History IdiotPlot / LiveActionFilm

29th May '16 7:28:17 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Film/TransformersRevengeoftheFallen'':

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* Just, the whole damn movie ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''. Let's recap ''[[TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]''. Humans decide that they don't need or want the Autobots anymore. Decepticons offer a peace treaty to humans if they exile the Autobots. The Autobots let the humans think they have agreed to be exiled. Decepticons immediately go back on their word, attempt to enslave humanity, only to be stopped by the Autobots and several military teams who personally witness the Autobots' heroism.

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* Just, the whole damn movie ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''. Let's recap ''[[TransformersDarkOfTheMoon ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]''. Humans decide that they don't need or want the Autobots anymore. Decepticons offer a peace treaty to humans if they exile the Autobots. The Autobots let the humans think they have agreed to be exiled. Decepticons immediately go back on their word, attempt to enslave humanity, only to be stopped by the Autobots and several military teams who personally witness the Autobots' heroism.
29th May '16 2:48:31 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' has this trope as its lifeblood. Reed and Ben have been working on a teleportation device since they were children and apparently performed a successful test with it when they were only about 11 or so. Instead of tell anybody about their groundbreaking achievement, they sit on it for several years to work on it some more. Maybe understandable, but then what do they do with it once they feel they've fine tuned it enough? They enter it into a ''high school science fair''. When they demonstrate the ''functioning teleportation device'' at the '''high school science fair''', the judges actually disqualify them on the grounds that the ''working teleportation device'' they created in their garage was only science fiction and not real science. They're only saved from having wasted their time by Dr. Storm, an actual high-ranking government scientist, being at the fair for no explained reason and picking up their device as the key to a problem they'd been trying to solve.\\

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* ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' has this trope as its lifeblood. Reed and Ben have been working on a teleportation device since they were children and apparently performed a successful test with it when they were only about 11 or so. Instead of tell telling anybody about their groundbreaking achievement, they sit on it for several years to work on it some more. Maybe understandable, but then what do they do with it once they feel they've fine tuned it enough? They enter it into a ''high school science fair''. When they demonstrate the ''functioning teleportation device'' at the '''high school science fair''', the judges actually disqualify them on the grounds that the ''working teleportation device'' they created in their garage was only science fiction and not real science. They're only saved from having wasted their time by Dr. Storm, an actual high-ranking government scientist, being at the fair for no explained reason and picking up their device as the key to a problem they'd been trying to solve.\\
8th May '16 1:44:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** For the record, that's the plot of the original stage musical too. It's really just an ExcusePlot to form a musical entirely out of pre-existing {{ABBA}} songs.

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** For the record, that's the plot of the original stage musical too. It's really just an ExcusePlot to form a musical entirely out of pre-existing {{ABBA}} Music/{{ABBA}} songs.
5th May '16 1:00:50 AM Gravityman
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* ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' has this trope as its lifeblood. Reed and Ben have been working on a teleportation device since they were children and apparently performed a successful test with it when they were only about 11 or so. Instead of tell anybody about their groundbreaking achievement, they sit on it for several years to work on it some more. Maybe understandable, but then what do they do with it once they feel they've fine tuned it enough? They enter it into a ''high school science fair''. When they demonstrate the ''functioning teleportation device'' at the '''high school science fair''', the judges actually disqualify them on the grounds that the ''working teleportation device'' they created in their garage was only science fiction and not real science. They're only saved from having wasted their time by Dr. Storm, an actual high-ranking government scientist, being at the fair for no explained reason and picking up their device as the key to a problem they'd been trying to solve.\\
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The way the crew get their superpowers really sets a record for sheer stupidity in superhero origin stories. Once the matter transporter was completed and tested, Reed, Johnny, and Victor decide, [[AlcoholInducedStupidity while drunk]], to send ''themselves'' to the alternate dimension the machine is connected to literally just so they could have the glory of doing it before the NASA astronauts do. They then also call Ben, a completely untrained civilian, and tell him about this plan, and he is happy to go along with them. Once they get to the alternate dimension, they walk around like idiots touching glowing green, radioactive-looking things, which inevitably blows up in their face and mutate them and seemingly gets Victor killed.\\
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When Victor suddenly returns through the machine a long time later as Doom, he wakes up and goes on a killing spree to try to get back to the alternate dimension. Everyone tries to stop him from doing this even after it's made clear he's gone insane and is now a nigh-unstoppable killing machine and there being no clear downside to just allowing him to just seal himself back off in the other dimension.
21st Apr '16 9:24:47 AM Anddrix
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*** You're forgetting two things from Space Seed. If Kirk had admitted to Starfleet that Khan had captured his ship, he'd be court martialed and stripped of command and cashiered. So he dumped Khan and company on Ceti Alpha 5, and told no one. This is why only Checkov knows. And yes, Chechov was a junior officer on the Enterprise, just not yet a bridge officer. Kirk is a "career minded opportunist who has a history of violating the chain of command whenever it suited him." Chang at Kirk's Trial, ST6. Secondly, Ceti Alpha 5, and the entire system was barely known about in Space Seed, and all Kirk had to do was put in a log entry quarantining the system for some Negative Space Wedgie reason, and mark it off limits, forever. And Kirk's butt is covered. Which is why in Wrath, Khan is angry with Kirk for never checking on him. It's entirely possible that the original survey in Space Seed revealed the planets were unstable, and Kirk is secretly condemning Khan to death, being a sneaky bastard, as is his character. This is why Kirk never expected to see Khan again, and why Terrell thought they were on a rescue mission to save a downed freighter.



*** Captain Styles would have been courtmartialed and stripped of command. Yes, Kirk & co should have been given temporary command of Excelsior, but Enterprise is the hero ship. AND the Enterprise, is NOT the Enterprise, but instead the Yorktown, crippled by the whale probe in ST4, and renamed after Kirk saved Earth. Remember, the Yorktown crew were killed when the probe neutralized them and cut off their air.



*** The writer, Roberto Orci, specifically did it because he thought it was cool. PineKirk is his Mary Sue.
21st Apr '16 9:06:40 AM conquerat
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**** The writer, Roberto Orci, specifically did it because he thought it was cool. PineKirk is his Mary Sue.
21st Apr '16 9:01:09 AM conquerat
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**** You're forgetting two things from Space Seed. If Kirk had admitted to Starfleet that Khan had captured his ship, he'd be court martialed and stripped of command and cashiered. So he dumped Khan and company on Ceti Alpha 5, and told no one. This is why only Checkov knows. And yes, Chechov was a junior officer on the Enterprise, just not yet a bridge officer. Kirk is a "career minded opportunist who has a history of violating the chain of command whenever it suited him." Chang at Kirk's Trial, ST6. Secondly, Ceti Alpha 5, and the entire system was barely known about in Space Seed, and all Kirk had to do was put in a log entry quarantining the system for some Negative Space Wedgie reason, and mark it off limits, forever. And Kirk's butt is covered. Which is why in Wrath, Khan is angry with Kirk for never checking on him. It's entirely possible that the original survey in Space Seed revealed the planets were unstable, and Kirk is secretly condemning Khan to death, being a sneaky bastard, as is his character. This is why Kirk never expected to see Khan again, and why Terrell thought they were on a rescue mission to save a downed freighter.


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**** Captain Styles would have been courtmartialed and stripped of command. Yes, Kirk & co should have been given temporary command of Excelsior, but Enterprise is the hero ship. AND the Enterprise, is NOT the Enterprise, but instead the Yorktown, crippled by the whale probe in ST4, and renamed after Kirk saved Earth. Remember, the Yorktown crew were killed when the probe neutralized them and cut off their air.
19th Apr '16 8:45:13 AM Naram-Sin
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* ''Film/MinorityReport''
** OK, so your top Pre-Crime cop is going to commit a murder. Naturally, he needs to be arrested. But, revoke his access to the police station, holding cells and all other high security areas? Never. He goes back in once, much later, and his wife follows suit even later.

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* ''Film/MinorityReport''
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''Film/MinorityReport'': OK, so your top Pre-Crime cop is going to commit a murder. Naturally, he needs to be arrested. But, revoke his access to the police station, holding cells and all other high security areas? Never. He goes back in once, much later, and his wife follows suit even later.
15th Apr '16 7:01:20 PM PurpleAlert
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* ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' is a weirdly complicated one, but the bottom line is that Akan's plan for world domination is designed to shoot himself in the foot. [[spoiler: His plan is to use Henry's memories of his "wife" being kidnapped to motivate his cyborg army, except those memories clearly feature himself as the sadistic, perverted monster who did it. In other words: Akan is making an army of super-soldiers whose only motivation in life is... to kill Akan.]]
10th Apr '16 8:08:37 PM jormis29
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* The three protagonists of ''Film/{{Frozen}}'' (not the Disney movie, a live-action film from a couple years earlier) are this trope, over and over again. Parker doesn't know a thing about how to ski, yet she acts all DamselScrappy and ruins her boyfriend's and his best friend's skiing weekend and setting in motion a catastrophic chain of events that ends up with [[spoiler: the deaths of both men]]. Not that they're entirely blameless either; they decide to bribe a ski lift controller for a last ride. When the resort is going to close for ''five days''. With ''a snowstorm approaching''. They deserved ''everything'' they've got. Dan is to blame too, for having brought his shrill girlfriend along when she clearly should've stayed elsewhere.

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* The three protagonists of ''Film/{{Frozen}}'' ''Film/{{Frozen 2010}}'' (not the Disney movie, a live-action film from a couple years earlier) are this trope, over and over again. Parker doesn't know a thing about how to ski, yet she acts all DamselScrappy and ruins her boyfriend's and his best friend's skiing weekend and setting in motion a catastrophic chain of events that ends up with [[spoiler: the deaths of both men]]. Not that they're entirely blameless either; they decide to bribe a ski lift controller for a last ride. When the resort is going to close for ''five days''. With ''a snowstorm approaching''. They deserved ''everything'' they've got. Dan is to blame too, for having brought his shrill girlfriend along when she clearly should've stayed elsewhere.
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