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 flocke leaves the island so, err, Flocke dies, they all die, the end."
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 few seasons, especially 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 universe scenario. I would have been rather pleased had the writers chosen to finish the series in this manner rather than the dark cop out they chose.
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 clichÃ©, or the â€œto be expectedâ€ 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 disappointedâ€¦ I mean how could they, in a mere two hours, live up to the legacy created by LOSTâ€™s convoluted and fascinating mythology of the past six yearsâ€¦ 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 the plot choices unexpected, but ultimately it was a betrayal of what made the show truly great. Obviously one of the foremost strengths of LOST has always been its characters. Over the past six seasons the fabulously talented cast did not seem as though they were acting, but reacting, the way that real people in such difficult and hyper emotional situations would react. However in the final episode, the writers stopped thinking of the characters as people with a life context apart from the show, and started thinking of it as a television series that they needed to wrap up in the next two and a half hours. My disappointment is very sad for me to admit. In the final ten minutes, my brain was screaming at the characters: â€œThis is not what you would do if this were real!â€ and: â€œYou should not be so happy and accepting of such a far fetched and fantastical concept as an alternative universe which isnâ€™t quite real and in which you are already dead.â€ Now this could have worked beautifully, had it been framed in a slightly different light and had the characters reacted in usual LOST fashionâ€¦ i.e. with fear, anger and rebellion. This is not to say that I wonâ€™t be putting the dvd box set on my Christmas list, and re-watching the show from beginning to end at some point in the future. It is still brilliant, with so, so, so many fascinating and unlikely connections even betweens seasons 1 and season 6. I love this showâ€¦ I just wish that the writers would have stayed true to their characters and allowed them to continue as believable people, instead of becoming simply actors in a the last ten minutes of a television series.
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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