So you know how it is, you're watching a movie and it seems pretty good right up until the ending. Which is so awful that you feel like you have wasted an hour or two (or more) of your life.
Either the ending is unsatisfying, implausible or completely ridiculous. Sometimes it makes me wonder if the director just mailed it in.
For example: Jurassic Park III.
Not a bad movie overall, the CGI is pretty good, there are some exciting scenes. Of course it's not Shakespeare but a decent action flick. Up until the end. Spoiler Alert!
If you haven't seen it either don't read this or save yourself the hour and a half and read the next paragraph. (Yeah right, a spoiler alert for a 14 year old movie!
So Dr. Grant and friends are being drowned by a gigantic carnivorous dinosaur. He manages to snag a satellite phone and called the blonde chick from the first movie. Problem is, her three year old answers the phone and gets distracted by Barney on TV. By the time he gets the phone to his Mom she only hears a fragmentary, muddled din. Based solely on this and her toddlers assertion that it was "The Dinosaur Man" on the other end she is somehow able to mobilize a rescue flotilla comprised of the Navy, Air Force and Marines who show up mere hours later to rescue our beleaguered dino hunters. Talk about your Deus ex Machina.
Totally ruins a halfway decent adventure movie.
I don't mind suspending disbelief to enjoy a film but don't insult my intelligence by coming up with something so preposterous.
Why not just have them ride a canoe through a time rift and end up in the Land of the Lost?