30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

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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.

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.”