We’re all here because we love films, and we love unpicking them. Sometimes, though, we watch a film that just doesn’t make sense and things just get confusing. Sometimes it’s not just the audience who don’t get it either, it’s the people involved. Tim Roth didn’t understand the ending to The Planet of the Apes film which starred him as General Thade.
More often than not, the scenes that have left us scratching our heads have been the endings. Film-making is full of confusing plots and ambiguous endings, and quite a few of them have made this list. The endings to Birdman, Planet of the Apes, Inception, and 2001: A Space Odyssey all confused movie-goers, making us question what we know about the rest of the story, and reality as a whole. What happened to Riggan and Sam at the end of Birdman? Was Cobb still dreaming at the end of Inception? And what does the Star Child mean at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey?
Outside of film endings we look at how time travel makes things more confusing as we explore the Time Turner in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Frank in Donnie Darko. We also wonder about how Daniel was able to win the tournament in The Karate Kid when he used illegal moves, explore the photograph of Jack from 1921 in The Shining, and take on the ultimate unexplainable moment in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; Martha.