30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

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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.

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.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”