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Why did Steve Rogers choose this character in Endgame?

Although they are Russo's words, I don't agree to their reasoning. I do, however, agree with their decision to pass on the symbol of Captain America to Sam. Bucky is fighting for the right side ...
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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

There is a wide variety of reasons as to why a movie might have alternate endings. The original ending tested poorly during screen tests: In this case the director had a specific ending that made it ...
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Is Deadpool 2's after-credits scene canon or just a joke?

That post-credit scene is CANON as the writers said during their reddit AMA: Q: IS THE AFTER CREDIT SCENE CANON??? Please tell me I’m dying to know! A: Yes, the after credit scene is CANON! Don't ...
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Meaning of the final room in 2001: A Space Odyssey

The ending is largely symbolic, and reading the book helps with its interpretation. Here are some different opinions. The one based on the book goes like this: The black monolith you saw in the ...
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How do I get a happy ending in Bandersnatch?

Lifehacker.com has provided a "road map" of sort which, if I read it correctly, does have some "non-bad" options but that's a subjective issue.
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Is Clue the only film that aired true, multiple endings in theaters?

There is an Indian movie in Malayalam called Harikrishnans with There were two endings released in theaters, with the endings supposedly chosen based on the "popularity" of the actor in ...
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Are (literal) cliff hangers still used as cliffhangers?

One of the closest recent examples to a literal cliffhanger on TV might be the Green Wing finales of season 1 and season 2 from 2004 and 2006, respectively. From a TV Tropes page on the subject: ...
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Are (literal) cliff hangers still used as cliffhangers?

I can recall a few instances of using cliffs/cliffhangers within an episode of a tv show or film, but I'm struggling to think of an episode or a film that ends in a cliffhanger, except Big Little Lies,...
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How do I get a happy ending in Bandersnatch?

Encouraged by a comment, I thought I'd try to turn my comment into an answer. The answer to the question is: Black Mirror doesn't make happy endings. I'd argue that is one of their calling cards, ...
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Why did Steve Rogers choose this character in Endgame?

Copying from my answer to the same question on SFF: Because Sam was the logical choice over Bucky Joe Russo explains it in the following interview. "It made sense that it was Sam," Joe ...
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Are (literal) cliff hangers still used as cliffhangers?

Just about every episode of Between the Lions The children's television show Between the Lions (2000-2010), which was all about teaching kids how to read, had a recurring sketch called "The ...
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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

There can be many reasons for shooting alternate endings; a few of them are: To pass censorship: In 1975's Bollywood film Sholay the director had a different vision for the ending from the one we ...
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Is Clue the only film that aired true, multiple endings in theaters?

Run Lola Run (1998) had three endings, but they were released as part of one movie (unlike Clue which sounds like they released multiple versions of the movie at the same time). In it, Lola must ...
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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

To avoid leaks - Game of Thrones springs to mind During a recent talk at his alma mater, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said the show is taking measures avoid revealing its ending. "I know ...
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What does the ending of The National Anthem mean?

At the end of the episode, they were trying to depict how the media exploiting us with sensationalist news means we miss what is in front of us. In S01E01 The National Anthem, we find out in the end ...
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Was the boy guilty in 1957's 12 Angry Men?

UNDETERMINED We're never told either way. The movie is more focused on prejudice than anything else, and how some jurors wanted him to be guilty based on his background. In the end, reasonable doubt ...
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What happens if someone becomes Excommunicado?

Excommunicado basically means that Wick becomes persona non grata and loses all access and privileges to underworld resources. What I did not understand is, why John is running for his life? Clearly,...
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How could the children know about the events at the end of The Last Jedi?

This was explained in the official tie-in book "Star Wars The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary" The boy who uses the Force to control the broom is Temiri Blagg. The girl is Arashell Sar and the other ...
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Ending of babadook

If we want a non-metaphorical (aka literal) interpretation of the Babadook, then we start with the assumption that the monster is real. If the monster is real, it stands to reason that the poem in ...
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Meaning of the final room in 2001: A Space Odyssey

In the book, Clarke expertly shows that the Power behind the monolith does not want to hurt Dave in anyway. The monolith creates an environment for Dave to exist in that would not harm him in any way, ...
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The ending of The Wailing (2016)

Here is my interpretation. 1) It's a battle between the girl in white (good) and the old Japanese guy (evil) for the soul of the villagers. 2) The shaman is actually working for the Japanese guy (...
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Explanation on the ending of "(500) Days of Summer"

The point of the film was that Tom believed in the message that all of the romantic movies preached that he watched as a child, whereas Summer didn't. When the narrator says "it's not a love story, it'...
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What does the ending of Nocturnal Animals mean?

SPOILERS AHEAD I think this movie is actually about revenge. The whole movie is based on two "parallel" stories. The events in real life are very similar to those of the book. One is the ...
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What was the ending of Batman v. Superman about?

There are two aspects of the ending you're asking: one we can sort-of explain and one we can only make some reasoned speculation. (If you're still reading this, you will be spoiled...) First, there's ...
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In "Hell or High Water", why don't they catch Toby?

1. The key answer on the diner, dealing with a major theme of the movie, comes in the form of the quote of the old farmer (or rancher) who the police question at the diner: "Those men robbed the ...
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Why is the last scene (right before and including the end credits) often worse quality in transfers of older films?

I will admit that this is a guess, but I have to wonder whether it's an issue with the type of film restoration they do when making the disc. With older prints, there can be a lot of dust, scratches, ...
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What was the conclusion of Batman: The Killing Joke

The joke is a metaphor. In that scene, the Batman has asked the Joker how can he help him, maybe together they can find a way to really cure the Joker; this reminds him a joke, that goes along this ...
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Why does Max do this at the end of Pi?

It is the only way he sees to safe his life. It is strongly implied that the mystical 216-digit number that Max was researching has a devastating effect on whatever comes into contact with it. Max's ...
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Contact movie ending

The ending of Contact isn't really open ended but it does have a religious component. Your assumption that "everything is done by [John Hurt]" is wrong. It is just said in court because nobody ...
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Were the survivors the originals or their tethered counterparts?

All the shadows / clones / tethered people / underground people couldn't talk. We see this throughout the movie, when they're attacking the original humans. They groan. They roar. They scream. The ...
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