Thursday, May 27, 2010

I don't understand how your brain works a.k.a Lost Ending Sucked.

I would like to say that anyone who was satisfied with the ending of Lost is an idiot, but I will not. See, I find that my opinion is not absolute. I walked out of “Dumb and Dumber.” It is one of two movies that I have walked out of in all my long life. At that time, I thought anyone who liked that movie must be an idiot. Then I had a very intelligent, kind, good man tell me it was one of his favorite movies.

So, rather than say you are an idiot for being satisfied with the ending of Lost I will just say “I do not understand how your brain works."

They all die in the end? Uh, any good writer knows you can’t end a story that way. “And then they all died!” Immediately your reader is going to feel cheated.

You also can’t introduce a whole bunch of plot threads, call them “mysteries” and then not solve them and expect people not to care.

Except – people don’t seem to care, which baffles the hell out of me.

(Stole the following list from a person on The Ferret’s website who posted as anonymous so I cannot give him credit.)

MAJOR PLOTLINES ON LOST THAT TURNED OUT TO BE COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT!
1. "Walt is really special"
2. "Sayid kills a bunch of people for Ben"
3. "Mr. Eko"
4. "People on the island can't have babies"
5. "Faraday"
6. "Eloise Hawking"
7. "Widmore v. Ben"
8. "NOT PENNY'S BOAT"
9. "You're a candidate"
10. "Jacob brought people to the island"

You’re fine with the fact that NONE of those things mean ANYTHING?

Then, I don’t understand how your brain works.

Please don't try to explain to me that all that mattered to you was the characters. No, I am sorry, this was not a character driven show. Friends was a character driven show. So was Seinfeld. Dallas. So is Dexter, Grey's Anatomy, and Castle. This was a PLOT and MYSTERY and WHAT IS THE ISLAND driven show.

7 comments:

  1. Differently.... ;-)




    Rod

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  2. The Eko thing would have had more to it but the actor for Eko had a major falling out with the producers and refused to come back for any more filming.

    I have a lot of the same problems you do with the other missing plot points, but not with the whole death thing at the end, that part I actually didn't have a problem with. I was more pissed that a fricking tree fell on Ben, he was stuck, they were all screaming about how there was no way they could free him, the polar bears would be gnawing on his rotting bones, and then one scene later he is magically up and running around just fine.

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  3. I totally agree, all those irrelevant items are the very reason why libraries and bookstore should just get rid of any book that has a cliffs note version and use that instead. Think of all the saved time, dead trees and storage space!

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  4. You all everybody.

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  5. I liked Lost until after the second season; I just couldn't get it.

    Dumb and Dumber is one of my favorite movies.

    Coincidence?

    Leigh

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  6. "I totally agree, all those irrelevant items are the very reason why libraries and bookstore should just get rid of any book that has a cliffs note version and use that instead. Think of all the saved time, dead trees and storage space! "

    He's saying they should have elaborated... its like if in Moby Dick you saw the whale once, or in Dracula if the Count simply disappeared and they started fighting the French (or whomever the conquerors were in the time period). It doesn't make sense.

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  7. Yeah, but.... Dumb and Dumber WAS a pretty funny movie, right?

    Leigh

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