question of the day: Is J.J. Abrams being a troll when he says, “If you’re so smart, you come up with a better ending for ‘Lost’”?
I was pretty stunned to read — in the Guardian — that J.J. Abrams isn’t too impressed with all the complaints about the ending of Lost (emphasis mine):
For years, I had people praising Lost to death, and now they say: ‘I’m so pissed at you for the end of Lost.’ I think a lot of people who were upset with the ending, were just upset that it ended. And I’ve not yet heard the pitch of what the ending should have been. I’ve just heard: ‘That sucked.’
Serioiusly? Read that boldfaced part again. Abrams is engaging in one of the classic gambits of the Internet troll. As Jack Giroux at Film School Rejects notes about Abrams’ comments:
This response reminds me of when a commenter asks, “You think you could do better? You think you can make a film better than Transformers: Revenge of the frickin’ Fallen?!?” Well, it’s not my job to do better, nor was it any of the viewers of Lost to do so. It’s odd when a commenter poses that question, but it’s even odder to see a guy like Abrams say it.
Is J.J. Abrams being a troll when he says, “If you’re so smart, you come up with a better ending for Lost”?
And the obvious followup question is: You are so smart, so how do you think Lost should have ended?
I’ll say this for the Lost ending: It certainly shouldn’t have been something they had been promising us for years it wouldn’t be (that is, that they were all stuck in limbo).
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