Posted on 07/05/11 01:11 AM | Last edited on 07/05/11 01:11 AM
#7 The Renewed version of the end of Return of the Jedi
This I really powerful just how they changed it from the original version of this film. When the original trilogy finally came out on DVD, they changed the ending of Return of the Jedi. In this ending, the celebration of the Empires’ defeat was shown to happen throughout the whole galaxy. They showed people celebrating from planets shown through the saga from Bespin, to Naboo, to Tatooine, to Courasant, and then back at Endor. Then when Luke sees the ghosts of Obi-Wan, Yoda and Anakin, the original Anakin is replaced with Hayden Christansen. And during all of this, they play this song to replace that “yub yub” song that is a much better song as far as a closing. Really all of the above in my opinion were excellent adjustment to make the original trilogy connected with the prequel trilogy and make an even bigger ending for the entire saga. The only way it could’ve been bigger is if somehow, they had even more jedi ghosts appear to make it an even bigger conclusion like Qui-Gon, Mace Windu, and other jedi like that. Would they ever do that? Nope. Would it really matter? Probably not. But even if it does matter, I’m Happy right now with the powerful ending we have right now for this memorable saga.
#6 the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
I know that many of you view this as a really bad movie. But frankly, I have a soft spot for this film. I know it’s bad but I feel like for what it’s worth. It did a nice job building up the suspense before making a huge finale battle amidst of all the confusion it gave us. The most powerful part to me was Will and Elizabeth’s goodbye before he went to do Davvy Jones’ job for the next 10 years. I mean sure, it was dumb that Will hesitated to kiss her but eventually they did and…well just the way it was acted and especially with the music that was played, I thought it was a very well made scene. And the last scene with Jack was pretty good too, but it might a bit ruined with the fourth one out. I don’t know, I haven’t seen this movie again after seeing Stranger Tides yet.
#5 The ending for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Now this was the first game of the series where I really got into playing it. And even though I’ve gotten into other games like the original, Majora’s mask and Ocariana of Time, I still find this the best of the series. To me, the game itself is really powerful. Like Lord of the Rings in a way, this game had a grand felling of drama and adventure with all the places, music, characters and monsters you witness through everything that happens. This felt like a really awesome gaming experience to me where you fell like you’re part of the adventure as link. And just as the game itself was powerful, so was the ending. You finally kill Gannondorf (Who dies standing up which is weird) and find that your companion whom you’ve been with through the whole game, Midna survived her encounter with Gannondorf as is back into her normal (and kinda hot) self. But then she has to go back into her world and destroy the mirror that takes people there so that she can never come back. Her farewell was pretty big at least for concerning everything you go though with her. (which is saying many things compared to those stupid fairies that are you companions in the other games.) And then it’s the credits where while they are rolling, they show all the places you’ve been along with all of the characters you seen in the past. And during the very end, Link’s friend Ilia stands on the road waiting for Link to come home, and then the camera switches to him riding home on his horse Epona, and then it switches to a status of the Triforce where it says The End. You may feel differently when it comes tot his game and it’s probably more understood if you have seen it, but I think it’s a very powerful ending.
#4 the endings of Summer Belongs to You and Rollercoaster: The Musical from Phineas and Ferb
Mother Fricker I hate these endings almost as much as I love the show I find it thiat powerful. I mean I do enjoy the song to the end of Summer Belongs to You, but I still find the ending sad.
Summer Belongs To You is a 43 ish minute long episode where Phineas and Ferb along with their friends try to fly all over the world on the longest day of the year in order to have an even longer day. During their adventure, we experience some major moments in the lives of some of the particular characters. In the end, they make it around the world and throw a party in celebration of their success in their backyard. Rollercoaster: The Musical, is a half an hour long episode where the entire events of the very first episode are done all over again only that it’s done as a musical.
Now both episodes have a big musical number to at the end. Summer Belong to You plays the song of the same name at the party in the backyard while Rollercoaster: The Musical has a major finale that includes all of the major and minor characters of the whole series singing “Carpe Diem”. What makes these two ending songs so powerful to me, is how after both adventures, are reflecting Phineas and Ferb’s way of life throughout the show, (love for summer and seize the day) and well ... I just find that powerful in a way. Partly because of that, but mostly on how both ending look back at the past with this show. During the very end of Summer Belongs to You, they show very brief clips of adventures from the show, whereas Rollercoaster: The Musical shows everyone from the entire show performing "Carpe Diem". I find that powerful in terms of looking back at all the exciting stuff we’ve seen these boys do, but I also find it sad. This isn’t so big of a deal with Summer Belong to You, but to me, the end of Rollercoaster: The Musical is depressing because if feels like a song you’d play for like a big finale, like an end of the series type of finale. And that just makes me think that there will be a day where they’ll do the same thing only that it will be goodbye…and it will be sad to see the series end. Now I know this hints that the finale to this show will probably be more powerful than this, but until then these two ending are staying here, viewed as the perfect scenes to sadly remind fans like me that, the day we dread, will happen.
#3 The Series Finale of LOST
WARNING IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SERIES OR HAVE SEEN IT BUT HAVE NOT GONE AS FAR AS THE ENDING, DO NOT READ THIS SECTION OF THE LIST!!! I’M DOING YOU A FAVOR!!!!
Ah LOST. For so many of us, it was an excellent show of mystery and suspense for six long years. And while there were several plot holes and questions left out, the ending for many fans was very satisfying for what it’s worth. For those of you who didn’t see the whole series and didn’t listen to my warning, the show ends with the main villain revealed to be the Black Monster in the form of one of the main characters, John Locke. After he is defeated and most of the characters begin to finally leave the Island, Jack appoints Hurley (Wasn’t he the sweetest character ever!?!?!?!) the new protector of the Island before he sacrificed himself to put that plug backing to keep that light that was the meaning to everything balanced ( yeah that was weak) But after he does, Hurley along with Ben decided to use his powers to create an alternate timeline where everyone either currently alive or died during the show (although it turns out everyone is dead) are finally reunited (Charlie and Claire!!!! Yay! <3 :D) Now this ending my be sad and powerful only for those who really know LOST and were with it up to the very end like me, but that’s still doesn’t make it not one of my top saddest/powerful endings, especially with how it ends with Jack dying right where he was at the very beginning where the dog Vincent lies next to him and the last thing we see is an Extreme Close-up of Jack’s eye as it closes right before we see the word LOST one last time.
#2 The end of Toy Story 3
Man this movie was so powerful it even made my dad cry. And my dad is a very skeptical man. When things seemed to not become any more powerful that Andy was leaving and going to college, things had to get as far as the scene where the gives his toys to that little girl before he goes to college. It gives me goosebumps thinking about when Andy played with his toys one last time before he leaves looking at them one last time and says “Thanks guys” and drives away where the toys watch him as Woody says “So long partner”. I mean even watchin Woody say that when that clip was played at the Golden Globes made my eyes a little watery. I am not kidding. The end was truly that powerful. So many of us grew up with Toy Story 1 and 2 and now that so many of us have grown up since then, whether you’re one of the kids or the parents of your family, that it not only makes you think of the characters of this movie, it also makes you think of your own toys from your childhood. I mean when I saw this a second time, I just went right home into my room, unwrapping the black trash bag full of toys and starting holding them for the first time in years…ah those days with those guys…Hobbess…Pikachu…Snoopy…
And the most Sad/Powerful ending I think is or ever will be….
#1 The end of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Oh my gosh this ending gets me every time. Right from the moment Souron and the Ring are destroyed; both you and the character get a major feeling sadness and joy after everything you’ve seen through this whole trilogy. Frodo remembering the shire, the eagle’s rescue, the Fellowship reunited, Aragorn crowned king of Gondor and finally together forever with Arwen. Then the camera changes to the map which goes from Gondor to the Shire, showing all those places have been with all sort of adventures and battles from Helm’s Deep to Bree. And that sight for you just as much as the hobbits when you finally see The Shire again from that Hobbit that was raking the leaves to the Green Dragon where Sam finally makes his move on Rosie and marries her. Then you see Frodo back at Bag End almost done writing the entire story on Bilbo’s red book. And from there the Hobbits along with Bilbo and Gandalf go to the Grey Havens where Frodo says his goodbye to Merry, Pippin and mostly Sam before he goes to the Undying Lands with Gandalf, Bilbo, Elrond and Galadriel. Then it moves to Sam coming home with his wife and children saying “Well…I’m back” before he closes the door and then the screen goes black with the words The End appearing. And finally, what I think was the most powerful of all was the end credits with the song “Into the West” It’s powerful just out of hearing the first few lyrics: “Lay down your sweat and weary head. Night is falling, you’ve come journey’s end.” And while it’s playing drawn images of places of middle earth and several characters are shown continuing to make you think back from the entire trilogy. I actually find it so powerful; I want it to be one of the last if not THE last song I hear before I die. Because it’s talking about the end of the road and resting and all around living happily ever after while showing all those characters and places from Middle-Earth. And oh how much that song can be just the thing for me to think about my life and getting ready to die before “I come to the house of my father, and in his mighty company I shall not be ashamed.” (Theoden’s last words revised) And even if I don’t make it one of the last songs I ever hear, I want it to at least be one of the songs played at my funeral. Which is something one of my best friends wants for his funeral too. And that’s why the end of Return of the King is the saddest/most powerful ending I have ever seen.
So that is my list for the top saddest/most powerful endings. I hope you enjoyed this list