Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: Movie Twists!
BEWARE! Spoilers ahead!
Close but no cigar: Sleepaway Camp (Penis), The Crying Game (Penis), Wild Things (What the hell?), Oldboy (She’s my WHAT?) ,The Sixth Sense (I see dead people), Arlington Road (It was a set up!), Friday 13th (Mrs Bates!), Empire Strikes Back (Dad!!!) , The Others (I see dead people) , From Dusk Till Dawn (Vampires!)
5 – Primal Fear
Similar in execution and tone to the Usual Suspects, Primal Fear plays heavily on the performance of Edward Norton. And boy does he deliver. Abused Choir boy to stone cold killer in one easy performance….
So Mrs Bates was Norman dragged up all along? Audiences at the time couldn’t take this massive side swipe and even now it holds up as one of the best shock endings in film history.
3 – Fight Club
There was no Tyler. He was Tyler all along. Watch the film back and it does make sense but at the time few saw it coming.
2 – Usual Suspects
Keyser Soze was Kevin Spacey all along. That walk away from the police station. The limp making way to a confident stride. The reveal. Just perfect.
1 – The Planet of The Apes (1968)
They blew it up! Ah Damn you! God damn you all to hell. Yup it was Earth all along.