30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

Surrogates (2009)

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Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, Surrogates follows a cop (Bruce Willis) who is forced to leave his home for the first time in years to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates. Though the Jonathan Mostow-directed movie features a slick tone and visuals, Surrogates fails to deliver its promising premise due to its mindless action scenes and weak script.

While most parts of the film are dull, its ending is actually incredible. Willis’ character stops the virus from killing the human operators and uses the same virus to disable the surrogates. The striking final moment shows all the surrogates suddenly collapse, a classic descent-into-chaos scene that is so satisfying to watch.