How It Should Have Ended

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How It Should Have Ended
How It Should Have Ended Logo.jpg
Presentation
GenreEntertainment
LanguageEnglish
UpdatesEvery Month
Length2-5 mins
Publication
Debut6 July 2005; 8 years ago (2005-07-06)
ProviderStarz Media, LLC.
Websitewww.howitshouldhaveended.com
 
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How It Should Have Ended
How It Should Have Ended Logo.jpg
Presentation
GenreEntertainment
LanguageEnglish
UpdatesEvery Month
Length2-5 mins
Publication
Debut6 July 2005; 8 years ago (2005-07-06)
ProviderStarz Media, LLC.
Websitewww.howitshouldhaveended.com

How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) is a website that presents alternate endings for movies in form of shorts and animated parodies. Endings for many major movies have been presented, using the tagline ‘sometimes movies don't finish the way we'd like’.

History[edit]

How It Should Have Ended began after Daniel Baxter and Tommy Watson started discussing alternate endings for a movie they have watched. In 2005 their first animation How Matrix Revolutions Should Have Ended was completed and soon after in July, 2005 the website was established.[1] Tina Alexander, who has previously worked with Daniel, joined the team shortly thereafter.

HISHE was awarded the "Best Internet Parody" award for How Superman Should Have Ended by Spike TV at the 2006 Scream Awards at the Pantages Theater Hollywood, California.[2] and was featured in an MTV Comedy and Talent Showcase at the Hollywood Improv. It has also been featured as a Yahoo! Profile Pick and has appeared in both Fade In and Wired magazines.[3]

On March 5, 2007 HISHE was launched on Youtube as HISHEdotcom. It has attracted notable appearances such as Stan Lee himself in the parody of The Amazing Spider-Man.[4]

In September 2009 How It Should Have Ended joined Starz Digital Media which now handles all licensing. In April 2010, How It Should Have Ended was awarded the Streamy Award for Best Animated Web Series at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.[5][6] and recently, the Teens React show looked at the Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games.

In November 2013, Batman and Superman from "Super Cafe" guest starred in the Nostalgia Critic's review of Man of Steel, at the end of the episode where The Critic parodies Super Cafe.

Statistics[edit]

As of April 6, 2014 HISHEdotcom has 3,328,232 subscribers and 673,522,879 views.[7]

Critical Reception[edit]

HISHE has received many positive reviews[8][9][10][11] about its animation and alternative endings to popular movies. Some of the parodies which were most popular with the reviewers are of Lord Of The Rings, Spider-Man 3, Harry Potter and Superman.[12] HISHE's short animations of Superman and Batman sitting in a café (dubbed Super café), discussing various flaws in movies along with the characters of the movie such as Iron Man, Avengers and even Super Mario, have also been well received.

Super Cafe[edit]

The Super Cafe is a segment that debuted at the end of How Superman Should Have Ended which featured Superman discussing the alternate events of the 1978 Superman film in a cafe with Batman, which began the trend of the Super Cafe.

In various superhero episodes of How it Should have Ended, altered or added scenes are shown from the superhero film, followed by the main superhero interacting with Batman and Superman in the Super Cafe. The Super Cafe segment is featured in every superhero film the series has covered so far. Superman and Batman also make a brief appearance in a cafe in the How Pulp Fiction Should Have Ended. The segment was also used in the Nostalgia Critic's review of Man of Steel.[13]

Episodes[edit]

#TitleOriginal date
1"Super Social Network"February 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)
Batman and Superman discuss their repeative status updates on Twitter
2"Bat Phone"March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)
Superman tries to convince Batman to get a smartphone
3"Bros Before Marios"May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)
Video game character Mario tries to convince Superman and Batman that he, too, is a superhero. 
4"Pros and Cons"May 7, 2012 (2012-05-07)
Superman tries to convince Batman to go to Comic Con
5"Trailer of Steel"December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
Superman and Batman discuss the Man of Steel trailer. 
6"Swingers Tribute"April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)
Superman attempts to flirt with Mrs. Incredible from afar. 
7"Versus"July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
Superman and Batman discuss possible titles for an upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, and who could defeat whom in the proposed fight. 
8"Who's A Hero"November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
The Doctor from Doctor Who stops by the cafe to talk about the events in The Name of the Doctor

The Villain Pub[edit]

The Villain Pub, a spin-off of the Hero Café, first appears in the "How Thor: The Dark World Should Have Ended" video, which follows an alternate ending in which Jane Foster proves that Loki didn't die, and ruining his plan to take over Asgard. Loki converses with The Dark Knight's incarnation of the Joker, and the Man of Steel incarnation of General Zod at a bar about their failed plans. The Predator and Hannibal Lector also make cameos. At the end of the scene, Loki says "I like this place...What is it called, by the way?" The logo for the pub then appears.And it made another appearance in How Batman Begins Should Have Ended,as Batman tells Superman that Ra's al Ghul and The Scarecrow are locked in Arkham Asylum and will not be seen again.And later Ra's and Scarecrow are sitting in the pub with Joker and Bane.And Ra's tells them that they escaped and that Batman thinks they are still in Arkham.

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