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Old 27-02-2013, 18:28
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It ended abruptly, when there was more story to tell.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:48
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I remember watching House of Flying Daggers years ago. I was getting into the political story about rebels and assassinations but then half way through it turns into a love story. That love story then plays out and reaches a conclusion...and then the film ends. What happened to the story you started with? I was quite enjoying that. I have nothing against a love story but don't bail out halfway through a film and start making a completely different one.

A similar thing happened in The 39 Steps. As much as I love the film it forgets all about the plot about two thirds of the way through and instead focuses on the relationship between the two leads. At least Hitchcock realised this however and spent the last five minutes of the film rapidly wrapping up all the necessary plot points.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:18
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Insidious. I thought the first half was really good & creepy, and I was quite petrified. And then came that stupid seance scene with the woman wearing that ridiculous mask. Took me out of the movie completely, and I couldn't take it seriously after that.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:18
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Jeepers Creepers for me to.

Was really enjoying the film but when you finally see the monster I laughed and all the horror of the film soon sapped away
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Old 27-02-2013, 20:16
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Jeepers Creepers for me to.

Was really enjoying the film but when you finally see the monster I laughed and all the horror of the film soon sapped away
Agreed!
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Old 27-02-2013, 20:17
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I've seen this so many times, but I don't think I've ever actually watched it to the end? I don't even know how it ends? Perhaps I saw the end once, thought it was rubbish, (so rubbish I can't remember it!) and subconciously turn over before it ends?!
Well, I definitely but I cant remember much apart from thinking that Id spent 95% of the film waiting for something that didnt in any way do justice to the build up. Havent seen it since and its a cloudy memory.
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Old 27-02-2013, 21:25
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Ive seen lots of films like this bad at the start worse in the middle and a terrible ending ! the problem is its when you are at someone elses house watching a bad film out of respect you sit through it till the bitter end ! why are such films so long ??
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Old 27-02-2013, 21:56
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Quantum of Solace
I prefer it to Casino Royale. The last half hour of that, showing Bond in love with Vesper and living happily ever after together, really drags for me. The sudden but inevitable betrayal doesn't add much spice either.
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Old 27-02-2013, 23:31
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As much as I love it has to be TDKR for me. Starts brilliantly and works fantastically but when Bane takes over the city it really is just far too much for what the running time is plus the final battle really never feel that desperate. Final 5 minutes are stunning though.
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Old 28-02-2013, 09:19
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As much as I love it has to be TDKR for me. Starts brilliantly and works fantastically but when Bane takes over the city it really is just far too much for what the running time is plus the final battle really never feel that desperate. Final 5 minutes are stunning though.
I love it and watch it often but I agree.On rewatches I skip alot of the middle scenes with Bane taking over.His speeches just go on and on and it's like listening to Sean Connery wearing a dog muzzle.
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Old 28-02-2013, 09:23
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started off pretty creepy, then all the 'scary' stuff started and it got boring
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:43
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:56
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Never say Never Again (Bond film 1983). A welcome return for the 'real' Bond and a pretty good film for the first hour. Then it starts to drag and finally looks like it's about to finish and another half hour goes by....

Blow Up (1966) I could watch this film just for the superb photography of its 60's vibe and locations, but the plot involving a murder seems to get totally lost along the way.
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Old 28-02-2013, 13:07
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Orphan (meh)
Jumper (great idea, I've read the books too, I loved the premise but the ending could have been a lot more interesting...unless they're making a second one but I can't see it being this after it came out in...2008/9?).
Jeepers Creepers (Seeing the monster, where it's standing smelling his landury too xD)
Jeepers Creepers 2 (where the monster is jumping through the cornfields, I had to stop the film, I was laughing so hard- I think I might have burst my stitches).
Beastly (the rom-com, I didn't mind the film, I own it on DVD but I preferred the books climax, they did film a similar ending but went with something different).
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Old 28-02-2013, 18:56
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'From Dusk Till Dawn.'
I'd say the same abouit a few Tarantino films. I absolutely loved (and still do) Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction but he hasn't done anything to touch them since.

Inglorious Basterds had a totally compelling opening scene but by the end it had become gratuitous and boring. Same with Django Unchained - I completely lost interest with the predictable politically correct ending. I expected something more original than Hollywood morality.
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Old 28-02-2013, 18:57
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No Country for Old Men. I was just getting into it - then it just kinda ended - WFT?
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Old 28-02-2013, 19:23
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Jeepers Creepers for me to.

Was really enjoying the film but when you finally see the monster I laughed and all the horror of the film soon sapped away
I like the whole of JC but I agree that the first part is stronger than the second.

Knowing is another good example. It leaves you with the feeling that you've watched a bad film because it totally loses credibility at the end but the truth is that the first half is really good.

I would have to say War of the Worlds too. The opening is brilliant. Up there with the best openings to a film I've seen. It does lose its way a bit though and the ending is just silly.
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Old 28-02-2013, 19:51
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Insidious
From Dusk Till Dawn (Vampires killed what could have been a classic road movie)
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Old 28-02-2013, 20:06
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Sky fall, was really enjoying it until the last half hour or so. Which really spoilt the film for me, especially as everybody was raving about the film. Also man on a ledge as well.
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Old 28-02-2013, 20:36
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Wall:E the first half was sweet and charming then the second half in the spaceship just ruined it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:21
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Restless Natives - an interesting idea for a story which starts well, then just goes completely downhill after the first third and ends up as a pantomime.
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:29
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No Country for Old Men. I was just getting into it - then it just kinda ended - WFT?
I completely agree with this one. The actually ending really wasn't clear at all.

I know some people think this makes it a great movie but for me, I'm more on the lines of 'meh'
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:31
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No Country for Old Men. I was just getting into it - then it just kinda ended - WFT?
I completely agree with this one. The actually ending really wasn't clear at all.

I know some people think this makes it a great movie but for me, I'm more on the lines of 'meh'
ooh, I'd forgotten about that one.
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Old 01-03-2013, 23:03
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Zombieland. Excellent first act but just ran out of steam after the Bill Murray cameo.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:15
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Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 had dreadful endings. The second one because it wasn't an ending at all, and the third one when they start getting massive sea gods and marriage ceremonies in the middle of the the main battle, with the "once in 10 years" bullshit between the couple (you'd think she'd leave him if you could only see him once in 10 years, but like Mark Kermode says, that sounds like a good deal when the person you aren't seeing Orloondo Bland).
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