Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Twist Ending in a Movie
With the very punctual and very-good-about-advance-notice on-the-theme Boxer still missing, the last-minute, oh-one-day-is-enough-time Milk River Madman is graciously continuing to host the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST TWIST ENDING IN A MOVIE (or words to that effect). Jeez, these short-fuse themes are killing me. Understandable because the Madman has been out and about with his childhood buddies doing God knows what in the middle of the Montana Wilderness. So he gets a pass - this week.
There are a couple of great movies out there with right field type endings that you don't see coming. The Sixth Sense, Fight Club, Citizen Kane and even Soylent Green come to mind immediately. But the movie I think of is the first ending twist to a movie that I saw as a child. And that would be 1968's Planet of the Apes. I know it seems hokey and cliche by today's standards, but back then when I saw this ending, I had no idea it was coming. There was no Internet or movie review shows, so there weren't many plot spoilers out there. I think that made it so powerful back then. But all the horrible sequels came out and just ruined it. Anyway, here's the famous ending which I haven't seen in many years, just as I remembered it:
And you know it's an iconic ending if Homer Simpson uses it:
So, dam you all to hell and go over to the Madman 's. He's got stuff there you'll never see coming.