30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

Repo Men (2010)

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Based on the novel The Repossession Mambo by Eric Garcia, Repo Men is set in a future where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy (Jude Law) is one of the best agents in the business, but when he becomes the recipient of an artificial heart, he finds himself in the same dire straits as his many victims. With his former partner Jake (Forest Whitaker) in hot pursuit, Remy runs for his life.

Though Repo Men has an intriguing premise and a likable pair of leads, the Miguel Sapochnik-directed movie was criticized for its repetitive screenplay, indifferent direction, and mind-numbing gore. The twist at the end of the movie, however, somehow saved the movie from being a total flop, as it is one of the few good uses of the “it was all a dream” tropes.

In the film’s final moments, Remy appears to have wiped out everyone’s organ debt and even got the girl of his dreams. But in reality, everything is just part of a virtual reality dream. Remy is actually in a coma after getting knocked out by Jake. Guilty of what he has done, Jake hooks Remy’s brain up to a neural network that acts as a heaven-matrix.