30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

Monkeybone (2001)

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A combination of live-action and stop-motion animation, Monkeybone tells the story of cartoonist Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser) who finds himself in an incredible fantasy world known as Down Town after slipping into a coma following a freakish accident. As Stu tries to outwit Death (Whoopi Goldberg) to return to reality, one of his own cartoon creations, Monkeybone, comes to life and is manically intent on destroying Stu’s plans to resume his life.

While the film’s original and bizarre visuals were commended by critics, many reviewers find Monkeybone a shapeless movie with uninteresting characters and random situations that fail to build up laughs. The ending, however, features a hilarious showdown between the Monkeybone-possessed Stu and Stu’s-mind-inside-of-a-dead-athlete-organ-donor, played by Chris Kattan.

Though sounds confusing, the ending is so enjoyable to watch, as it features Kattan acting as a reanimated organ donor who is running away from doctors who still want to harvest his organs. The film’s third act culminates with Death showing up in a giant robot and Stu ultimately regaining his original body.

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