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  •  That's a leading question (4+ / 0-)
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    Rimjob, maggiejean, JML9999, Neon Vincent

    The Usual Suspects is rewatchable for me because the buildup is never beyond a simmer, so you can go into another viewing and acclimate to the slowly rising temperature at the pace it intends, all over again.  I also enjoy looking for hints or clues that I previously missed.  The fact that it has a rug-pulled-out-on-you ending doesn't change the entertainment by how it is told, as in any decently related story.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:04:10 PM PDT

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    •  There's Also An Aspect Of Whether..... (4+ / 0-)
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      maggiejean, JML9999, wader, Neon Vincent

      In either answering or not answering the mystery, is whether the story is predicated around the "gimmick" of the mystery? If it is, I think the story has to provide an answer?

      I know a lot of "Lost" fans argue the series wasn't really about the mysteries & was about the characters lives. And while that may be true for the overall show, I think a lot of the criticism that show's finale gets is because the original hype/excitement about the show was the mystery of the island, and the finale doesn't really clear up much on that end except having a magic whirlpool with a giant stopper. Plus, the reveal the finale does have about the "sideways universe" doesn't really work.

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