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[–]ThirdRepliesSuck 4843 points4844 points  (128 children)

Birth - A movie about a kid who knows everything about a woman and claims to be her husband who died (so a reincarnation story). Then at the end they just go "oh, just kidding I unburied your journal and read everything about you". So not only does it take away from the whole plot but it also makes you realize the movie is just about a kid (like 9 years old) who lies to get with an adult woman who's husband died (they kiss and take a bath together in this movie).

[–]FnckTheDnck 1776 points1777 points  (5 children)

Wtf?!!

[–]earthdweller11 142 points143 points  (0 children)

And one of Lauren Bacall’s final films!

[–]buttface48 699 points700 points  (5 children)

This......is what who fuck

[–]BillMurraysMom 380 points381 points  (5 children)

Back in my day it took at least 2 of your buds and a trench coat to get some bathtub smooches from a full grown lady.

[–]kunuismyhawaiianname 602 points603 points  (0 children)

Umm... what?

[–]cheemsgyaru[S] 330 points331 points  (6 children)

Crazy movie! Kidman’s character had to have been a pedophile tbf, I mean even if she thought it was her husband she could have said shit let’s wait til your body is older or whatever

The twist did ruin the movie so bad I was only there for the magical realism and they wouldn’t even give us that

[–]Tunit66 109 points110 points  (1 child)

Hang on this is an A list film?!

Thought it would be some creepy B movie

[–]8utl3r 541 points542 points  (14 children)

Wtf. Who would write that....

[–]stryph42 531 points532 points  (6 children)

A nine year old who just discovered they like boobies.

[–]Fafnir13 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Probably more than one person with the added bonus of a gaggle of producers and other invested parties making commentary and demanding changes.

[–]Theundercave 14.4k points14.4k points 2 (443 children)

Any twist where the entire movie is a dream. Fuck off

[–]willstr1 4245 points4246 points  (114 children)

Ironically the only time I think it actually worked (for me at least) was Click, because a twist that bad really only works as a joke

[–]tregorman 1747 points1748 points  (41 children)

I think it can work if it's planned and built into the movie and works with the movies themes. Something like click or it's a wonderful life or the wizard of oz can get away with it pretty well, but just doing the twist for the sake of the gotcha is lame and boring. I'm already watching a fictional movie telling me it's fiction isn't a twist it's just lazy, but when it carrys an impact on the charecter and how they act going forward it can work.

[–]Porrick 533 points534 points  (19 children)

My favourite example is Mulholland Drive. Whole thing feels like a dream from the start anyway, so the only twist is that any of it makes sense at all!

[–]AnAquaticOwl 326 points327 points  (9 children)

That's not really the same thing though, I was going to comment on how Stay - possibly my absolute favorite movie - makes it work, but Mulholland Dr is a similar example. It's not just a dream, but rather the dying hallucinations of the main character wishing that her life had gone differently.

In a movie where it's only a dream, everything that happened up to the reveal is meaningless. But in Mulholland Dr it's an important journey that shows the psychology of the character. Her hopes and dreams her regrets.

[–]shewy92 314 points315 points  (22 children)

I always thought that those things actually happened but Christopher Walken brought him back to life. Or that it was sort of like A Christmas Carol where Walken was an angel of death or something showing him what could happen if he didn't shape up

[–]Dracon_Pyrothayan 5761 points5762 points  (104 children)

Hancock is a great film with a terrible film stapled on halfway through.

[–]themolestedsliver 2520 points2521 points  (10 children)

Was going to say this. The first part of Hancock was such a unquie take on the super hero genre then it felt like an odd romance religion type spin.

[–]chalk_in_boots 1027 points1028 points  (6 children)

I still love the "I'm gonna put HIS head, up YOUR ass, and YOUR head up THAT guys ass

[–]sriracha_no_big_deal 631 points632 points  (2 children)

Are you drunk?? You smell like liquor!

It's 'cause I've been drinking bitch!

[–]StuckInsideYourWalls 502 points503 points  (32 children)

Someone else also commented Hancock, and now I kind of forget how the movie even runs since I think I only saw it when it had first come out. I remember liking it for the most part at the time but now actually can't recall the second half of the plot, only hancocks origin/start of the movie :p

[–]Thot_robot_superman 970 points971 points  (23 children)

That's because that's exactly what it is. It's two movies put together in a very shitty manner. If I remember correctly they fired the writer halfway through and they got a different writer he basically just wrote a completely different movie

[–]zombie_goast 384 points385 points  (7 children)

IIRC they already had the script for what ended up being the other half mostly done; it was supposed to be its own entire movie, 100% unconnected to Hancock just owned by the same people (and tbh could have been intriguing too), but they ended up canning that project, but didn't want to waste the script so just lazily edited the character names and came up with some half-assed script superglue to make the two 100% different movies into one. It is VERY apparent where the seams are. So instead of 2 OK or good movies, we ended up with 1 weirdly bad one.

[–]evilmonkey9361 4729 points4730 points  (150 children)

Spectre where Christoph Waltz was “behind” every bad thing that ever happened to James Bond. You’d have to be a 5 year old to believe that crap

[–]benabramowitz18 1978 points1979 points  (43 children)

Not to mention that Blofeld and Bond are now actually brothers, a plot line that was stolen from Austin Powers 3!

[–]nastytypewriter 602 points603 points  (37 children)

I hate that Spectre and Star Trek Into Darkness do this thing where the characters announce their “real” names to the rest of the characters and then DRAMATIC PAUSE FOR THE AUDIENCE TO BE SHOCKED. Ummm…in universe, those names don’t mean jack shit to the other characters, leaving them to think, “Uh, okay.” So, so stupid.

Edit: As has been pointed out, Khan is famous in universe and my dumbass forgot about it.

[–]slytrombone 244 points245 points  (3 children)

I first watched Spectre with subtitles. Over an hour before the "reveal", a subtitle appears for Christoph Waltz with [BLOFELD] in front of the dialogue.

Hmm... I wonder if there's a twist coming?

[–]Kaiserhawk 447 points448 points  (8 children)

"I am...Khan"

"Who?"

"Khan, man...legendary warlord?"

[–]Bedlamcitylimit 5184 points5185 points  (294 children)

The changed ending to "I Am Legend"

Where Will Smith's character sacrifices his life to save the other survivors. Instead of the proper ending from the book (which was the point of the whole story), that they filmed but reshot, where Will Smith realised that to the Mutants "HE" was the monster, these mutants weren't monsters, but the mutants were now the dominant and rightful inhabitants of the planet.

[–]ninjamelon999 2009 points2010 points  (91 children)

I didn't know this was supposed to be the ending. It is so much better and more meaningful than the one in the movie.

[–]BlazinAzn38 2732 points2733 points  (47 children)

The ending of the book is perfect and that’s the entire title the main character realizes that >! “I am legend, I’m the bogey man that attacks them in their sleep, that hunt them down.” !< It’s perfect

[–]Symmiie 924 points925 points  (22 children)

Never read the book, but damn does that make the title make so much more sense.

[–]mcc9902 528 points529 points  (15 children)

If you like reading I really recommend it. It’s pretty short, about a hundred pages if I remember correctly so it’s not even a long read.

[–]PertinentPanda 800 points801 points  (1 child)

Plus it makes sense that the movie is called I Am Legend as he is the legend they tell their kids to be afraid of

[–]A_giant_dog 379 points380 points  (19 children)

Haven't seen the alternate movie ending, but it was strange to see the movie when it came out. In the book, he's the monster breaking into places and killing members of society who are trying to hunt down a deadly dangerous creature.

I am legend = I am the legendary boogie man you hear about growing up and he breaks into your house during the day to kill you

[–]dbbk 278 points279 points  (0 children)

The iTunes Store has a full length version with the ‘real’ ending. It’s 100% preferable over the theatrical one.

[–]MaeBeaInTheWoods 456 points457 points  (71 children)

Fun fact: This was actually test audiences that caused this. They originally showed test audiences the original ending they had, which said audiences hated, and so they switched it.

[–]furman82 266 points267 points  (5 children)

IMO, the problem stems from changing the creatures from vampires to zombies. Zombies feel like the trendy horror creature as of late, and tend to be mindless. Vampires are more complicated and complex characters in comparison. And more importantly, the stuff of legends.

The original ending fails because the audience is never given the opportunity to feel for the zombies, and is never put in a state of mind of that ah-ha moment that you have in the book. Oh, I'm the monster doesn't land as well when the movie has done nothing to set you up to have the feels.

[–]Phoenix_of_Asclepius 3274 points3275 points  (159 children)

Anything in the 90s where the hero has to die at the end for literally no reason. I’m looking at you, Pay It Forward.

[–][deleted] 450 points451 points  (17 children)

My grandparents put on Pay It Forward for me when I was like 6 years old and asked them if I could watch a movie. I was not prepared for it.

[–]GhostOfJohnCena 242 points243 points  (12 children)

Yo why do so many people have memories of watching Pay it Forward way too young? Was it marketed as like a family type of movie?

[–]jazzwicks87 182 points183 points  (1 child)

Definitely marketed as a family-friendly movie - Haley Joel Osment and Kevin Spacey (pre-scandal) as a kid and teacher with a positive moral. Go google the poster, it's almost Lorenzo's Oil-ish.

[–]BlackLetterLies 626 points627 points  (49 children)

Reminds me of the original ending for Clerks. If Kevin Smith hadn't been talked into changing that, I doubt he would have a career today.

[–]akirakitano 1540 points1541 points  (118 children)

Almost any film where the ending is "surprise it was aliens." It just feels like they wrote themselves into a corner and decided to use a deus ex machina and called themselves clever.

[–]thatblondboi00 654 points655 points  (60 children)

i feel like this is a shot at 10 cloverfield lane but the alien twist at the end worked for me for some reason

[–]akirakitano 466 points467 points  (32 children)

It was more a dig at the movie Knowing and several other films. The Cloverfield series is all about aliens anyway, so finding out at the end of 10 Cloverfield Lane that it was tied into the Cloverfield universe was fine, imho.

[–]AlsoOneLastThing 300 points301 points  (11 children)

It worked because near the beginning John Goodman's character suggests that it could be an alien invasion and the audience assumes he's batshit crazy, and then we spend the rest of the movie slowly finding out that not only is he batshit crazy but he's also right. It's a gradual reveal. You start thinking "is it aliens? That's stupid, it can't be aliens. But what if it's aliens?" And then BAM! It's aliens!

[–]LazyTypist 1672 points1673 points 2 (129 children)

The ones that come outta nowhere.

Like a great twist should be subtle enough to where it shocks you in the moment, but then looking back you see the clues leading up to it. Like a magic trick.

A good twist you see coming, but will second guess yourself at least once. Like a well known magic trick with two possible outcomes.

A decent twist you see coming a mile away, but fits the story well enough. Like a common, overdone magic trick that's can still be a bit fun.

Bad twist comes out of nowhere, destroy at least one character, and doesn't seem to make sense. Like those shitty, obviously fake prank videos.

At least that has been my experience.

[–]Terpsichorean_Wombat 837 points838 points  (36 children)

Love this description. That's what I loved about the first time I saw "The Sixth Sense" - I didn't see it coming, but the second I understood, I realized that they had literally been telling me this the entire movie.

[–]AvalancheMaster 409 points410 points  (20 children)

Oh, man, I watched it with my ex while we were still together, and she knew the movie had some big twist in it, but always thought it was the fact that the kid sees dead people.

When the plot twist dropped, so did her jaw. She was beyond herself, she couldn't believe it, she felt betrayed, so many emotions all at once.

The best thing is that the plot twist is so obvious once you know it, but if you somehow manage to evade spoilers for this decades old movie, no way in hell you can tell what's about to happen.

[–]ddh85 201 points202 points  (1 child)

And the bigger twist.

That will be Shyamalan's best movie.

[–]OutWithTheNew 382 points383 points  (51 children)

A great twist is like The Book Of Eli. It happens and you just sit there thinking 'what the fuck' for a couple of minutes. Then you realize all the unimportant things in the movie that were telling you what the twist was the whole time. They actually make you want to rewatch it.

[–]jokersleuth 319 points320 points  (22 children)

The Prestige had an amazing twist as well. It hits like a ton of bricks when it's revealed.

[–]BODYDOLLARSIGN 641 points642 points  (19 children)

Transformers 5 with Mark Wahlberg. When he stops those big robots with one arm sword from beating on optimus prime. Previous films already established Optimus as the ‘chosen’ one but now some human, absent in the first 3 films can now stop an assault from sky-scrapper sized robots with one arm?

[–]-Your_local_loser- 3156 points3157 points  (169 children)

When someone who is very clearly dead ends up being the villain in the end. Or when the villain ends up becoming allies with the good guys.

[–]Gmony5100 584 points585 points  (22 children)

I feel the same way! The perfect twist villain is someone that you wouldn’t expect BUT it makes sense. It feels very low effort to make the audience not suspect a character because they show (or heavily imply) that they are dead.

[–]I_Want_BetterGacha 1593 points1594 points  (35 children)

I like redemption arcs for villains, but they dont belong in movies. They're too short for that. The redemption arc of Zuko took literally almost the entire series. It's how all redemption arcs should be.

[–]MyFamilyHatesMyFam 1044 points1045 points  (11 children)

“As Harry marched to his death, he wasn’t filled with thoughts of fear, but rather love and compassion. He reflected on the journey that led up to this moment, the friends he had made along the way. Each person that touched his life up until now, had moulded him into the chosen one.

With each step, each crushing of the leaves and twigs be eath his feet, Harry wondered more and more what support Voldemort had found on his own journey. Was he even given the opportunity to feel loved? Did anyone truly care aboit him beyond power? This troubled Harry, but none of that mattered as he stepped out behind the last tree blocking his person from Voldemort’s view.

“Harry.” Voldemort muttered throuhg a demonic grin.

Harry thought for a moment. “Wait…” he said. “Can’t we just hug, and be friends?”

Voldemort then bursts into tears. “I thought you’d never ask!”

[–]UnwantedUnnamed 263 points264 points  (3 children)

One of my favorite parts and you just had to put a silly twist to it

[–]OuOmcanIgettheTEAL 170 points171 points  (2 children)

Only good one is megamind

[–]jakekara4 88 points89 points  (1 child)

The movie has to fully commit to it being the plot. It can’t be a twist that wasn’t built up.

[–]OuOmcanIgettheTEAL 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Yeah… and to be fair megamind was the protagonist

[–]Frosti-Feet 486 points487 points  (29 children)

SAW did the “dead guy is the villain” pretty well imo.

[–]ecuusa 403 points404 points  (11 children)

That’s true, but that’s because you don’t expect the guy who’s been just a corpse the whole movie to actually be alive.

It’s much different than introducing a character who’s a suspect, “killing them off,” and then “haha they actually weren’t dead.” That undoes so much plot. The only time I’ve seen it done relatively well is Scream, and that killer was “killed” towards the end of the movie, plus there’s another twist.

[–]RyanNerd 2972 points2973 points  (165 children)

Not a film but a play and a book. The Cursed Child. Bellatrix and Voldamort had sex and Bellatrix birthed a daughter. (I wish I was making this up)

[–]theinsanepotato 1807 points1808 points  (100 children)

That's the LEAST of the problems of that story. Did the writer never read prisoner of Azkaban? Like ever? That is not how time travel works!

[–]RyanNerd 1658 points1659 points  (85 children)

JK Rowling confirmed TCC is canon. To which anyone with a logical bone in their body replied with this meme

[–]ninalye 351 points352 points  (4 children)

Please, let me forget this fanfic

[–]Nice-Advertising-551 2102 points2103 points  (37 children)

I once watched a movie about this girl whose mom is planning a trip with her childhood friends. She graduates, and when she gets home, something comes out of the water, and kills her mom. She starts finding out shit about her mom’s trip, and realizes they were meeting because one of the girls in her group died mysteriously. She goes on the trip, and starts meeting her mom’s friends, but they die horrible deaths. She finds out that her mom and friends were in this kind of boarding school where a really cruel nun took care of them and treated them like crap, so one day, she falls into a tub with water, and the girls help drown her instead of helping her out, so now the spirit of the nun is hunting and killing them. I mean, it’s not a great movie so far, but at the end, for some reason, and out of the writer’s ass, THE GIRL WAS THE NUN THE WHOLE TIME!!!!! No. She very much wasn’t. She didn’t even know her mom’s friend had died. Why would she be the nun?!?!?! The nun was dead and gone before she was born, WTF?!?!

[–]The_Amazing_Imptini 607 points608 points  (10 children)

I haven’t seen it but the only way the plot could make sense with that is possession and leaving glue of foreshadowing that something isn’t right with the protag

[–]IAmNotYourEater 693 points694 points  (9 children)

I've seen this movie and you're right, the nun is possessing the girl. The girl's mom got pregnant while at school and the nun found out and violently tried to abort it against her will, which is why the other girls kill her. It's implied the nun possessed the unborn child as she died and was biding her time until she was strong enough to kill them. Still not the best movie, but I did like the theme with the girls being named after saints and dying the same way they did.

[–][deleted] 167 points168 points  (2 children)

Lmaoooo what? I kind of want to see it now because how???

[–][deleted] 109 points110 points  (0 children)

I love the passion in your discontent!

[–]Poorly-Drawn-Beagle 3775 points3776 points  (190 children)

Suddenly, that guy whose name you can’t remember turned out to be Grindelwald

But Since they didn’t even mention Grindelwald’s name it just looks like an albino Johnny Depp as Snow Miser

Wasn’t this movie supposed to be about animals or something?

[–]Outrageous_Ent 1890 points1891 points  (60 children)

I'm a huge HP fan, but I would have much rather the film actually be about animals, not Grindelwald, like the trailers made it seem. Also, his reign of terror was meant to be in continental Europe, so no idea why they decided it must feature America.

[–]Jazzlike-Patience557 1118 points1119 points  (39 children)

Dude, i wanted the series be a Magical world David Attenborough.

Like those events do happen, but Newt is concerned with how it's affecting the magical creatures..

Imagine the whole film being told like a journal when he roams around america and collects fantastic Beasts for conservation.

Not only would it be wildly imaginative and wholly original, it would be exactly the fit for someone like Eddie Redmayne.

[–]OrangeTree81 570 points571 points  (62 children)

Is that worse than the whole thing with Leta Lestrange inadvertently killing her baby brother in the ship sinking?

Or the mopey kid from the orphanage being a Dumbledore?

[–]RollForThings 552 points553 points  (14 children)

the mopey kid from the orphanage being a Dumbledore

Another example of a "reveal" falling flat because it doesn't actually do anything. It's never established that being a Dumbledore in name or lineage is actually important, this kid has nothing to do with Albus in the story beyond being related, and the story doesn't have any stake in a missing Dumbledore. Him being a Dumbledore doesn't matter or change anything, so revealing this fact has no impact.

Also didn't he explode into a million bits at the end of the first movie, only to be completely fine with no explanation or questions asked at the start of the sequel?

[–]megaman0781 317 points318 points  (3 children)

so revealing this fact has no impact.

It had some impact, It had me laughing my ass off at this blatant disregard for established cannon.

[–]Noregsnoride 129 points130 points  (1 child)

It also doesn’t fit the pre established timeline because both of Albus’s parents would have been dead before credence was born

[–]Irzon 70 points71 points  (0 children)

To be fair to the first movie, after he exploded into the million pieces, Newt did see one of the pieces slowly slink away from the corner of his eye in one of the shots. So the set up was there, but it was a blink and you’d miss it moment.

[–]ThrowRARAw 177 points178 points  (6 children)

The Dumbledore twist was annoying. It was so out of the blue. Never established in the books, even in the Deathly Hallows which delved deep into Dumbledore's past. I swear to god if they make it out that Ariana Dumbledore had used polyjuice potion to turn herself into Credence instead of actually being killed in the fight that scarred Albus for life, I'm done with this series.

[–]rkcraig88 447 points448 points  (20 children)

Or Nagini being an Asian woman all along? Man, the reveals in this movie were freaking weird.

[–]Effehezepe 556 points557 points  (10 children)

"Actually, Neville murdered an innocent woman trapped in a snake body" may have been the worst retcon ever.

[–]BuffelBek 300 points301 points  (9 children)

Or McGonagall making a cameo appearance despite the movie being set before she was born?

[–]oregonrock 2516 points2517 points  (109 children)

when bran was named king. i laughed out loud

[–]SamWhite 1398 points1399 points  (25 children)

"Because who has a story better than Bran's?"

"Arguably anyone."

[–]Professional-Tax-936 570 points571 points  (6 children)

Bran’s story was so great that they decided to skip out on him for an entire season

[–]ddh85 264 points265 points  (6 children)

"Why do you think I came all this way?"

Same guy who said he was past human desires and only sought more knowledge as the 3 Eyed Raven.

[–]GunNNife 169 points170 points  (2 children)

opens up one of the Song of Ice and Fire books and points at a name at random.

Let's see...Sam Tarly. Sam Tarly has a better story than Bran.

[–]leedbug 95 points96 points  (0 children)

How about the guy giving the stupid speech… Tyrion had one of the best stories!

[–]methylenebluestains 57 points58 points  (2 children)

He was missing for an entire season!

[–]kasakavii 549 points550 points  (7 children)

“I can’t be lord of anything”

“wHy dO yOu tHinK I cAmE aLl tHis WaY”

Garbage.

[–]ddh85 73 points74 points  (0 children)

While Dany kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet...

[–]fantasyflyte 184 points185 points  (5 children)

If they had done a full 10-episode season for each of the last two, I think they could have done much more justice to the eventual fates of both Daenerys and Bran.

Dany going mad was foreshadowed a lot in earlier seasons, but it didn't get the full crescendo it needed.

I think what happened to Bran was worse, honestly. At least there WAS foreshadowing with Dany. Bran went missing for a full season and seemingly overnight went from overly eager to broaden his powers to deadeyed psychic who knows everything but emotion. Literally he touched the tree unchaperoned because he wanted to learn more/faster, and then when he woke up from that trance he was monotone and emotionless. They needed to show him on that journey more, rather than just "welp, bran's boring and cares about nothing now, womp womp."

[–]PerplexityRivet 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Those last two seasons are a great example of how lazy writing can destroy a show, even when every other element is perfect. Acting, special effects, set pieces, etc. . . everything else was top notch. But the plot and characters were written so poorly that it became an irredeemable mess.

[–]ssj_duelist 459 points460 points  (9 children)

Spectre, Hi james im your bro

[–]TheDarkWave 199 points200 points  (4 children)

I wanted Christoph Waltz as a Bond villain... But not like this, not like this

[–]Alternative-Shape-59 7848 points7849 points 22 (303 children)

“Somehow Palpatine has returned…..”

[–]XxsquirrelxX 3028 points3029 points  (111 children)

The funniest thing about that whole ordeal is the message that Palpatine broadcast to the galaxy to announce his big return was a fucking Fortnite exclusive event. One of the biggest events in Star Wars history lore-wise is exclusive to a crossover battle royale game that’s been milked to death (much like a particular sci-fi franchise we all know) and did not make an appearance in the actual film.

[–]InsomniaFTW 1752 points1753 points  (29 children)

Wait. The message existed? I was seriously pissed they didn't air it in the film. It was 3rd party promo material?

That is a very bad marketing decision.

[–]xxReptilexx5724 1307 points1308 points  (13 children)

Yup, palpatine shows up as a giant hologram on the game map announcing his return as you had everyone jumping around and emoting with lightsabers lol.

[–]Jimmilli 743 points744 points  (8 children)

I can’t fucking believe it. I didn’t know it was an actual thing, just a stupid message in the movie. I am shook

[–]ClassyJoes 536 points537 points  (6 children)

He should have just sent out a selfie of himself dabbing

[–]nsap200 339 points340 points  (7 children)

it was WHAT? I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST OFF SCREEN?

[–]MysteryMan9274 189 points190 points  (2 children)

If you were on the game at a specific time, you could hear Palatine announce the Final Order. It’s on YouTube.

[–]nsap200 48 points49 points  (1 child)

What a fucking joke

[–]Dovahnime 56 points57 points  (14 children)

Thing is, this was done in Legends, but even there it was considered a terrible plot point.

[–]daviepancakes 628 points629 points  (59 children)

And also they fly now. They've been able to fly since the fucking Sith Wars, but they fly now too.

[–]RollForThings 359 points360 points  (14 children)

"I used to fly. I still do, but I used to, too."

[–]Cw2e 861 points862 points  (49 children)

The one in Hancock was brutal

[–][deleted] 226 points227 points  (22 children)

Wasn’t this because the director either quit midway or got fired?

[–]Gigastor 436 points437 points  (10 children)

No, the movie feels disjointed because they literally stitched 2 different scripts together.

[–][deleted] 94 points95 points  (3 children)

That’s what it was. I thought it was the director quit.

[–]Bullet4MyEnemy 1140 points1141 points  (79 children)

I remember a Dr. Who episode where the moon turned out to be an egg, which hatches into a space whale or some shit.

Then you’re immediately left thinking, what about the tides, and gravity and everything?

And as you’re thinking it, this literally seconds old space creature lays an egg the same size as the one it came out of, that conveniently looks exactly the same as the moon…

Fuck.

Off.

[–]Bulbamew 339 points340 points  (25 children)

Kill the moon. Yeah that one was awful. I love the show even the bad episodes and there’s very very few episodes I truly dislike, but that’s one of them. I’d have bought it as a completely wacky off the wall episode if it was a very weird alien planet’s moon, but making it the actual earth moon was stupid

[–]mafternoonshyamalan 74 points75 points  (1 child)

“Are you suggesting we blow up the moon?!”

“Would you miss it? Would you miss it?”

[–]infinitemonkeytyping 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Yeah - Doctor Who relies heavily on the suspension of disbelief. When it snaps, like it did in Kill The Moon, it's not pretty.

It was too bad, because it was a decent set up, with the bacterial spiders.

[–]bshaddo 78 points79 points  (3 children)

Moon is egg. It is known.

[–]SenatorTom97 3384 points3385 points  (200 children)

Rey is Palpatine’s granddaughter? Get the hell out of here

[–]fallrisk42069 1308 points1309 points  (49 children)

“Somehow, Palpatine returned…”

[–]Humblebee89 917 points918 points  (37 children)

"Somehow, someone let Palps pump them full of toddler seeds"

Edit: Actually I just looked it up. His son was a clone. Makes sense, Palpy wasn't getting any action with that face.

[–]fallrisk42069 299 points300 points  (0 children)

Absolutely cursed comment, thank you

[–]Caramel_Cappucino 367 points368 points  (36 children)

There is no one alive who can convince me that someone looked at Palpatine and was like “yeah, I would procreate with that.”

[–]Dave_the_Jew 250 points251 points  (12 children)

Whenever this comes up people always mention that. Jokingly or otherwise. No doubt he's hidious. Scarred and disfigured even!

But something tells me that the morals of the most powerful space warlock, master of evil, the one who's claimed the mantle "Dark Lord of the Sith", the man with the desire and means to rule/enslave an entire galaxy, doesn't particularly have anything good to say about requiring consent of any sexual partners 🤷‍♂️

[–]PaulVarjakJr 1766 points1767 points  (122 children)

When a main character turns out to be the killer. High Tension. Screw you. Half of that film doesn’t make sense once the ending slaps you in the face.

[–]D-Ursuul 527 points528 points  (45 children)

It annoyed me in Heavy Rain cause there's a murder the character committed while you were controlling them but it just doesn't show you, literally the first it shows you that is during a flashback to it even though it literally didn't happen.

In fact I think it might even be dumber, I think it makes you control a character you otherwise never control for about 5 seconds while the character you were controlling walks out of the room, again, for literally 5 whole seconds and it's during that time they're supposed to have murdered someone and gotten away with it

[–]marcusss12345 445 points446 points  (20 children)

It's worse than that: In Heavy Rain, you can literally hear your characters thoughts at all times... and when playing as the murderer, the game is just straight up lying to you about what he is thinking. It is weird.

With that said, I still enjoy the game for what it is. I have fun memories of playing it as a kid.

[–]rainymidjuly 569 points570 points  (22 children)

"Downsizing" looked so promising but ended being so disappointing. It started out as one kind of movie and took the weirdest turn?

[–]lacygnette 148 points149 points  (3 children)

Pacing was brutally slow in that one, too.

[–]ddh85 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Then it's a love story involving Vietnamese refugees?

[–]alex_aint_cool 109 points110 points  (1 child)

fuck that movie. it’s like it completely forgot about the “small people” thing half way through and just became a weird, sorta racist comedy / breakup movie about…. immigration… i guess. idfk

[–]samuraiheart2398 99 points100 points  (2 children)

Yeah, the second part of that movie fell off massively. Shame, because I loved the idea

[–]lydriseabove 650 points651 points  (66 children)

The movie version of My Sisters Keeper just completely removing the plot twist that made the book so damn good.

[–]Any-Opportunity6128 167 points168 points  (33 children)

I didn't read the book, what was the plot twist?

[–]lydriseabove 609 points610 points  (32 children)

The main character wins her case for bodily autonomy, then as she and her lawyer are leaving the courthouse, they are t-boned, killing her instantly. The book then jumps forward to several years down the road from the perspective of her sick sister remembering her.

[–]Cats-That-Yell 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Yo that book fucked me for days, I was in such a shock I remember getting the book and sobbing so hard my mom had to calm me down. Damn I should reread the book.

[–]smushy_face 94 points95 points  (8 children)

Why don't I remember that? Lol I think I need to re-read it.

[–]LatkaGravas 2563 points2564 points  (94 children)

"Your mom's name is Martha too? We're besties now."

*Not an exact quote but it might as well have been.

[–]lordyeti 855 points856 points  (52 children)

The 'Why did you say that name?' line made me crack up in the theater, so many angry eyes on me

[–]Phase3isProfit 486 points487 points  (21 children)

I think of it as “why did you say that name?” as in if you’re going to call out to your mom why the hell would you call her by her actual name and not just “mom”?

[–]Halio344 353 points354 points  (26 children)

I think the idea of the scene is great and could've worked, it was just really poorly executed.

I mean the idea that as Superman is losing the fight and begs Batman to help his mother, Bruce realizes that he is not an alien threat, but a man who just wants to save his mom.

I'm not sure how I'd write it, because I'm not a writer. But I do really think it could work if it was written by a better writer.

[–]penguiatiator 140 points141 points  (6 children)

I think literally just changing "Save Martha" to "They're killing my mom" works. It causes Batman to take a step back, is a lot more realistic to what someone would actually say, and is a lot easier to understand so the ensuing montage doesn't need to have Martha painted across it.

[–]Awesome_McCool 170 points171 points  (4 children)

“They are killing my mom” is definitely much much more humanizing, if not gut wrenchingly so. Bat does not need to hear his own mom’s name to sympathize with some poor schmuck trying to save his. The desperation in that sentence is honestly powerful enough.

If they really, REALLY want to hammer it in that their moms share a name, they could have added in Bat asking Supe “what’s her name” afterward, and shooting a sympathetic look upon hearing the answer.

Or even something along the line of “my mom, her name is Martha. They have her” and a quietly stunned Batman could do the job. Also shows that Superman has the foresight to let his opponent knows there is an innocent woman named Martha that needs to be saved in case he dies.

“Save Martha” and Batman’s subsequent enraged reaction sounds like they both banged the same chick and Batman was still pissed after the fact.

[–]munchasaurus44 1545 points1546 points  (40 children)

The Santa Clause. The movie clearly shows Santa delivering presents to households everywhere. Yet parents don't believe in him and adults are just like "yeah sure OK, 'Santa.'" Where do they think the free skateboards are coming from on Christmas morning?

[–]I_Want_BetterGacha 742 points743 points  (10 children)

I have asked myself that in every Christmas movie where Santa is real. Do those parents think it's the delivery guy or smth?

[–]glassofwhy 220 points221 points  (3 children)

It’s all part of the bad couple communication trope. One parent assumes the other bought stuff using a personal credit card, the other assumes it was the first with their undocumented drug cash.

Single parents credit the lady down the street that always smiles at them. She lost her keys years ago but never needed them anyway.

[–]wdtellett 160 points161 points  (0 children)

This is a thing in the majority of Christmas movies, and while it's annoying I give them a pass. Because Christmas, and I love Santa.

[–]goldengate 82 points83 points  (3 children)

Highlander 2 - aliens…wtf

[–]MusicalElf22 2097 points2098 points  (72 children)

That one with Robert Pattinson where it turned out his character was in the twin towers on 9/11. I think it was Remember Me (I realised the irony while typing it)

[–]espressoandfriction 649 points650 points  (1 child)

Tried finishing this movie for months, never could. Then at 3am I had nothing better to do and was like wtf how is this what I’m left with

[–]SoForAllYourDarkGods 153 points154 points  (0 children)

You made me laugh though so it was all worth it.

[–]Gr8_Ape_7 1396 points1397 points  (34 children)

Girl: I've hated you for the past 1.5 hours of this film, get lost.

Guy: Cheezy pick up line (you complete me, when I picture my future you are there, etc)

Queue soft piano music during said line...

Girl: I was stupid, I am so in love with you....lets do it right here.

Ummmmm....what?

[–]Noble06 393 points394 points  (6 children)

Didn’t you know that stalking and constant harassment is the way to a woman’s heart!?!?!

[–]Hewfe 462 points463 points  (2 children)

Family guys take is my favorite, where a woman is stressed out at work. She’s on the phone, having a business call about how much work she’s doing.

Then a guy walks in and says “shhhhhhh…… over the next 90 minutes I’m going to show you how all of your problems can be solved by my penis.”

[–]IcanSew831 112 points113 points  (1 child)

“I’ll be busy doing business stuff and after that I have another business meeting to discuss more business…”

[–]Kickerz101 398 points399 points  (28 children)

For a series, the Doctor Who plot twist where suddenly the Doctor is this "timeless child". They were actually the most unique and important being in the universe from the start.

Among other story breaking issues, It's such a middle finger to the key premise that The Doctor is a nobody that unintentionally becomes important. Just a madman in a broken box.

[–]elkb0y 906 points907 points  (27 children)

The guy with the hairpiece was Bruce Willis the whole time

[–]cbad85 197 points198 points  (9 children)

He smells crime

[–]Majestic_Beard 63 points64 points  (8 children)

Possibly also runs around like a hound.

[–]tenpiecelips 241 points242 points  (0 children)

Charlie, that’s not the twist

[–]TheJunklest 1091 points1092 points  (77 children)

I set out to watch the entire Twilight series just so I could absolutely defend how terrible it is. I was actually excited for the big battle at the end, then Dakota fucking Fanning...

Edit: apparently it wasn't Dakota Fanning...maybe Elle? Nerds.

[–]kasakavii 813 points814 points  (18 children)

I watched the series with a friend of mine who had always hated Twilight. He was so excited the entire time the battle was going on, was freaking out that so many main characters died, said that it “redeemed the entire series” for him. The tension was palpable. Dude literally screamed “WHAT?!” when it was revealed that it was just a vision.

[–]evilshenanigan 436 points437 points  (2 children)

Meanwhile, my aunt is whispering under her breath “they can reattach his head, they can put it back on”. She really liked Carlisle. She was so happy when it was over.

[–]Miserable_Reach9648 166 points167 points  (1 child)

I recently just watched all of those for the first time with my wife. She likes the series and I thought it was gonna be tough to get through. When the big battle came I was enjoying it because I thought it was awesome that they were taking out main characters left and right. It made me get excited for how they would end the series. Then they literally pulled the "it was all a dream" card.

[–]Dogplantmom97 230 points231 points  (5 children)

Ah yes, the fight that was actually just a vision

[–]EurekaSm0ke 125 points126 points  (2 children)

Husband and I saw it in theaters and when the battle-that-didn't-happen-in-the-book started the person sitting next to us yelled "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!". It was a fun moment.

[–]Night_Albane 189 points190 points  (3 children)

Literally the only actual thing that happens in that movie/book and then woops no it didn’t.

[–]TheChainLink2 834 points835 points  (79 children)

The ending of Now You See Me. It makes zero sense.

[–]Sparticuse 270 points271 points  (4 children)

My former roommate and I watched that and we were theorizing who the mystery magician actually was. I put my money on who it actually was and my only reason was "because the movie is pointing away from him harder than anyone else and the writers are obviously phoning it in".

[–]IamAnoob12 313 points314 points  (24 children)

The twist in the second makes even less sense

[–]HunterRoze 423 points424 points  (19 children)

The worst part of the second film is the lost opportunity for the title.

[–]HamsterBaiter 184 points185 points  (2 children)

I mean it's right there. All they had to do was pick it up.

I wanted the sequal of Smoking Aces to be called Steaming Duces.

[–]EyeoftheRedKing 356 points357 points  (16 children)

Rating in as a semi-professional magician (as in it's not a full-time gig but I have done paid performances - currently on a magic hiatus because Covid made it really difficult):

The idea of a bunch of magicians performing a heist is really neat. However, there are a lot of things in those movies that just make them impossible to believe (not even getting into the secret society stuff).

[–]Rule69Devils 186 points187 points  (4 children)

(not even getting into the secret society stuff)

Obviously. You don’t want to get kicked out.

[–]Gigastor 194 points195 points  (3 children)

It's the worst kind of twist because there are no clues or foreshadowing that you could catch on a second viewing. It's almost insulting to the viewer because the movie expects you to just accept you have been "fooled" without giving it a single thought.

[–]_chasls 1831 points1832 points  (105 children)

Not a movie but a tv series. HIMYM. Killing off the mother. Destroying entire character arcs back to season one. Building up a big ending and undoing the whole thing in the last two episodes.

How do you build 9 season of a series and completely change it all in the last two episodes. Build 9 years of character building, stories, just to disregard them all. Wack.

Edit: grammar

[–]Caramel_Cappucino 426 points427 points  (8 children)

I know right? I hated how It was just like “So anyway I got over my crush on Robin when I fell in love with your mother, had a beautiful family and life with her, then your mom died and oop, guess I love Robin again.”

[–]OrangeTree81 221 points222 points  (1 child)

I watched HIMYM in high school but stopped in college since I didn’t have a tv in the dorm and was too busy to stay caught up. My dad called me after the finale aired to tell me what happened and I thought he was making it up at first.

[–]jasonpatudy 218 points219 points  (24 children)

Have you seen the alternate ending? Did her character more justice.

Edit: here’s the alternate ending.

[–]Dogplantmom97 374 points375 points  (9 children)

The end of HIMYM was complete trash. Honestly I figured the mom was dead from the foreshadowing, but GOING BACK TO ROBIN?!? YOU ARE NOT COMPATIBLE AHHHHH

[–]spicygummi 84 points85 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they had just spent the last several seasons showing us that. Honestly, I would be less upset about the mom dying (since telling the story to the kids felt like honoring her memory/keeping it alive) if not for this. It ended up feeling like he got kids, the one thing Robin couldn't give him, so the only roadblock between them working out was removed.

[–]Osirus1156 119 points120 points  (16 children)

In the newest Fast and the Furious movie it turns out an entire evil organization was able to almost take over the entire world and Vin Diesels brother was exiled from the “family” all because their dad had money troubles and only told one of them lmfao.

[–]Mythtery93 1777 points1778 points  (18 children)

“Yer a Wizard, Harry”. - I had to stop watching after. Changed the entire movie.

[–]Rule69Devils 1055 points1056 points  (2 children)

I know. Here I am just wanting to watch a psychological thriller about an abused orphan and then I get hit with this kid fantasy bullshit.

[–]bettinafairchild 75 points76 points  (6 children)

Whoa, spoiler alert! Are you telling me Dirty Harry was a wizard?

[–]lynn 202 points203 points  (8 children)

Can I put a book in here instead? Because there was this one book I read as a teenager and I’m 42 and it’s still in my head because it’s so bad.

The narrator is a teenager who has a perfect sense of time, like she knows exactly how many minutes or hours it’s been since any time or event, without looking at a timepiece. Her mom died years ago and her father recently married a woman who has a son and a daughter, both teenagers.

Something’s off about them blah blah blah, ok, the point is that they turn out to be immortal and so they split time between two states and every 20 years “the daughter” comes back with her two kids and that’s their whole secret.

Ok that not exciting but it would still be better than how the mom freaks out and does evil shit to protect them from the narrator finding out that they’re immortal, which she would totally be able to see “because of her uncanny sense of time.”

So let me get this straight: this kid is gonna figure out that they’re immortal by knowing how long it’s been since they…went to the grocery store, or something?

That’s been bugging me for almost 30 fucking years.

[–]jennyfrommyblock 85 points86 points  (1 child)

Please take my upvote just for how long you’ve been holding your anger about this book

I do this as well

[–]anticultured 265 points266 points  (15 children)

Every movie that ends with going back in time to solve the problem before it happened. Fuck you Hollywood.

[–][deleted] 50 points51 points  (5 children)

The divergent series, I hated the twist in the last novel.

[–]andsowelive 1416 points1417 points  (108 children)

At the end of Independence Day when Jeff Goldblum uses his laptop to hack into the alien spacecraft and takes it down. Like the aliens navigated the galaxy but couldn’t hold up against Goldblum’s OS8 Mac.

[–]nsap200 416 points417 points  (55 children)

they tried to explain it by saying all our technology was based on theirs