Four Movies which were Supposed to have a Different Ending

"I am a Legend."

"I Am Legend" is a cult but at the same time ambiguous film, which many fans of the book harshly criticized for disregarding its original content. In the movie Robert Neville is the sole survivor after an apocalyptic event caused by a failed antidote in New York City. The rest of the inhabitants, and possibly those worldwide, are mutates that lack most human emotions apart from rage. Neville can only survive during daylight hours as he must hide from these beings during night in a shelter trying to find a cure. As the plot develops, he uncovers two other survivors and appears to have found an antidote tested on a female mutate at end of movie; however new infected arrive trying to get hold of Neville."

In the original ending of the film, Neville sends off Anne and her recently discovered daughter with a serum to the colony while he himself detonates himself and all infected in his lab. In the director's cut version, Robert is helped by the alpha of the infected pack to understand that they all understand, and have come for one whom he holds captive. Neville hands over his female mate to the alpha before escaping safely from town along with Anne and her daughter.

"X-Men: The Last Stand"

In the finale of the movie 'X-Men: The Last Stand', the heroes emerged victorious in their battle with Magneto and Jean Grey. The first one injected a serum which cost him his powers, but it soon became apparent that the serum was not permanent. Also in the finale, Shella willingly chose to take the serum which would allow her to absorb others' powers, knowledge, talents etc., which prevented her from getting close to her boyfriend so she made the bold move with the serum. In another ending, Rogue opted not to sacrifice her powers and essentially sacrificed a relationship with a guy; this would have been much more interesting and showed Rogue as a strong woman who is willing to put aside her personal life and happiness for power. Ultimately, either way would've seen her regaining all of hers strength back.


"1408" is a film adaptation of Stephen King's eponymous short story, in which writer Mike Enslin decides to spend the night in room 1408 of the "Dolphin" hotel due to no one being able to survive staying in this particular room for the past 95 years. Mike wanted to prove that it was all just promotion and he would be more than fine spending the night there; however, soon enough he encountered many strange, eerie, mysterious and terrifying moments that scared him so much at one point he almost got convinced into entering a loop of madness but managed to escape by burning down his door with Molotov cocktails. Later on when listening back on the recording from his dictaphone which documented his entire stay there, Mike hears an unmistakable voice of his late daughter.

This ending is quite good, but there was another, equally interesting one. In the alternative ending, Mike perished in the fire, leaving his recorder intact and it fell into Gerald Olin's hands who decided to listen to it and got horrified upon seeing a ghost of mutilated Mike. At the same time Mike stood in his usual form in the room and reunited with his daughter after all.

"Kong: Skull Island"

In the movie "Kong: Skull Island", a geological expedition with military escort is sent to a recently discovered island and discovers huge fantastic creatures there - a gorilla the size of a multi-story house, terrifying reptiles and predatory birds. As the plot progresses, the members of the expedition understand and learn that Kong, the gorilla by name, is a good guy who shouldn't be feared but better not to run into anyone else's eyes. At the end of the film Kong saves those remaining alive from the expedition and gives them leave; before credits are shown pictures on rocks depicting some of monsters including Godzilla.

It seems that the creators of the movie had two options for the last scene and it all depended on the budget. The theatrical version showed a scene which didn't require much money, but in the script there remained a scene which needed several hundred thousand or even millions – in it James Connerd and Mason Weaver journeyed beyond The Arctic Circle, where out from the water epically emerges Godzilla.

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