Do you like sad endings in action films?

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  1. acedrake Registered

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    By sad I mean in wich the main character dies after spending the whole darn movie trying to save every one or that particular annoying character that survives and then BAM!!! Hero dies and annoying character survives. This may have spoilers for some movie endings so continue at your own risk. And if anyone posts a spoiler, please post tags first.And of course name the movie you like or dont like :)
     
  2. Bat Attack Mirth

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    Depends, in the case of Alien 3 my answer is no. Not only because Ripley dies but because they killed off Newt and Hicks, as well as Bishop in the first 10 minutes which really ticks me off.
     
  3. hammy American Ham

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    I don't like sad endings in any movie. :(
     
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    love the sad endings. in any/all movies. i mean sure you want him to win, but out of those 1000 bullets, one has to hit him right?
     
  6. Moviefan2k4 Registered

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    One rather sad ending that I actually enjoy is "Terminator 2", where the T-800 is lowered into the molten steel. Brad Fidel's music, John crying, and the final "thumbs up"...tragic, poetic, and heroic at the same time.

    I also enjoy the ending to Joel Schumacher's "Phantom of the Opera", where the elderly Raoul visits Chrstine's grave...only to find that the Phantom arrived first. The transition from the rose to the painting, and the final candle flicker...incredible.
     
  7. Gilpesh Registered

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    As long as the ending fits in the movie.

    Like Memento can have no other ending, Oldboy either. But sometimes the ending is just tacked on to cause talk (The Mist) or just stupid.
     
  8. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    I don't like sad endings in any genre of movies but even then it depends on your connection that you feel for the character whether you actually feel sad or not.
     
  9. lochneffmonster Registered

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    Occasionally yes. Sometimes though, you have such an emotional attachment to the main character, it hurts when it doesn't work out in the end. For example, Gladiator.
     
  10. bullets bang bang

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    i was sad at the end of 300 , even with the knowledge of it coming . i think it is good for an ation film to have some drama to lend towards credibility . sometimes death is cliche in action films to the point of it being ineffective.
    the best friend usually gets killed alot.
     
  11. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Well it kind of gives the film some more depth but i really dont like when the lead in action films die.

    I also dont like the old "oh no hes been shot!" then fades to black 'one year later' and they are having a party or some **** and the fella is fine.

    Did that in k9 dam films!!!
     
  12. thedeadite Registered

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    Most of the time I really enjoy sad endings in action films.
    Actually I like it when most movies end differently than everyone expects (like Se7en). Though this isn't always the case.

    I'd like to point out more examples of sad/unexpected endings that I liked, and didn't like but it's 6am and my brain isn't "on" yet.
     
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    The ending to The Mist was perfect.

    Edit: To avoid having to post it later, it was miles better than the non ending in the short story, and one that King himself curses himself for not thinking of- he praised the new ending up and down. And it's not like King is usually kind to movies that depart from his source material- Look at how he has disowned Kubrick's Shining. The new ending to the Mist fits the rest of the film perfectly, and sums up the hopelessness, horror, and utter lack of faith in the human condition that's running throughout the entire story in a single moment. Yes, the last word of the short story is "hope," and the last few pages in general are about not giving up. But the rest of the story is translated pretty damn accurately to the screen, and that "sort of hopeful" original ending never fit in the first place.
     
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    I thought it was pretty ballsy to have Kate Beckinsale's character die at the end of Van Helsing.
     
  15. Drizzle You'll get your rent when Ditkovich is in the MCU!

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    It worked perfectly in "Hot Fuzz", though.
     
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    It depends..if it fits the films tone..then sure.
     
  17. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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    Sometimes

    You Dodgeball was goign to have a sad ending but the USA thought it was too sad so they changed it to let the underdogs win.
     
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    There are so many happy endings, a sad one is usually something different that I wouldn't mind seeing. Happy endings are for Disney/Pixar imo
     
  19. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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    Indeed.

    I like the ending of T3 it all goes to **** anyway lol
     
  20. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Depends on the movie. Some movies work with sad endings (even better than happy ones would have been), and there are others where I think if the ending isn't happy, then I am mad.

    Really depends.
     
  21. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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    Cruel Intentions was a film I wanted to have a happy ending but it was kind of sad.
     
  22. rizzo51 the invisible poster

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    With some movies it just has to be that way. T2, Crank, I think if they had some happy ending, they just wouldnt have been as good.
     
  23. Legendary Registered

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    Amen, I was p1ssed as hell!
     
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    Thanks for spoiling that for me, I still havn't seen that movie!:cmad: :o :cwink:
     
  25. Sensi Me

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    I don't like sad endings and I avoid any movie that I think will end that way.
     

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