There Will Be Blood : Is the ending flawed?
Re: Is the ending flawed?
A true cinema masterpiece . No weakness' . The ending was the cherry on top . Loved the final collapse and break down of Daniel . His hatred and malevolence take hold . The list of classic films that ebert had called ' flawed ' or just disliked over the years really makes me question if senility was an issue .
Is the ending flawed?
I am not the only one who took issue with the final scene of this work. The late Roger Ebert said, for example, that the ending of There Will Be Blood is one of the instances in which "we may see [the film's] reach exceeding its grasp." In the Sacramento Bee, Carla Meyer argued that the final scene marks when the work "stops being a masterpiece and becomes a really good movie. What was grand becomes petty, then overwrought."
What do you think? I still consider There Will Be Blood to be a major work, but is Plainview's sociopathic final action really consistent with his remaining capacity for emotion?
My list of the greatest modern films (in my opinion) can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076331301/