History IdiotPlot / LiveActionFilm

30th Jul '17 5:38:14 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''. Perfectly justified, of course, since the plot of the movie is almost literally "It's the future, and everyone is an idiot." The only non-idiot is the ridiculously average Joe, who is out of his depth and unused to leadership.

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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''. Perfectly justified, of course, since the plot of the movie is almost literally "It's the future, and everyone is an idiot." The only non-idiot is the ridiculously average Joe, who is out of his depth and unused to leadership. The one big subversion is that on realizing how much smarter he is than them, they immediately put him in charge.
26th Jul '17 10:34:31 PM toddzilla
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** It is reasonable to assume, however, that the werewolf would still have attacked them at some point, regardless of whether or not they were on the road. Later in the film, the werewolf [[spoiler: attacks its victims all throughout London with little concern for what area its in (or knowledge, even - given that David is a foreigner).]] However, it was still very careless for David and Jack to wander aimlessly in the dark, making loud noises, after hearing the wolf howl several times.
21st Jul '17 12:34:05 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Theodora falls in love with Oz based on the prophecy that he is to save the Land of Oz. In 5 minutes. Evanora tricking Theodora into thinking that Oz is in love with Glinda shouldn't even work if Theodora has any faith in the prophecy at all: how does she know that getting in Glinda's bed isn't his master plan to save the Land of Oz? Now, the argument can be made that Evanora tricks Theodora into thinking that this person is not THE Oz who will save Ozland. However, this creates a VoodooShark in and of itself - if the guy is the guy in the prophecy, then he will come through, and not fall for the Wicked Witch, Theodora still has a shot. No reason to get pissed. If he's not the guy in the prophecy, then a rich, powerful, attractive, ''princess'' of Ozland avoided being scammed by a flim flam artist with no powers. And the problem here is? They try to make it look like Theodora is constantly unloved, and no man would want her because of her temper, and that she's [[HollywoodHomely so much uglier than Glinda]], however they fail miserably. At worst, she's SuetifulAllAlong, as the movie thoroughly fails to convince anyone that there is no man in Ozland who would want a young, rich, magically talented princess who looks like Creator/MilaKunis, or that said princess (who up until now has been kind, friendly, and helpful as anything) has any actual negative qualities that would interfere with a relationship.

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** Theodora falls in love with Oz based on the prophecy that he is to save the Land of Oz. In 5 minutes. Evanora tricking Theodora into thinking that Oz is in love with Glinda shouldn't even work if Theodora has any faith in the prophecy at all: how does she know that getting in Glinda's bed isn't his master plan to save the Land of Oz? Now, the argument can be made that Evanora tricks Theodora into thinking that this person is not THE Oz who will save Ozland. However, this creates a VoodooShark in and of itself - if the guy is the guy in the prophecy, then he will come through, and not fall for the Wicked Witch, Theodora still has a shot. No reason to get pissed. If he's not the guy in the prophecy, then a rich, powerful, attractive, ''princess'' of Ozland avoided being scammed by a flim flam artist with no powers. And the problem here is? They try to make it look like Theodora is constantly unloved, and no man would want her because of her temper, and that she's [[HollywoodHomely so much uglier than Glinda]], however they fail miserably. At worst, she's SuetifulAllAlong, as the movie thoroughly fails to convince anyone that there is no man in Ozland who would want a young, rich, magically talented princess who looks like Creator/MilaKunis, or that said princess (who up until now has been kind, friendly, and helpful as anything) has any actual negative qualities that would interfere with a relationship.
11th Jul '17 10:10:38 PM Sammettik
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** Then there's also this part: Bastian is trying to climb up to the top of a tower. Problem: He's outside and the walls are too smooth to grab on to. So he decides to wish for steps in the wall on which he could climb (not very stupid). At about the half way point, the steps stop and Bastian can't get higher unless there are msore. While a normal person would just wish for there to be enough steps to make it to the top, Bastian does something that takes more time and was much more harmful to him. He wishes for more steps. '''''INDIVIDUALLY.''''' That's right, he makes 20 or so wishes that are the exact same thing, "I wish there was another step! And another! ..." Even if Bastian DIDN'T know that he was losing his memories at that point, he still wasted valuable time and wishes doing something a five year old would have been able to do more competently.

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** Then there's also this part: Bastian is trying to climb up to the top of a tower. Problem: He's outside and the walls are too smooth to grab on to. So he decides to wish for steps in the wall on which he could climb (not very stupid). At about the half way point, the steps stop and Bastian can't get higher unless there are msore.more. While a normal person would just wish for there to be enough steps to make it to the top, Bastian does something that takes more time and was much more harmful to him. He wishes for more steps. '''''INDIVIDUALLY.''''' That's right, he makes 20 or so wishes that are the exact same thing, "I wish there was another step! And another! ..." Even if Bastian DIDN'T know that he was losing his memories at that point, he still wasted valuable time and wishes doing something a five year old would have been able to do more competently.
28th Jun '17 10:25:48 PM PaulA
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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 disloyal and competent enough to kill the other.

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'': 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 disloyal and competent enough to kill the other.
16th Jun '17 6:16:16 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** Which doesn't exactly stop the film from veering off into unintentional Idiot Plot territory at times. A lot of the film's events are made possible only by the characters getting distracted by the mirror; furthermore it's established that the only way to truly stop the mirror (to destroy it with the anchor) is to cover it up, as covering it will distract it. Even with the distractions in mind, not once do the characters even attempt to do this.
6th Jun '17 3:04:05 PM fruitstripegum
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** After Reed escapes military custody, the entire US government, with all its own page]].resources at its disposal, are totally unable to figure out where he might be hiding. Susan finds his location by simply using the places he was spotted in to narrow down a search area, which is about the most basic tracking technique in the book.

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** After Reed escapes military custody, the entire US government, with all its own page]].resources at its disposal, are totally unable to figure out where he might be hiding. Susan finds his location by simply using the places he was spotted in to narrow down a search area, which is about the most basic tracking technique in the book.
22nd May '17 3:32:04 PM Tuckerscreator
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** Actually, ''this'' video explains just about all of that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpEx7pdp2-Q
4th May '17 9:18:00 AM Medinoc
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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 (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").

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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 (to give some idea, it became one of the regular gags used by the guys at WebVideo/CinemaSins: "the "[[OneDimensionalThinking the Prometheus School of Running Away From Things").Things]]").
29th Apr '17 2:12:12 PM mlsmithca
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* ''IdiotPlot/FantasticFour2015''


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* ''Film/FantasticFour2015'':
** 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 telling anybody about their groundbreaking achievement, they sit on it for several years to work on it some more. This may be understandable, but then what do they do with it once they feel that 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'' that they created in their garage was only science fiction and "magic", 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.
** 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.
*** They don't even think to call Susan, who is a trained scientist like them, to join them even as mission control, just in case things go wrong, which ''does'' happen, and in a ''big'' way.
*** Once they get to the alternate dimension, they walk around like idiots touching glowing green, radioactive-looking things, which inevitably blows up in their faces and mutate them, and also seemingly gets Victor killed.
** After Reed escapes military custody, the entire US government, with all its own page]].resources at its disposal, are totally unable to figure out where he might be hiding. Susan finds his location by simply using the places he was spotted in to narrow down a search area, which is about the most basic tracking technique in the book.
** 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 from being stuck in the other dimension without any company 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.
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