This week’s selection is a sampling from that wonderful fixer of other peoples’ pop culture, How It Should Have Ended. These guys take our most popular movies, poke their fingers through the plot holes, and fix ’em up with duct tape and sarcasm. You can probably understand the appeal this would have for me.
The first video is a send-up to the old Christopher Reeve Superman movie. (The first one, the one that didn’t suck.) The second part of it is my favorite, and shows us the flowering of a beautiful relationship.
This next one points up something that I have been ranting about for YEARS. It’s a giant, gaping hole in the Lord of the Rings… though it would have reduced the nine+ hour epic to about an hour and a half… (or the trilogy to a single 300 page book) so I’ve always eventually backed off. If nothing else, it’s good to see that I wasn’t the only one who felt that way about it.
The thing that gets me the most about the Star Wars: A New Hope ending is that it is exactly the same thing that my Granddad asked me when we left the theatre the first time I saw the movie thirty-three years ago. (I was ten, and didn’t really have a good answer. Much like I don’t now.)
Finally, to get ourselves a little more current, comes How Iron Man Should Have Ended… once more pointing out how practicality and common sense skewer Hollywood logic in everything it does.