Inland Empire was quite different the second time I watched it, as well as the third time, but I can't attribute either of these cases to the ending. The first time I watched Inland Empire I stopped it after two hours. I didn't give it another chance until about a year later.
When I saw "Inception," I imagined Christopher Nolan editing down to the one frame where the top starts to stop spinning, leaving enough wriggle room to let people choose their ambiguity. Other than that too-cute move, it was a really good heist flick that made perfect sense. I saw it once.
"Memento" I just kept on the player all weekend, watching it over and over to break down the narrative (both the black-and-white mini scenes cut with the backwards larger scenes both moved the narrative forward to the point where Guy Pierce's revelation that he'd been played went from color to black and white at the end).
Then he programmed himself immediately to kill Teddy to stop from being an on-demand assassin. Last scene, he's riding his car to the tattoo parlor realizing he's been using his "condition" to falsify his long-term memories and sets himself up to get out of being Teddy's pet killer (and, seemingly, go back to a mission that he felt was pure and true even though it was wrong, but which made him feel better). Saw that movie at least 70 times.
One movie I can't watch more than once is everything Stephen Spielberg has done.
I think that's mostly comic book fans who good crazy over his Batman movies...which are the least interesting movies the guy has made, although Inception wasn't very interesting either.
In Total Recall, was Arnold a bad guy that was brainwashed with a new identity and the human being with the new identity deciding that he liked the new identity better or was he never really a bad guy to begin with?
Kurt Busiek Says:"Best Avengers Run, Steve Englehart's run in the 1970s. With Roy Thomas's run that preceded it close behind, and the Conway/Shooter/Michelinie run that followed close behind that
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
It's Phillip K. Dick, so reality is mutable.