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Old 12-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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What were some plot "twists" in movies you've seen that you predicted from miles away, even when the writers thought they would be shocking?

I got the idea for this thread when I watched TDKR again recently. I thought it was kind of ridiculous how Talia's inclusion was played off to be this big "dun-dun-DUUUN" kind of moment when, really, even casual Batfans probably would've been able to piece together who "Miranda Tate" was early on in the film. Marion Cotillard herself even tried to outright deny that she was Talia in interviews before TDKR's release, which I'm sure a lot of people on these boards got a good chuckle at.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Yeah as soon as she and Bruce Wayne randomly slept together I knew what they were dong. In retrospect I'm not sure if it was meant to be a twist or just really lazy writing, but when I first saw van helsing as a kid I saw the whole 'van helsing becoming a werewolf 'thing coming as soon as they showed that weird moving painting thing.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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The whole twist with the nerdy guy actually being Bruce Willis' girlfriend in The Colour of Night was pretty obvious.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #4
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The Village. Called that before I saw the trailer

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:48 AM   #5
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The Village. Called that before I saw the trailer
You called that they actually were living in modern times in woods? Yeah doubt that

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:15 AM   #6
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You called that they actually were living in modern times in woods? Yeah doubt that
Actually, I got that too. Not sure why but it just came to me because I was expecting an M Night twist.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #7
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You called that they actually were living in modern times in woods? Yeah doubt that
My dad and brother-in-law watched it alone together one night. My dad told me the next day he saw the movie and there was a plot twist at the end, to his surprise I guessed it.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:37 AM   #8
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You called that they actually were living in modern times in woods? Yeah doubt that
Uhm. I remember the discussion threads when the trailer came out. A lot of people called this before the movie was even released.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #9
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I found it to be pretty obvious. "Creatures" that prevent people from leaving the village. What could they be Hiding from them? I always figured it was a bunch of folk who wanted to preserve an old fashioned way of life, away from the temptations of modern society.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:54 AM   #10
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Fight Club. Called that twist in the airplane scene. If you think of it, it was pretty obvious

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I watched The Usual Suspects a lot later after it came out but i found that twist to be blindingly obvious

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The Bridges brothers being the badguys in Iron Man and Max Payne.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #13
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The Bridges brothers being the badguys in Iron Man and Max Payne.
I knew Bridges was the bad guy in Iron Man as soon as he was cast and learned who he had been cast as. Of course being an Iron Man fan from way back helped there. Might as well tell me Lex Luthor is going to be the suprise bad guy in a Superman film. Not really a twist, IMO. Although I always wondered how people unfamiliar with Iron Man took it.

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I knew Ewan McGregor character in Angels and Demons was the bad guy in his first scene.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:16 AM   #15
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For the GA, the Talia twist wasn't obvious at all.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:25 AM   #16
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I was a bit surprised with the Talia twist. Never read spoilers or saw set pics. There were clues to her real identity like "restore balance to the world" but aside from that I was genuinely surprised with the twist.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #17
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I guessed the ending to shutter island from the trailer.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #18
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I never guess a damn thing. Seriously, I am a plot twist's wet dream. Everything surprises me. My girlfriend will see things ten minutes into a movie and predict the ending. Not me. I sit there jaw a gape, thrilled at how cleverly those devious script writers tricked me again.

Of course, I have to care about the story and characters. Sometimes the twist will occur in a boring movie and I'll only enjoy it because it's one step closer to the credits.

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The Crying Game, new that was a man as soon as I saw him/her
Batman Begins and Rises, knew the twist there.

About the only movies that really got me were Fight Club and Sixth Sense.

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I have another movie to thank for ruining that. I was like, didn't she play this dude in "Stargate"?

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Shutter Islands twist was painfully obvious I thought. After he had talked to the warden the first time I guessed it.
Devil was even more obvious. I dont even know if you even could call it a twist really... I mean, could the devil really be anyone other than the old lady? In any story ever? l o l

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Lois's son being Superman's, in Superman Returns

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #23
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Shutter Island most definitely. Saw it coming a mile away.

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Shutter Islands twist was painfully obvious I thought. After he had talked to the warden the first time I guessed it.
Devil was even more obvious. I dont even know if you even could call it a twist really... I mean, could the devil really be anyone other than the old lady? In any story ever? l o l
Everyone knew the twist. The thing is the movie had you guessing which way it was going to go. Did Teddy get tricked by the doctors or was he actually crazy.

The actual ending is interesting, where he pretends he still is crazy to get lobotomized.

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Usually when an actor is trying to disguise their voice as the villain over a communication device, I can tell that it's them just due to knowing their voice so well lol. As a writer, that's part of my job - learning the ups and downs and certain ways things are said by a particular person.

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