DiscardedYKTTW Confused Aesop YKTTW Discussion
An aesop keeps getting broken, then fixed, then broken again.
Let's go see the newest action film. The Aesop is that you don't always need to solve problems with a gun... Hold the phone! Did The Hero just use a gun to bust the locked door? And then they just escaped the bad guys mooks without using a gun. Now he's shooting the control panel for the Big Bad's Doomsday Device! What's going on? Unlike a Lost Aesop, where a lesson is supposed to be learned, but is somehow left behind along the way, a Confused Aesop loses the aesop, finds it, then looses it again, etc. The audience is left wondering whether they're supposed to learn the lesson or ignore it.