot of movies in the time befor the late 90's, we're talking star wars, james bond, indiana jones...smashing films
Originally posted by maquino Return of the King[/b]
Really? I didn't like the ending of ROTK to much. I found it to be a little too 'Ooh lets all get emotional and cry now'. Worst part of the movie if you ask me (Not to mention I really needed to go to the bathroom and the movie just would'nt stop!)
One of my favorite movie endings has to be in "The Rocketeer." After the fantastic climax on the zeppelin, everything gets wrapped up in a really great feel-good way. And I'm not talking a really sappy, saccharine sort of feel-good. It's just between Horner's score and what's happening on screen (and the way they match up), it just leaves you taking a deep breath and going "Aaahh...yeah."
I also really like the end of "The Fellowship of the Ring." I'm not sure what it is. The music and the sense of "Here we go" just really hits the spot for me.
Funny that both heavily involve the music working its magic on me...hmm...
The Bridge on the River Kwai - mass death of Shakespearean proportions - "Madness. Madness!"
12 Angry Men - something about two men who were great allies for an hour and a half finding out each others' names in the last lines of the film was poignant - not to mention watching all the others walk out - and the lovely gesture with the coat
Citizen Kane - I have to give a nod to this film - "Rosebud" - and I will not, for all you Indy buffs out there, that the final shots of this film were the influence for the final shot of Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Searchers - John Wayne as the outcast condemned to wander beneath the winds - not to mention the line beforehand - "Let's go home Debbie"
Inherit the Wind - Spencer Tracy's Henry Drummond walking out of court with the Bible and Darwin next to each other, with "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" being played over it, and right after the cynical reporter gets his comeuppance - goosebumps, gentlemen
Location: The Wild, Wild West (though there are places I'd rather be and a certain place I left my heart)
LOL, the end of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is hilariously anti-climactic (or however you spell it ) I really like the ending of "Minority Report-" the perfect tying-up-of-loose-ends-and-surprising-everyone kind of ending.
I never thought of the ending to ESB like that, Ren. I always hated the "ending" because it didn't end. I'm glad that I wasn't there to see Ep. V in theatres because I would have been p.o.'ed that I had to wait unti Ep. VI to see how it continued.
But after hearing your comment on the ending, I might just have to go back and watch it again with a whole new respect. Thanks!
Originally posted by mra A bad ending was Two Towers...no Gandalf-Sauraman confrontation?
You will see it on Return of the King's Extended Edition DVD... according to the TT DVD documentary, Jackson cut it out because it would have lessened the movie's climax (talking about bad endings)... and it's Saruman, by the way.
To name one more, I liked the ending of Phone Booth (like I liked the whole movie).
Hmm, and perhaps we should open a thread about most captivating openings in the movie history?