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I've read a lot the other comments and feel a little better about the ending...except. I thought the sideways world was the result of the bomb, which caused a warp that made it so the plane never crashed like Faraday was sure it would. Remember when Juliet's dying words were "it worked"? I would have liked it better if they weren't all dead, but just living in this other world that existed in a different dimension and Desmond realized this and that if he could bring everyone together in the alternate reality, they would remember the island and the lessons they learned there about helping each other etc. I think it would have been better to end on that realization, re-united.
I saw the ending yesterday here in Portugal, i really was expecting something different, i was very disappointed, we create so may expectations and then ... i think the authors should ask for an excuse to all us fans that watched the series every single episode and give us a decent final. I was never so disappointed, especially after creating so many expectations. Before yesterday i thought this was the only series that i'd buy the dvds and watch it again but not now, i guess i'll never see it again after knowing the end is so disappointing :(
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Well I enjoyed the whole series. I watched every single episode and am sorry it has finished. I hope they re-run the whole thing otherwise I shall just go out and buy the dvds.
OK, now... I guess I can tell that for all the duration of the show it was intellectually stimulating, while the last 10 minutes were just plain disappointment. It looked like people from Disney and Co. wrote the script. Disgusting stuff, if you know what I mean. So I decided to believe that the ending was all different, and so was the story and it's... er... message. And the hell with authors if they have no guts to go and do something great to the end, for a change.
Pre-history was as follows: a couple of beings from some alien race, specializing on seeding, nurturing and growing new civilisations, landed up on the earth (killing all the dinosaurs in the process - to clear the way for less primitive creatures). They hid their flying sauser in the desert of Egypt and ultimately the new, young race (of people) was born there, and the aliens teached them how to cultivate the earth and to build the pyramids etc. After human race became more or less advanced, they were forced to
i dont care anymore.. this show is stupid
Why did I feel cheated and greatly disappointed with the ending?
In some occasions you come across some novel movie or show, that you find particularly attracting for some reason.
Then as the story moves forward you tune your expectations based on your previous experience from previous things you read/watched.
And then at the end you feel more or less satisfied depending on the expectations set.
If you are lucky you probably have already read/watched some novel/movie/tv show/comic which has attracted you a lot for some reason, for which you have set high expectations and for which the ending has completely satisfied you in all the possible ways the story was being developed.
From my previous experiences when I started to watch Lost I thought it had the potential to become one of the best sci-fi/fantasy/mystery tv-shows ever but in the end, looking at the overall picture it wasn't worth watching past the 3rd season (but just to know where the polar bears where coming from).
I waited until 5/29 to see the ending because of the botched finale broadcast in the Cleveland area.
I agree that while the flash-sideways was an emotional ride at the end, it ultimately wasn't a good way to tell the story. But I give them points for at least making it emotional.
I think that I've enjoyed the journey much more than the destination, but because I've enjoyed the journey so much I'm willing to just shrug at the finale and still say that I had fun watching the series. Lost will always be one of my favorite television shows even if the finale wasn't perfect.
The ending with Jack's eye closing was fitting even if it was expected. Thank you, Lost, for a fun ride even if that ride came to an abrupt and disorienting stop. I might just get back in line and watch it all again.
I never missed an episode, I watched many of them several times.
I wanted answers as per the article (even Dharma and Walt). I wanted the science explained, the statue, the island - those were the parts that fascinated me.
The writers said that it wasn't purgatory, it wasn't limbo - the 'special waiting room' was a cheesy easy ending to give 'closure'. I'd like to know to whom because, apart from the reviewers, no one I know liked it.
I feel cheated - my only hope is a spinoff with Hurley and Ben where the mysteries will be explained (including the destinations of Jacob and the MIB).
Did anyone consider that perhaps we are all in a "sideways world" right now, and the TV show is an attempt to open our eyes so we can "move on"??
So I finished Dan Browns - The Lost Symbol last night...
To an amazing discovery a paragraph in the book stated the importance and relevance of the ISLAND.
Quote: "Like Jacobs Ladder, the Winding Staircase was a symbol of the pathway to heaven..the journey of man toward God..the connection between the earthly and spiritual realms. Its steps represented the virtues of the mind"
I'll let you make the connection between the two..
I had been watching the first season again during season six. I just feel that the plan at first was to have the Island be purgatory.The flashbacks showing more and more connections between the characters until Christin tells them it is "the place they created and blah blah"...Jacks eye closes... white light.
They even could have worked in Jacob, and D.I. or the others being there(think of the purge),the reason no babies could be born, Walt being so special (maybe he was in a coma or something),Hurley and Libby knowing each other from "real life",and so many other mysteries.... but to tell us it wasn't purgatory because everybody figured it out and then create a last minute "flash sideways purgatory" is a real letdown. Hell, they even could have gone the do-over ending of the crappy LOST video game and I would have been more pleased than last minute sideways purgatory.
It was a good ride, but that sideways ending feels like an insult.
At the end of the day, it was a total cop out...Damon Lindelof is one of the most arrogant people i've ever had to listen to...the two of them got really annoyed when people's reaction to this season was negative...I'm sorry, but when you refuse to divulge half the mysteries that you created to keep everyone intrigued all this time, some are going to be pi55ed off!! Having said that, I did enjoy the finale for the most part...I thought the ending was very touching...however, it's easy to be touched by such an ending because most Lost fans have been emotionally attached to all of our characters...that's why the ending is a cop out even though i enjoyed it...because Cuse and Lindelof know the majority of their fans are obsessive about Lost, and such an ending - the teary farewells, hugs, "letting go" - caters for those who prefer the emotional aspects of the show...I personally wasn't too bothered by mysteries not all getting answered...because, some of the answers they gave us this seas
This horribly, unimaginative ending has left a bitter taste in my mouth after watching a series that started off so strong and has had some very entertaining moments through the years. Really? There was a literal cork? MIB is not really horribly evil in a Hitler-kind-of-way but just pissed about being trapped on the island? The whole flash sideways thing is inane: dead souls trying to reconnect with each other? Please. Next time, I hope Cuse and Lindeloff get their story together--that means an coherent ending as well as a thrilling beginning--before they launch a new show. But, after this debacle, I probably won't be watching anything they do.
I'm still not sure if Jacob and MIB were supposed to be Good vs Evil or just deeply disturbed demi-gods with relative morals.
Jacob supposedly brought people to the Island to show Fake-Locke that people were inherently good and for sake of progress.
Why then after bringing Dharma Initiative to the Island did Jacob have his special group of people led by Richard Gas them and toss their corpses in a mass grave. So much for the hands-off approach.
Perhaps he believed more like his Foster-Mother who said that Man was essentially evil and would misuse the glowing light, did not want Her kids to associate with them, and then she slaughtered the whole lot of those group that MIB associated with.
Maybe they discovered the Dharma Group to be 'infected' with evil like Jacob's Temple Acolytes had discovered about Sayid and Clair via inquisition type torture. Makes you wonder if this is supposed to be the Infection and Quarantine they keep talking about earlier in the series, but then
even if everything was so confusing about season finale,jack & kate's kiss was soooo romantic!but it was tooo late!ii think their last kiss was on season 4 in flashforwards!oh by the way,what were those flashforwards?!what happened to them?!i think the director needs to answer so many questions about the ending!
Thank you for affirming that I'm not the only one who was peed off with all these answers completely unresolved. Far too many of them to say this was a good ending and that 'some questions never get answered'. Rubbish, we've just spent 6 years putting up with this to be told 'Answers are coming'. No, they aren't.
Another thing I'd like to know, WTF was with the great big temple in the middle of the jungle and the people living in it that apparently no-one else on the island had run into before, yeah I mean, it's only a great massive temple, why would you notice that?
Why was Penny in the church? When did she ever set foot on the island or meet anyone other than Ben and Desmond?
If Jacob and Flocke's mother had made it so they couldn't hurt eachother, how come Jacob managed to kill Flocke then?
I think the writers strike obviously got to these guys and they just had no idea of the answers themselves so just pulled the plug. "We have no idea what would happen if
I was one of the viewers who was very disappointed with the ending. I wasn't looking for all answers but it was very intellectually unfulfilling to not be given a link between the island and the characters. It was completely removed by introducing the alternative, made up universe. Sure we know what Jacob's job was and why he needed the candidates but was the 'light' significant in them letting go and moving on? There was no cohesion between the two, they could have easily been two different shows. Directing got sloppy by the end - felt rushed on the very important themes and dragged on others (I guess because they were building up for an ending that had nothing to do with what they led everyone to presume). The shooting scenes while they were in the Dharma initiatives and the way some questions were answered (Michael's revelation that he was a whisperer and MIB explaining to Jack that he got Locke's body) screamed 'lame' and were definitely not of the same quality we saw in the first
You know, when I first watched the series finale, I was on the edge of my seat. I had missed the actual aired version, so I had downloaded it the following day. I was so excited to finally see how this epic series would end. But, in "The End," I was severely disappointed. For a show that was so cleverly creative, chalked full of twists, turns, and plenty of irony, I felt like the writers let us all down.
Instead of coming up with some massively creative idea on why the events transpired the way they had over the last six seasons, they chose a cop out, in my opinion. They just said, "Everyone is dead." What a dark ending for fans who wanted to see these people live long and healthy lives off the island.
When the season started, I took the sideways storyline to portray what their lives would have been like had the bomb worked, and there had been no island for them to crash onto. The flashing back and forth between the island and the sideways world seemed like a parallel univ
For six seasons LOST has been my favourite television show, and at times, as with much of its audience, my appreciation has almost amounted to addiction. There are many reasons for this: brilliant writing and acting, and film quality production are just a few. Furthermore, the show seemed to always surprise me; it would never fall back to the cliché, or the “to be expected” plot choices. So to say I was anticipating watching the series finale, which I immediately downloaded after returning from a May long weekend camping trip, is a definite understatement. And while it is true that I did, sort of, kind of, expect to be somewhat, slightly disappointed… I mean how could they, in a mere two hours, live up to the legacy created by LOST’s convoluted and fascinating mythology of the past six years… I did not expect to be let down in the way that I was. The series finale was in some ways a culmination of all of the aforementioned strengths, the acting was certainly excellent and
In terms of the final scene of Jack opening/closing his eyes. The writers said they had that scene planned out since earlier on (maybe even the beginning, like JK Rowling knowing the final sentence to Harry Potter). So they already knew that was gonna be the last scene. In some ways it's nice, cool I guess. But don't you think they just did that to be "cool" and "poetic" instead of relying on good storytelling. Why would you decide adamantly on the final scene when you don't even know how the story is going to end. It's funny actually. Jack had to run/stumble all the way from the cliff over to the bamboo forest just to fit into the writer's desires to have it be like the first scene.
good observation! Notice also that Jack stumbled while injured through bamboo in both journeys past a crummy shoe, and as he was on the ground there was an interaction with the dog! Other details probably occurred too.
I've4 always said this and I'll say it agian, I believe that Lost was actually about generating a reaction and hype, i.i ratings, and thus lots of money for the creators.
Yes, I understand if this was true why would they go to such lenghs as to twists their brains inside out to make the show so damn complicated? But it kept everyone guessing and here we are bitching about its lack of well...structure, coherence...the list can go on, but despite all of this, there is one thing that I got out of the show which I thought was qiute beautiful and that was this: No matter what was thrown at the characters, the love they shared for each other always endured. So maybe it was saying if something was meant to be it's meant to be, even in the different flashes, events mirrored each other and lost lovers found each other.
So if Lost wasn't just a simple grab for ratings, I think it was about this, fate.
The Lost finale was very entertaining. A bit too cheesy, but all in all, a good finale. We all knew our questions were not going to be answered. Those questions are only meant to be thought about in your head, not to be answered, which is exactly what the creators wanted.
And, The ending was TERRIFIC!
Notice, that in the first episode of Lost, it's starts with Jack opening his eyes in a bamboo pit, and Lost ends with him closing his eyes in the very same bamboo pit, which is pretty cool.
Lost finale was a great. Anybody who keeps complaining about their questions not being answered, remember, those questions are not meant to be answered, but to be thought about and to be stuck in your head for ages.
This season had its moments but that half of it was dedicated to this sideways jump with its pretentious, contradictory resolution without answering so many questions is just inexcusable. Its not writing something that's open to different interpretations, its putting allusions to different things and pretending that's good writing. In 'The End' the emperor had no clothes. I thought seasons 3-5 were superb and that "The Constant" alone justified the existence of the show but after this season I want those 20 hours of my times back.
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