Thursday, March 12, 2009

Q2 Endings

Kristen asked:

The ending:Would the original GN ending have worked? I really felt the lack of that fantastical ending. It was almost a cop out that left the ending sequence a bit empty for me, a bit 'meh'. There was no WTF moment in the movie, no OMG THAT'S what all that meant. The ball of energy was a bit 'blah' and too easy, too mainstream, too 'quick think up an ending they'll swallow'.So saying, when I described the GN ending to G he thought that that would have ruined the movie, so maybe it's just me. Also, I realise that they would have had to add an hour of film to set up the GN ending for the audience. What do you think?


Heather said...

I wanted to see how they were going to portray the giant floating tentacled vagina!
But I agree that it may have confused non readers and quite possibly have come across as corny and too bizarre an image to fit with the rest of the film. What they did was a little anticlimactic, and seemed rushed too.

Nic said...

Heather - you are hilarious!

I don't think it would have worked, but in making it fear of Jon that caused humanity to pull together, Snyder changed the feel of the ending for me. It was hope after a freak accident in the book, which implies goodwill and learning. Making it fear means people would eventually forget and without other lessons, revert to similar ways.

detecktive said...

Absolutely, particularly if Jon had buggered off into the cosmos and didn't come back for a while.

People have short memories.

I think they rushed the ending though, and it lost impact as Jon didn't make his comment to Ozymandias about 'it never ends'. The result I thought was that Ozy was still under the impression his 'work' was complete with no flaws.