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Initial post: 19 Jan 2014 08:58:08 GMT
Post Soviet says:
For instance, already classic FRom Dusk Till Dawn, when road thriller turns into... you know. Or another, more recent Ben Wheatley's Kill List, also with a strange turn in the end. Both cases worked fine for me.
Can you tell about similar films that failed for you. Or did well?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 11:26:56 GMT
The ending to the film Surveilance, Bill pulman & julia ormands FBI characters are investigating a killint spree in a small town and then right near the end, a twist. That was a WTF moment for me.

And the scene in Stuart gordon's Castle freak involving the freak and a female prostitute. That was another WTF moment for me.

Posted on 19 Jan 2014 22:19:18 GMT
Roma says:
Magnolia
I was really enjoying this film and anticipated the strands of three three stories coming together in the denouement. It was as, if, though, if the script writer literally lost the plot and thought, "What the hell, just let it rain frogs." For me, a very disappointing ending.

Posted on 19 Jan 2014 22:23:58 GMT
gille liath says:
I suppose Saving Private Ryan is like that - the rest of the film a bit of a let down after the first half hour. But the best example I can think of is 2001: Space Odyssey, with 3 entirely different segments.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 22:25:38 GMT
gille liath says:
I liked Magnolia - it would've been too easy if everything had been just meshed at the end. It was really a 'portmanteau' film.

Posted on 19 Jan 2014 22:28:24 GMT
Speedbird70 says:
' Memento ' directed by Christopher Nolan?

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 03:07:08 GMT
mister joe says:
Loved Kill List.
Cabin In The Woods,The Tall Guy,Best Laid Plans,Matchstick Men,The Box....actually here I am mostly thinking more about narrative twists.....do you mean genre twists?
That's a hard one.
I don't think Magnolia really fits that bill at all.If people understand that movie they get the biblical reference.I will be back....

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 03:50:24 GMT
Okay, this is a bit of a weird one. Man Bites Dog. The WTF moment comes more from that sick feeling of almost being complicit in what the serial killer is doing. I find it such a cleverly made film. There's a point where it feels the whole film shifts 180 degrees, and that WTF moment just hits me.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 07:38:03 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Yeah, meant genre twists. But whatever wtf means to you, good to have a talk...

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 11:07:01 GMT
easytiger says:
'Cloud Atlas'. Wtf all the way through. If Halle Berry wasn't in it, it wouldn't have reached a quarter of the way through.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 12:35:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2014 12:35:42 GMT
Bunga says:
Drag Me To Hell - WTF all the way through, laughably bad. I think it was when a goat started talking that I just lost it lol.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 18:20:01 GMT
N. Messenger says:
Interesting thread. Still thinking about prospective films to suggest but have to state that both "Cloud Atlas' and 'Drag Me to Hell' are really poor films IMHO.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 23:28:19 GMT
mister joe says:
Cloud Atlas has to be easily the most bonkers film in a long time.For all intents and purposes it's an independent movie financed from various quarters....Warner Bros got very cold feet indeed and after seeing the film it's no surprise.
I think people should see it though.
Tom Hanks refuses to speak about it now.
There is a scene where Hanks plays a bald,irish[maybe cockney can't remember]gangster.
I enjoyed Drag Me To Hell.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 11:46:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2014 11:48:29 GMT
easytiger says:
Funnily enough I watched Cloud Atlas again just to hate it but found sitting alone and chilled out that I actually got interested and just about got the plot.
Hanks as the gangster with the worst impression of a Dublin accent(I reckon?) I have ever heard is laughable.
Watched with subtitles the language used in the valleyland is quite clever.

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 12:15:18 GMT
I was flicking threw the channels on Sky one time, i got to Film 4 and there was a film on about Ghengis kahn and the WTF moment came when i saw who was playing 'Kahn', it was none other than John wayne. JOHN BLEEDIN WAYNE!

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 12:45:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2014 12:46:22 GMT
REC.

*SPOILERS*

The WTF moment from me came towards the end. Up until the end I thought I was watching a film about a group of people trapped in a spainish apartment block where an infestation had gotten lose turning some of the residents into a cross between 28 days later and the typical romero zombies, all done in the trendy shaky cam style. I actually really enjoyed this spainish film, thought it was really well filmed and had some great scares and effects for it's budget.

Towards the end we find out that it isn't in fact a normal zombie infestation but a case of demonic possesion and the demon is passed into other people by physical contact. The bit where they find the priests room at the top of the aprtment block and you find out it's demonic possesion was a total WTF! moment for me. I loved it, very original. Really enjoyed watching the sequel as I wanted to know more about the demons :)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 12:54:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2014 12:57:59 GMT
Yeah really like the ending to Rec, i found it genuinely creepy and with the man on the tape recorder a bit like The evil dead.

(edit: iv read some really negative reviews on Rec, some say there was no plot and the acting is awful. Idiots:)

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 13:06:44 GMT
kinjoking says:
the ending to SAW was a total mind puck! loved it!

the ending to The departed was one of the worst ive ever seen *spoiler* everyone just gets shot and dies. same thing with a Bridge over river Kwai, a great 3 hour film with a WTF ending really ruins it.

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 10:42:45 GMT
C. J. Taylor says:
Eraserhead - wtf was THAT all about !!!

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 11:16:49 GMT
Pirates of the caribbean films

Harry potter

W(hy)TF do people love these over-rated kiddie films. That could be a new discussion:)

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 12:02:51 GMT
kinjoking says:
lol do u mean why do the kids love them or why do sane adults love them?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 12:33:08 GMT
easytiger says:
A bloke with a funny haircut and dodgy central heating who gets turned into pencils.
Try this one. Bloke in midwest with snotty kids has wife who talks to the sky then it ends.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 13:55:41 GMT
Sane adults definately, why are you one Kinjoking? please say it isn't so:(

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 15:27:57 GMT
kinjoking says:
having never seen a harry potter or pirates film, i can definitely say im not sane or... i am sane? i forget...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 15:31:20 GMT
:)
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