Thursday, May 26, 2005

Alias Cliffhanger Better than Lost's

And Lost had a damn good cliffhanger. I'm certain no one expected "The Others" too look how they did. The items they possessed, as well as their method of transport were not what one would have initially expected.

I believe most people were hoping for a pure sci-fi type of explaination, or new sci-fi question. But instead we had something quite low tech. A kidnapping, two big explosions, and a broken ladder leading somewhere very very deep. A very strong two hours, with an excellent final hour

Alias on the other hand, had a very throwaway first 50 minutes. There was little doubt what was going to happen in the end. However, the cliffhanger was very good for long time viewers. The 1 minute it took to setup the cliffhanger creates questions that make you debate any action that Vaughn took over the past four years.

The simple words, "My name is not Michael Vaughn" followed by a truck slamming into the side of the car (did it kill Vaughn?) sets up a cliffhanger that amazed me. I thought Lost's was excellent, but I thought more about the Alias cliffhanger this morning. So what do we have? We have a Alias cliffhanger that is exceptional.

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