Our cornucopia of decade’s end lists continues now with the Twist List: The best twist-endings and third-act mindblowings from the last ten years. They’re the cherries on your Manoj sundae, and they’re after the jump.
The rickroll at the end was ruined because the video automatically started. Better luck next time I guess? I liked the twist ending to Gone Baby Gone. I went straight to IMDB after watching the film to see what everyone thought about it.
I know. Once I heard the music I scrolled down past everything to see what it was. I figured out Identity before the ending and I had a feeling about the twist for the village but I was hoping it wasn't true.... it turned out to be true. I can't believe The Village made it but not the 6th Sense.
The Sixth Sense was 1999. So, I'm guessing it didn't fall into the time frame of this piece. Still don't understand how The Village made it, though.
Oh it was? My mistake. Man that makes me feel old.
The Village? Please. That wasn't a good twist. That was a crap ending. Seriously, it was a cheesy twist that was even poorly executed. Felt very tacked on and contrived just for the sake of having a twist. And I'd hardly call that "twist" at the end of The Departed a twist. It was just more of a gotcha moment. Shutter Island would've been a much better choice than either of those two. The Life of David Gale is one I'd put above either of those as well.
The Village had a great twist. I'm sorry, man. It was.
I agree with you on The Village....the was the dumbest thing ever but the twist on the Prestige was good. That one did surprise me a bit. Also Gone Baby Gone surprised me and I don't know what I would have done if I had been put in that position....would I have let them get away with it know she was better off with them then with her own mother? I don't know.
I saw the "Twist" for Gone Baby Gone within the first 20 minutes or so. I will give The Departed and The Prestige some credit though.
Again, I really really don't consider the end of The Departed to be a twist ending. A twist ending implies a plot device that presents some type of revelation or change that possibly change's your views on the entire events leading up to the end or giving new meaning to said events. The ending of The Departed does not do that. All that is is a gotcha moment. It would be like saying "Empire" has a twist ending because John Leguizamo got killed. Or even like saying Halloween has a twist ending because you think Michael is dead, but then he sits up (or disappears). Those are simply gotcha moments. A twist ending echoes and resonates back throughout the events leading up to it. A gotcha moment simply is a type of situation that brings a "forgotten" issue back to the foreground. A good example being when someone thinks they've gotten off free and suddenly "Boo! Remember me? Gotcha!".
Perfect example of the twist ending is Memento as listed in the article.
2 Movies I think they missed and "The Game" and "Arlington Road"
Saw 1 Had one of the best endings ever, how could they have forgotten that?
And lets not forget dead silence, same director another great twist
Oldboy has one of the best twist ending I have ever seen in a movie. Perfume also has one the best twist ending ever in a movie both of these movie you will never see the twist coming is like a work of art...
Only ones I cared about was Memento & The Prestige.
I admit though, I havent seen The orphanage or Haute Tension.
There is one movie that had a horrible twist to it but I hate to even mention it because it was a terrible movie. I was never so sorry I spent time on a movie then when I did on this one. I wouldn't even rent this one or watch it free on tv.
That said, I do have to say the twist at the end was one I'll never forget so if any of you did see this movie you'll know what I mean.....THE MIST.
I actually loved that film. For my money, the ending trumps all that was mentioned here. I would highly recommend watching the black and white version though.
I didn't know there was a black and white version...maybe it was better than the new one. I was just so annoyed with it....I don't know why....I left the theater thinking WHAT WAS THAT?
The Prestige? Really? That wasn't a twist! That was an "Oh...ok. That's how he does the trick. Really? That's it?" The Village was a phenomenal movie and has a great twist. :) I'm glad they posted it.
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