History IdiotBall / Film

24th Apr '17 7:21:45 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Ironically, Peter Jackson wanted ''Pippin'' to be the primary ball holder throughout the movie, toning down most of his brighter moments. The fact that ''he'' is the one to lit the bonfire at Weathertop was meant to underscore this point. However, according to the logic of Middle-Earth, Pippin did exactly what he should have done. Frodo, who was ''supposed'' to be the smart one, puts out the fire, because it might draw the wraiths to it. WhatAnIdiot.
24th Apr '17 7:17:08 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' presents us with a number of idiot balls not present in the books. The most blatant example is from ''The Fellowship of the ring'', when the Nazgûl attack at Weathertop. Aragorn takes it when he just ''leaves'' the hobbits to fend off the wraiths all by themselves, with the lame excuse of searching out the area. He should know better. Frodo takes it right afterwards when he warns the others and ''puts out the fire'' although the wraiths are afraid of it. The attack immidiately afterwards, and Aragorn fends them off with a ''torch''. The movie, more than the books, drives the IdiotBall home pretty hard.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' presents us with a number of idiot balls not present in the books. The most blatant example is from ''The Fellowship of the ring'', when the Nazgûl attack at Weathertop. Aragorn takes it when he just ''leaves'' the hobbits to fend off the wraiths all by themselves, with the lame excuse of searching out the area. He should know better. Frodo takes it right afterwards when he warns the others and ''puts out the fire'' although the wraiths are afraid of it. The They attack immidiately afterwards, and Aragorn fends them off with a ''torch''. The movie, more than the books, drives the IdiotBall home pretty hard.
24th Apr '17 7:16:02 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' presents us with a number of idiot balls not present in the books. The most blatant example is from ''The Fellowship of the ring'', when the Nazgûl attack at Weathertop. Aragorn takes it when he just ''leaves'' the hobbits to fend off the wraiths all by themselves, with the lame excuse of searching out the area. He should know better. Frodo takes it right afterwards when he warns the others and ''puts out the fire'' although the wraiths are afraid of it. The attack immidiately afterwards, and Aragorn fends them off with a ''torch''. The movie, more than the books, drives the IdiotBall home pretty hard.



* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRing'' presents us with a number of idiot balls not present in the books. The most blatant example is from ''The Fellowship of the ring'', when the Nazgûl attack at Weathertop. Aragorn takes it when he just ''leaves'' the hobbits to fend off the wraiths all by themselves, with the lame excuse of searching out the area. He should know better. Frodo takes it right afterwards when he warns the others and ''puts out the fire'' although the wraiths are afraid of it. The attack immidiately afterwards, and Aragorn fends them off with a ''torch''. The movie, more than the books, drives the IdiotBall home pretty hard.
24th Apr '17 7:14:51 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRing'' presents us with a number of idiot balls not present in the books. The most blatant example is from ''The Fellowship of the ring'', when the Nazgûl attack at Weathertop. Aragorn takes it when he just ''leaves'' the hobbits to fend off the wraiths all by themselves, with the lame excuse of searching out the area. He should know better. Frodo takes it right afterwards when he warns the others and ''puts out the fire'' although the wraiths are afraid of it. The attack immidiately afterwards, and Aragorn fends them off with a ''torch''. The movie, more than the books, drives the IdiotBall home pretty hard.
11th Mar '17 2:44:54 PM nombretomado
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** To be fair, he apparently DOES have a means of returning, since he has the Prize (at least, this seems to be implied by the love interest's attempt to confirm that she understood his explanation of the new backstory that completely contradicts the first film). But he clearly has absolutely no interest in doing so. Holding on to an immense IdiotBall seems to be a theme for villains played by MichaelIronside.

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** To be fair, he apparently DOES have a means of returning, since he has the Prize (at least, this seems to be implied by the love interest's attempt to confirm that she understood his explanation of the new backstory that completely contradicts the first film). But he clearly has absolutely no interest in doing so. Holding on to an immense IdiotBall seems to be a theme for villains played by MichaelIronside.Creator/MichaelIronside.
22nd Jan '17 5:07:51 PM BlackGryphon101
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** Somewhat justified in the fact that the scientists had no clue that I-Rex could use camouflage since Dr. Henry Wu did not tell any one the I-Rex's genetic makeup. Since they didn't know it's genetic makeup it wouldn't have been unreasonable to think that it had ripped out the tracking chip and escaped exactly like it would end up doing later in the film.
4th Jan '17 3:44:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Every ''StepUp'' movie needs some sort of conflict in order to form something resembling a plot. Unfortunately only ''Revolution's'' conflict is caused by a massive case of idiot ball. Eddie finds a video which reveals that his best friend's girlfriend, Emily, is secretly the daughter of the man who wants to destroy his neighborhood to build a new hotel. The problem here is that the video, as well as Emily's actions since he met her, also prove that she's on his side and has being doing everything to help stop her father. None of this matters to Eddie who launches a nasty, vindictive plot that effectively destroys his relationship with his best friend, Emily's relationships with her father, his best friend's relationship with Emily, the dance crew's chances at winning $1 million, AND the neighborhood's chance at saving their community. All in one single fell swoop. And all because his best friend kept Emily's identity a secret. Really?! The idiot ball gets passed around to the dance crew who, for some reason, went along with his selfish plans in the first place and then later quickly forgive him despite all the immense damage he's caused. What's worse? His best friend forgives Eddie after he delivers one of the worst half-assed apologies ever.

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* Every ''StepUp'' ''Film/StepUp'' movie needs some sort of conflict in order to form something resembling a plot. Unfortunately only ''Revolution's'' conflict is caused by a massive case of idiot ball. Eddie finds a video which reveals that his best friend's girlfriend, Emily, is secretly the daughter of the man who wants to destroy his neighborhood to build a new hotel. The problem here is that the video, as well as Emily's actions since he met her, also prove that she's on his side and has being doing everything to help stop her father. None of this matters to Eddie who launches a nasty, vindictive plot that effectively destroys his relationship with his best friend, Emily's relationships with her father, his best friend's relationship with Emily, the dance crew's chances at winning $1 million, AND the neighborhood's chance at saving their community. All in one single fell swoop. And all because his best friend kept Emily's identity a secret. Really?! The idiot ball gets passed around to the dance crew who, for some reason, went along with his selfish plans in the first place and then later quickly forgive him despite all the immense damage he's caused. What's worse? His best friend forgives Eddie after he delivers one of the worst half-assed apologies ever.
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!
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