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    21 Movie Climaxes People Hate Because They're Just So Gosh Darn Disappointing

    "The plot twist had no backing."

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


    1. 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
    Universal Pictures

    "The plot twist had no backing, and undermined Lupita Nyong’o’s performance. I couldn’t tell if we were supposed to know that her kid knew she was a tether before."


    2. In Shutter Island, when it was revealed that Teddy was actually Andrew Laeddis, a murderer and psychiatric patient.

    Lester tells Andrew/Teddy he's his psychiatrist
    Paramount Pictures

    "When I saw the trailer, which shows DiCaprio's character visiting a mental institution and then his reality crumbling around him, it was obvious to me that DiCaprio was also a patient. I spent the whole film hoping I was wrong, and then when the 'twist' came it was just one big roll of the eyes. Don't get me wrong, I think Scorsese and DiCaprio is actually a better pairing than Scorsese and De Niro, but I don't get the hype around that film at all. Perhaps if they had kept things vague in the trailer, but the whole thing was predictable and at the same time ridiculous."


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

    Jake waves at Sam, who looks confused, so Jake says "yeah, you"
    Universal Pictures

    "We all knew that Sam wouldn’t get with Farmer Ted because he was such a creep, and since it’s an '80s teen film, she gets the guy she wants in the end. Nonetheless, I love this movie, but its plot is just too basic and predictable."


    4. 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
    20th Century Fox

    "When they introduced Deadpool as a mutilated toy from Toy Story."


    5. 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"
    Lionsgate Films

    "I started watching it, waiting for it to get better, but it never did. There didn't seem to be any kind of narrative framework to it; events just kind of happened. And then when it turned out the people were being tortured by people doing an elaborate form of cosplay? WTF? Really? The whole thing made no sense."


    6. In Weathering with You, when Hina sacrificed herself for the greater good but Hodaka decided to bring her back, dooming Tokyo:

    Hina and Hodaka fall from the sky and at the end they embrace while it's raining

    "I was full on, tears-rolling-down-my-face crying as I thought we were getting to a bittersweet but beautiful end to the movie, and then it just goes full weird comedy for a long chase scene that is so out of place before it just pulls a compete switch that is so messed up and made me so angry...You think the main twist is that Hina's actually slowly fading from existence the more she uses her abilities, serving as basically a human sacrifice that in the end will stop the rains and flooding. And you think she's going willingly, having realized how valuable the normal weather is to the world and the people she loves. But no, Hodaka decides he won't allow it and escapes police custody to go 'rescue' her. Okay, fine, but how will they deal with the whole needing a sacrifice to stop the rain that is destroying Japan? Plot twist: THEY DON'T. He gets the girl, and the rain never stops and half the country is underwater and people have died but they basically say, 'Eh, the weather changes, that's how it is, and now we're together so I don't care.' I will always be so mad at how this movie was going so, so well and then it just becomes the worst thing it could possibly be."


    7. In Then Came You, when Skye dies and nothing ever happens between her and Calvin:

    Calvin opens the letters to see birthday cards
    Shout! Studios

    "Skye's character literally dies after doing all that stuff, and instead of them being together (you could cut the sexual tension with a knife), he ends up with a flight attendant and [Skye] sends him letters from the grave...seriously?"


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

    David's head being pushed in a puddle
    Universal Pictures

    "After the decades of waiting for the classic [conclusion to] M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable and Split, all we saw was Bruce Willis die over a fucking puddle. WTF even was that?"


    9. 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"

    "Let’s all be honest and say that Frozen had the most obvious twist ever. Kristoff was obviously going to be the romantic interest, so Hans filled no apparent role in the movie. He was either gonna turn on Anna or was going to be a nothing character. Disney films are like crime shows — if there’s a character with a big role that isn’t playing a big part of the story, they’re probably dodgy AF."


    10. 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"

    "I literally cannot. First of all, Elsa learned NOTHING from the first movie. She pushed Anna away, AGAIN! Second of all, it was disappointing that the voice is her mother and Elsa was a fifth spirit. Like we should've gotten something like Anna having powers or maybe Anna and Kristoff's kid having powers or something like that. Frozen 2 disappointed me in the plot and that's why I like Frozen better."


    11. 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
    Buena Vista Pictures

    "The ending didn't even make me mad or groan. I just quietly went, 'What?' in realizing it just annihilated the excitement."


    12. 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
    New Line Cinema

    "They had a beautiful life together and died peacefully in their sleep at a ripe old age. I thought it was supposed to be a sad ending."


    13. 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

    "The end of Toy Story 4 was shocking for all the wrong reasons. Woody's choice to stay behind at the end of the movie is completely out of character and ruins his evolution throughout the entire well-planned series. I have to omit Toy Story 4 from my memory because Woody's identity is shaped around giving love to others (particularly his kid and his family of toys), not selfishly running off for an adventure. Pixar ruined the character they helped us learn to love."


    14. 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

    "That movie was all meaningless plot twists and death fakeouts, and no substance."


    "Luke deserved better and Rey being related to Palpatine? We as fans deserved better."


    15. 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"
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "The point was that war was multifaceted and that Diana couldn’t just find one source to fight, and then Ares shows up at the end?????? It completely disregarded the message that it built up just for a bad action sequence."


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

    Harry watches as Voldemort flakes away
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "The choice to have Voldemort turn into ash was ludicrous and a huge letdown. It didn't allow for any catharsis or climax to happen for a journey we had been following FOR A DECADE. In the books, he dies like a regular man, the stillness and lifelessness of his body is a poignant moment for all the children and parents he terrorized."


    "Voldemort was supposed to die like a 'normal' man; that was the entire point of destroying the Horcruxes (you know, pretty much the entire plot of the last book?). The flaking/fading effect was not at all what should have happened and I remember being really disappointed when I saw it in theaters."


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

    20th Century Fox

    "Someone should have died or just left. Anything other than just being pregnant and staying together in fear of one another."


    18. In Split, when The Beast was revealed:

    The Beast behind bars
    Universal Pictures

    "The ending of Split was a let down. The whole movie had such a build-up and then they just turn him into a cannibal monster? It was a letdown and felt like a cop-out and a stretch. So disappointing, especially since the rest of the movie was so good!"


    19. In Remember Me, when it was revealed to be Sept. 11 and that Teddy was at the Twin Towers:

    a teacher writes September 11, 2001 on the blackboard, and Teddy stares out the window, revealing he's at the World Trade Center
    Summit Entertainment

    "I legit walked out of the theater when they pulled back and showed the towers. It was an unnecessary use of a national tragedy that still had (and HAS) thousands of living victims. To use it as the 'twist' in a crappy rom-drama was, frankly, disgusting."


    20. In The Goonies, when Rosalita discovers 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 boon docks
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "All they did was break a real estate development that would’ve netted their parents out more than their homes were worth...If they scored that rich stuff they all would’ve moved anyway!"


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

    David, now completely Charlie, tells Emily "Daddy's gone now"
    20th Century Fox

    "20 minutes in, I knew exactly how it was going to play out. Robert De Niro had a 'split personality' he wasn't aware of, who ended up being a psychopath. It was dull, dreary, and predictable."


    "Personally, I had a problem with the 'split personality' thing because of how such plots misinform people about Dissociative Identity Disorder."


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

    Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.

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