If you haven’t heard, there’s an additional brand new twelve minutes of Lost goodness that comes bundled with the DVD set. A search engine fairy also told me it was available via torrents, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I discussed the Lost finale at length in Violent Aggression podcast #7, but in case you haven’t got ‘round to listening to it the quick version is that more or less, I liked it. I wasn’t completely happy with the lack of resolution. It was disappointing that many of the questions they teased us with were just that: teases. Something to trick us into watching. Although that said, I liked the challenging finale and was happy with all that it implied, even if it showed and explained too little. Leaving us viewers to fill in the blanks seemed an ending most apropos.
I did not expect, nor need, to hear anything more from Lost. Then along came an epilogue. I liked it. It was a very small serving with very meagre ambitions. Perhaps knowing it was a DVD extra in advance calibrated my expectations at just the right level. I recommend viewing it, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I don’t plan to give it a full discussion; at twelve minutes it doesn’t warrant it. I also don’t want to give anything away. So I shall couch my reactions in hyperlinks. Do NOT click/hover over them unless you want to be spoiled. And if anyone cares to comment on this article, let’s call the comments a spoiler zone. Say anything you want. You’ve been warned.
I was so glad something made a reappearance, it’s been a long time, it made me giggle, especially the audio. The surprising re-appearance of someone was kick ass. My reaction was to smile and clap my hands like a two year old. The explanation of that thing they explained was unnecessary, sure, but I like how it implied a network of other such things.
I can see how not everyone might agree, but I gotta go with my gut. It made me smile. A lot.