30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

The Apple (1980)

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Universally panned by critics and audiences alike, The Apple is a musical film about rock stars trying to conquer the world. But it’s also a biblical allegory featuring Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal), the head of a record label company called BIM, who is a stand-in for Satan. The Menahem Golan-directed movie also includes a God-like character named Mr. Topps (Joss Ackland), who carves Alphie (George Gilmour) out of rock. In the film, Alphie is considered the first human, who happens to be very good at rock-and-roll.

Though The Apple lacks good storytelling, its unintentionally nihilistic ending is probably one of the most shocking movie endings of all time. BIM takes over the world, and God raptures all the good hippies and leaves everyone else to suffer under Mr. Boogalow. God even allows Satan to win at the end of the film, before casually driving off in a flying Rolls Royce.