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  • only I know the balance and the weight of this particular loaded die That way.

  • When you look at your totem, you know beyond a doubt that you're not in someone else's dream.

  • Welcome to watch Mojo and today we're counting down our picks for the top 20 movie endings that don't mean what you think with most films, I tend to always say it's what the audience thinks it is.

  • Um, my personal opinion is no, it was not a dream for this list will be looking at movie endings that often get misinterpreted or misunderstood by some portion of the movie going public.

  • We're not seeing everyone got these wrong but merely exploring those endings that have caused people to occasionally miss the point which misinterpreted movie ending is your favorite.

  • Let us know in the comments number 20 scarface people still celebrate Tony Montana as some sort of folk hero to them Tony represents the american dream and he went out in a respectable and badass blaze of glory.

  • But the ending isn't to commend Tony's path in life, it's to criticize it.

  • Tony had this elaborate mansion yet he mainly stayed in one room, utterly paranoid and high off his rocker.

  • His best friend was dead.

  • His mother hated him and his sister went mad and tried to kill him.

  • He sacrificed his sanity and hurt those closest to him to obtain power and material success.

  • The twisted embodiment of the american dream.

  • It's telling that the final shot is Tony's corpse floating underneath an ironic the world is yours globe number 19 eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.

  • This film ends with Joel and Clementine skeptically getting back together despite knowing that it will likely end in pain.

  • The final shot sees the two playing on the beach as the screen fades to white, but we see it three times.

  • This doesn't really affect the overall theme of the movie, but it's interesting to note that Joel and Clem have repeated this process on numerous occasions.

  • The movie is suggesting that the fleeting moments of happiness in life and love are worth the endless suffering, but it could also be suggesting that Clem and Joel are stuck in an incompatible relationship.

  • They simply aren't meant to be.

  • Number 18 Birdman, the ending of Birdman is divisive and ambiguous.

  • It sees Riggins saying goodbye to Birdman, opening a window and climbing onto the ledge, a distraught.

  • Sam then looks at the pavement below before glancing skyward and smiling.

  • Some have suggested that Reagan actually killed himself on stage.

  • Others suggest that Sam skyward glance represents her mental break.

  • She's chosen to ignore reality and embrace the virtues of ignorance by pretending that her father has flown.

  • But perhaps the simplest explanation is the most rewarding.

  • Sam is happy that her father is now free and unburdened and she looks skyward to recognize his metaphorical ascension.

  • Either way, dude is dead.

  • Number 17.

  • No country for old men.

  • How'd you sleep?

  • Audiences were expecting a Wild West showdown.

  • They got a monologue about dreams.

  • The second dream likely represents bells frustration.

  • He was entrusted with the job and he failed.

  • He was overmatched by the cold, dark world that is represented in the second dream.

  • This dream saw his father holding fire in the darkness, a symbol for safety and comfort.

  • When he rode past, I seen he was carrying fire and Horn the way people used to do and I I could see the horn from the light inside of it about the color of the moon.

  • But it's telling that Bell wakes up only to be back in the real world.

  • A world of clearly defined boundaries between coldness and warmth doesn't exist as Alice states.

  • What Bells got?

  • Ain't nothing new meaning.

  • His feelings of being overmatched and living in an unjust world have always been universal.

  • What you got ain't nothing new.

  • This country is hard on people.

  • # 16, the shining, the shining certainly has an ambiguous ending.

  • Okay, after we're treated to the indelible image of Jack's frozen face, the camera slowly zooms into a picture of partygoers.

  • From 1921 standing front and center is Jack.

  • So he's like a time traveler or something with his spirit absorbed by the overlook, nope.

  • As Grady said Jack has always been the caretaker.

  • Both Jack and Grady seemed to have been reincarnated and brought back to the hotel to fulfill some sort of evil purpose.

  • This is backed up by both Stanley kubrick and Diane johnson, each of whom have said that the photo represents Jack's reincarnation.

  • Now, why he and Grady were reincarnated is a different question altogether.

  • Number 15 the thing, Alright, let's put this to bed once and for all, Childs is not the thing.

  • Oh, Child's breath isn't visible, no child's breath is visible and on numerous occasions, Yes, it is very subtle when compared to my creds, but it is their child's drinks gasoline.

  • Absolutely not.

  • There's nothing at all to suggest this.

  • And why would McCready go for a drink before childs even shows up?

  • And if Childs was the thing, why does he toy with McCready?

  • This theory was also put to rest by kurt Russell himself, who said that he worked on the endings conception with john carpenter, nope, it's just two guys making the ultimate sacrifice and sharing a bottle of scotch before they freeze to death.

  • Wait here for a little while.

  • Number 14 The Dark Knight rises.

  • The Dark Knight rises was certainly more ambiguous than what audiences were expecting from a batman film.

  • Batman flies the neutron bomb over the bay and is presumed dead after it detonates.

  • But Alfred later sees Bruce and Selina at a cafe in Florence.

  • So what gives was this some sort of wish fulfillment by a grief stricken Alfred maybe, But probably not.

  • Nothing really suggests that it's a hallucination and christian bale has stated his belief that it was in fact real and he was just delighted that finally, he had freed himself from the privilege, but ultimately the burden of being Bruce Wayne.

  • According to him, Alfred was delighted that Bruce had freed himself from the burden of being Bruce Wayne, but as for how Bruce escaped the nuclear blast, we can't help you there, Number 13.

  • 1st Blood.

  • Oh God!

  • Unfortunately, the Sequels made Rambo into a blockbuster action hero, but first Blood and the novel, it was based on portrayed him in a much harsher light.

  • Yes, he was severely mistreated, but that doesn't give him the right to spark a manhunt and destroy an entire town.

  • Like Trautman says, you did everything to make this private war happen.

  • He was even more problematic in the original script as he directly killed 16 people.

  • In fact, Rambo was only made more sympathetic due to Sylvester Stallone's reputation as the kind hearted Rocky.

  • The ending doesn't represent the capture of a defensive man, it's the quelling of a troubled and ultimately dangerous threat.

  • Rambo is a sympathetic and tragic figure, but he's not a hero.

  • Number 12, 2000 and one, a space odyssey, Bowman is pulled into the Trippy.

  • Stargate gets old season enigmatic monolith and transforms into the Star Child.

  • If we're looking at it objectively, we would say that Bowman traversed the jupiter Monolith ascended human knowledge was kept under observation by the firstborns and took the next step in human evolution via the final monolith.

  • The Starchild is not a physical entity, but a representation of Bowman's ascended consciousness as he observes mankind as a firstborn.

  • But there in lies the problem.

  • The movie isn't meant to have an objective meaning.

  • As kubrick states, the film becomes anything the viewer sees in it.

  • Number 11.

  • Rocky.

  • What's the problem?

  • You don't like me?

  • I like the turtles was the problem.

  • I don't think I belong here.

  • Rocky is a boxing movie that's not about boxing.

  • While the famous training montage and climactic fight are a lot of fun.

  • The movie was always more interested in telling a wholesome story about an underachiever, discovering his potential.

  • It's telling that the result of the fight is so inconsequential.

  • While many bemoan rockies lost to Apollo or criticized the movie's lack of focus regarding the outcome, this lack of focus is entirely the point.

  • Rocky and Adrian don't care about the outcome and neither should you.

  • Rocky went the distance and found love along the way proving his own self worth.

  • And when you accomplish that, who cares what the judges have to say.

  • Number 10 whiplash.

  • There are no two words in the english language, more harmful.

  • Good job whiplash tells the story of an ambitious jazz student and his violent instructor and it serves as a great fable about the quest for perfection and while the ending seems relatively happy, we must take a closer look at Andrew and his relationship with FLetcher, You're done by the end of the film, Andrew is completely ruined And has sacrificed his entire life for drumming on top of that.

  • The ending seems to hint that Andrew wants Fletcher's approval more than he wants to be a successful drummer.

  • This unhealthy quest for perfection and approval will only lead to more loneliness and tension.

  • Who knows?

  • Andrew could even wind up like Sean Casey before long.

  • I'd rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remember who I was.

  • Number nine Shutter Island.

  • So for the past two years you've had somebody slipping me drugs in boston, is that it not boston here, you've been here for two years near the end of Shutter Island.

  • We discovered that teddy Daniels is actually Andrew lattice, a mental hospital patient who murdered his wife.

  • While latest initially shows signs of understanding his true identity.

  • The doctors also declared that this has happened before and that latest had unfortunately regressed.

  • My name is Andrew lattice and I murdered my wife in the spring 52.

  • This is seemingly proven when he refers to Sheehan as chuck.

  • It's understandable that some people interpret the ending as latest, simply regressing back into his role as teddy.

  • However, latest is only pretending to be teddy in order to get a lobotomy and end his suffering as evident by his question to Sheehan is refusing to answer to teddy and Sheehan's bewildered response, which would be worse to live as a monster to die is a good man.

  • Number eight Get out.

  • By the way, I would have voted for Obama for a third term if I could best president in my lifetime.

  • Handstand get out seems to have a pretty happy ending.

  • Rod arrives and rescues chris and the armitage family are dead.

  • However, things aren't as happy as they seem as evident by chris's dejected stare.

  • For one thing, chris is clearly aware that there are far more members of the armitage family still out there and who knows how many kidnapped black people are still wandering around as hosts.

  • The ending could also be an ironic statement on our modern culture.

  • The current racist state of things is still most certainly not handled contrary to what Rod thinks and it looks as if chris knows it.

  • The armitage is are still out there both literally and figuratively.

  • Number seven The graduate, the graduate has one of the most famous endings in movie history.

  • Benjamin and Elaine happily reunite and run out on all the arrogant old people before boarding a bus and contemplating the unknown future and were left to contemplate as well.

  • It's arguable that Ben pined after Elaine not out of love, but defiance.

  • He wanted her because it was the rebellious thing to do, but when he got her, he got her, there was no more excitement to it.

  • They were just another couple on a bus.

  • Perhaps the changing faces don't represent anxious deliberation, but the distressing realization that they're destined for a life of boring conformity.

  • Even the counterculture kids grew up and had families of their own.

  • Number six taxi driver talking to me.

  • Who the hell are you talking?

  • Talking to me?

  • The ending of taxi driver has been discussed and debated for decades.

  • Some people believe that Travis died in the brothel and that the final scene with Betsy is some kind of death dream, while others believe that the Betsy scene actually happened, which it totally did.

  • I read about you in the papers, How are you?

  • But then there's even further debate as some interpret the ending as Travis being cured and returning to normality.

  • However, that couldn't be further from the truth.

  • By having Travis do a double take into the rear view mirror.

  • The movie is subtly showing us that Travis has found something else secure hinting that he's still dangerous and that he will indefinitely continue his cycle of violence.

  • Number five, a clockwork orange.

  • I don't care about the dangerous father.

  • I just want to be good.

  • The ending of a clockwork Orange remains controversial and misunderstood to this day.

  • Perhaps because people don't like the idea of inherent evil.

  • The ending sees Alex shedding his tendencies towards violence and sex being offered a job by the minister and declaring that he's cured, leading many viewers to assume that he will continue his law abiding nature.

  • You see we are looking after your interests we are interested in and when you leave here, you will have no worries.

  • We shall see to everything.

  • A good job on a good salary.

  • What job?

  • And how much?

  • However, this final declaration from Alex is laden with sarcasm.

  • He's most certainly not cured and will revert back to his violent ways.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • Okay, while Alex eventually matures in the novel, this is not the case for the film, which seems to be suggesting that evil