Some movies have happy endings, and some movies have sad endings. And some movies have happy endings, but they actually have incredibly horrible repercussions for the characters involved.
Listen to the full episode here: Episode 53.
Movies may have happy endings, but reality doesn't work that way. There are always consequences to everything, and we attempt to shed some light on what those repercussions would be.
In Back to the Future, Marty and Jennifer are returning to a reality they do not recognize, Tom Cruise would have set off World War 3 in Top Gun, and Arnold would most likely have been shot after the black ops mission in Predator.
Prince Humperdink would certainly have his revenge, Richard Gere is romantic, but that doesn't change the fact that he buys hookers, and the fight against The Matrix is, ultimately, completely pointless.
Beyond the titular subject, we also came into a discussion about some real-life events that took place.
1970 - The Stanford University Prison Experiment, where 24 volunteers were separated into Prisoners and Guards in a mock prison scenario, and left to their own devices for a week. The events that transpired showed how horrible people can be when given power over each other.
1960 - Four campers are attacked, and three are murdered ruthlessly in Lake Bodom, Finland. This incident is considered to be, loosely, the inspiration for Friday the 13th and The Burning.
1959 - Nine skiers were found dead in the Ural Mountains in Russia. The crime, referred to as The Dyatlov Pass Incident, to this day still has no suspects or explanation as to what happened to the victims. It remains one of the most bizarre unsolved crimes of the 20th century.
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