This thread will contain spoilers regarding the ending of several movies, so be forewarned. Recently, I’ve seen a few movies that have seemed to deviate from the typical Hollywood “happy” ending. For example: “Mr. 3000”Bernie Mac’s character does not get his 3,000th hit. Yeah, he proves himself as a team player, but I have a strong feeling that if this movie was made several years back, he would’ve gotten that 3,000th hit with a Randy Newman-esque score swelling in the background. “Ladder 49”Joaquin Phoenix’ character does not make it out of the fiery warehouse. “Friday Night Lights”the Permian Panthers lose the final game. Some people did not do their research before seeing the movie and was disappointed that they did not win. Not that I mind that these endings aren’t the typical ending … as a matter of fact, I actually admire them more than I probably would have had they ended predictably for having the guts for showing audiences something differently. I know that non-typical endings have been around for years and years, but lately to see 3 modern films in a row when it seems like Hollywood wants to give audiences a rather chickened-out but good feeling ending in order to get repeat busine$$ is a new, interesting trend. Do you guys believe that the non-Hollywood ending will become cliché and writers will get persuaded to provide a happy ending all of the time?