Last night hubby and I watched a comic strip movie. You know, one of the ones with a genetically altered superhero? I'm not going to say the name 'cause I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
Anyways, I really liked the movie, up until the end.
To me, the heroine was a great foil for the superhero and through her gentle strength he discovers how to control his own power. It was great.
And then the ending...
Had nothing to do with romance or their love, but basically sets up questions for a sequel. All well and good, but not fulfilling in any way because the sequel was never hinted at in the movie. They just up and bam it at you in the end.
The last scene was in the wrong place, in my opinion. For the movie to have left me with satisfaction, I think it should have ended with the heroine gazing at the pic she has of the hero, or something to that effect.
The trail laid was one of love conquering anger. At least that's what I got out of it.
Then, at the end, it's suddenly as though that trail ends abruptly and a new one way over to the left starts.
In your writing, how do you do endings? How do you make sure that they leave the reader feeling fulfilled with the story?