Endings are tricky things. They need to conclude the story in a reasonable and satisfying way.
Both. Not one or the other.
A bad ending colors the whole story. There are movies that I hate based solely on how they ended. (Pay It Forward. Seven. The English Patient. Project X...)
Am I putting too much pressure on myself?
Deep breaths. I can do this. I won't muck it up. I think.
How about you? What stories (movies, books, TV shows, what-have-you) have had endings that soured you on the entirety of the story? Or is that just me?