|11:47 pm - A rub-out or not a rub-out, that is the question . . .|
Edward invited me over this evening to see the series finale of "The Sopranos", which he and I have been watching since it started. After a dinner of pizza and root beer, we watched the last episode together.
Speaking only for myself, I found the ending rather unsatisfying. It was very ambiguous and frankly I think a better ending could have been written. I did like some bits though, like with Paulie Walnuts and the visit Tony had with Uncle Junior, which made me rather sad. The rub-out of the rival mobster was good too, especially when he was talking to his little grandchildren just beforehand.
While some might like the ending, which can be interpreted in several ways, I personally would have liked events to have been clear and definitive, one way or the other. (This even though I normally enjoy a certain amount of ambiguity.)
I'm presuming that it was done this way so as to leave maximum flexibility in case a future movie is made, since the story could go anywhere after the ending I saw. Doing something like that, though, annoys me no end as a viewer and makes me feel like I'm being jerked around. If a movie is made, I'll likely go see it, and on an intellectual level I can understand why the makers of the series did that, with an eye towards the future, but I as an audience member don't have to like being left to twist in the wind.
Current Mood: cranky
Current Music: Theme from "The Sopranos"
I agree. There are lots of folks who think Tony got killed, but I for one would have liked that to be made quite clear, instead of it being as ambiguous and life-goes-on as it seemed. As a fan of the show, I was quite disappointed that the series ended in that fashion.
~~ is annoyed ~~