18 Movie & TV Payoff Moments That Paid Off Jack Squat

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Movies and shows are all about big moments. Entire story arcs (and sometimes even cinematic trailers) are about building to a big, satisfying fight scene, or confrontation, or other amazing moment. The thing is, sometimes that huge buildup results in a literally anticlimactic moment that leaves you feeling ripped off.

We asked our readers to tell us about the most disappointing, overhyped climaxes in Hollywood history. And gave cash to our favorite examples.

Oh, right: Spoiler Alert.

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