I saw Wicked tonight with my girlfriend, brother, and a bunch of friends. It was pretty incredible if you’re into musicals – and god knows I am – but the ending sucked. The entire production sets up a lot of cool themes and interesting questions perhaps best summed up with the statement “no one mourns the wicked”, but then doesn’t pay respect to the ending the production deserved.
In this case, it deserved a tragic ending. But one that is the only way to inspire hope. It reminded me of another horribly stupid ending.
Yes, I resent Inception’s ending the more I remove myself from the movie. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed the flick, but that last shot was a pile of horseshit.
It was the equivalent of *mother fucking spoilers* a dude with a monocle smugly grinning at the audience and saying “mayhaps, the entire MOVIE was a dream” and then the entire cast turns to camera and does jazz hands. That was what I was enjoying about Inception, that the movie didn’t NEED that obvious gimmick at the end. That the concept and characters and journey was enough to satisfy and to provoke conversation about motives and themes and emotions. I didn’t need a wink wink nudge nudge guy beside me going “eh? eh? Did I just BLOW YOUR FUCKING MIND?!?!”
Goddamn stupid ending.