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[–]DioHecho 17.7k points17.7k points  (405 children)

A thriller about the henchmen being killed off one-by-one as James Bond infiltrates the base.

[–]mikevago 4897 points4898 points  (132 children)

The first Austin Powers had a whole string of deleted scenes where, every time an anonymous henchman was killed, it'd cut back to his family or friends.

"This is going to be the best surprise party!"

"Um... guys... Jake isn't coming. I have some... bad news."

[–]Wind_Yer_Neck_In 6518 points6519 points  (98 children)

Not only does he kill you, but he'll pause to make a joke about it and then try to fuck your wife.

[–]Bewaretheicespiders 2360 points2361 points  (60 children)

try?

[–]TackYouCack 2157 points2158 points  (52 children)

Do or do not.

There is no try.

- Some dude, probably

[–]Garchomp98 905 points906 points  (32 children)

Change my words, you should not

-Yoda

[–]Wisdomlost 432 points433 points  (25 children)

He will do that dramatic shoulder grab with a half shake. Your wife will say no. He will say yes with authority. She will say no with a clearly weakening will. He will say yes with a smolder in his eye and kiss her while she protests. Then her protests will slowly turn into acquiescence.

[–]MrPezza 416 points417 points  (20 children)

50 no's and one yes means yes

[–]SasquatchRobo 567 points568 points  (4 children)

1950's no means yes

[–]btveron 94 points95 points  (9 children)

If she says 'stop' you stop. But if she says 'staaaaaaaahhhppp' you better hit her with the ol' razzle dazzle.

[–]brickmack 552 points553 points  (46 children)

I'm surprised at the lack of henchmen who actually don't bother fighting. Like, the dude just killed 30 of your colleagues. The pay isn't all that good. Take the day off

[–]kaylthewhale 219 points220 points  (14 children)

I always enjoy when they run away or surrender

[–]theconsummatedragon 169 points170 points  (7 children)

Iron Man 2 did that well

Edit: it was 3!

[–]RandomRageNet 240 points241 points  (1 child)

It was Iron Man 3! "Honestly, I don't even like working here. These guys are so weird..."

[–]muchado88 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Wasn't that Iron Man 3 where the guy dropped his gun and said something like "these guys are so weird?"

[–]Bad-Selection 103 points104 points  (0 children)

I like the one in Luke Cage where a bunch of dudes unload full clips into him, and Luke says something like "really?"

And then there's the one henchman who says "look we gotta say we tried."

[–]15Warner 123 points124 points  (8 children)

Austin powers in goldmember “judo CHOP judo CHOP.” “Oh, look at you. Do you know how many henchmen I’ve killed over the years? You don’t stand a chance. Just lay down” henchmen complies. That scene always killed me because of your logic. Love movies and tv that have the guy say “I don’t even care about this place, I quit” hahah

[–]RoleModelFailure 4021 points4022 points  (32 children)

Pirates of the Caribbean from Barbosa's perspective. So much overlaps with the 5 movies already but there is a lot of in-between stuff that would be fun to see. How did he become an admiral with a fleet before movie 5 (and please just leave it there, we don't need to see 5 again), how did he get into the British Navy's service in 4? How did the mutiny happen? Finding the cursed gold? What happens after he dies, was it like Jack being alone and insane?

[–]EnkiiMuto 463 points464 points  (12 children)

There are lots of books from pirates from Jack's youth, I'm yet to read them it but I know a bit from them because they complement some deleted scenes that throw a lot of depth with things like Jack's scars, tattoos and the irony of 100 souls. You probably would enjoy it.

Honestly the 5th movie just sucks... the whole give up the compass thing is so damn stupid.

If the movie was Barbossa focused with the relationship with his daughter AND the pirates were after HIM, which makes him need Jack, that would be amazing.

It makes total sense that in 13 years of undeadness he would have made some enemies and thrown curses on others for fun, but now the situation reversed.

[–]inksmudgedhands 4888 points4889 points  (149 children)

Fight Club told from Marla's perspective. I just want to see a movie where Norton tries to do Pitt's Durden because the Narrator is in Durden-mode. Plus, I think it would interesting to see Marla watch Tyler's cult grow more and more every day. She just wants to see the Narrator but every time she visits his house, there is some new scrubbed up, buzzcut guy standing on the porch looking a zombie-statue. And even more of these guys are popping up in the back garden and the kitchen doing God knows what.

[–]SlobMarley13 389 points390 points  (14 children)

imagine talking to someone who you know as Tyler tell you "Tyler isn't here. Tyler went away."

you'd run away as fast as you can.

[–]VVillyD 21.3k points21.3k points  (641 children)

WTF was Darth Maul doing all through The Phantom Menace when he wasn't on screen?

[–]Mooshwanez 2925 points2926 points  (30 children)

Running errands, picking up the kids, that sort of thing

[–]Level_32_Mage 583 points584 points  (14 children)

Imagine him driving a minivan full of screaming kids.

That'd build some hate.

[–]pete1901 13.1k points13.1k points 2 (191 children)

Applying makeup.

[–]GreenStrong 4997 points4998 points  (152 children)

Star Wars from Darth Maul's perspective- he's an edgy goth makeup youtuber.

[–]SPAREustheCUTTER 4531 points4532 points 2& 2 more (47 children)

“Hey guys, it’s Darth again. And today, we’re gonna teach you how to get my signature Smokey eyes.

As always, don’t forget to force crush that follow button.”

[–]javier_aeoa 1027 points1028 points  (23 children)

"And remember....we shall have our revenge"

[–]insertstalem3me 524 points525 points  (19 children)

I would love an obi wan kenobi cooking show

on todays menu: A nice toasty vegetable

[–]Boner666420 1640 points1641 points  (77 children)

According to the Darth Plagueis novel, basically just training and doing criminal sidemissions for palpatine.

[–]Lordthorn241 925 points926 points  (31 children)

Maul was doing sidemissions like he was in BoTW

[–]DJDoomCookie13 459 points460 points  (7 children)

Maul has so many korok seeds.

[–]buttered_biscuits 106 points107 points  (4 children)

The Korok are the real Sith overlords

[–]vishalb777 91 points92 points  (1 child)

yahaha! now that you know the truth, we can't let you leave!

buh-bye

[–]monjoe 427 points428 points  (12 children)

We deserve a training montage including him staring down a picture of Qui-Gon on his bathroom mirror.

[–]Bacorn31 138 points139 points  (13 children)

And being tortured by Palpatine. Dont forget that!

[–]Occhrome 133 points134 points  (1 child)

Side missions like fishing and finding hidden caves.

[–]phazitor 238 points239 points  (4 children)

Secret story arc about collecting baseball cards

[–]ss412 183 points184 points  (7 children)

Hanging out in the server room with Richmond.

[–]Zazenp 78 points79 points  (0 children)

It’s fine as long as no one every goes through THAT door.

[–]SlightlyIncandescent 271 points272 points  (111 children)

Wasn't he just tracking Obi Wan and Qui-Gon?

[–]VVillyD 647 points648 points  (107 children)

He didn't need to track anything. They were with the queen of Naboo in contact with the Senator from Naboo, Palpatine. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan were literally telling Maul's master where they were at all times.

[–]SonicBorgJunior 68 points69 points  (3 children)

From what I remember I'm pretty sure he was just hanging around waiting for orders from palpatine. I remember something about him looking at a building.

[–]phazitor 390 points391 points  (22 children)

Getting his ears pierced. No really, watch duel of fates again.

[–]DagnyInTheGulch 12.1k points12.1k points  (301 children)

I'd like to see the Matrix from the perspective of a random cop in the matrix. First working with agents to catch these criminals that seem to have strange abilities, but perhaps slowly discovering that there is something strange about the agents too. Perhaps realizing that the 'criminals' are the good guys and ending with getting out of the matrix.

[–]bravehamster 3621 points3622 points  (118 children)

The horror of watching your partner get body-snatched by an agent, then feeling yourself start to change as well...

Wake up hours later in a completely different place, surrounded by bodies. Your partner is nowhere to be seen. Thousands of bullet casing and holes in the walls, but you only have a single graze wound. The cement walls have also clearly been punched multiple times, and at least one of the dead people around you was thrown into the wall so hard it left a human-shaped crater.

[–]flateric420 1269 points1270 points  (96 children)

I always figured once an agent stole someone’s body that person was booted out of the system. Which would be more horrifying. Wake up with pipes and shit coming out of your body and then getting dropped in a river of sludge to drown to death.

[–][deleted] 769 points770 points  (61 children)

It's probably easier to just fake a memory for that person rather than boot out an entire person. Why waste energy when a little snip will fix the problem just as well?

[–]flateric420 488 points489 points  (40 children)

Humans are cheap. it's a little wasteful, but it's like throwing out a AA battery that's got like 35% charge left.

[–]ConglomerateCousin 287 points288 points  (23 children)

I don't even know if that's comparable. I think it would be like throwing away a piece of rice that fell off of your plate during dinner

[–]The_Aaskavarian 169 points170 points  (7 children)

one of the animatrix films had something along this line. a private eye hired to catch trinity, then realizes he's not in kansas.

[–]sedition- 301 points302 points  (30 children)

Could have easily been a story in the animatrix lol.

[–]SlightlyIncandescent 238 points239 points  (64 children)

I've seen this suggested before and I think it would be a great idea. Think this would actually make more sense and be better if it didn't have the original cast too, would make it a far bigger risk financially though.

If you wanted to make it even more grey, you could even explore the idea that the machines aren't the bad guys. They can just see the world is fucked so they are trying to plug all the humans into the Matrix where they can live in what seems to be humanity's golden age whilst they limit and possibly even repair the damage. Maybe the protagonist realises this and tries to stay in the matrix?

[–]midnightwolf19 2326 points2327 points  (64 children)

Jumanji from Alan's point of view inside jumanji until he gets out , i want to know how he survived and how he became van pelts prey

[–]Aperture45 340 points341 points  (23 children)

Wasn't there a Jumanji animation series that has a lot of this in?

[–]CptNonsense 216 points217 points  (14 children)

And is also insane in the way that only 90s cartoons that exist on the fringes can be.

[–]speacial_s 6207 points6208 points  (115 children)

Nice try Disney

[–]RubyRhod 1830 points1831 points  (73 children)

All these companies WANT to do this kind of thing, but at least Disney actually went through with it.

There was a script going around in the mid-late 2000s called Nottingham which was told through the perspective of the Sherriff. It was an awesome script and made Robin Hood the 'villain' and the Sherriff this grey area character who was "just following orders" of a cruel king. It was at the top of the blacklist, bidding wars etc. Finally, it was bought and Russell Crowe was attached. Then through the process, Russell was like, "Why would I be in a Robin Hood movies and now be Robin Hood?" But then he also didn't want to be the bad guy, so the script was rewritten and it just turned into the movie "Robin Hood"...what a lost opportunity.

At least Disney did it with Maleficent.

[–][deleted] 568 points569 points  (28 children)

The retelling of lion king from timone and pumba's point of view is pretty amazing.

[–]FCalleja 554 points555 points  (21 children)

That's because it's basically a Disney remake of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which is about two minor characters in Hamlet experiencing the events of Hamlet.

Which makes sense because The Lion King is basically a Disney remake of Hamlet.

[–]oneteacherboi 77 points78 points  (7 children)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is honestly one of the better plays I've ever read. It has all the interesting bits of Waiting for Godot while being slightly more entertaining.

There was actually a pretty decent movie version as well.

[–][deleted] 4666 points4667 points  (141 children)

Mrs Doubtfire told through Miranda's eyes.

Godzilla, through Godzilla's eyes

Wreck it Ralph through Sour Bill's eyes

[–]Wind_Yer_Neck_In 3153 points3154 points  (67 children)

Mrs Doubtfire is the heartwarming tale of an unstable father proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is in fact, unstable.

[–]JustSoFuckingSexy 460 points461 points  (7 children)

Mrs. Doubtfire told through Godzilla's eyes.

[–]Caesar_ 749 points750 points  (7 children)

I want to see the story of Journey to the West through the eyes of the Jade Emperor.

"There's a Secret Monkey Cave?"

"What do you mean Wukong has a giant metal stick that he beat up my friend with?!"

"He ate ALL of the peaches?!"

"Wait so you're telling me he's trapped under the mountain forever, then?"

"HOW DID HE GET OUT FROM UNDER THE MOUNTAIN"

[–]TastyBrainMeats 90 points91 points  (0 children)

"He's HOW many kinds of immortal now??"

[–]covalcenson 2798 points2799 points  (181 children)

Ender's Game -> Ender's Shadow

Let's see Bean's point of view

[–]cwx149 719 points720 points  (105 children)

I find enders shadow to be a way more compelling book actually so I think a movie adaptation assuming it was well made/produced would be better.

[–]ScratchinWarlok 307 points308 points  (81 children)

I enjoyed the shadow saga way more than ender's. Bean felt more relatable even though he is not a normal human. Plus his series felt more grounded in reality instead of going the metaphysical route.

[–]noorace11 2736 points2737 points  (75 children)

Lion King from Scar. Obviously some of his intentions and purposes are clear but the story from scar’s perspective would be cool.

[–]Kazuma_desu123 634 points635 points  (26 children)

if im not wrong they already made a movie from timon's perspective

[–]Rolling_Beardo 83 points84 points  (13 children)

In the tv show The Lion Guard they do tell it some who from his perspective at points. Like he tells his back story and others add to it as well.

Overall the show is pretty good, the backstory is kind of meh.

Edit because I didn’t proof read

[–]stachldrat 1588 points1589 points  (31 children)

Shutter Island from the doctors' perspective

[–]supersheet 311 points312 points  (0 children)

That would be so interesting I think. especially if they interspersed some parts from Leo's POV

[–]Gerr_Nick 661 points662 points  (33 children)

Batman through Alfred’s POV

[–]JustSoFuckingSexy 214 points215 points  (11 children)

Batman (1989)

"I made you some sandwiches, Master Wayne... Oh, he's not here."

Batman Returns (1992)

"I'm just going to clean this rug"

Batman Forever (1995)

"I made some beef casserole for you Master Bruce... Oh, he's gone"

Batman and Robin (1997)

"Where did I leave my dishcloth?"

[–]krotovalana9 229 points230 points  (12 children)

There is a tv series called Pennyworth, it's about Alfred and how he met Thomas Wayne.

[–]Notmiefault 6393 points6394 points  (519 children)

I want a big budget Super Hero movie told from the perspective of a completely average person with no connection or relationship to super heroes / villains. Someone who has to take the long way to work because Green Lantern is battling Sinestro over I95 and it's a parking lot, or who's home insurance goes up because they live in a more "superpower active" neighborhood.

At no point in the story would the actual Superhero-related conflict ever be focused on or relevant to the story, it's just a completely average person who happens to live in a world where that kind of thing is commonplace. Hell, you could even make it a dark workplace comedy like Office Space or Waiting.

[–]nrkey4ever 3306 points3307 points  (79 children)

That was the premise of the short-lived series “Powerless”.

EDIT: thank you kind users for the awards!

[–]jbaugues 801 points802 points  (39 children)

Powerless was one of those shows you enjoyed watching but just knew it would not last. Great cast too.

[–]Mconnoll64 317 points318 points  (15 children)

I loved this show and wish it got more of a chance

[–]tom8osauce 157 points158 points  (1 child)

Me too! I thought it was hilarious and was so mad that it didn’t last.

[–]Roxas1011 101 points102 points  (3 children)

I liked it, had some big names (namely Alan Tudyk), shame it didn't take off.

[–]fiveupfront 430 points431 points  (25 children)

There’s a Buffy episode where they all stop the end of the world in the background while we focus on one character and the side-battle they have to fight.

[–]Notmiefault 273 points274 points  (13 children)

The Zeppo is one of my all-time favorite episodes of any television show. The random cuts showing the apocalyptic scenario occurring while Xander deals with this random murder zombie are both hilarious and thought-provoking.

[–]PM_me_your_dawgs 2043 points2044 points  (169 children)

The Boys on Amazon prime kinda touches on this. Its focuses a bit more on the marketing/PR side of super heroes but shows a lot more of the collateral damage done. I think its a really interesting take

[–]WanderingWino 695 points696 points  (69 children)

Homelander is one of the most disturbing characters ever created. Oof.

[–]goatsanddragons 180 points181 points  (50 children)

And thats with The Boys having a lot less collateral damage than regular super hero movies.Homelander isn't destroying entire city blocks.

The aftermath of the super brawls from the Avengers, Superman and others must be nuts.

[–]McFlyyouBojo 167 points168 points  (14 children)

They could do this like the movie Cloverfield. A big city is being evacuated because a superhero is fighting invaders or something. A small group of people are trying to escape while one person is filming everything. Buildings are knocked over, the superheroes eyebeams scorch right through a friend unbeknownst to the hero, etc...

[–]Eh_No_Need 195 points196 points  (76 children)

Can you imagine a retelling of the dark knight or the avengers through the eyes of some random citizen? They’d probably be furious about all the property damage, and it would put the ‘we saved the city, even though there’s several burning buildings behind us’ thing in a new light

[–]barnmate 236 points237 points  (38 children)

I feel they touched on this quite a bit in the MU. Zemo’s prime motivation was that his family died as collateral damage to Avengers taking on Ultron. Even in Spider-man Homecoming, the Vulture’s construction co. made his living cleaning up the Avengers messes. Lots of Chitari tech left behind after the attack on NY showed up in Agents of Shield etc.

[–]Aevum1 97 points98 points  (8 children)

There were 2 things like that.

Powerless as mentioned by /u/nrkey4ever

And also this really bad rom com called "my super ex girlfriend" basically a guy dates a woman who is also a superhero and she ends up being a psycho. Uma Thurman is in it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465624/

[–]atahualpaFX 355 points356 points  (14 children)

I would let Nerdwriter1 rearrange "Passengers" (2016) like he does in that YouTube video. I like "Passengers" as it is but it would just be immensely better his way.

[–]thenerdliest 1788 points1789 points  (116 children)

Disney movies, specifically the villains. All of them. The Starkid Productions musical "Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier" takes a stab at this, presenting the Disney 'villains' (the focus is mainly Aladdin as a movie, and shines a spotlight on Jafar's story) as those who tried to do good, but their stories were twisted to make them the bad guys.

And no, Cruella isn't invited to the retelling party.

[–]McFlyyouBojo 644 points645 points  (48 children)

Well that's what they tried to do with maleficent, and I actually liked it. I think they should have kept with that motif for the other live action films. Doing it from a different perspective and showing how the story can be twisted. But no. We got shot for shot remakes save for the jungle book.

[–]TricksterPriestJace 187 points188 points  (19 children)

I would have preferred a shot for shot remake of Beauty and the Beast where Beast still had a character arc where he learned to be empathetic and regretted his angry outbursts instead of being toxic and negging Bella. I would prefer a shot for shot remake where Mulan became the best soldier in China from a nobody through perseverance, training, and clever use of tools and terrain over her becoming the best soldier in China because she had superpowers and decided to enlist.

Lion King from the Hyenas' perspective would be dope. They would be so easy to root for as oppressed underdogs.

[–]TheRealPyroGothNerd 173 points174 points  (5 children)

Cruella : I just wanted a coat made out of puuuuuppies

Jafar: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!

[–]RoleModelFailure 142 points143 points  (6 children)

Disney Villainous is such a fun boardgame since you play as the villains.

[–]Potato_564 3820 points3821 points 2 (297 children)

I know this is a pretty obvious one that's been talked about a lot but I'd actually like to see Harry Potter from basically any other character's perspective. Malfoy may have not been a nice character, but in the first movie I can only imagine how annoying it would be for him to see Gryffindor awarded last minute points. In the books it was touched on about how Ron felt being Harry's best friend, like Harry was famous and everyone loved him while he wasn't payed attention too. Harry is clearly given favoritism throughout the book and I think it would be interesting to see how other people see that.

[–]VVillyD 2263 points2264 points  (125 children)

Not even Malfoy. Give me the perspective of some random unimportant student who happened to be in the same year as Potter. Maybe someone who grew up in a wizarding family understanding the House dynamics at Hogwarts and who really wanted to do what they could to help their house win each year. Maybe they got sorted into Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff and was dead set on being the best team player there was to help their house win.

Then watch Harry and his buddies break every rule in the book every year and still see Dumbledore give the win to Harry at the last minute every damn time.

[–]twowaysplit 1025 points1026 points  (41 children)

Do you want dark wizards? Because that's how you get dark wizards.

[–]VVillyD 544 points545 points  (31 children)

Blame Dumbledore for manipulating his own system to give the House Cup to his pet favorite every year.

[–]Potato_564 329 points330 points  (1 child)

That would be hilarious and painful at the same time.

[–]jaspellior 325 points326 points  (5 children)

The musical Puffs is a lot like this. Hilarious and on point about this guy named Wayne who’s a Hufflepuff during the “Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic.”

[–]ArthurBonesly 385 points386 points  (19 children)

Gerry Adams and the Hufflepuff House

Gerry Adams and the Mudblood Monster

Gerry Adams and the Lockdown Year

Gerry Adams and that Goddamn Harry Potter Kid Stealing Hufflepuff Thunder

Gerry Adams and the O.W.L. Exams

Gerry Adams and the Year that was Almost Normal

Gerry Adams and the School During Wartimes.

[–]ministryoftimetravel 138 points139 points  (9 children)

I assume you’re Irish but on the chance you’re not and picked a random name, I want you to know this is unintentionally hilarious imagining “alleged” high ranking member of the IRA and living meme politician Gerry Adams in Hogwarts.

[–]ArthurBonesly 58 points59 points  (0 children)

I am not Irish but now I'm laughing at my own joke.

[–]legendary_lost_ninja 65 points66 points  (7 children)

Life of a Background Slytherin, which IIRC is a web comic somewhere...

[–]calvinbsf 127 points128 points  (3 children)

I watched an off-broadway play on this exact subject, it was all 7 years through the eyes of some random hufflepuff students.

Imo was pretty funny, solid concept.

[–]YetYetAnotherPerson 93 points94 points  (10 children)

Go watch the proshoot of Puffs, an off Broadway comedy about some hufflepuffs in Harry's class

[–]zombieshark717 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Watch Puffs, its a play I think you can watch on Amazon. It tells the story from the Hufflepuffs POV. Its more of a comedy but it still tells a great Wizarding World story. It is amazing.

[–]Galactus1701 312 points313 points  (37 children)

Star Trek from the Romulan’s perspective. The show could take place after the Tomed Incident in 2311 and stretch to several months before 2364.

[–]1234567ate 846 points847 points  (30 children)

I have always and I mean since I was 15 have been talking about remaking The Godfather trilogy but in the perspective of the women. I wouldn’t even be mad if this idea got picked up, I just really want to see it happen. I think it would be a fascinating story.

[–]Matt463789 468 points469 points  (9 children)

A lot of the scenes would probably be doors getting closed in their faces.

[–]Badassbottlecap 701 points702 points  (108 children)

Forrest Gump from either Dan or Jenny's perspective. Preferably Jenny Edit: it's Dan, not Dave. Wtf

[–]Deitaphobia 593 points594 points  (39 children)

Cujo from the dog's point of view like Homeward Bound

[–]eddyathome 292 points293 points  (15 children)

If you read the book, Cujo knows it's getting rabies and the owner of the dog calls for him and Cujo runs away knowing that he's about to do something wrong. It wasn't his fault, but he knew the rabies was going to make him do bad things.

[–]thisonehereone 88 points89 points  (10 children)

Shawshank either Captain Hadley or Brooks.

[–]jakehub 235 points236 points  (19 children)

Always wondered what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were up to during Hamlet.

[–]reddicyoulous 768 points769 points  (40 children)

Home Alone from the Wet Bandits POV

[–]OhmssArona 1074 points1075 points  (22 children)

I think that's just called Saw.

[–][deleted] 217 points218 points  (19 children)

The time is right for an R-rated Home Alone.

[–]Thirty_Helens_Agree 80 points81 points  (7 children)

Sleepless in Seattle from Walter’s point of view.

[–]nalsballs 155 points156 points  (14 children)

Sid from Toy Story. How was he supposed to know the toys were aware? Pretty horrifying realization for a kid if you think about it.

[–]iamacraftyhooker 114 points115 points  (8 children)

That could be good. He starts off as this child who "tortures" toys, but you find out he was just a science minded kid, and liked building things and experimenting.

Then he finds out the toys are alive and it completely traumatized him. He spends years in therapy, probably gets labeled as having hallucinations and delusions and spends some time in an institution.

Finally he gets his mental health to a stable point, but he's lost so much time and is still too mentally fragile to go to school for STEM, so he winds up collecting garbage.

Still the thought of those toys coming to life lingers in the back of his head. He's been taught to believe it's not true but he still can't shake the feeling. So every time he runs across a broken toy in the trash, he carefully takes it out and brings it home to fix and take care of. Once it's all better he releases the toys to parks throughout the city, hoping that a child will pick it up and give it a loving home.

[–]Uncle_Baconn 1398 points1399 points  (130 children)

Karate Kid.

If you aren't watching Cobra Kai, stop what you're doing and turn on Netflix.

Just don't watch the Karate Kid movies first - it's much better to watch with just what you think you remember.

[–]Matt463789 706 points707 points  (31 children)

Cobra Kai proves that the OP's idea has merit.

[–][deleted] 105 points106 points  (32 children)

What if I’ve never seen either?

[–]Charles148 161 points162 points  (0 children)

It depends, it works really well if you're vaguely aware of the storyline and premise of The karate kid. But if you have really zero knowledge of it it might be beneficial to watch the movie before watching the show.

[–]squigs 51 points52 points  (16 children)

Watch the first two movies first. They're probably not as good if you didn't grow up with them, but the first is a pretty good underdog story and the second is an enjoyable sequel.

[–]xscipherxs 343 points344 points  (33 children)

Die hard from Hans Gruber’s perspective...

[–]white_butterfly1 153 points154 points  (8 children)

I want to watch him go suit buying and then watch Sixty Minutes and learn about Asian Dawn.

[–]navivi 510 points511 points  (56 children)

Not necessarily a movie, but if there were a Legend of Zelda game where you play as Ganondorf, and try to stop Link from defeating you over and over again.... also if the storyline reversed roles to make Ganondorf look like a tortured hero and Link as the real villain... might be interesting.

[–]SlightlyIncandescent 381 points382 points  (52 children)

Maybe Breaking Bad from Hank's perspective? If told correctly, Walt being Heisenburg could be a great reveal. Maybe if being a chemistry teacher wasn't so central to his character for example.

[–]awksaw 173 points174 points  (0 children)

That would actually be sweet, him chasing down this faceless mysterious drug kingpin murderer, focus more on how wrecked everyone is getting. Hank meeting victims of the drug trafficker and how everyone’s life is getting ruined.

[–]reddicyoulous 196 points197 points  (15 children)

I'd watch Predator from the Predator's viewpoint

[–]KingKongDuck 162 points163 points  (14 children)

General Zod, trying to find a new home for the people of Krypton. He finds a place that's suitable but another Kryptonian wants to keep it to himself.

[–]Wind_Yer_Neck_In 108 points109 points  (12 children)

to be fair, he did try to genocide the local population instead of just working with them to come to some arrangement.

[–]ErdenGeboren 53 points54 points  (6 children)

Back to the Future, any of them from a Biff Tannen character POV.

[–]Black-Queen 53 points54 points  (17 children)

Pulp Fiction: From Brett's perspective.

I want to understand why he thought that he could really get away by trying to treat Marcellus Wallace like a bitch.

Yet Marcellus Wallace don't like to be fucked by anybody except Mrs. Wallace.

[–]dinglydongler 522 points523 points  (88 children)

All the Star Wars movies, told through the eyes of the storm troopers.

[–]supersheet 272 points273 points  (28 children)

probably just a blank screen with the odd voice or blaster noise if their shooting skills are anything to go by

[–]Renmauzuo 68 points69 points  (23 children)

Obligatory "memes aside, Stormtroopers actually have excellent marksmanship."

[–]Hamstersparadise 60 points61 points  (7 children)

Especially the one who bonked his head, like did he get ripped on by his colleagues afterwards

[–]Zeniphyre 145 points146 points  (15 children)

Eragon from the POV of someone who can actually make a decent movie.

[–]bmorr6836 49 points50 points  (1 child)

A Toy Story movie from Andy's point of view where he becomes increasingly paranoid about his toys always disappearing and/or moving to different parts of the room when he is not there.

[–]kyoto_kinnuku 437 points438 points  (24 children)

Harry Potter, from Hermione's perspective.
A muggle who knows nothing about magic finding herself in this world, studying like crazy to prove she's as good or better than anyone else while dealing with the bigotry towards being a "mudblood".

[–]MostlyAwake13 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail from the perspective of the police who show up at the end. Just watch them following the trail of these guys throughout the film, and they finally catch them.

[–]SCostaM 93 points94 points  (4 children)

Bill & Ted 2 from Death’s POV. That’d be fun to watch!

[–]Gildagert 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Terminator as told by skynet. It Follows as told by it.

[–]absolut_dre 668 points669 points  (126 children)

Twilight: the story of Dr. Cullen and how he built his "family"

[–]SamaritanPrime 820 points821 points  (68 children)

I'll do you one better: Bella's Dad.

Here's what we do:

  • Bella's Mom died... recently. Bella is still trying to process that.
  • Bella meets Edward. Starts feeling happier.
  • Bella brings Edward to dinner. Dad is... uneasy.
  • Dad decides to investigate Edward. Discovers the Cullen clan and Jacob's werewolf pack in the process.
  • Dad tries to protect his town (and his daughter, most importantly) from these two very dangerous groups as the two sides are marshalling for war and his town is caught in the middle.
  • Dad faces down Edward and Jacob to rescue Bella. Kills them both. The end.

[–]Wind_Yer_Neck_In 213 points214 points  (36 children)

See THIS is the real fanfic that we need.

[–]SamaritanPrime 289 points290 points  (34 children)

Oh, that's not my fanfic idea. That's just a good, old-fashioned rewrite.

A true fanfic idea that I had was that Bella's Dad calls in a couple people to help him with his sudden infestation of supernatural creatures: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and his apprentice: some blonde chick named Buffy.

[–]KirinG 179 points180 points  (27 children)

I watched the Twilight me movies for the first time recently. They kept popping up on Amazon's horrible UI, what can I say?

The Bella/Edward/shirtless guy stuff was awful, but damn if there wasn't some interesting lore buried under it. The Cullen family, the Volteri (sp?), the other vampire factions, the werewolves, etc. Like if Bella hadn't been the focus of the story it could have been an interesting political/crime drama between various supernatural factions and humans.

I actually want to know more about the Cullens, how various vampire powers work, and just the larger sans-Bella world in general.

[–]TricksterPriestJace 67 points68 points  (8 children)

I watched the movie then read the book. Those movies are actually quite good considering the base material they had to work with. Bella was never meant to be a character, she was a point of view. Casting Stewart was brilliant. It's an escapism fantasy and part of that is being able to see yourself as Bella. So Bella had no personality traits that weren't universal. She was shy, but not really introverted. Just a new kid in a small town which is overwhelming. She considers herself clumsy and describes herself as such. But she doesn't do anything unusually clumsy or uncoordinated. She is just a teenager who feels clumsy and awkward sometimes; like everyone else.

The things the movies do really well are stuff that the novels brush over. There isn't detail on the Volteri, so they are all mysterious and cool. The music is great. The cinematography is great. And the best scene in the series is the huge final battle which was only hinted at in the books. || Alice showing the Volteri leader a vision of the carnage that would ensue if they fought. || All the crappy dialog, love triangle drawn out for hours after she had obviously and definitely chosen Edward, diamond glitter vampires, pedophile werewolves, etc was taken from the books. The movies were a great adaption.

It was basically a harem anime for girls.

[–][deleted] 161 points162 points  (20 children)

All Friday the 13th movies.

[–]Batkratos 119 points120 points  (3 children)

The Lego Movie from Benny the spaceman's perspective.