We watch movies to escape; to forget the problems and issues around us, just for a couple of hours. And when a movie is good, that’s exactly what happens! Well, usually. Sometimes even the best movies can make a mistake, inserting a scene that’s so out of step with the rest of the film that it completely takes the viewer out of it. In other words, these pretty good 11 movies really should have had a better editor:
11 good movies that were nearly ruined by one terrible scene
Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The KingThe final installment in the Lord of the Rings series has approximately 10,000 endings tacked on at the end. But out of all of them, the strangest one is when Frodo finally wakes up in bed and all of his hobbit buddies come in and jump on the bed with him and they have a bizarre hobbit slumber party. You mean they cut Saruman out of the final but included this?New Line Cinema
GremlinsGremlins is a surprisingly suspenseful and criminally underrated movie, but it's almost undone by a scene that comes out of nowhere. Phoebe Cates, having spent the whole film hating Christmas, explains in a bizarre monologue that she hates Christmas because once her dad dressed as Santa, crawled down their chimney, got stuck and died. It's a jarring and weird aside that has no bearing on the rest of the movie.Warner Bros.
Four Weddings And A FuneralThis was the lovely sleeper hit that introduced international audiences to the endearing awkwardness of Hugh Grant, and taught them that yes, British people do know how to feel. But after almost an entire movie of laughing and crying, everything comes to a screeching halt when Grant tells Andie McDowell that they should get out of the rain. "Is it raining? I hadn't noticed," she replies in the flattest voice possible. Way to ruin an otherwise delightful film, Andie.Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Notting HillSpeaking of Hugh Grant, here we have another charming installment in his filmography that messes up with a single line. I'm speaking of course about Julie Roberts's infamous line, "I'm just a girl... standing in front of a boy... asking him to love her." It reads like a first draft that somehow didn't get caught by editors. They even put that cheesy line in the trailer!Universal
The DepartedMartin Scorsese finally won an Oscar for his 2006 crime drama, which is why it's so puzzling that the filmmaker decided to end his movie in such a hamfisted manner. In the film's final shot, we see a view of the Massachusetts State House, and a rat skitters across the screen. Get it? Because law & order is full of rats and corruption is inevitable? Hit us with another anvil, Marty.Warner Bros.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)After eight - eight - movies, Potter fans finally got to see Harry and his friends vanquish Voldemort and begin to rebuild the wizarding world. What a great ending! Except no, now we flash far into the future so we can see Harry, Ron and Hermione wearing embarrassing old-person makeup, making everyone watching go, "Ugh." And before anyone cries, "But it was in the book!" - yes, it was, but that doesn't mean it should have been kept in the film.Warner Bros.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate FactoryThe beloved film that introduced millions of children to the greatness of Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka is full of laughs and delights and scares for its younger viewers. But it's also got one scene full of snores, when Charlie's mother breaks out into an unnecessary song about how she wants her son to be happy. She's a very nice lady, but everyone fast forwards through this part when they watch at home.Paramount
InterstellarChristopher Nolan is a great director and there are many things he does very well, including special effects and building suspense. But he's not so great when it comes to emotion, and Interstellar is no exception. In a movie about science and discovery and time travel, suddenly Anne Hathaway is giving an unconvincing speech about how love is the universe's true constant. Yes, love is great, but now is not the time, Anne!Paramount
The Breakfast ClubPossibly John Hughes' best film, The Breakfast Club spoke to millions of teenagers about the trials and tribulations of growing up. But just when the film has won everyone over, it loses them again when it gives moody goth Ally Sheedy a preppy makeover, just so Emilio Estevez is allowed to like her. She looked fine before! Give her back her black eyeliner!Universal
Inside OutIf you can make it through Inside Out without crying, you may be dead inside, as no other film more accurately represents the confusing emotions of a young girl. The film one's misstep comes when it shows the emotions inside her two parents: The mother's emotions are condescending and judgmental, while the father's emotions only care about sports. A little too stereotypical for an otherwise thoughtful and nuanced film.Pixar
Star Wars: The Force AwakensEpisode VII met and surpassed the expectations of Star Wars fans the world over, especially with its two main protagonists being a woman and a person of colour. The only place the movie falters is during the bizarre rathtar escape scene, when Finn (John Boyega) is dragged through a ship by tentacled beasts. Sure, The Force Awakens needed its own trash compactor-type scene, but this just didn't work.Disney