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.