History IdiotBall / Film

18th Jul '16 5:48:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Open Graves'', the hero wishes to reverse time to a week ago, without wishing for his memories to remain, and thus damns himself to a horrific time-loop. What makes it especially idiotic is, even the villain granting the wish takes pity on him, warns him that it is a stupid wish, and gives him a chance to try a different wish. He does it anyway.

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* In ''Open Graves'', ''Film/OpenGraves'', the hero wishes to reverse time to a week ago, without wishing for his memories to remain, and thus damns himself to a horrific time-loop. What makes it especially idiotic is, even the villain granting the wish takes pity on him, warns him that it is a stupid wish, and gives him a chance to try a different wish. He does it anyway.
18th Jul '16 5:41:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/DieHard'' one must wonder why Tony takes the detonators, one of the ''crucial'' elements to the terrorist's plans, along with him when he goes in alone to hunt [=McClane=]. Why he didn't leave them with Hans, or why the otherwise DangerouslyGenreSavvy Hans didn't ''demand he leave them behind'', is a mystery, and of course [=McClane=] gets his hands on them and almost foils their entire scheme because of it.

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* In ''Film/DieHard'' one must wonder why Tony takes the detonators, one of the ''crucial'' elements to the terrorist's plans, along with him when he goes in alone to hunt [=McClane=]. Why he didn't leave them with Hans, or why the otherwise DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligent Hans didn't ''demand he leave them behind'', is a mystery, and of course [=McClane=] gets his hands on them and almost foils their entire scheme because of it.
15th Jul '16 2:02:22 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' : The vain Queen Cassiopeia had the nerve to proclaim that her daughter, Andromeda, was more beautiful than the city's patron goddess, Thetis ... and she did this inside of ''Thetis's own temple,'' no less. In typical form for the Greek gods, Thetis does not take kindly to the insult, and as punishment, she demands that Andromeda be sacrificed to the Kraken, or else the entire city would be destroyed.
** Also, at the beginning of the film, the arrogant and vengeful King Acrisius of Argos condemns his own daughter, Danae, and her infant child, Perseus - ''who happens to be the son of Zeus, the leader of the gods'' - to the sea. It never seems to occur to Acrisius that Zeus just ''might'' be a little P.O.'ed by this. (Zeus commanded Poseidon to unleash the Kraken on Argos, destroying the entire kingdom. Acrisius may not have noticed, however, since he was busy being crushed to death by Zeus's hand.)
* PlayedForLaughs in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. A crew finds Elizabeth's dress on board after she sneaks on board, prompting a mad rush to find the stowaway naked lady. None of them even stop to think said lady would be wearing men's clothes?
* Toward the end of ''{{Twilight}}'', Bella's mother visits her in the hospital after Bella was assaulted by a vampire before being saved by Edward. The vampire crushed her leg, threw her into a mirror where a shard cut into her femoral artery, and bit her wrist. Humans can't know about this. So Carlisle explained to Bella's mother what happened: Bella [[AmusingInjuries fell down TWO flights of stairs and THEN INTO A WINDOW!!]] That is WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes-level comedic hijinks. Did she hit a trampoline at the bottom? The idiot ball is being held by Bella's mother, father, and the hospital staff for believing such a ludicrous story!

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' : ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'':
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The vain Queen Cassiopeia had the nerve to proclaim that her daughter, Andromeda, was more beautiful than the city's patron goddess, Thetis ... and she did this inside of ''Thetis's own temple,'' no less. In typical form for the Greek gods, Thetis does not take kindly to the insult, and as punishment, she demands that Andromeda be sacrificed to the Kraken, or else the entire city would be destroyed.
** Also, at the beginning of the film, the arrogant and vengeful King Acrisius of Argos condemns his own daughter, Danae, and her infant child, Perseus - -- ''who happens to be the son of Zeus, the leader of the gods'' - -- to the sea. It never seems to occur to Acrisius that Zeus just ''might'' be a little P.O.'ed by this. (Zeus commanded Poseidon to unleash the Kraken on Argos, destroying the entire kingdom. Acrisius may not have noticed, however, since he was busy being crushed to death by Zeus's hand.)
* PlayedForLaughs in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''. A crew finds Elizabeth's dress on board after she sneaks on board, prompting a mad rush to find the stowaway naked lady. None of them even stop to think said lady would could be wearing men's clothes?
* Toward the end of ''{{Twilight}}'', ''Film/{{Twilight}}'', Bella's mother visits her in the hospital after Bella was assaulted by a vampire before being saved by Edward. The vampire crushed her leg, threw her into a mirror where a shard cut into her femoral artery, and bit her wrist. Humans can't know about this. So Carlisle explained to Bella's mother what happened: Bella [[AmusingInjuries fell down TWO flights of stairs and THEN INTO A WINDOW!!]] That is WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes-level comedic hijinks. Did she hit a trampoline at the bottom? The idiot ball is being held by Bella's mother, father, and the hospital staff for believing such a ludicrous story!
22nd Jun '16 6:57:59 PM Bissek
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* In ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', when Robin learns that there's going to be an archery tournament at Prince John's festival, he decides that he absolutely ''has'' to compete. This despite the fact that he didn't learn about the tournament until '''after''' he was told that the festival was a trap. Not only is Robin grabbing the Idiot Ball here, everyone else present can tell that he's doing so.
19th Apr '16 12:47:57 PM erforce
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* Almost all the villains in the IndianaJones series get a dose of this trope. In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':

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* Almost all the villains in the IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' series get a dose of this trope. In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':
14th Apr '16 8:29:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Almost all the villains in the IndianaJones series get a dose of this trope. In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':

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* Almost all the villains in the IndianaJones series get a dose of this trope. In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':
8th Apr '16 10:19:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SupermanII''

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* ''SupermanII''''Film/SupermanII''
4th Apr '16 7:09:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** This is actually an aversion the only person given those rules doesn't believe in ghosts. The house apparently doesn't even require people to enter it.
* In ''[[Film/{{WolfGirl}} Wolf Girl]]'' Beau is shown to have [[{{ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy}} really bad aiming]] skills; he plans to murder Kara with a pistol. An angry mob forms to kill Kara who is responsible for murder. The plan is off to a sound start until Krystal seems to forget that they are looking for a 'girl' with 'long brown hair' and decides that it is as good a time as ever to flirt with a girl who looks exactly like Kara but without the hair on her face. Hilariously enough, Krystal even remarks that Kara looks familiar.

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** This is actually an aversion the only person given those rules doesn't believe in ghosts. The house apparently doesn't even require people to enter it.
* In ''[[Film/{{WolfGirl}} Wolf Girl]]'' ''Film/WolfGirl'' Beau is shown to have [[{{ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy}} really bad aiming]] skills; he plans to murder Kara with a pistol. An angry mob forms to kill Kara who is responsible for murder. The plan is off to a sound start until Krystal seems to forget that they are looking for a 'girl' with 'long brown hair' and decides that it is as good a time as ever to flirt with a girl who looks exactly like Kara but without the hair on her face. Hilariously enough, Krystal even remarks that Kara looks familiar.
4th Apr '16 6:22:58 PM DoorIntoSummer
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** This is actually an aversion - the only person givwn those rules doesn't believe in ghosts. If nothing else, the house apparently doesn't require people to enter to begin with.

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** This is actually an aversion - the only person givwn given those rules doesn't believe in ghosts. If nothing else, the The house apparently doesn't even require people to enter to begin with.it.
3rd Apr '16 2:19:20 PM Tyrannosauruses
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** This is actually an aversion - the only person given those rules doesn't believein ghosts. Additional, some victims didn't even go into the house at all, so these rules may just be superstitions.

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** This is actually an aversion - the only person given givwn those rules doesn't believein believe in ghosts. Additional, some victims didn't even go into If nothing else, the house at all, so these rules may just be superstitions.apparently doesn't require people to enter to begin with.
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