Post # 46
not a movie but mad men the TV show. The series finale ending was odd and interpretive. So much so that I had to do a Google search to see what I missed and didn’t understand. Once the ending was explained to me I was ‘OK cool, I get it’ but as maybe a ‘Non-American’ under a certain age bracket who wasn’t familiar with the country specific context, it was confusing and hard to decifer without an explanation.
My parents just watched mad men recently and I had to explain the ending to them because they were confused too. I think the ending was too interpretive. Sometimes you’ve got to explain stuff simply and I feel the producers/writers missed the mark by making the ending like that. They tried to be too smart and your audience shouldn’t have to Google for a explanation to an ending of a TV show. 🙄
Post # 47
Movie: The Fountain. Still don’t get it after reading articles trying to explain it. Good soundtrack though!
TV show: it took dh and me like 3 watches to understand the first few episodes of GOT and get into it lol. There were just so many characters that all looked similar and so many places/storylines 🙈
Post # 48
oh don’t get me wrong it’s a great movie! and I’ve read the explanations so many times (yours was really well done btw) but it’s like my brain will just not hold onto the concept lol. so maybe not so much “confusing” to me but just hard to grasp. Like Intersteller, I like to think I know what’s going on but nope, not a clue…beautiful movie though!
also want to add all the Fast and Furious movies – they took a wrong turn somewhere and the whole franchise got confusing as hell.
Post # 49
Contagion *spoilers ahead*
There just….wasn’t an ending? They didn’t wrap any of the storylines up it just, ended. Which maybe was supposed to be clever and poetic but I think just came across that the writers didn’t know what to do with the story.
It would have made a lot more sense to do the ‘nothing’ ending if they hadn’t totally hashed the vaccination plot. Ending the film with no real conclusion would have a made a lot more sense, and felt a lot more real, if they hadn’t tried to convince the audience that ONE scientist found a vaccination to save the whole world by stabbing it into her own leg and going ‘yep, that seems to work’. Puh-lease.
Post # 50
- Wedding: April 2016 - Tennessee
I agree with this one. I was intrigued but lost at the same time.
Post # 51
The Shining. I don’t get the ending at all and why he was shown in a picture on the hotel wall. Was a super weird and creepy movie to me.
Post # 52
The top isn’t his totem, it was his wife’s. I can’t remember if he’s wearing it or not but it’s his wedding ring that’s actually important. The spinning top is a misdirect.
Post # 53
- Wedding: October 2020 - Oak Brook, IL
K-PAX. Was he an alien that took over a severely traumatized man’s body, or was he just a mentally ill man with an amazingly in-depth understanding of other solar systems?
P.S. I didn’t read the book, so not sure if there is any insight there.
Post # 54
totally agree!!! Two hours I’ll never get back.
Post # 55
@knotyet: Also, they’ve said that all the scenes with Michael Caine are not dreams
But Michael Caine is in the last scene, so wouldn’t that mean it’s real?
Post # 56
True! That’s a good point, but he’s no longer in the scene when the top is spinning. Now I’m wondering. I know that the suicide scene is a dream, but now I’m like does it count if Michael Caine is outside and no longer showing when the top is spinning?
Post # 57
LOL I’m even more confused!
Post # 58
I love The Shining, but I admit that I don’t get the photo thing either!
Post # 59
Me too, Inception and Memento. Wasn’t too sure about The Matrix either….
A pp said they didn’t understand Mad Max …..has there been another new confusing version? She can’t have meant the original Mel Gibson one surely .