Everyone Is Gently Roasting The Incredibly Obvious Twist In ‘Last Christmas’
We all knew it after seeing the first trailer...
From the moment that the very first trailer dropped, everybody knew that something was up with Last Christmas.
Extensive spoilers for Last Christmas follow.
On face value, the film presented itself as a nice, normal Christmas rom-com. Directed by comedy legend Paul Feig, one of the brains behind Freaks And Geeks, and starring Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame, the film purported to be a meet-cute inspired by the music of George Michael.
But even from that very first clip, everybody knew what was up. Tom (played by Henry Golding), the male romantic lead, was very clearly a ghost.
I swear to god if the twist in Last Christmas really is that Henry Golding is actually a dead guy and a ghost, I will be so mad I'll karate chop my seat in half in the theater
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) November 2, 2019
incredibly validated to know I was right about the twist of Last Christmas and can't help but feel like this means at least one person owes me money. we're going to ignore the fact that it was extremely obvious low-hanging fruit.
— Jenn Snyder (@jasnyder92) November 6, 2019
I mean, watch the trailer and tell me that it’s not obvious. The guy’s too perfect, he pops up mysteriously at the strangest moments, and he has the wistful smile of someone who misses being a flesh-and-blood human being:
Well, the embargo for Last Christmas reviews went up last night. And guess what? The internet was absolutely, one hundred per cent correct.
See, as the trailer tells us, Clarke’s character had a near-death experience. Turns out that the only way she survived that accident was by getting a donated heart from a dead person. That dead person? Tom. He’s a ghost guiding her to make better use of his heart.
And here’s the particularly groan-worthy bit. Remember I told you that this film was inspired by the music of George Michael? Well, how does the chorus of ‘Last Christmas’ go? Something like, “last Christmas, I gave you my heart?”
Anyway, understandably, ever since reviews of the film has been posted, the internet has been going buckwild for the twist.
i can't believe last christmas is literally just this meme pic.twitter.com/IvGawJBOiq
— Hannah Woodhead (@goodjobliz) November 6, 2019
me getting mad about the last christmas obvious plot twist but then remembering the lyrics pic.twitter.com/22PkiyNyew
— 🐱linsey (@sonjustdont5) November 6, 2019
So the "twist" in LAST CHRISTMAS is precisely what everyone predicted after first watching the trailer? That's a pretty major marketing failure.
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) November 6, 2019
Critics: last christmas has a plot twist
Me, but now panicked: pic.twitter.com/Uk5bEJkstb
— Yianni | green era (@thiccdany) November 6, 2019
In therapy today:
Therapist: How are you doing today?
Me: I'm weirdly proud of myself! My guess for the "plot twist" ending to The Last Christmas was right! Go me!
Therapist: Good for you! Now, let's work on making you feel proud of all your accomplishments.
— Casey Heart Full of Ink (@DustMiteBunny) November 6, 2019
It really bugs me that they made a "Last Christmas" movie that literalizes the song lyrics by having Emilia Clarke romanced by Henry Golding as the ghost/angel of the guy whose heart she got in a transplant.
And it bugs me EVEN MORE how obvious the trailers make that "twist."
— Elle Collins 🌙 (@AnotherElle) October 17, 2019
SHE DOESN’T EVEN FUCK THE GHOST
— Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse) November 6, 2019
Of course, given that Last Christmas stars one of the most adored young actors of the moment, this thing is gonna make a lotta money. But still, pretty funny that literally everybody knew what was going to happen on this one.