Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Spoilers ahead - skip past this post if you haven't seen the film and come on back when you have
Saw The Ruins in the theatre and dont care to shell out the cash for the dvd but want to see the alternate ending? Well, there are essentially three endings to The Ruins. There's the original theatrical ending. The uncut dvd ending. And the alternate ending.
If you've seen the film you know that in the theatrical ending, Jena Malone drives off, away from harm, and two new people arrive at the site of the ruins, fates in question.
The uncut dvd ending is essentially the same thing, except for the fact that as Jena Malone is driving off, we see a tight shot on her face with several small vines popping up under her eyelid, showcasing the fact that nobody survives the ruins.
And then there's the following alternate ending, which is pretty different from what you've already seen before.
I feel this is the best ending of the three and should have been included in the theatrical cut. At the very least, we should've seen a vine pop up on Jena Malone, I was waiting for it. Was that small little detail too much to be shown in theatres? I think not. It's merely an attempt to satisfy fans with the dvd cut so that they have to go out and buy it. If I were in a charge a huge vine would shoot out of her eyeball, causing her to drive the jeep off a huge cliff, but thats just me.
The unrated dvd also includes three deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, and director/editor commentary.
On somewhat of a side note, I keep getting asked over and over if The Ruins is any good. Is it worth a rent. Yes, it definetly is. I don't quite have the desire to type up a full review, partially because I saw it months ago and it's not fresh it my mind, mostly because i'm a lazy fucker. But I think actions speak louder then words. If you're doubting the awesomeness of this film, i've uploaded the following clip to tempt you. Enjoy.