History IdiotPlot / LiveActionFilm

11th Jan '16 5:43:04 AM starofjusticev21
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* ''Everything'' about ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0 This short video sums it all up]]. Arguably it was because the writers were trying to evoke ''Film/{{Alien}}''. In ''Alien'', though, the characters were {{Space Trucker}}s who were understandably out of their depth dealing with an alien killing machine, so their less-than-intelligent responses made sense. Here, however, the characters are supposed to be scientists and other highly trained professionals, yet still act like Space Truckers.
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* ''Everything'' about ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0 This short video sums it all up]]. Arguably it was because the writers were trying to evoke ''Film/{{Alien}}''. In ''Alien'', though, the characters were {{Space Trucker}}s who were understandably out of their depth dealing with an alien killing machine, so their less-than-intelligent responses made sense. Here, however, the characters are supposed to be scientists and other highly trained professionals, yet still act like Space Truckers.Truckers (to give some idea, it became one of the regular gags used by the guys at WebVideo/CinemaSins: "the Prometheus School of Running Away From Things").
27th Nov '15 1:13:07 PM LuciaMoore
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* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''. The only reason the humans manage to win is that every single Psychlo comes across as too stupid to dress themselves.
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* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''. The only reason the humans manage to win is that every single Psychlo comes across as too stupid to dress themselves. The movie itself lampshades this somewhat by stating that Earth is a terrible place to be posted, thus implying that only the most incompetent or idiotic Psychlos are stationed there.
26th Nov '15 1:11:05 PM Bionicman
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** Said mob members are murdered by their younger selves (which unsurprisingly leads to them often being reluctant to kill, and giving their future selves a chance to escape) instead of just having somebody else do it.
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** Said mob members are murdered by their younger selves (which unsurprisingly leads to them often being reluctant to kill, and thus giving their future selves a chance to escape) instead of just having somebody else some other mob member do it.
26th Nov '15 1:10:18 PM Bionicman
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** Said mob members are murdered by their younger selves (which unsurprisingly leads to them often being reluctant to kill, and giving their future selves a chance to escape) instead of just having somebody else do it.
14th Nov '15 11:21:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': It was already pointed out by Website/{{Cracked}} that since the agency knew that the titular couple were HappilyMarried, they should have done something like bomb the house or poison their water, rather than hoping that one is unloyal and competent enough to kill the other. * Film/''TheNarrowMargin'' 1990 remake, simply titled ''Narrow Margin'', is the first time RogerEbert gave an example of the Idiot Plot. The [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/narrow-margin-1990 review]] even has Ebert starting a new trope, DaChief.
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': It was already pointed out by Website/{{Cracked}} that since the agency knew that the titular couple were HappilyMarried, they should have done something like bomb the house or poison their water, rather than hoping that one is unloyal disloyal and competent enough to kill the other. * Film/''TheNarrowMargin'' ''Film/TheNarrowMargin'' 1990 remake, simply titled ''Narrow Margin'', is the first time RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert gave an example of the Idiot Plot. The [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/narrow-margin-1990 review]] even has Ebert starting a new trope, DaChief.
12th Nov '15 11:12:55 PM Zaptech
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That's one mistake. Idiot Plot specifically deals with the entire story involving idiotic mistakes.
* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', had Claire or anyone at the Indominus Rex enclosure bothered to check its tracking device ''before'' sending a trio into the pen to investigate, it wouldn't have escaped and none of the bloodshed would have ensued.
12th Nov '15 5:34:54 PM Bissek
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** Third, every pilot flying into Dulles forgetting an FAA regulation stating that any airfield, civilian or military, that is capable of accepting an aircraft in distress must do so. Even though the nearest alternate airfield (Reagan National) was stated to have shut down due to the weather, any aircraft with enough fuel to fly in circles for two hours has enough fuel to fly to another airport. Here's what would have happened if this scheme had been attempted in real life: Within half an hour or Dulles Control warning all the airplanes about the runway being shut down (And even if Dulles couldn't use their radio, there were still three other airports in the immediate area whose communications Stuart had not compromised, any of which could easily any further messages), every one of those planes would be lining up outside of BWI or Andrews AFB asking for landing clearance, depriving Stuart of any hostages. Then Dulles Control would announce that they are shutting down (Probably blaming the weather to avoid a panic) and asking all civilians and employees not essential to flight control operations to leave. Once they all left, they'd have the government bring in whatever firepower was necessary to regain control of the airport.
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** Third, every pilot flying into Dulles forgetting an FAA regulation stating that any airfield, civilian or military, that is capable of accepting an aircraft in distress must do so. Even though the nearest alternate airfield (Reagan National) was stated to have shut down due to the weather, any aircraft with enough fuel to fly in circles for two hours has enough fuel to fly to another airport. Here's what would have happened if this scheme had been attempted in real life: Within half an hour or Dulles Control warning all the airplanes about the runway being shut down (And even if Dulles couldn't use their radio, there were still three other airports in the immediate area whose communications Stuart had not compromised, any of which could easily relay any further messages), every one of those planes would be lining up outside of BWI or Andrews AFB asking for landing clearance, depriving Stuart of any hostages. Then Dulles Control would announce that they are shutting down (Probably blaming the weather to avoid a panic) and asking all civilians and employees not essential to flight control operations to leave. Once they all left, they'd have the government bring in whatever firepower was necessary to regain control of the airport.
12th Nov '15 12:02:50 AM Tuckerscreator
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** A: Write a letter explaining what's going to happen and when, apologise for not being able to do anything to prevent it, and give humanity blueprints for an FTL drive or DeflectorShields or some other technology that might help us save ourselves, or...
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** A: Write a letter explaining what's going to happen and when, apologise apologize for not being able to do anything to prevent it, and give humanity blueprints for an FTL drive or DeflectorShields or some other technology that might help us save ourselves, or...
12th Nov '15 12:02:22 AM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Film/{{Knowing}}'', and that's the charitable way of describing the actions of the entities who are either SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, angels, or possibly both. Riddle me this: You're a Random not-quite-Omnipotent Being, and you know that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is going to happen to earth fifty years from now. Do you:
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* ''Film/{{Knowing}}'', and that's the charitable way of describing the actions of the entities who are either SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, angels, or possibly both. Riddle me this: You're a Random not-quite-Omnipotent Being, and you know that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is going to happen to earth Earth fifty years from now. Do you:
12th Nov '15 12:01:31 AM Tuckerscreator
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* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', had Claire or anyone at the Indominus Rex enclosure bothered to check it's tracking device ''before'' sending a trio into the pen to investigate, it wouldn't have escaped and none of the bloodshed would have ensued.
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* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', had Claire or anyone at the Indominus Rex enclosure bothered to check it's its tracking device ''before'' sending a trio into the pen to investigate, it wouldn't have escaped and none of the bloodshed would have ensued.
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