Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

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Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by IcedNote » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:39 pm

So I can't help but notice that more and more movies these days just throw in some random-ass plot twist at the end. And while watching these movies, you can't help but expect them either. Don't you ever find yourself thinking..."OK, well, there has to be more to this lame movie, so I'll bet that the wife is actually plotting with the kidnapper to get revenge on her husband for an affair. [see Shattered with Pierce Brosnan]" And when the twist comes, more often than not it makes NO sense at all...and then you roll your eyes and groan.

So...when was the last time you actually saw a plot twist that worked? Mine has to be The Sixth Sense. That caught me COMPLETELY off guard, but it made absolutely perfect sense. Loved it.

You?

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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:06 pm

The Empire Strikes Back (honest, no one got to me before I saw the ending myself).

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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:18 am

Deceived with Goldie Hahn & Shattered with Tom Berenger (same name, different polt) & Death & the Maiden with Segourney Weaver.
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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by MarkC » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:02 am

5:35 on this video, and also then 5:50.....


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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by Madame » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:26 am

The Usual Suspects
The Game

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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:41 am

MarkC wrote:5:35 on this video, and also then 5:50.....


Not to mention 0:01 in the Eroica. :)

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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by IcedNote » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:47 am

Madame wrote:The Usual Suspects
The Game
Two of my favorite movies! 8)

One of my favorite things to do is to watch The Usual Suspects with someone who's never seen it.

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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by Madame » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:20 pm

IcedNote wrote:
Madame wrote:The Usual Suspects
The Game
Two of my favorite movies! 8)

One of my favorite things to do is to watch The Usual Suspects with someone who's never seen it.

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I had to watch it all by myself the first time, it was frighteningly lonely. :)

Hey, THERE's an idea for your new CMG nickname! 8)

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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by IcedNote » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:07 pm

Madame wrote:I had to watch it all by myself the first time, it was frighteningly lonely. :)

Hey, THERE's an idea for your new CMG nickname! 8)
The Game was the first "messed up" movie I saw. My best friend and I watched it together late at night at his place (we were probably 18 at the time)...and I was scared as hell driving home afterward! Haha. Oi...that clown! :shock: :mrgreen:

Great movie.

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Re: Plot twists that felt genuine, plausible

Post by Brendan » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:37 pm

IcedNote wrote: One of my favorite things to do is to watch The Usual Suspects with someone who's never seen it.

-G
My fiends tried that with me. I picked it straight away. The only time I started to doubt my choice, they introduced the whole Keyser Soze thing.

In movieland, if you are looking for someone who doesn't exist he is sitting right in front of you. The twist I was hoping for was that the cops would have it sussed the whole time and kick the snot out of him when he tried to walk away free.

Not to be, alas. The obvious always prevails.

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