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TnAdct1 5/27/2010 2:54:01 PM

Agree with milean on the Watchmen ending, Yes, fans of the comic would be mad that there's no squid. However, actually including the squid would have been a huge risk that may not have gone well with those not familiar with the comic. Besides, the changed ending not only makes the plan for all the countries to make peace make more sense (since the attack took place in more than just NYC this time around), but also gives Dr. Manhatten a good reason to leave the galaxy.

An odd one to add to the list of changed endings that's worth mentioning: the 1997 version of Hairspray.

While the original Broadway ending was good, I feel the ending that the movie has was somewhat better. Sure, the Tracy doesn't win the big dance contest. However, the plan that she had for the dance contest (to invite Seeweed's sister on camera and have her win the contest) solves the plot hole of how The Corky Collins show would be integrated even though the winner of the contest was white. Plus, unlike the Broadway version, the villains do get what's coming to them after all the things they did to Tracy (as in Velma getting fired from the show) rather than have them pull a Karma Houdini.

rgtchtiger 5/27/2010 4:36:52 PM

I didn't think Die Hard 3's alternate ending was bad at all, just anticlimactic.  The shootout in Canada was still far better though.

This may not really count, but a storyboarded ending for Se7en involved Somerset shooting John Doe instead of Mills.  John Doe still killed Mills' wife,  but Somerset figured he'd "retire" by killing Doe and letting Mills stay on the force.  Definitely a crappy idea.

SONYMANswallows 5/27/2010 5:35:43 PM

First Blood- Rambo gets Troutman to kill him.

IRON MAN has a better alternate ending with Obidiah trying to trick Tony into savin him.

Superman the motion Picture was supposed to end with Zod on Earth because the missles blow up the gateway to the phantom zone and not the bomb on the Eifel Tower.

I prefer Donner.

WATCHMEN was the best film of last year and also the ending of the movie puts Dr.Manhattan as the blame not Ozy.

Or theoriginal ending of 24 where Jack Bauer's wife is not wasted.


Clerks was also additionally titled The worst day of your life! And in Mallrats Jason London was a sniper before oin to the mall.

The original opening for Escape from New York was filmed with Snake and his pal doing a heist and then attempting to escape on a cross country subway system.

SONYMANswallows 5/27/2010 5:40:51 PM

DR MANHATTAN could have easily saved Rorshach by putting him on Mars and in place of his body blown up Oz's pet or another dead body.

To bad so many prudes are afraid of 30 seconds of blue schlong.

fatpantz 5/27/2010 7:14:42 PM

I disagree with Paranormal Activity...I saw the original ending first and prefer it...it left me feeling more disturbed and creeped out because it had much more of a realistic touch to it.  It went along with the whole haunted/posessed feel.

Great list though none the less =)

chadeklund 5/27/2010 7:44:23 PM

What about true romance? 

SONYMANswallows 5/27/2010 9:28:12 PM

Army of Darkness-Ash sleeps to long and wakes up at the time of the Apocalypse I don't think S-Mart and Bridget Fonda were what Raimi wanted.

True Romance also was written to be at the zoo and not an amusement park.

ET- the script called for M&M's but Mars candy would not allow it so Hershey created Reese's Pieces. If you read the novel version of ET it has M&Ms.


Blade did not change the ending but the look they wanted for LaMagra-BLOOD GOD did not work the way they wanted. It works better with Dorf on blood. Buh duh dump bump.


I wish they would put out all the CLUE  endings and not just A,B, & C.

themovielord 5/27/2010 11:50:29 PM

millean, thanks! It has returned to Diseny DX and I snapped that pic with my iPhone!

schoolguy04 5/28/2010 7:19:50 AM

changing the ending from the whole script makes a whole lot difference  - but bet the original writer agreed on it, i found some reasons - like so they could have a sequel to it and or the feedback of the written story's ending wasn't that good so they have to change it

i wonder how it will go for the Get Him to the Greek - it's probably a happy ending for the romance side like success of the concert and the rise of the recording company - oh well probably a sudden twist? Aaron lost his job the company closed down.. now i really really wan't to see it but still have a week to wait  Y.Y

BarracudaVSFrankencastle 5/29/2010 6:24:29 AM

 I absolutely hate 2 admit it but i wish they would do an update/remake of Clockwork Orange... 

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