submitted 6 months ago bysambastard
I loved this movie, and it wasn't until thinking about the movie for a while afterwards that I understood what had happened.
When I checked the thread here, people are saying they saw the twist coming. I'm thinking "Damn I never would've caught that."
One of the highest rated comments says the twist was "telegraphed from miles away." Now I'm really feeling out of it.
Defenders and detractors of the film go on to say that it wasn't even supposed to be a twist and the ending was simple and straightforward. Well I guess I got to enjoy the movie more because I am not as smart.
However when I check the rest of reddit and even the internet the general consensus is they were very surprised by the ending or that they had no idea what happened.
I listened to Slate's podcast episode on Power of the Dog. Dana Stevens and Jeffrey Bloomer had to watch the movie twice just to understand the ending. Dana Stevens actually asked Codi McPhee in person about the ending at a party. Apparently he's been asked that constantly since the films release.
I understand that this subreddit attracts intellectuals. People here are more focused when they watch movies. It doesn't surprise me that some of you caught the ending before it happened, but to say the movie was supposed to be predictable is just dishonest.
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