History IdiotBall / Film

14th May '17 7:13:09 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Film/IronMan1'' the S.H.I.E.L.D agents, first ignoring the more advanced suit on the computer monitor and then trying to shoot at Iron Monger with handguns.
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' has a big one near the climax. Earlier in the movie, Cobb explained to Ariadne that he shouldn't know the layout of the dream so that his psychotic dream wife will not be able to find the mark and screw things over. Then when they reached the third dream level, he suddenly insists on Ariadne to tell him where the short-cut is, despite her protests; and when she did tell him, all he responded was "tell that to Eames" - which is even more stupid and unnecessary, considering that ''Eames himself'' created that shortcut. Cobb didn't even ''use'' that information for anything, and sure enough [[spoiler: Mal used that short-cut to ambush and kill Fischer, almost jeopardizing the entire mission]].
** [[spoiler: Cobb deciding not to shoot Mal when she jumps down from the shortcut is the most obvious one, though. He doesn't seem to have an issue with it a second after she sabotages the entire mission!]].
12th May '17 9:48:44 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Really? After the attempt to impregnate Ripley and Newt, and Ripley telling the Marines all, Hicks and Hudson were ready to kill him right then and there. Only the Alien attack and the lights going out gave him the chance to escape.

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** Really? After the attempt to impregnate Ripley and Newt, and Ripley telling the Marines all, Hicks and Hudson were ready to kill him right then and there. Only the Alien attack and the lights going out gave him the chance to escape. The idiot part was in Ripley waiting to tell the Marines until ''after'' Burke tried to take her out.
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.
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