Note: This post will contain spoilers, so if you haven't watched The Sopranos series finale yet, then I suggest not reading the rest of this post.
Say what you want about the choose your own adventure ending last night, but David Chase shoveled out one of the most talked-about finales in television history. And if that was his original goal right from the start, then the man succeeded ... big time. I'm still trying to wrap my head around what went down, while I surf around and read what other folks have to say about the ending. About the Journey. About the highly amusing cut to black. Some people believe they have it all worked out, but others (like myself) aren't putting a label on it. Like Tony's life, it is what it is. I don't know why people always made it out to be about Tony either dying or getting pinched. Wasn't this show, at its core, always about a man trying to save his family? And if that's the case, then last night's ending definitely did satisfy. Ah, but was it an ending?
We've mentioned before that a Sopranos movie would be hard to pull off since a bunch of the major characters are now dead. But Tony's not. And neither is his family. As you could see, there was so much that was about to go down last night (an indictment, etc ...) that when Chase decided to end it that way, you couldn't help but wonder what his other intentions were. Was he just out to mess with us? Or, did he leave open the possibility of bringing The Sopranos to the big screen? Personally, I'm more than satisfied with the ending that was given to us and wouldn't be interested in any further continuation of the Sopranos story. I didn't need Tony to either get whacked or go to jail in order for me to walk away with a full stomach. But I do know there's a lot of people out there who weren't satisfied, and would love to see more.
So, I ask you: Did David Chase leave some space open for an eventual trip to the big screen? And, if so, would you be interested in a Sopranos movie?