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Could the ending be different(spoiler) do not read if you havent seen!



Are directors these days with all the classroom shooters morally obligated to end like this, or are they pushed by the companies, so people don't get trigger happy and actually do something...

I agree with a similar post when a guy said that he does not get how he could go past all the stronger and more trained guys and then a kid owns him like a pro..

Would he in a different world circumstances go all Arnold and light up a Cuban at the end?

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similar to the wire when that guy gets killed when the little kid jus comes up behind and blows his head off.

shiznit happens what can i say.

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i knew the main character was going to die from early on and i dont really mind how it happens. i was just unhappy that the bad guy got away :( wish he could have been killed first, then the kid could kill the main guy in revenge

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maybe he wanted to say life does not give you satisfaction in revenge or was just afraid of putting black guys as the ones who get owned by a white guy.

Would be interesting to know if those two were white would the ending be the same...

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i didnt thuink of colour at all, just thought scum win in the end :(

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At least we know it only happens in movies.

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You missed the key scene (you're not alone - everyone else seems to have missed it too); near the end of his killing spree he accidentally shoots a young woman in her flat, and then hears her baby crying. He's up until now cast himself as the hero rescuer of the abducted woman, but instead manages to kill a different woman. Clearly this unsettles him and he loses focus; he's then almost immediately shot in the neck, staggers onto the bed, then almost seems to welcome the shot that executes him (eg he didn't bother to reload the pistol, but simply awaits the kid and his fate).

I thought it was a great sequence, well written, and he conveyed the horror of shooting the young mother really well.

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Actually i think it was inserted because they needed hm to look all confused!

But its kind of fake! Who would in a populated building shoot into a door, he was serving abroad and soldiers are the ones who demand you drop the weapon and move out for indemnification.
He would never in real life just put bullets in without knowing, he had conscience and once he would shoot blind, he would be like them.

They wanted him to die, so they inserted the shot.

I am not convinced.
Bad play on a good script.

I still think the movie should have ended better!

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When he enters the hall, the door is slightly open he then sees it shut. In that kind of situation of the kids could of ran in there to hide, which is why he shot at it. If he passes it by they could of opened the door and shot him the back. I'm gonna blame the lady, if you hear gun fire you do not open your door to see what is happening...seriously.

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You do not know what you would have done, you could think, i will run down the other way so they shoot themselves, since i know who lives here...

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"I still think the movie should have ended better!"


Thanks God you didn't write the script so we mercifully escaped from that.

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"Clearly this unsettles him and he loses focus; he's then almost immediately shot in the neck,"


Well not exactly immediately and not to the point of complety losing focus. He managed to kill at least 3 other guys before being shot.

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"Clearly this unsettles him and he loses focus; he's then almost immediately shot in the neck,"


Well not exactly immediately and not to the point of complety losing focus. He managed to kill at least 3 other guys before being shot.

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The way this movie ended.. Was TAKING the easy way out. If you are going to write a movie, how about finishing it?
A kid shooting a guy in the neck and this is supposed to add to the a great ending?? Then the adult taking the gun from the kid, after the kid did his dirty work for him? Boringly done..
Movies are not what they used to be. They appeal more to a silly ideal then actually telling a story. The 21st century movie making machine strikes again.

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you said 'rescuer of abducted woman', I got the impression from Brian Cox that they, the council estate, were holding her, so what ever happened to her??

At first I thought he 'accidentally' killed her, but she was an innocent.

Unless she did fly back to Lebanon?

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She was probably already dead by the time Miller went on his suicide mission. There was no point in keeping her, they couldn`t send her back and they couldn`t use her in negotiation as she was compromised, so she was dead the second they picked her up from the train - and Miller must have known it which makes it even more depressing. He was alone, had no job, nothing to do and no purpose, which in itself sucks big time, and then got his illusions and morals compromised, so his final actions just make sense - including doing nothing to stop the kid from shooting him in the end.

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I was sure he'd killed Alanya by mistake in that scene, and that's why he lost his edge and ended up being shot.

Wasn't Alanya supposedly being held captive by the gang? Though that in itself was utterly ridiculous, but it's what Gerry Langdon said before being killed.

I mean, otherwise, why introduce that concept into the story at all?

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*beep* happens, lucky shots happen. noones aim is perfect.

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for enough good men to do nothing.

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He'd just been shot, had shot an un-armed civilian and you still expect him to be at the top of his game?

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Because then it would be Taxi Driver

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Having watched a number of British movies I was not entirely surprised to see how movie ended but even though... I feel a tad of disappointment.

I was expecting to see a grenade roll out of veteran's dead hand and dispose of the baddie or something of that sort. It just felt like they did not plan an ending and instead had to abruptly end the film because of lack of funding.

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