30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

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Blair Witch (2016)

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A direct sequel to the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project, Blair Witch, aka Blair Witch 3, follows a young man who ventures into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland with his friends to uncover the mystery surrounding his missing sister. Her disappearance 17 years earlier is believed to be connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first, the group is hopeful, but as the night wears on, a visit from a menacing presence soon makes them realize that the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have ever imagined.

To describe it briefly, Blair Witch is an unnecessary follow-up to the original movie, as it is simply a lazy rehash of the latter. But in its last 20 minutes, the movie introduces a horror device that makes it a little bit gripping. The protagonists find out that you can’t directly look at the witch, so to see the villain, they cleverly stand with their backs to her while filming her with their cameras.

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.”