30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

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bad movies with good endings

While some films are awful from beginning to end, some movies start terrible but manage to wrap up with a great ending. Though their amazing conclusions don’t make them better, their surprisingly awesome resolutions rescued them from becoming totally forgettable films. Below are 30 bad movies with good endings.

After.Life (2009)

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After.Life stars Liam Neeson as Eliot Deacon, a mortician who claims to have the ability to speak to the dead. In the movie, Eliot tries to convince a recently deceased woman named Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) to move on, helping her to transition into the afterlife. Though the film has an interesting premise, it fails to deliver enough thrills to keep viewers involved. While most parts of the flick are boring, the twist at the end makes things a little bit thought-provoking.

In the third act of the movie, it is revealed that Eliot is lying because Anna is actually alive. Eliot considers people who take life for granted as “walking corpses” because he wants to teach them about the sacredness of being alive. Unfortunately, Anna fails the test, so Eliot ends up burying her alive. Though the shocking ending doesn’t fix the film’s plot holes and inconsistencies, it does give a completely new meaning to Eliot’s motivations and Neeson’s performance.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
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