15 Movies Whose Original Ending You'll Never Get To See
By Jack Robinson Mansion where Mister Walley is having a meeting in the back yard! This original ending featured the song "Summer Hearts" by Nicolette Larson which despite being cut remains on the soundtrack. I can vividly remember when I first saw Disney's Meet the Robinsons back in My parents were on vacation, so my older brother took my younger sibling. the rug while action, angst, humor, and a happy ending take center stage. throughout History · Pixar Announces Original Film: 'Onward'. (That's right: in the original version, the villain's only minion was a What's frustrating here is that Meet the Robinsons has elements of two and if the ending is sappy even by Disney standards, well, it's a feel good sort of ending. A Charlie Brown Christmas Searches for Truth in a Complicated Holiday.
It's a fine ending -- it's just not as fine as what screenwriter Daniel Waters first had in mind. Actually, he had several ideas in mind, including having Martha ironically stab Veronica, and having Veronica blow herself up with J.
The best of the unused endings had the school exploding and all the students holding their prom in Heaven. It's a wacky idea, for sure, but it's also one so gloriously ambitious that it would have raised an already stinging comedy to a whole other level.
By all accounts, the production was plagued with problems, from budget overruns to a director Marc Forster who couldn't decide what he wanted.
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Things got so bad that star Brad Pitt reportedly stopped talking to Forster. In an effort to save what was clearly turning into a disaster, the entire final third of the movie was rewritten and reshot.
In the version that was theatrically released, Pitt's character, Gerry, makes his way into a World Health Organization building to swipe some pathogens that he correctly believes will help identify a cure. So what happened in the footage that got scrapped? It takes place in Moscow, where a fierce battle against zombies is waged. Now a part of the military battling them, Gerry comes to realize that the cold Russian winter slows the creatures down, indicating that there may be a way to defeat them permanently.
His wife, meanwhile, is in a sunny Everglades refugee camp, where she survives, in part, by agreeing to a sexual relationship with a soldier, played by Matthew Fox. This explains the actor's perplexingly brief cameo in the release cut. It all ends with a montage of Jerry and two associates making their way to the Oregon Coast, ready to traverse the entire U. Clearly, this was intended to be an epic conclusion to an epic story, as opposed to the more intimate conclusion audiences ultimately saw.
She falls for Blane Andrew McCarthyone of the school's rich kids. He likes her, too, but his elitist friends convince him to break things off with her right before prom.
Heartbroken, she goes to the dance alone, then meets up with platonic male friend Duckie Jon Cryer. Blane arrives alone, too, apologizing for his callousness. The film ends with him kissing Andie in front of his car. It's a romantic conclusion. It is not, however, the one Hughes really wanted.
The original ending found Andie winding up with Duckie after realizing that he's much more loyal to her than Blane could ever be. When they lose the small suitcase while driving, in the movie version, Clark says the only thing that can't be replaced that was lost is Ellen's diaphragm, which is changed to birth control pills for the edited version.
Through my years of research I have never been able to find a complete shooting script for the film. We know that John Hughes often wrote many drafts of his scripts. The original John Hughes short story that Vacation was based on does include a variation of the original ending resulting with Clark shooting Walt Disney! The Blu Ray version of Vacation is set to be released August 10th. There is no word of special features for the disc yet but as we know, Warner Brothers is not known for producing very good DVD extras see the recently released Caddyshack 30th anniversary edition!
Keep checking back for more info on the release of the film and the supposed sequel! For a real treat check out John Hughes original short story from the National Lampoon magazine: Thanks to Braden for the pictures!
First, he doesn't know that Wilbur is from his lifetime. Second, if a time machine is invented in anyone's lifetime, it can travel to yours, making the point moot.
He's probably just blurting out something, caught up in the awe of the moment, and not choosing his words carefully. He is twelve, after all. Also he might have seen Wilbur punch in the destination date and simply did the math. Lewis said admittedly, I've seen the Dutch version: So you could see it as "I never thought anyone with a time machine would want to go to the early 21st century! The full line is "I never thought time travel could be possible in my lifetime, and here it is right in front of me".
Lewis is essentially just saying "I never thought I would get to experience time-travel". It's basically the same as anyone getting to experience something they never thought they would.
If Doris could control people's minds, why didn't she just take over Goob and do everything herself? Maybe she's a sadist and wanted to watch him squirm.
Also, it's very suspicious, and unnatural looking, even people in the past would suspect something, also, Goob needed to talk at his presentation, if Doris took him over earlier, he would freak out when she came off, but he'd be weird, especially with that hat over his eyes.
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And I just realized that if they figured out that Helping Hats could control people Where are the Reapers to correct this paradox?! They got unmade when the Universe went foom and never got slotted back in when it was remade. If the timelines had split then these aren't quite the same Lewis' anymore. One was from one universe and the other was from the other one it works with Trunks in Dragon Ball Z.
How come no one has mentioned the fact that Lewis's mother abandons him and suddenly takes him back because she finds out who he is? It is never mentioned why she abandoned him, and if she had a valid reason, like not being able to care for a child, then she shouldn't be allowed to take him back.
When did that happen? No, the point is that it's not his real mother and father who adopt him again. But anyway, if it had been really her, there could have been a good reason. Not able to afford it, nowhere to live Or good-ish, at least She still could very well do so, though, again, after twelve years, that would be kinda weird.
I just watched the movie, and was a little confused so You mean Lewis' mom put him in the orphanage, only to run back 12 years later to get him? No, Lewis' mom never came back. He got adopted by a nice couple who happened to be part of the future family. I'm appalled at the Idiot Ball everyone in the Future has. Wilbur makes it clear that Lewis has to wear a hat because otherwise, they'll know that he's Cornelius Robinson as a young boy.
If my year-old self suddenly appeared in front of me wearing a hat, guess what? I'm still gonna recognize that this person is me from the past. Also, when they finally realize who he is, Mrs. Robinson kicks him out. Why doesn't she just explain to him why he can't live with them anymore rather than making him assume she and the others are terrible people for booting him out just because he has spiky yellow hair Look at the whole thing from his perspective.
As far as he knows, that's why they dump him is because of his hair. In her defense, she didn't kick him out, per se. She just said he had to go back to his own time. If she had told him any more, it might've screwed up the timestream. Plus, what really got him mad was that Wilbur pretty much told him, "Yeah, I'm not gonna take you back to see your mom even though I told you I'd would Why did Lewis join the Bowler Hat Guy anyway?
He had the same story as Wilbur I'll take you to your momand uh, I' don't know, he's an obvious Dastardly Whiplash! He fell into the same trap twice! Nice going, Future Albert Einstein At that time, he's very angry, upset, and not thinking clearly. They're notorious for making bad decisions when they're that angry. He spent the whole movie believing that Wilbur would take him to see his mother, only to have Wilbur casually shoot the promise dead on the spot.
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No doubt Lewis is feeling betrayed and used. Not to mention that the family, mere seconds after accepting him into the family, tell him to go.
During the "Another Believer" sequence, we keep seeing Lewis take home wagonloads of invention parts from that shop. Where does a ward of the state get the pocket money to buy all that stuff?
Kids can do errands for money. He might have done kid work like cleaning and organizing at the school for spare cash. If he had a habit of saving up, he could have a nice little stash for when he needed spare parts. And the parts could have been cheap or discounted. Why do they need the memory enhancer? Bowler Hat Guy wanted revenge and wouldn't help Doris otherwise, so she's forced to cooperate with him until then since mind-controlling him would be suspicious.
Aunt Petunia is a hand puppet. Uncle Fritz is human. How the heck could they have children?! Fritz marries a woman called Petunia, who has children with him. But, a few years later, she dies presumably in a Harley accident. Fritz, unable to deal with the death of his wife, begins to project his understanding of her personality into a hand puppet. The others probably just play along because, hey, he's hurting no-one.
If the Bowler Hat Guy's explanation of the whole story is correct, then when he was stealing the first time machine, all that Wilbur saw was, well, him stealing the time machine. If so, then how exactly did Wilbur come to the conclusion that the thief went back in time to steal Lewis' invention and pass it as their own? It's never been stated how known Bowler Hat Guy's hatred of Cornelius was in the future and Wilbur might have a device that figured out when Bowler Hat Guy went the same way Doris later figures out Lewis went to the future.
One thing that bothers me about Cornelius showing Lewis the room full of inventions towards the end: Doesn't that kind of "spoil" everything for Lewis?
Part of human experience is not knowing your future and, as the film states, "Keep moving forward".
But if you already know that's what your future holds, then that just spoils it, everything is set in stone for you. You still have to put the work in to make it happen, yeah, but you know what's going to happen, so there's no challenge, no feeling of overcoming adversity, you know the odds will forever be in your favor.
Yes, Cornelius does state that the future is not certain and is never set in stone, but we see earlier in the movie that if something in the past doesn't happen or is decided never to happen, it disappears - so clearly that future is going to happen.
It just really bothers me how that scene basically unmakes the point the movie was trying to illustrate - keep moving forward and don't be afraid of failure Cornelius never went into details regarding what any of those inventions do. Near the end of the film, Doris tries to kill Lewis. Wouldn't that have resulted in herself being erased, since Lewis would not grow up to invent her? As smart as she'd already proven herself to be, that wasn't the brightest move.
Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but where does the last name "Robinson" come from? His adoptive mother is named "Krunklehorn" Is it Lewis' original surname, which he kept for some reason after being adopted?
Is it Franny's, and he took it when they got married?MTR Blu-ray exclusive DELETED SCENE 3
The Disney Wiki seems to imply that first theory, but I'm not sure if it's based on anything canon. What seems to be the generally accepted Fanon goes as follows: Lucile uses her maiden name, Krunklehorn, in her business life since she became known under it before her marriage but uses her married name, Robinson, in most other aspects Lewis' friends knowing her as Mrs. Robinson for examplemeaning Lewis' new name is Cornelius Robinson. Franny's maiden name, and therefore the last name of her brothers, is Framagucchi spelling?