Review: Netflix "How It Ends" - My Issue With It Is Right In The Title

posted by Paul Fletcher - 

My Wifey and I had a Coldstone Creamery & Netflix in bed date last night and it was glorious.

We decided we were curious enough to press play on the Netflix original flick, "How It Ends". By in large, don't regret watching it. 

NO SPOILERS will happen. However, I will put some thoughts that are spoilers down at the bottom of the page.

Thought the movie was a pretty cool idea, pretty well written and pretty well acted. I do have a problem with how it ended. You'd think the ending would be awesome, given the movie is called "How It Ends". Haha. I won't elaborate on the ending, as per the promise of no spoilers. If you don't care about a spoiler and you want to know my thoughts, scroll down to the bottom. HOWEVER, regardless of what I thought of the ending, two things.

I still thought the journey was worth the ride. And, you might like the way it ends. I'm not a professional reviewer of films and I'm not going to just hammer away on the film and try to warn you off of it. You might dig how they end it. I didn't. 

There was one other thing I had a big problem with too, again, see bottom of page either now or after you watch.

All in all, I thought it was worth watching. Some cool visuals as well. Some good chemistry between characters. Some pretty great dialogue throughout as well.

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WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS

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Alright, last warning, here are some spoilers.

My 2 biggest issues with this movie were....

I didn't HATE the ending. I think I see what they were trying to do, but I didn't like it. With how the rest of the movie felt, I didn't want to be left hanging and left to my own "adventure".......I wanted it to be spelled out for me. Example, the movie "Inception". The whole thing is cryptic. You were left to your own theories for much of the film, so, fine, leave me hanging. This one.....there's a level of decide for yourself the whole way, but it felt like it was building to something. To an end. Hell, the movie is called "How It Ends".......shouldn't you spell out "how it ends" when the movie is called "How It Ends"?!?!?!?!? We're left deciding "do they make it or not". I didn't want to do that with this flick. Also, we never found out what the hell was plaguing the world. Only speculation and theories. Annoying. Just F'n tell me what happened. Stop trying to be all artistic. Just freakin' tell me. 

ALL that said, still thought the journey was cool, the way it was shot looked cool, and you might like the theorizing and "choose your own ending"......so I'd still recommend. Just proceed with caution.

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