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Sran June 12 2014 02:46 AM

Favorite Movie Ending
 
What's your favorite movie ending?

I've always thought Star Trek did endings extremely well (scenes, not necessarily episodes). Of these, I like TMP's ending the best, as it shows the Enterprise warping off to her next adventure, which has always seemed right. TUC's ending is moving because it's the end of the line for Kirk and company, but it's not how I think of the original crew.

--Sran

bountifulboxesjeg June 12 2014 03:05 AM

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I say TWOK. After a good fight and loss of a main character, the unsuspected ending left a lasting impression on me the most after the first time I watched it.

WarpFactorZ June 12 2014 03:28 AM

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For me, it was STVI. The perfect end to TOS. Everything was wrapped up nicely.

Then bad things happened a few years later....

shivkala June 12 2014 03:46 AM

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  • TMP had a great ending. Left the possibility of more adventures.
  • TWoK had an optimistic ending despite the tragedy that occurred a few minutes earlier. Spock's funeral is touching, hearing Leonard Nimoy say the famous Trek speech was wonderful, and it instilled hope. However, it loses points for obviously setting up a sequel.
  • TSFS never felt like a true ending to me. Somehow, it always seemed to just trail off.
  • TVH had a decent ending, a bit too contrived and though I hate to condemn it for what followed, the beginning of TFF negates it, as we learn shortly after we left the characters, the Enterprise conked out, somehow got a bridge overhaul and everyone went on Shore Leave, except Scotty, who was left to clean up the mess.
  • Arguably, the ending of TFF is the best part of the movie. However, again, it is ruined a bit by it's sequel. TUC begins sometime later with Kirk back to hating Klingons. While I don't expect the ending of TFF is enough to change Kirk's opinion of his life-long enemies and Kruge's race, TFF made it seem like he'd at least soften on his view of them
  • TUC had a bit of a downer ending. After saving the day, again, the Enterprise is just to report home to be decommissioned, only to have it fly off into the sun.
  • Generations had a good ending. Far from my favorite movie in the series, its ending is very well done. Picard shows growth and gets closure on his brother and nephew's deaths. Again, it's a hopeful ending
  • FC had a decent ending, but it felt like a "Well, everything's honkey dorey, time to take off" kind of ending
  • INS had the weakest of the TNG movie endings. Made worse by the fact that you realize the Enterprise is stuck inside the Briar Patch without warp capability
  • NEM had a good ending, which appears mostly in deleted scenes.

So, I give it to TMP, with TWoK and Generations as runner-ups.

GalaxyX June 12 2014 05:32 AM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
I too, like TMP's ending the best. I remember the first time I saw the movie, and was somewhat underwhelmed, but the ending "The human adventure begins!"

I was like "holy shit, they are just beginning!". When I saw TWOK it had a completely different tone to it. I liked it, but it did not feel like it lived up to the promise of TMP.

Mario de Monti June 12 2014 08:03 AM

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For me its a tie between TMP and TFF. The end of TMP conveys that sense of wonderment and the curiosity to explore, while at the end of TFF Im getting that "TOS vibe" again - as in most scenes in that movie with Kirk, Spock & Bones. That to me would have been a much better ending to the original crews run than TUC (or GEN).
I vote for TFF simply because I dont think many others will :)

Robert Comsol June 12 2014 11:45 AM

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Quote:

Mario de Monti wrote: (Post 9693619)
I vote for TFF simply because I dont think many others will :)

Darn right, I think there is a world of a difference between John Masefield and a nursery rhyme, regardless how accurate it may be ("...is but a dream") :devil:

I was torn between TMP and TUC, but felt that TMP didn't come across that natural and honest as TUC in comparison.

Bob

Mario de Monti June 12 2014 12:55 PM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
Sometimes the simplest things contain the most truth and wisdom ;)

Galileo7 June 12 2014 10:27 PM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
TMP "Out there... thataway..."

LOKAI of CHERON June 12 2014 11:14 PM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
A tie with TMP and TUC for me.

doubleohfive June 12 2014 11:29 PM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
Quote:

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS said:
KIRK
There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that's not who we are.

We are here today to re-christen the U.S.S. Enterprise and to honor those who lost their lives nearly one year ago.

When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship, he had me recite the 'Captain's Oath' -- Words I didn't appreciate at the time. Now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again. And those words...

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations... to boldly go where no one has gone before."


This ending was pretty damn fabulous in my opinion.

2takesfrakes June 12 2014 11:54 PM

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Quote:

doubleohfive wrote: (Post 9696409)
This ending was pretty damn fabulous in my opinion.

... AGREED! That was awesome. :cool:

Greg Cox June 13 2014 04:10 AM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
I dare anyone to watch the final moments of TUC and not get a little choked up. And then the crew literally "signs" off with a final flourish.

My first thought was everybody joyously splashing around in San Francisco Bay in ST IV, but I guess that's not actually the end of the movie.

Robert Comsol June 13 2014 05:32 PM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
^^ "joyously"? I think Jimmy Doohan would disagree once you continue watching this deleted scene from the film in the end credits. :D

Bob

BillJ June 13 2014 08:49 PM

Re: Favorite Movie Ending
 
Quote:

doubleohfive wrote: (Post 9696409)
Quote:

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS said:
KIRK
There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that's not who we are.

We are here today to re-christen the U.S.S. Enterprise and to honor those who lost their lives nearly one year ago.

When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship, he had me recite the 'Captain's Oath' -- Words I didn't appreciate at the time. Now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again. And those words...

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations... to boldly go where no one has gone before."


This ending was pretty damn fabulous in my opinion.

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