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The worst movie endings in history | Digital Trends Spanish

Few things in this world are worse than a bad ending. It ruins what would otherwise be a pleasant experience, turning it into an unpleasant memory. Sometimes the movies that precede these bad endings are already awful, so their flawed climaxes surprise no one; If the first hour and a half is bad, there is no reason to believe that the last twenty minutes will be better. But what about good, even great, movies that fall apart because of a poor choice made in the last ten minutes? Those cases are the worst, leaving deep wounds in the heart of a movie fan.

Planet of the Apes (2001)

The planet of the Apesoriginal is among the best science fiction movies of all times. With an original, high-stakes plot and an exciting and thought-provoking story, the film has everything a cinematic experience should. Any remake would pale in comparison, but Tim Burton’s 2001 effort is beyond bad. Ridiculously exaggerated to the point of absurdity,the planet of the apes Burton puts the “bombshell” on “bombastic.”

The movie is terrible enough as it is, with clumsy performances from Mark Wahlberg and Tim Roth. However, the ending elevates it from “bad” to “spectacular and genuinely awful.” In a misguided effort to distance themselves from the famous and celebrated final twist of the original, Burton and company tried to revamp the climax of their version while trying to maintain the essence of the original. The result, a scene that presents a Ape version of the Lincoln statue at the Lincoln Memorial and a swarm of police apes, lacks the tension and sense of shock of the original. Instead, it looks contrived and ridiculously ridiculous. It is the Earth? Is this the future? Does anyone care?

I am legend (2007)

Robert Neville lying on the ground next to a German Shepherd in I Am Legend.

Will Smith was still at the height of his career in the 1990s, headlining successful star vehicles and earning the occasional Oscar nomination for his dramatic work. the 2007 filmI Am Legendfinds him as virologist Robert Neville, the sole survivor of a viral apocalypse that killed millions and turned others into night mutants.

I Am Legend it features an intriguing premise and Smith at her best, making for a gripping and emotionally resonant first hour and a half. However, the ending undoes most of the movie’s themes by having Neville sacrifice himself to kill mutants and save the cure he worked so long on. The alternate ending, which follows the novel more closely, sees Neville share a powerful moment of realization with the mutant leader, realizing that he now lives in a changing world and must adapt to his new reality. It’s a heavy, daring ending that goes against everything audiences expect of typical blockbuster fare, but that’s what would have made it so impactful. A sequel is in development, so perhaps the new movie can bring back some of these intriguing and unfairly dismissed themes.

batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

The doomsday creature looking intently in the 2016 film Batman v.  Superman.

The first time Batman and Superman shared the big screen should have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Superman: Dawn of Justiceit was a clumsy and overly ambitious film whose scope grossly exceeded its scope. The plot is convoluted to the point of nonsense, and the supposed clash of the titans between the Last Son of Krypton and the Dark Knight lasts a little over 5 minutes, and let’s not even talk about the whole Martha debacle. However, it’s the climax, which sees Lex Luthor send the doomsday creature after the titular heroes, that really derails the movie beyond salvation.

A CGI disaster, the fight against Doomsday ends with Superman’s apparent death. Some of best superhero movies of all timethey have included powerful sacrifices that greatly impact the story. However, Superman’s disappearance is neither emotional nor effective. Instead, it comes across as a cheap plot point, mainly because the movie feels like it’s just crossing off items on a long to-do list. Kill Superman. Check. Relive Superman in the next movie. Check.

The Devil Within (2012)

A young woman standing in front of two doors in the 2012 film The Devil Inside.

The found footage genre exploded in the new millennium, delivering some truly exciting entries after The Blair Witch Project. Nevertheless, The Devil Insideis an example of the worst things the genre has to offer. Cheap looking and poorly paced, the film is a poor man’s attempt at existential horror with little to no scares and often comes across as ridiculous rather than terrifying.

Still, the worst part of The Devil Insideis its end. Abrupt and laughable, the film ends with a car crash followed by a cut to black and a title card inviting audiences to visit a website to learn more about the alleged real-life case. I applaud the audacity of the creative minds of The Devil Inside, even if the result is still incredibly stupid. Also, the website has been gone since 2013, making the movie inconclusive. However, it is not that The Devil Inside have a high replay value. Yet it will always exist as a product of its time and place and a painful reminder that, while timely and original, viral marketing has an inescapable expiration date.

Robot Monster (1953)

Ro-Man in a desert with his arms raised slightly in the 1953 film Robot Monster.

It is not an exaggeration to say that Robot Monster It is one of the worst movies ever. It has its charms: if ever there was a movie so bad it’s good, this is it. However, it’s still silly and downright embarrassing, even if modern audiences can revel in its excesses. The plot follows the alien robot Ro-Man, who kills most of humanity on the orders of the Great Guide before falling in love with a human girl.

The ending sees Ro-Man and the male hero, Johnny, seemingly killed by the Great Guide. However, the film then cuts to a scene in which Johnny wakes up from a fever dream, suggesting that the events of the film occurred in his head. A final shot of Ro-Man implies that Johnny had a premonition, meaning that everything he “dreamed” will happen. Whatever the truth, the ending sucks. It feels more like an escapade than a genuine twist, mainly because the movie is never serious enough to pull from its lofty ambitions.

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