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23 Movies That Tried Really Hard To Have An Awesome, Twisty Conclusion But Ended Up Pissing Viewers Off Instead

"The whole thing made no sense."

Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community what movie climaxes and twists were really disappointing or anticlimactic. Here are some of the best responses!


1. In Million Dollar Baby, when Maggie became a quadriplegic.

Maggie hitting her head then in a hospital bed

2. In Now You See Me, when Thaddeus realized Dylan had been behind everything.

Thaddeus, from his cell, says "you" to Dylan

3. In Last Christmas, when Kate realized that Tom was dead and he was the person she got a heart transplant from.

Kate asks who died, and the Realtor says the previous owner, "someone Webster"

4. In The Little Things, when it was revealed that Deacon bought the barrette he sent Baxter instead of actually finding it among Sparma's things.

Deacon looks at the barrette pack (with one missing) before he throws it in the fire

5. In Promising Young Woman, when Al killed Cassie.

Al after suffocating Cassie

6. In Us, when it turned out Red and Adelaide had switched places, and her son somehow knew (??).

Red puts on Adelaide's shirt as kids, then Red's son looks at her suspiciously at the end

7. In Sixteen Candles, when Jake showed up to be with Sam.

Jake waves at Sam, who looks confused, so Jake says "Yeah, you"

8. In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, when the assumed-dead Wade Wilson/Deadpool returned as the mutant killer Weapon XI.

Wolverine looking shocked to see Deadpool alive and scarred with no mouth

9. In Antebellum, when Veronica escaped the plantation, only to discover she had actually been in a Civil War reenactment park.

Veronica races by war reenactors and out of the park, seeing a sign that calls it "Antebellum, Louisiana's premier Civil War reenactment park"

10. In Glass, when actual superhuman David Dunn was killed in a puddle.

David's head being pushed in a puddle

11. In Frozen, when Hans turned out to be the bad guy instead of Anna's true love.

Hans goes to kiss Anna, then stops, saying, "Oh, Anna. If only there were someone out there who loved you"

12. And in Frozen 2, when Elsa's mom appeared and revealed that Elsa was the fifth spirit.

Elsa hears her mother sing and tell her that "you are the one you've been waiting for"

13. In The Village, when it turned out it was modern times and the "monsters" were just members of the village.

Ivy escapes the fence and a man in a truck sees her

14. In The Notebook, when it turned out the old couple were Noah and Allie, and then they died together.

Noah and Allie lying together in bed and dying holding hands

15. In Toy Story 4, when Woody decided to leave all his friends to stay with Bo Peep.

Woody and Bo watching as the other toys leave

16. In Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker, when it was revealed that Rey was a Palpatine.

Kylo tells Rey she's a Palpatine

17. In Wonder Woman, when Sir Patrick was revealed to be Ares.

Diana says "Sir Patrick?" and he says, "You were right, Diana. They don't deserve our help"

18. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, when Voldemort died from his skin flaking off.

Harry watches as Voldemort flakes away

19. In Gone Girl, when Amy returned and told Nick she was pregnant.

Amy walks toward Nick and they hug

20. In Split, when the Beast was revealed.

The Beast behind bars

21. In Remember Me, when it was revealed to be Sept. 11 and that Tyler was at the Twin Towers.

A teacher writes "Tuesday September 11, 2001" on the blackboard, and Teddy stares out the window, revealing he's at the World Trade Center

22. In The Goonies, when Rosalita discovered Mikey's marble bag filled with gems, meaning the Goonies didn't have to move.

The kids look at the jewels, and Mikey tells his dad they don't have to leave the boondocks

23. And finally, in Hide and Seek, when David finds out he's Charlie:

David, now completely Charlie, tells Emily "Daddy's gone now"

What other movie twists and climaxes just fell flat for you? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.