History WhatAnIdiot / Film

30th Dec '16 11:56:36 AM Hedging
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** In the unpopular sequel, Film/Jaws3D, MArtin's son Michael is now working at SEa World, and he and his girlfriend Kathy have discovered a an overgrown baby great white shark that swam in through the dysfunctional gate connecting to the park to ocean and has supposedly killed a technician who was trying to fix it the previous night. Katherine suggests they capture the shark and put it on display as "the first great white alive in captivity", guaranteeing a boatload (pun intended) of cash and notirety for the park. They succeed in doing so, but first must nurse it back to health, which will take a decent time.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Calvin, the manager of the park, to be patient and wait for the shark to recover remembering that good things come to those who wait.\\
'''Instead:''' He loses patience with waiting after a ''single day'', and orders the baby shark moved to an exhibit without Katherine's approval to do so. The tank the baby shark is placed into is apparently incapable of supporting Great White sharks, and the baby dies almost immediately along with the good fortune that he would have brought to the park if Calvin had been a little more patient or talked to Katherine first. Making matter worse, the baby's 35 foot mother isn't too happy with what has happened to her baby...



'''You'd Expect:''' Alan to just calmly tell his parents that he's just not interested in going. Even if they intiially refuse to relent, going about it politely would more likely guarantee them to possibly reconsider.\\
'''Instead:''' Alan is completely rude and snappy about it, even stating that he's not interested in being a success like his father...or even a Parrish. This ends up with his father telling him he's going on Sunday whether he likes it or not, and that's the end of it and Alan telling him that he's never speaking to him again and plans to runaway. But that supernatural board game he found in a construction site and brought home has ''other'' plans for him.

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'''You'd Expect:''' Alan to just calmly tell his parents that he's just not interested in going. Even if they intiially initially refuse to relent, going about it politely would more likely guarantee them to possibly reconsider.\\
'''Instead:''' Alan is completely rude and snappy about it, even stating that he's not interested in being a success like his father...or even a Parrish. This ends up with his father telling him he's going on Sunday whether he likes it or not, and that's the end of it and Alan telling him that he's never speaking to him again and plans to runaway.run away. But that supernatural board game he found in a construction site and brought home has ''other'' plans for him.
25th Dec '16 8:52:27 PM KoopaKid17
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* ''Film/TheSantaClause'': In the event that the current Santa Claus dies, the role is passed down to the next man to put on his trademark coat. This happens to Scott Calvin who assumes the role of delivering presidents after the previous Santa falls off his roof. Scott is understandably confused by this, even after the elves explain the situation at the North Pole.\\

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* ''Film/TheSantaClause'': In the event that the current Santa Claus dies, the role is passed down to the next man to put on his trademark coat. This happens to Scott Calvin who assumes the role of continues delivering presidents presents after the previous Santa falls off his roof. Scott is understandably confused by this, even after the elves explain the situation at the North Pole.\\



'''The Result:''' Scott at first is forced to believe the entire trip is a crazy dream, a claim that becomes less believable when he goes through the transformation into Santa. By the final stages, Laura and Neil think he's snapped and deny him visitation rights to Charlie.

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'''The Result:''' Scott at first is forced to believe think the entire trip is a crazy dream, a claim that becomes less believable when he goes through the transformation into Santa. By the final stages, Laura and Neil think he's snapped and deny him visitation rights to Charlie.
25th Dec '16 8:30:34 PM KoopaKid17
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* ''Film/TheSantaClause'': In the event that the current Santa Claus dies, the role is passed down to the next man to put on his trademark coat. This happens to Scott Calvin who assumes the role of delivering presidents after the previous Santa falls off his roof. Scott is understandably confused by this, even after the elves explain the situation at the North Pole.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The elves to be in contact with Scott all the way through the following Christmas. That way, he'll at least be better prepared for what to do when the big day arrives. This especially considering that Scott is divorced and took his son Charlie to the North Pole without the knowledge of his ex-wife Laura and her husband Neil.\\
'''Instead:''' They magically send Scott home on Christmas morning and don't even bother to say anything else to him until the following Thanksgiving, ''eleven months later''.\\
'''The Result:''' Scott at first is forced to believe the entire trip is a crazy dream, a claim that becomes less believable when he goes through the transformation into Santa. By the final stages, Laura and Neil think he's snapped and deny him visitation rights to Charlie.
19th Dec '16 9:55:06 AM DynamiteXI
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* In ''Film/TimeAfterTime'', Creator/HGWells' acquaintance John Leslie Stephenson steals Wells' time machine and departs 1893 for November 5, 1979, after being outed as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. However, because John doesn't have a special key, the time machine automatically returns itself to 1893 and shows Wells where (or when) Stevenson ended up.\\

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* In ''Film/TimeAfterTime'', Creator/HGWells' acquaintance John Leslie Stephenson Stevenson steals Wells' time machine and departs 1893 for November 5, 1979, after being outed as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. However, because John Stevenson doesn't have a special key, the time machine automatically returns itself to 1893 and shows Wells where (or when) Stevenson ended up.\\



'''You'd expect:''' Wells to at least ''pretend'' to have personally witnessed a murder. Or have the detectives talk to a hotel maid who witnessed the scuffle between Wells and John. And for Wells to identify himself as Herbert Wells (his real name), which is less commonly known and much more ordinary sounding than his pen name (remember that Amy didn't make the connection until Wells told her the truth).\\

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'''You'd expect:''' Wells to at least ''pretend'' to have personally witnessed a murder. Or have the detectives talk to a hotel maid who witnessed the scuffle between Wells and John.Stevenson. And for Wells to identify himself as Herbert Wells (his real name), which is less commonly known and much more ordinary sounding than his pen name (remember that Amy didn't make the connection until Wells told her the truth).\\



** Later on, John has targeted Amy in order to get back at Wells. Wells tells Amy the truth and proves it by taking her two days into the future. She sees herself on the cover of a future newspaper, identifying her as the Ripper's fifth victim.\\

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** Later on, John Stevenson has targeted Amy in order to get back at Wells.Wells, and has left a threatening letter at her apartment. Wells tells Amy the truth and proves it by taking her two days into the future. She sees herself on the cover of a future newspaper, identifying her as the Ripper's fifth victim.\\
8th Dec '16 8:17:44 PM Loekman3
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'''You'd Expect:''' For Wade to realize that they sincerely don't know who this Francis guy is and only know him as Ajax. Perhaps he should swallow his pride for once and either say "Where's Ajax?" or "Where's Francis? The guy you know as Ajax." He could probably find the guy in a much shorter time than say, 1 year.
'''Instead:''' Out of spite for the man who disfigured him, Deadpool address the BigBad ''exclusively'' as [[EmbarassingFirstName Francis]]. As a result, this caused Wade to waste a lot of time as he could't interrogate any info on someone like Francis. By the time he finally have Francis's location, he has already spent 1 year on finding him, enough that Vanessa would have potentially moved on and find a new boyfriend. He is very lucky that they latter case didn't happen or ''Deadpool'' would have ended on a bittersweet note.

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'''You'd Expect:''' For Wade to realize that they sincerely don't know who this Francis guy is and only know him as Ajax. Perhaps he should swallow his pride for once and either say "Where's Ajax?" or "Where's Francis? The guy you know as Ajax." He could probably find the guy in a much shorter time than say, 1 year.
year.\\
'''Instead:''' Out of spite for the man who disfigured him, Deadpool address the BigBad ''exclusively'' as [[EmbarassingFirstName [[EmbarrassingFirstName Francis]]. As a result, this caused Wade to waste a lot of time as he could't interrogate any info on someone like Francis. By the time he finally have Francis's location, he has already spent more than 1 year on finding him, enough that Vanessa would have potentially moved on and find a new boyfriend. He is very lucky that they latter case didn't happen or ''Deadpool'' would have ended on a bittersweet note.
8th Dec '16 8:12:51 PM Loekman3
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* ''[[Film/DeadPool2016 Deadpool]]'' wants to find Francis in order to cure his disfigured face and hoped to approach his old girlfriend, because she supposedly wouldn't accept his ugly look. To do so, he interrogates several associates by saying "Where's Francis?" to them but it seems that they genuinely didn't know who this Francis guy is.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Wade to realize that they sincerely don't know who this Francis guy is and only know him as Ajax. Perhaps he should swallow his pride for once and either say "Where's Ajax?" or "Where's Francis? The guy you know as Ajax." He could probably find the guy in a much shorter time than say, 1 year.
'''Instead:''' Out of spite for the man who disfigured him, Deadpool address the BigBad ''exclusively'' as [[EmbarassingFirstName Francis]]. As a result, this caused Wade to waste a lot of time as he could't interrogate any info on someone like Francis. By the time he finally have Francis's location, he has already spent 1 year on finding him, enough that Vanessa would have potentially moved on and find a new boyfriend. He is very lucky that they latter case didn't happen or ''Deadpool'' would have ended on a bittersweet note.
3rd Dec '16 12:33:06 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', Joshua Joyce is building his own Transformers and is trying to get his hands on a Seed, a terraforming bomb that creates Transformer metal he needs for his prototypes. However, he's secretly being manipulated into doing this by [[spoiler:Megatron]], who has covertly taken over one of his prototypes and has his own plans for the Seed.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Given this entire plan hinges on Joyce being none-the-wiser that his technology has been compromised, [[spoiler:Megatron]] would allow Joyce to control the prototype until such time that he could obtain the Seed for himself.\\
'''Instead:''' [[spoiler:Megatron]] hijacks control of the prototype at several points just to be needlessly sadistic and even ''speaks through it'', something the prototypes are outright incapable of doing. With a little push from Cade, Joyce rightly suspects that something's amiss and throws a wrench into the entire plan.
29th Nov '16 11:31:29 AM Hedging
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* In ''Film/Jumanji'', the protagonist Alan Parrish has just gotten the shit beaten out of him from some bullies because his father refused to drive him home, insisting he instead fend for himself, unaware that he is outnumbered five to one. Upon hearing this news, while guilty about what happened, he is impressed that his son attempted to take them on like a man, and decides along with his wife that he is ready to go to an elite boarding school that all males in his family attend. Alan however is ''not'' into the idea.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Alan to just calmly tell his parents that he's just not interested in going. Even if they intiially refuse to relent, going about it politely would more likely guarantee them to possibly reconsider.\\
'''Instead:''' Alan is completely rude and snappy about it, even stating that he's not interested in being a success like his father...or even a Parrish. This ends up with his father telling him he's going on Sunday whether he likes it or not, and that's the end of it and Alan telling him that he's never speaking to him again and plans to runaway. But that supernatural board game he found in a construction site and brought home has ''other'' plans for him.
29th Nov '16 9:03:06 AM DynamiteXI
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* In ''Film/TimeAfterTime'', Creator/HGWells' acquaintance John Leslie Stephenson steals Wells' time machine and departs 1893 for November 5, 1979, after being outed as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. However, because John doesn't have a special key, the time machine automatically returns itself to 1893 and shows Wells where (or when) Stevenson ended up.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Wells to get a detective or a companion, cram both of them into the machine, and set the date for a couple of days before Stevenson arrives -- say, November 3, 1979 -- and wait to nab Stevenson as soon as he arrives.\\
'''Instead:''' Wells goes alone, and travels directly to November 5, 1979. It takes him a couple of days to find Stevenson. When he does, Stevenson overpowers and eludes him and resumes his killing spree.
** Later, Wells goes to the police in 1979 to tell them that Stevenson is the San Francisco Ripper. The detective runs a check on Stevenson's name but it comes up negative. He asks Wells for more information.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Wells to at least ''pretend'' to have personally witnessed a murder. Or have the detectives talk to a hotel maid who witnessed the scuffle between Wells and John. And for Wells to identify himself as Herbert Wells (his real name), which is less commonly known and much more ordinary sounding than his pen name (remember that Amy didn't make the connection until Wells told her the truth).\\
'''Instead:''' He hems and haws and can't come up with a good explanation as to why he suspects Stevenson. And he identifies himself as Franchise/SherlockHolmes to the detective, thinking that the fictional sleuth's popularity would have waned by 1979, not even taking into account that the policeman ''might'' have heard about the character. Unsurprisingly, the detective isn't convinced, and more murders occur.
** Later on, John has targeted Amy in order to get back at Wells. Wells tells Amy the truth and proves it by taking her two days into the future. She sees herself on the cover of a future newspaper, identifying her as the Ripper's fifth victim.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Wells to take Amy back to 1893, drop her off at his house for her own well-being, return to a bit earlier in 1979 to handle Stevenson on his own, then return to the past to retrieve Amy. They have all the time in the world with a time machine!\\
'''Instead:''' They both go back to the very day they arrived from, try to stop the fourth murder, and fail spectacularly. Wells tries calling 911 to report the murder, identifying himself as Holmes again, but it only makes him look like the guilty party.\\
'''Even worse:''' Wells decides that Amy should ''stay home'' for a bit (!!!), gather her nerves, and then go to a hotel to hide. Except she takes some sleeping pills with liquor and is completely out of it when Wells is arrested, and is still at home when Stevenson comes around. [[spoiler:If not for a ProphecyTwist, she'd be dead.]]
22nd Nov '16 8:39:33 AM infernape612
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* ''Film/PercyJacksonSeaOfMonsters'': Luke puts the Golden Fleece onto Kronos' coffin/sarcophagus, which will eventually reawaken him. The protagonists all make a beeline to remove it. They meet opposition, but [[spoiler: Tyson shows up and takes care of it]], leaving the coffin wide open.\\

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* ''Film/PercyJacksonSeaOfMonsters'': ''[[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters]]'': Luke puts the Golden Fleece onto Kronos' coffin/sarcophagus, which will eventually reawaken him. The protagonists all make a beeline to remove it. They meet opposition, but [[spoiler: Tyson shows up and takes care of it]], leaving the coffin wide open.\\



* ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'': The brothers have just escaped from one of the Tall Man for a second time, and have managed to capture one of his undead dwarf minions in the process.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Now that they have a piece of solid evidence that something seriously wrong is going on that hasn't turned into a giant killer fly (long story) they'd follow their original plan and go the the police.\\
'''Instead''': They take matters into their own ill equipped hands, and never even consider going to the authorities throughout the entire film, resulting in many more deaths, and several more sequels.



'''Instead''': He leaves it on the kitchen table, where Butch finds it when he has to return to his appartment to retrieve his precious watch. This immediately makes him suspicious, and he proceeds to shoot Vincent with his own gun when he emerges from the bathroom, unarmed.\\
'''Additionally''': Earlier in the movie, when Butch was getting his instructions from Marcellus, Vincent was also present and after Marcellus left, he made it a point to purposefully harrass Butch and call him names, making it all the more likely that Butch would later shoot him on sight instead of trying to spare him, which Vincent should also have considered when leaving his gun on Butch's kitchen table.
* ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'': The brothers have just escaped from one of the Tall Man for a second time, and have managed to caputre one of his undead dwarf minions in the process.'''You'd Expect''' Now that they have a piece of solid evidence that something seriously worng is going on that hasn't turned into a gaint killer fly (long story) they'd follow their original plan and go the the police.\\
'''Instead''' They take matters into their own ill equipped hands, and never even consider going to the authorities throughout the entire film, resulting in many more deaths, and several more sequels.\\

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'''Instead''': He leaves it on the kitchen table, where Butch finds it when he has to return to his appartment apartment to retrieve his precious watch. This immediately makes him suspicious, and he proceeds to shoot Vincent with his own gun when he emerges from the bathroom, unarmed.\\
'''Additionally''': Earlier in the movie, when Butch was getting his instructions from Marcellus, Vincent was also present and after Marcellus left, he made it a point to purposefully harrass harass Butch and call him names, making it all the more likely that Butch would later shoot him on sight instead of trying to spare him, which Vincent should also have considered when leaving his gun on Butch's kitchen table.
* ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'': The brothers have just escaped from one of the Tall Man for a second time, and have managed to caputre one of his undead dwarf minions in the process.'''You'd Expect''' Now that they have a piece of solid evidence that something seriously worng is going on that hasn't turned into a gaint killer fly (long story) they'd follow their original plan and go the the police.\\
'''Instead''' They take matters into their own ill equipped hands, and never even consider going to the authorities throughout the entire film, resulting in many more deaths, and several more sequels.\\
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