Top 10 Worst Movie Endings10. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Kicking up our list is the Indiana Jones film that went away from the spiritual and straight into the sci-fi. While we can stomach a lot, this film nuked the fridge big-time when the crystal skull awakened a generic alien who proceeded to melt Cate Blanchett's brain. Even worse is the image of Indie witnessing a spaceship flying off, not into space, but rather another dimension.
9. Sunshine (2007)
The sun is dying and the only people that can reignite it are astronauts that hope to do so with a massive nuclear payload.
As if this weren't pressure enough, the first ship to try mysteriously vanished. Now, this is a cool setup. Unfortunately the solitary cabin feverage tone of the film is completely uprooted in the final act, when the deranged captain of the missing ship reappears and turns the film into a kind of slasher flick. Imagine how confused you'd be if you stepped out to go to the bathroom when that happened.
8. The Forgotten (2004)
A bad movie ending can be the result of any sort of bad decision. This entire film revolves around the fact that everybody thinks that Julianne Moore's kid never existed even though she believes very strongly that he did. With zero percent of the film having anything to do with aliens, you can bet that audiences were pretty upset when it was revealed that xtraterrestrials were responsible. Seriously dumb.
7. Lady In The Water (2006)
So, "The Village" was bad, but we were willing to give Shyamalan the benefit of the doubt and believe that that was an aberration. However, the struggling director proved that that failure would be his new norm with this incredibly bizarre movie. Though it has a fair amount of interesting characters, the story never really picks up, especially when the entire finale was quite literally about wolves, tree monkeys and waiting for a nymph to be carried away by a giant eagle, J.R.R. Tolkien style. And we don't even see that Lame.
6. The Number 23 (2007)
In this psychological thriller, Jim Carrey's character finds a book entitled "The Number 23". It tells the story of a detective who murdered his own girlfriend. With an increasing amount of things in common with the character and the eponymous number seemingly popping up everywhere in his life, his sanity begins to unravel as he pulls at each thread of the mystery. But, as it turns out, he's written the book before giving himself amnesia, of course.
5. I Am Legend (2007)
Great job, Hollywood, altering your movie's original ending, despite leaving the support for that ending throughout the picture. The twist is supposed to be that the darkstalkers were thinking and compassionate creatures that were merely out to rescue their own kind. Instead, Smith goes out with a bang and his friends find a safe haven, to have a happily-ever-after-style ending. Not only does this make for a disappointing end to a disappointing movie, but it completely undermines the message of the source material.
4. War Of The World (2005)
Okay, so now let's that the same problem in the other direction. Arguably, Steven Spielberg was set up to disappoint from the start by choosing to remain stringently loyal to the original source material. This means that germs defeat the aliens, not humans. So they've mastered interplanetary travel, but Purell is completely beyond them. I guess war of the flu season or common cold of the worlds weren't catchy titles.
3. Superman (1978)
When Superman failed to save Lois Lane, they decided to cheat instead of showing some spider-man style cojones. This involves Superman nonsensically using his super speed to reverse the rotation of the globe and turn back time, cause that's how it works. We're pretty sure that would just kill everything else rather than save the one life, but, you know, what we can expect from a continuity that has to invent a new substance, in order to give its hero a weakness.
2. Planet Of The Apes (2001)
Rebooting a classic and then toying with its twist ending, now that's bananas. You maniac! Maybe that would have worked, had Tim Burton's final scene not went for shock value over logic. Returning Mark Wahlberg to earth, out of nowhere and for no reason humans have been replaced with monkeys, and even the statue of Abraham Lincoln has been turned into a monument of his defeated monkey foe. Sheesh.
1. The Devil Inside (2012)
Taking the top spot is this found-footage horror flick centred on demonic possession. Here, signs point to the realization that Isabella isn't quite herself. When the priest realizes that the hospital can help her, he decides to get her an exorcism. However, a scuffle in the car leads to the driver getting possessed and then veering into oncoming traffic, then everyone's going around in the car and it's horrible and BAM! Movie is over and you're left with... a website link? Woah, I hope you pirated this, not that we condone that.
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