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2013-06-11 09:03:39 AM  
They should have never changed the end to I Am Legend.
 
2013-06-11 09:31:52 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: They should have never changed the end to I Am Legend.


Came to say this.
 
2013-06-11 09:38:23 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: They should have never changed the end to I Am Legend.


The title doesn't even work if you change the ending. I can't belive they were that stupid.
 
2013-06-11 09:38:51 AM  
I Am Legend.
 
2013-06-11 09:39:37 AM  
Is the alternate ending of Army of Darkness more in line with the theme of the series? Yes. Is the theatrical ending more fun and a source of so many fun one-liners? Hells yes.
 
2013-06-11 09:42:53 AM  
Last line of the article contradicts their take on I Am Legend.
 
2013-06-11 09:43:17 AM  

Mad_Radhu: AnotherBluesStringer: They should have never changed the end to I Am Legend.

The title doesn't even work if you change the ending. I can't belive they were that stupid.


It makes more sense in the short story. In that, he's the only human left and the zombie-whatever people are much more human like at night. Since he kills them indiscriminately during the day (some of the pseudo-zombies really are just feral), he's a monster to the sentient ones, the evil thing you tell your children to scare them into behaving. A legend. A fully gets it while he waits to be killed, thus the title of the story
 
2013-06-11 09:47:11 AM  
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I AM LEG-END.
 
2013-06-11 09:48:36 AM  
The original ending of the descent is better...is that what they're trying to say? First time I saw the alt I thought "well she dies then" but her being haunted the rest of her life is a scarier idea IMO.
 
2013-06-11 09:50:29 AM  
I am in no way a believer that all movies have to end in happy clappy endings but man a lot of those listed are pretty brutal.
 
2013-06-11 09:51:36 AM  
Blocked at work. Anyone want to be kind enough to post it?
 
2013-06-11 09:52:48 AM  
The ending to dodgeball where they lose the championship game.
 
2013-06-11 09:57:44 AM  

Ned Stark: The ending to dodgeball where they lose the championship game.


Would have been idiocy really, the entire movie was a campy build up and the actors chosen played to that camp. And the ending with the bet on himself was a clever way to wrap things up. Plus it had one of the funniest moments in the entire movie

"No silly, I'm not a lesbian...I'm bi"
"Ohhh snap!"
 
2013-06-11 10:03:34 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Ned Stark: The ending to dodgeball where they lose the championship game.

Would have been idiocy really, the entire movie was a campy build up and the actors chosen played to that camp. And the ending with the bet on himself was a clever way to wrap things up. Plus it had one of the funniest moments in the entire movie

"No silly, I'm not a lesbian...I'm bi"
"Ohhh snap!"


They still could have kept that part...

// *losegame*
// Vince Vaughn: "awww, crap. ihazsad."
// *Christine Taylor consoled by GF*
// *scene progresses as normal*
 
2013-06-11 10:05:25 AM  
The only alt ending on the list that I am glad they did not go with was the Scott Pilgrim ending. Scott ending with Ramona was a better ending because it fit the story and it was right from the source material. Knives and him were not together for most of the film and really did not seem right when I saw the alt ending. The rest, I can see where they would make great endings. Except for I Am Legend where the alt ending is the only ending I will watch.
 
2013-06-11 10:11:09 AM  

yves0010: The only alt ending on the list that I am glad they did not go with was the Scott Pilgrim ending. Scott ending with Ramona was a better ending because it fit the story and it was right from the source material. Knives and him were not together for most of the film and really did not seem right when I saw the alt ending. The rest, I can see where they would make great endings. Except for I Am Legend where the alt ending is the only ending I will watch.


Were you aware that they were filming that well before the ending of the book came out? Even the author wasn't sure how he was going to end it, and it left the filmmakers several options as to how to do so.
 
2013-06-11 10:14:24 AM  
I always wish they would have filmed the Se7en ending where Freeman shoots John Doe.
 
2013-06-11 10:17:43 AM  

Dr Dreidel: IdBeCrazyIf: Ned Stark: The ending to dodgeball where they lose the championship game.

Would have been idiocy really, the entire movie was a campy build up and the actors chosen played to that camp. And the ending with the bet on himself was a clever way to wrap things up. Plus it had one of the funniest moments in the entire movie

"No silly, I'm not a lesbian...I'm bi"
"Ohhh snap!"

They still could have kept that part...

// *losegame*
// Vince Vaughn: "awww, crap. ihazsad."
// *Christine Taylor consoled by GF*
// *scene progresses as normal*


It would have sucked if they lost at the end. TFA talkas about Holy's Grail's awesome jarring ending. I think it's a stupid ending, totally cuts the knees off the movie. took it from Epic to good.
 
2013-06-11 10:19:57 AM  

Hebalo: It would have sucked if they lost at the end. TFA talkas about Holy's Grail's awesome jarring ending. I think it's a stupid ending, totally cuts the knees off the movie. took it from Epic to good.


Know how I know you don't know anything about Monty Python's particular brand of humor, or humour as the case may be?
 
2013-06-11 10:22:17 AM  
www.onepagewonder.com

The control group.
 
2013-06-11 10:24:59 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Hebalo: It would have sucked if they lost at the end. TFA talkas about Holy's Grail's awesome jarring ending. I think it's a stupid ending, totally cuts the knees off the movie. took it from Epic to good.

Know how I know you don't know anything about Monty Python's particular brand of humor, or humour as the case may be?


Can I agree with both of you? Holy Grail was AMAZING, but the ending is, to me, the single unfunny joke in the film.

// shoulda ended with The Oral Sex
 
2013-06-11 10:26:08 AM  
FTA: the "true" underdog story being the one where the underdog loses, which is what happens in real life, but never in Hollywood sports movies

Did the author never see The Bad News Bears?  Rocky?
 
2013-06-11 10:28:17 AM  

Dr Dreidel: the single unfunny joke in the film.


Reminds me of a lone from somewhere, I forget what: The funniest jokes are the ones played on the audience.

Dr Dreidel: shoulda ended with The Oral Sex


Isn't that how EVERYTHING should end?
 
2013-06-11 10:29:00 AM  
Wasn't this a cracked list a while back?
 
2013-06-11 10:29:39 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Hebalo: It would have sucked if they lost at the end. TFA talkas about Holy's Grail's awesome jarring ending. I think it's a stupid ending, totally cuts the knees off the movie. took it from Epic to good.

Know how I know you don't know anything about Monty Python's particular brand of humor, or humour as the case may be?


because he has STUPID tattooed on his forehead?
 
2013-06-11 10:30:32 AM  
So any version where the ending is dark and nihilistic is automatically better. Got it.
 
2013-06-11 10:30:42 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Dr Dreidel: shoulda ended with The Oral Sex

Isn't that how EVERYTHING should end?


And begin.

// let's have a "poll" for THAT!
 
2013-06-11 10:34:33 AM  

PizzaJedi81: yves0010: The only alt ending on the list that I am glad they did not go with was the Scott Pilgrim ending. Scott ending with Ramona was a better ending because it fit the story and it was right from the source material. Knives and him were not together for most of the film and really did not seem right when I saw the alt ending. The rest, I can see where they would make great endings. Except for I Am Legend where the alt ending is the only ending I will watch.

Were you aware that they were filming that well before the ending of the book came out? Even the author wasn't sure how he was going to end it, and it left the filmmakers several options as to how to do so.


Makes sense but still. Something like that doesnlt make sense to me. He fights all of Ramona's evil ex's and ends up with Knives. But I can see they were trying to do and I give them credit in their foresight.
 
2013-06-11 11:13:33 AM  

therecksays: I am in no way a believer that all movies have to end in happy clappy endings but man a lot of those listed are pretty brutal.


Yeah, it is like The Mist - I liked the film, but because of the ending I have avoided rewatching it.
 
2013-06-11 11:23:45 AM  
The first time say Butterfly Effect, it was the alternate ending. When I heard it wasn't the original one, and I went and found it online... I came to realize why people think the movie sucked so bad
 
2013-06-11 11:27:53 AM  

xria: therecksays: I am in no way a believer that all movies have to end in happy clappy endings but man a lot of those listed are pretty brutal.

Yeah, it is like The Mist - I liked the film, but because of the ending I have avoided rewatching it.


I remember a loooong while back, they were considering ending Miami Vice by killing both characters, but knew people would hate that and not watch reruns, knowing they died in the end anyway.
Makes sense I guess.
 
2013-06-11 11:33:42 AM  
Superman II.  Richard Donovan's version was ridiculously better and the whole movie made sense, as opposed to the banal version they released.
 
2013-06-11 11:40:26 AM  

PumpkinCake: Superman II.  Richard Donovan's version was ridiculously better and the whole movie made sense, as opposed to the banal version they released.


Did it explain how powerless Superman and Lois got from the North Pole to civilization?
 
2013-06-11 11:44:46 AM  

yves0010: The only alt ending on the list that I am glad they did not go with was the Scott Pilgrim ending. Scott ending with Ramona was a better ending because it fit the story and it was right from the source material. Knives and him were not together for most of the film and really did not seem right when I saw the alt ending. The rest, I can see where they would make great endings. Except for I Am Legend where the alt ending is the only ending I will watch.


Not to mention that Ramona and Scott basically deserved each other. Knives had it nailed when she told Scott that she was too good for him. She had progressed from the naive "never been kissed" high schooler that everybody felt Scott was taking advantage of to being the most mature person in the story. It was far more fitting thst she was the one who outgrew Scott at the end.
 
2013-06-11 11:47:07 AM  

Mugato: PumpkinCake: Superman II.  Richard Donovan's version was ridiculously better and the whole movie made sense, as opposed to the banal version they released.

Did it explain how powerless Superman and Lois got from the North Pole to civilization?


Uhh...no. No, not that part.  But the rest was great!
 
2013-06-11 11:47:36 AM  

gunga galunga: yves0010: The only alt ending on the list that I am glad they did not go with was the Scott Pilgrim ending. Scott ending with Ramona was a better ending because it fit the story and it was right from the source material. Knives and him were not together for most of the film and really did not seem right when I saw the alt ending. The rest, I can see where they would make great endings. Except for I Am Legend where the alt ending is the only ending I will watch.

Not to mention that Ramona and Scott basically deserved each other. Knives had it nailed when she told Scott that she was too good for him. She had progressed from the naive "never been kissed" high schooler that everybody felt Scott was taking advantage of to being the most mature person in the story. It was far more fitting thst she was the one who outgrew Scott at the end.


And she should of ended up with Young Niel... I mean Niel. He was also one that grew a bit, though in the background.

Still, that movie is one of my favorite fun movies to watch. Even if its just to listen to the music, and I do own the soundtrack too. I also reread the graphic novels too. Usually when I am bored and do not want to play games at that very moment.
 
2013-06-11 11:47:46 AM  

Solon Isonomia: Is the alternate ending of Army of Darkness more in line with the theme of the series? Yes. Is the theatrical ending more fun and a source of so many fun one-liners? Hells yes.


Came to this. While the alternate ending is neat, the original theatrical ending is just too damn fun.
 
2013-06-11 11:48:58 AM  

WippitGuud: The first time say Butterfly Effect, it was the alternate ending. When I heard it wasn't the original one, and I went and found it online... I came to realize why people think the movie sucked so bad


I'm glad that Butterfly Effect was included on that list.  The alternate ending is so much better than the one that was chosen for the theaters.
 
2013-06-11 12:00:40 PM  
I like that alternative ending to Return of the Jedi where the Emperor uses force lightning to kill George Lucas, preventing those prequels from ever happening....
 
2013-06-11 12:00:41 PM  
The way they should have ended the Matrix moview was that Neo was the first to realize that what they thought was reality was ACTUALLY a second matrix for those who rejected the first one and he was the first to actually free humanity from the machines.

Would have been much better than the shiatty two sequels we got, and it would explain why he could see code and destroy machines with the force in the "real" world outside the matrix.
 
2013-06-11 12:03:21 PM  

Ima_Lurker: FTA: the "true" underdog story being the one where the underdog loses, which is what happens in real life, but never in Hollywood sports movies

Did the author never see The Bad News Bears?  Rocky?


Rocky lost the fight, but he "won" by going the distance with Apollo, which nobody had done before.

PumpkinCake: Superman II.   Richard Donovan's version was ridiculously better and the whole movie made sense, as opposed to the banal version they released.


I don't know who this Donovan guy is, but maybe he would have been a better director than Dick Lester.
 
2013-06-11 12:11:24 PM  
HANNIBAL (2001)

All the filmed endings are trash.

The book ending was superb.  He escaped just as the movie ends pretty much, but ends up brainwashing Starling and they end up together as a couple in a flash forward moment at the very end.  Why end his status as a great anti-hero?  It's a sell-out to the unwashed masses.

Sad, in that the movies were so faithful to the material for most of the movies, and then blam, completely different ending.
 
2013-06-11 12:21:22 PM  
This ending for Scott Pilgrim tracks better than the one they used
 
2013-06-11 12:23:56 PM  
I dont know that they filmed it, but I think War Games original ending had them failing to stop the computer from launching the nukes.   Would have been fun to see Matthew Broderick blown to pieces.
 
2013-06-11 12:26:43 PM  

omeganuepsilon: but ends up brainwashing Starling and they end up together as a couple in a flash forward moment at the very end


Uh, that was terrible. They kill Ray Liotta together and then become lovers. I think I heard that's why Jodie Foster didn't sign on.
 
2013-06-11 12:28:16 PM  
No alternative ending to Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan?
Where Sulu comes out of the turbo-lift onto the bridge wearing nothing but a speedo singing, "I feel pretty" to an emotionally distraught Admiral Kirk.
 
2013-06-11 12:34:15 PM  
I'm glad they kept the scene in Dodgeball where Lance Armstrong lectures Vince Vaughn on overcoming adversity and about being a hero with the support of his friends and family.

/"Well, I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn't have anything to regret for the rest of their life. But good luck to you Peter. I'm sure this decision won't haunt you forever. "
 
2013-06-11 12:35:48 PM  

Mugato: omeganuepsilon: but ends up brainwashing Starling and they end up together as a couple in a flash forward moment at the very end

Uh, that was terrible. They kill Ray Liotta together and then become lovers. I think I heard that's why Jodie Foster didn't sign on.


It was. She said it was a complete betrayal of the character that she felt such a strong connection to. By the time they decided to change the ending, she was no longer available.
 
2013-06-11 12:35:59 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Hebalo: It would have sucked if they lost at the end. TFA talkas about Holy's Grail's awesome jarring ending. I think it's a stupid ending, totally cuts the knees off the movie. took it from Epic to good.

Know how I know you don't know anything about Monty Python's particular brand of humor, or humour as the case may be?


Oh, go piss up a rope ITG. I know plenty about humor, far more than you suspect. I've seen all the Python films, and enjoyed them all.

My point, in case you're too busy pounding the keyboard with rage to re-read it, is that the ending was terrible. Great movie, tarnished by an ending which was a cop-out, on every level. It's okay to be funny and twist things, but that ending wasn't true to the material, made no sense in terms of the film, and was just stupid (in a bad way).
 
2013-06-11 12:38:50 PM  

Hebalo: PizzaJedi81: Hebalo: It would have sucked if they lost at the end. TFA talkas about Holy's Grail's awesome jarring ending. I think it's a stupid ending, totally cuts the knees off the movie. took it from Epic to good.

Know how I know you don't know anything about Monty Python's particular brand of humor, or humour as the case may be?

Oh, go piss up a rope ITG. I know plenty about humor, far more than you suspect. I've seen all the Python films, and enjoyed them all.

My point, in case you're too busy pounding the keyboard with rage to re-read it, is that the ending was terrible. Great movie, tarnished by an ending which was a cop-out, on every level. It's okay to be funny and twist things, but that ending wasn't true to the material, made no sense in terms of the film, and was just stupid (in a bad way).


It's not like breaking the fourth wall and ending skits abruptly was unusual in Python skits.
 
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