Alternative movie endings..... Wouldn't it be a nice change?

@James72 (26833)
Australia
June 15, 2009 12:56am CST
The movie "Executive Decision" for example..... Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal..... But Steven Seagal gets sucked out of the plane and dies in the first 5 minutes! Now THAT'S a nice change ffrom the usual and predictable stuff we see in a movie! This then made me think about some of the popular movies that most of us know and how things could've been different if there'd been some changes..... Titanic - Instead of Jack sinking to his death in the icy waters, him and Rose jump on the back of an Orca and end up living happily ever after with an Eskimo Tribe. Star Wars - Darth Vader survives after being rebuilt yet again; gets a US green card and ends up running a 7-11 in Atlanta. He supplements his income with the occasional radio voice-over gig. Luke Skywalker discovers his passion for dance and writes and produces "Tatooine - The Musical" which plays to sell out crowds in the thetare distirct of Naboo. (Neither he nor Darth have any idea what each other are doing, but in Star Wars 7, they'll work it out!) Rocky - While out jogging, Rocky gets hit by a bus driven by Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. He doesn't pull through..... Adrienne and Uncle Pauly seek revenge..... Lord of the Rings - Frodo drops the ring somewhere along the way and they end up doing another 15 movies that include every Middle Earth creature imagineable trying to find the damn thing. Even Harry Potter makes an appearance..... Can you think of any other movies that could've taken alternative storyline paths and ended up different?
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@dawnald (84110)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jun 09
Hey, don't mess with my Lord of the Rings, the guy who made the movies did just enough of that to annoy me. You don't want to annoy me. Just kidding. lol I don't know about alternate endings, but why the heck does almost every darn Hollywood movie that was a book adaptation put a romance in there that wasn't in the book? Annoying. In the latest Indiana Jones movie, how about if the director decides that he's too darn old to be an action hero and allows him to be eaten up by snakes after breaking both legs trying to do a stunt that he's too feeble to pull off. (Bad Dawn, Jack LaLanne is shaking his finger at me.)
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
Don't fret Dawn, "The Hobbit" will be finished soon and it's so long they've had to break it down into 2 movies! There are so many things in Hollywood movies that annoy the crap out of me it's not funny! For example, why is it that the family dog ALWAYS makes it when there's a disaster of any description? And why is it that even when there are millions of people running around panicking, the 2 people that need to locate each other always do so instantly??? There are days I can't even find my own Wife in our apartment! I think you may be onto something with the new Indiana Jones angle too. They could do the same with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Scwhwarzenneger while they're at it! Enough already, jeez! Forget Jack LaLanne's shaking finger by the way and if you see him, slap him upside the head for making all these old farts think they're so young again. lol.
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@sulynsi (2806)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
Yeah, uh huh, there is definitely some sexism going there. I'm a Harrison Ford fan, but I'm sorry, to pair him with some young new Hollywood lovely is a little weird. She would go to kiss him and get lost in a wrinkle!
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
How the heck would you explain THAT to the authorities??? I reckon all these guys should start making zombie flicks! They could get Keith Richards in on it too and they'd save a fortune on special effects!
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@sulynsi (2806)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
Cinderella(a la Disney) When Cinderella returns home to pick up a few personal effects before the wedding, she discovers her fairy godmother dropped her magic wand. She takes it back to the palace and while showing it to Prince Charming, accidentally turns him into a frog. Unable to reverse the spell, and not being into amphibians, she falls for a coachman, who brought her a bandage when her glass slipper broke and cut her foot. Together, they lobby for better working conditions for impoverished orphans and successfully prosecute her step mother for neglect.
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
Ah yes, the subliminal "save the world" message is a must for the children's films these days! A bit of magic, some animal antics, love lost and even some courtroom drama too! Thank goodness she didn't end up losing her Prince and then working ths trip in Vegas! You appear to have the makings of at least a mini-series with that second part too! Is poker still popular? i think it might be..... I like the cut of your jib suklynsi! I'll have Spielberg contact ya so you can move straight to production. (Play your cards right and Lucas may even join in)
@sulynsi (2806)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
It may have been BlackJack, or roulette, yeah, I think it was a roulette wheel, but any gambling would suit. Sam was looking for relief from playing it again, and 3 years worth of back wages. Even with the hush money, owning the Place was going to put him ahead of the game.
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
Are we heading down a gunshoe/film noir path here? "Ohhhhhh Betty! She made me feel like a man. In fact she made me feel like 10 men, but all I wanted was Betty....." Black and white film can be used with touches of red and sepia..... (The red will only be used for blood scenes of course) There'll also need to be an over-enthusiastic reporter named "Jimmy" that's getting closer and closer to piecing everything together.....
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Hey that sounds like fun. Now if I can just get my brain to cooperate. Okay what if Tinker Bell actually had Peter Pan to fall in love with her as she is in love with him...and they marry..and divorce when he refuses to grow up and be a real father figure to their kids..
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
23 Jun 09
I tell you though, any love scenes between those two would've been just weird! There's quite a size difference there and her giving birth to Peter Pan's kids would probably have been a nightmare. Include THOSE scenes in there and the G rating would go straight to "MA18+ - HORROR" very quickly! Peter Pan would be a great Dad though I reckon.
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Yeah I see your point..But I was thinking of the movie called Hook(1991) where Julia Roberts played Tinker Bell and she did become life sized in the movie,one or two times so that is what I was thinking of..
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
26 Jun 09
Well, a life sized Tinkerbell changes EVERYTHING! LMAO
• Indonesia
15 Jun 09
Hi James72, I just wanna say that I actually laughed when steven seagal gets sucked out of airplane on 'Executive Decision' :) It makes me wonder how much did they pay him to do that? or is it just a cameo role? poor guy! Anyways, I kinda wish Leonardo Di Caprio didn't die on 'Blood Diamond' and live happily ever after in Africa with his gf in the movie Jennifer Connolly.
@James72 (26833)
• Australia
17 Jun 09
I'll look it up this weekend!
• United States
15 Jun 09
Can you think of any other movies that could've taken alternative storyline paths and ended up different? Every movie ever made, maybe? I mean if you take an alternative storyline, every one of them is going to end up different than the original, aren't they?
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
Smartass! Yes of course! But this is panda spanking, so I meant silly twists to movies! I should have been clearer for you purists I reckon!
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• United States
15 Jun 09
Heehee!
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
16 Jun 09
She got me? Nah, she was just bein' a smartass!
@hotsummer (10077)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
hollywood always offer us good and different endings. so i don't think it is something of a problem from movies right now. i don't like those movies you mentioned. anyways. i think though a sequel may have same ending but at least different from other movies.
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
23 Jun 09
Sequels are an interesting thing to bring up actually. I love it when they manage to do a sequel (Or prequel) very well, but there's nothing worse than getting all excited about a continuation of a movie theme and then being disappointed when it ends up not being very good. My angle in this discussion was regarding silly twists to movies and the examples I gave were random. Hollywood sure do serve us up with some interesting twists and turns at times which is great.
@worldwise1 (14891)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You have a very creative mind, James!Although I can't think of a single movie right now, I often wish that some movies would end differently. I know that some have been made that feature alternative endings, but I've never watched one of them.
@James72 (26833)
• Australia
16 Jun 09
Thanks worldwise! lol. Some of the Director's Cut versions of DVD's you can buy have addedd footage and alternative endings and they can be pretty good too! It's refreshing when something out of the ordinary happens I reckon because many movies end up being so predictable these days.
@sulynsi (2806)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
Sound of Music: When the Anschluss comes earlier than expected, and his assets are frozen, Captain Von Trapp dumps Maria for Baroness Schraeder. Disappointed, Maria goes back to the convent, and convinces a group of uncertain novitiates to join her in starting a tourist venture called "Climb EVERY Mountain". She recruits the abandoned children as cheap labour.
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
Sound of Music? Combine that movie with a "Deep Impact" premise and you've got me sold! The thought of a molten hot asteroid wiping out Andrews, Schraeder, the Von Trapps and anyone else involved is strangely appealing to me. Mind you, I wouldn't be adverse to going on one of those mountain tours though! (As long as they promised not to sing a damn word that is) Doe, a deer, a female deer..... SHUT UP. Now that I think about it, cheap labour for all of them is the far better option here.