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7th Feb '16 4:00:20 AM 3rdStringPG
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Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
* In 1980s low-budget horror schlockfest '''Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare''', the entire band and their girlfriends are alerted to the sound of manager Phil screaming in terror in the basement. Unable to find him at the basement, Randi, the girlfriend of lead vocalist John Triton, suggests that they look for Phil upstairs. Triton says that "it sounded like the scream came from down here."\\
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* In 1980s low-budget horror schlockfest '''Rock ''Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare''', Nightmare'', the entire band and their girlfriends are alerted to the sound of manager Phil screaming in terror in the basement. Unable to find him at the basement, Randi, the girlfriend of lead vocalist John Triton, suggests that they look for Phil upstairs. Triton says that "it sounded like the scream came from down here."\\
7th Feb '16 3:59:15 AM 3rdStringPG
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* In 1980s low-budget horror schlockfest '''Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare''', the entire band and their girlfriends are alerted to the sound of manager Phil screaming in terror in the basement. Unable to find him at the basement, Randi, the girlfriend of lead vocalist John Triton, suggests that they look for Phil upstairs. Triton says that "it sounded like the scream came from down here."\\ '''You'd Expect:''' The gang to remain in the basement and keep looking for Phil.\\ '''Instead:''' In less than a second, Triton goes "right, let's look upstairs," immediately agreeing to his girlfriend's bonehead suggestion.
3rd Feb '16 11:41:44 AM Ansongc2000
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* ''Film/FridayThe13ThJasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'': In a surprisingly [[genre savvy]] move for horror movie authorities, the FBI has managed to kill Jason by luring him out into the open with a sexy agent, then blow him up with an airstrike. '''You'd Expect:''' Given that they clearly know Jason has superpowers and has come back to life on several occasions, and they're not taking any chances, they'd take whatever was left of him, and throw it into a thermite pit. Problem solved. Series over. Or if they wanted to know more abouthim, they could ship them off to a place like Area 51, with tons of security and the resources to properly study him. '''Instead:''' They send his remains to a nearby ordinary morgue for ordinary people with an ordinary coroner and only two gaurds. '''The Result:''' Granted, nobody, including the audience, could have foreseen exactly how Jason came back, but this stupidity still gave us two more movies.
1st Feb '16 2:19:51 AM jaydude1992
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* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', Mr Jinx, the pet cat of the Byrnes family escapes one day, and family patriarch Jack has the entire household search for him. While checking around at the local animal shelters, Greg - the boyfriend of Jack's daughter Pam - discovers another cat that looks very similar to Mr Jinx, and it occurs to him that if he were to pass the cat off as Mr Jinx, Jack would be overjoyed with him.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' Greg to perhaps think about it and then leave it at that. There's no guarantee he'll be able to keep the ruse up for a long period of time, and he's already on thin ice with Jack and the rest of the Byrnes family as it is.\\ '''Instead:''' Greg goes ahead with it. The real Mr Jinx is found that same evening, and to make matters worse, Greg's cat destroys the Byrnes's living room while they're out. The result is that Pam and Diana - Jack's wife and Pam's mother - the only members of the family who had his back at that point turn against him, and Greg is ultimately kicked out of the Byrnes home.
31st Jan '16 8:19:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DeepImpact'': President Tom Beck knows a killer chunk of space rock is going to hit Earth and secretly builds underground cave shelters for America's best and brightest. This leaves the matter of everyone else in the country...\\
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* ''DeepImpact'': ''Film/DeepImpact'': President Tom Beck knows a killer chunk of space rock is going to hit Earth and secretly builds underground cave shelters for America's best and brightest. This leaves the matter of everyone else in the country...\\
7th Jan '16 4:56:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''SomeLikeItHot'' has Joe and Jerry see that Spats, the mobster who they saw kill Toothpick Charlie, is himself bumped off by overbosses. At the time, they are hiding under the tables because it's a party for the mob. Spats can't hurt them anymore, because he and his men are dead.\\
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* ''SomeLikeItHot'' ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'' has Joe and Jerry see that Spats, the mobster who they saw kill Toothpick Charlie, is himself bumped off by overbosses. At the time, they are hiding under the tables because it's a party for the mob. Spats can't hurt them anymore, because he and his men are dead.\\

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27th Dec '15 8:24:59 PM TropeLicious
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''Brave'' is an animated film.
* ''Film/{{Brave}}'': Merida meets a stranger, who she soon realizes is a druid. Despite knowing ''absolutely nothing'' about magic, she bargains with this stranger for a spell to "change her fate". Even after the druid ominously warns her that all magic has consequences, Merida insists on it. Then the spell turns her mother into a BrainwashedAndCrazy bear.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' That Merida would become a little more cautious about magic.\\ '''Instead:''' She immediately tries to fix her mother by...grabbing potions at random and pouring them into a nearby hearth. As her previous experience with magic clearly shows, this only makes the problem worse. [[note]]Really, Merida's lucky that her antics ''only'' ended up terrifying herself, her mother and forcing them to sleep outside for the night.[[/note]]
23rd Dec '15 3:44:05 AM Argon2
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* ''Film/{{Brave}}'': Merida meets a stranger, who she soon realizes is a druid. Despite knowing ''absolutely nothing'' about magic, she bargains with this stranger for a spell to "change her fate". Even after the druid ominously warns her that all magic has consequences, Merida insists on it. Then the spell turns her mother into a BrainwashedAndCrazy bear.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' That Merida would become a little more cautious about magic.\\ '''Instead:''' She immediately tries to fix her mother by...grabbing potions at random and pouring them into a nearby hearth. As her previous experience with magic clearly shows, this only makes the problem worse. [[note]]Really, Merida's lucky that her antics ''only'' ended up terrifying herself, her mother and forcing them to sleep outside for the night.[[/note]]
13th Dec '15 10:48:40 AM hello86
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moving examples to their own page
* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'': ** ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Part I]]'': *** Doc and Marty have just reloaded the [=DeLorean=] time machine's plutonium chamber. Doc prepares to time travel 25 years into the future, but he sees the terrorists' van approaching.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' Doc to jump into the time machine and yell for Marty and Einstein to quickly join him. The three could then hightail it outta there -- especially since even with time machine mods, a [=DeLorean=] should be able to outrun a panel van -- and if worse came to worst, the three could quickly set the time circuits and go an hour into the future or past.\\ '''Instead:''' Doc goes for his unworkable pistol, and this gives the terrorists enough time to drive up and kill him. Marty escapes to 1955 in the time machine, and ends up nearly erasing himself from existence. ** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' *** In 2015, when Marty and Doc go to the subdivision Hilldale to get back Jennifer, who was mistaken for her future self by a couple of cops, who brought her to her future self's home, Doc proceeds to go to the house on foot after parking the [=DeLorean=], and tells Marty to stay and keep watch. Some time later, he spots an automated dog walker exclusive to 2015.\\ '''You'd Expect''': Marty to remember, "Oh yeah, I need to stay with the [=DeLorean=]! This is no time for distractions." and stay with the [=DeLorean=], and not wander off.\\ '''Or:''' If Marty was going to check it out, close and lock the [=DeLorean=]'s doors so that no one else can get in and use it.\\ '''Instead (!!!)''': He lets himself be distracted by the automated dog walker in wonder and goes to check it out. And on top of that, he ''doesn't'' close and lock the [=DeLorean=]'s doors to prevent anyone from getting in and using it. This is even brought up by Jeremy Scott, the narrator of ''WebVideo/CinemaSins''.\\ '''The Result''': Biff takes the [=DeLorean=] undetected, and travels back to 1955, where he gives his younger self a sports almanac, which results in him creating an alternate 1985 where he is super rich (due to him betting on the winning horses, thanks to info from the almanac), corrupted Hill Valley, murdered George [=McFly=], and forced Lorraine into marrying him. *** After finding out how Biff got the almanac in 1955, Marty and Doc need to go back and time to take it from 50s Biff and burn it.\\ '''You'd Expect''': That Marty and Doc go sometime between when Biff got the almanac and when he won his first horse race in 1958. That way, they don't have to be at risk of running into their past selves (in this case, 50s Doc and Part I Marty).\\ '''Instead''': They choose to go directly to November 12th, 1955, the day Old Biff went to to give his younger self the almanac. *** Marty tracks down Biff and the sports almanac at the dance in 1955. He remembers that George is about to knock out Biff with one punch, and sure enough, it happens. Marty waits until George, Lorraine, and his Part I self are gone, and steps into the crowd surrounding Biff.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' Marty to tell the crowd that Biff stole his sports almanac, which everyone would believe since Biff is the school bully. The crowd would subdue Biff, check his jacket pocket, give Marty the almanac, and send Biff looking for Marty in the other direction. Marty and Doc would then have enough time to burn the almanac and get back to 1985 before the thunderstorm hits Hill Valley.\\ '''Instead:''' Marty reassures the crowd that he knows CPR (which didn't exist in 1955), then punches the semi-conscious Biff and straight-up jacks the almanac. One guy thinks that Marty took Biff's wallet and tells him where Marty ran.\\ '''It gets worse''': After stopping Biff's buds from sabotaging the Johnny B. Goode performance by Part I Marty, Part II Marty needs to get out of there.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' Marty to go directly to the school roof where Doc is already waiting.\\ '''Instead''': He chooses to stick around and watch his past self talk to his parents. Biff then finds Marty and calls him "chicken." Marty then gets hit by the door by his past self, and Biff takes back the almanac and hits Marty twice (one for taking the almanac, and the second for ruining his car). Marty nearly kills himself getting the almanac back. *** Earlier, after Marty tells Doc that he got the sports almanac via radio, Doc then gets in the DeLorean and takes off. As he takes off, he accidentally hits the switch that turns on the time circuits, setting it for 1885.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' Doc to notice the time circuits being on and turn them off. He must've felt hitting them, after all!\\ '''Instead''': Doc ''never'' notices the time circuits being on, or remembers even hitting the switch that activates it, leading to the bellow moment. *** Also in Part II, after getting the almanac back, Doc and Marty go back to the starting area to burn the almanac and set things right. The lightning storm approaches, and Doc mentions that he'll need to take a special approach to land in the heavy winds.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' Doc to attempt to make that approach and land the [=DeLorean=] after setting Marty down, especially since there's lightning everywhere.\\ '''Instead''': He doesn't bother to even try and land the [=DeLorean=], and wouldn't you know it, the [=DeLorean=] (with Doc inside) gets struck by lightning when the storm approaches, sending him back all the way to 1885, where he eventually gets shot by Buford Tannen (aka "Mad Dog"), Biff's ancestor. ** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'': *** During the Evening Festival, Buford goes to murder Doc, but is required to hand over his weapons to Marshall Strickland and the deputy.\\ '''You'd Expect''': Them to also ask to check for any hidden weapons in Buford and his gang's hats. Even in 1885, you'd have to be GenreBlind to not check for any hidden weapons in clothing or hats (imagine that!).\\ '''Instead''': They don't bother checking if he hid anything in his hat, and let him pass. Unfortunately, he hid a small pistol and nearly suceeds in shooting Doc (which if it happened, he'd die from the wound in 2 days on Monday) if Marty hadn't thrown a frisbee pie platter and caused Mad Dog to only hit Doc's hat. *** Doc realizes that he can't remain in 1885, so he goes to tell his LoveInterest Clara that he will be leaving town, and she'll never see him again. She presses him for a reason why.\\ '''You'd Expect:''' Doc to take her to the time machine and show her that he's from the future, or show her some future tech (like the hoverboard). She's smart and progressive for her time and would probably understand. Heck, she was originally supposed to die in the original timeline anyway (as the ravine was named after her in the original timeline after her wagon plummeted), so why not take her back to 1985 with them?\\ '''Instead:''' Doc decides that he doesn't want to further alter the timeline, despite the fact that he had already saved Clara's life. The lovesick Doc tells Clara the truth with no evidence, and she naturally assumes he's lying and tearfully tells him to get lost. Brokenhearted, he lollygags around the saloon and passes out at an inopportune time. The delay nearly costs him and Marty their lives, and nearly costs Clara hers when she finds out that Doc wasn't lying. *** The next day, after Buford Tannen takes advantage of the delay and holds Doc hostage, as Marty said they would have their duel at 8 AM, 2 days earlier, Marty steps out to confront him. When Buford says "Draw.", Marty immedialely refuses, and puts the gun holster holding a Colt Peacemaker down on the ground he tells him, "I thought we could settle this like men!", but Buford replies saying, "You thought wrong, dude.", and pulls out his pistol.\\ '''You'd Think''': Buford would shoot Marty in the head, definitely killing him instantly. He then can murder Doc, TheBadGuyWins, [[DownerEnding The End]].\\ '''Instead:''' He shoots Marty in the chest, but it turns out, as Buford walks up to his body, that Marty faked it, as he was using a stove door as a bulletproof vest, as Tannen finds out the hard way when he tries punching him in the area, only to hurt his hand.\\ '''The Result:''' Tannen gets ''[[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]]'' by Marty and he falls into a wagon of manure. He ends up being arrested by the deputy for robbing the Pine City Stage the day before.
13th Dec '15 10:46:01 AM hello86
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