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~FazeShift~

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« on: 09-24-2003 19:25 »

I want to hear what you think were the best plot twists in films or TV that totally caught you off guard and forced you to pull your pants back up!!

Usual Suspects, y'know the one!!

Right, go!

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« Reply #1 on: 09-24-2003 20:08 »
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I thought "surprise" in The Usual Suspects was incredibly obvious from the beginning.  I thought it was so obvious that I wondered if they wanted the audience to think that and then surprise them with something else.  I don't get why so many people were surprised.  Sorry, I just have to get that out whenever someone mentions that movie.

But I liked the plot twists in Fight Club, Memento, Psycho, Citizen Kane, and probably a bunch of others.  And the video game Chrono Cross had some incredible plot twists.
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« Reply #2 on: 09-24-2003 20:15 »

24 - S1, Nina Myers is evil. They can't do that do her that late, they just can't! Pure evil the way scriptwriters can do that sorta stuff! It does however set her up for S2 as the woman you love to hate!
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« Reply #3 on: 09-24-2003 20:55 »

When Janeway became a Borg I sure as hell was shocked.


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« Reply #4 on: 09-24-2003 20:59 »

Mulholland Drive, the entire movie was one big plot twist.
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« Reply #5 on: 09-24-2003 21:03 »

can you say "The Ring"?  and also "Shawshank redemption"
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« Reply #6 on: 09-24-2003 21:43 »

The Empire Strikes Back, The Others, The Sixth Sense, Fight Club, and many more!
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« Reply #7 on: 09-27-2003 08:22 »

24 has all the best twists, there's practically one at the end of every episode and it never gets old. I agree with Aslate on the Nina one, that was awesome. I also loved Marie shooting Reza and Sherry looking for Alex Hewitt in s2.
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« Reply #8 on: 09-27-2003 08:34 »

Identity
The Ring
Unbreakable
Chinatown
The Usual suspects
Memento
Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes)/Vanilla Sky
The Wicker Man
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« Reply #9 on: 09-27-2003 12:50 »

Donnie Darko, the end of it.
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« Reply #10 on: 09-27-2003 13:29 »

Boat Trip.
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
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« Reply #11 on: 09-27-2003 13:36 »

Donnie Darko, The Usual Suspects, Fight Club, Memento, and Boat Trip had the most shocking finale of them all.
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« Reply #12 on: 09-28-2003 00:25 »
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Magic Knight Rayearth


Choke (book)


Memento


Vertigo


The Bible

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« Reply #13 on: 09-28-2003 03:49 »

it's not a movie, but the video for Cradle Of Filth's "Babylon A.D." has a sweet plot twist near the end.

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« Reply #14 on: 09-29-2003 00:27 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes)/Vanilla Sky

Oh and Noah Taylor is a really cool actor.

How about "The Luck Of the Fryrish" (3ACV04) I always thought that was a well exicuted plot twist.

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« Reply #15 on: 09-29-2003 16:23 »

Alias has a buttload of plot twists all of which made me say: "Holy Moly!!"
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« Reply #16 on: 09-29-2003 18:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Coop:
When Janeway became a Borg I sure as hell was shocked.


When Picard became a Borg I was shocked.  When Janeway became a Borg I realised that Berman and Braga have no original ideas left in the bank.
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« Reply #17 on: 11-05-2003 10:55 »

I know I sound like a broken record but the whole thing in Futurama with Fry and the Nibblonians freezing him is one of my favourite plot twists ever....Makes me wonder if it was going to be revealed later on in another Season (if there was more than 4) or it was always the plan to do it the way they did....

Also there's a movie called Cube which has an unexpected/brilliant ending, I never saw it coming....
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« Reply #18 on: 11-05-2003 11:07 »

Minority Report: when you realise that John Anderton being framed is just a small detail in a much bigger web of avents. Brilliantly made, some of Spielbergs best work.

The Shawshank Redemption

The first time I saw The Matrix. I mean come on, at the time finding out the world was just virtual reality was so totaly shocking and mindblowing!
I got a simialr "wow" feeling when I first saw Fight Club.

AI: Many people don't like the suprise ending. I think it's perfect, and one of the most moving moments in film ever!

Jurassic Bark
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« Reply #19 on: 11-08-2003 15:44 »

Momento is full of plot twists from start to beginning. You can be sure of what's actually happening until it's finished. Fantastic film though.

Just a couple of random ones since most of the famous ones have already been said.

Battle of Britain


Von Ryan's Express

(Guess)

I don't know if you'd call it a plot twist but

For a Few Dollars More
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« Reply #20 on: 11-08-2003 17:01 »

The ending of "Matrix Revolutions" caught me semi-off guard.

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« Reply #21 on: 06-18-2007 15:28 »

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I'd have to say Donnie Darko, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (book), and Soylent Green had some good plot twists, but The Empire Strikes Back and Planet of the Apes had the best plot twists of all movies. Also of mention is Eternal Sunshine, as the whole movie has many plot twists.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-18-2007 16:16 »

I'd like to twist your plot.   flirt

A couple of people mentioned The Ring. Really? Realllllly?
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« Reply #23 on: 06-18-2007 17:10 »

I should make a movie about what happend to me last month. It has a plot twist.
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« Reply #24 on: 06-18-2007 19:53 »

Memento was a decent plot twist, although it was over hyped. The Usual Suspects was the best plot twist I've ever seen.

The Usual Suspects:

Memento:
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« Reply #25 on: 06-18-2007 22:55 »

director's cut of blade runner: deckard's a replicant?!
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« Reply #26 on: 06-21-2007 07:51 »

The Village?
Not the greatest film in the world but sure has hell didn't see that coming.

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« Reply #27 on: 06-21-2007 10:10 »

The Empire Strikes Back:


Sure, these days nobody would make a big fuss about it, but back then it must have been a shock to some.

Also, The Sixth Sense.

Not really the "I can see dead people" thing, but rather that
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« Reply #28 on: 06-21-2007 10:40 »

 
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The Village?
Not the greatest film in the world but sure has hell didn't see that coming.

Seriously?  You didnt?  Wow.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-21-2007 13:00 »

Wasn't any indication as far as I could see. Then again, I did pick it up half an hour in =/
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« Reply #30 on: 06-21-2007 14:18 »

For a tv series I would say from Bablyon 5 and the Valeen revalation, sure there were pleanty of hints but was a surprise...also makes me wonder how it would have been done if certain characters had remained in the series throughout.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-21-2007 15:47 »

You mean if Sinclair had stayed on as CO of Babylon 5 instead of being replaced by Sheridan?  I suspect that it would have been left until the end of the series.  With the time travel involved, the "War Without End" storyline could have taken place almost anytime.  Maybe it would have been the series finale.
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« Reply #32 on: 06-21-2007 16:12 »

I beleive that was the plan. I heard that bascially his story reamined unchanged they just gave it to Sheridan (thus the again in War without end would of been due to his death on Zah'adum) of course that would also of meant a relationship with Deleen...which considering who he was would be kinda wrong.
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« Reply #33 on: 06-21-2007 18:29 »

The scene where Buffy and Spike had this big fight which ended up them having sex with each other. That did shock and excites me the first time I saw it
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« Reply #34 on: 06-21-2007 18:38 »
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Wait, what? I don't remember making this thread!
AIEEEEEE!!

Anyway, Return Of The Jedi:
Tiny, funny looking, mentally challenged Ewoks essentially destroy an Galaxy sized military Empire of evil...   no no
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« Reply #35 on: 06-21-2007 21:54 »

[Shyamalan]What a twist![/Shyamalan]

Hide and Seek had a really good twist at the end. 
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« Reply #36 on: 06-22-2007 02:47 »

 
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Anyway, Return Of The Jedi:
Tiny, funny looking, mentally challenged Ewoks essentially destroy an Galaxy sized military Empire of evil...    no no

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« Reply #37 on: 06-22-2007 03:54 »

The best trick the devil ever pulled was convicing the world he didn't exist.... and like that  *poof*  he's gone!
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« Reply #38 on: 06-22-2007 19:36 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
I beleive that was the plan. I heard that bascially his story reamined unchanged they just gave it to Sheridan (thus the again in War without end would of been due to his death on Zah'adum) of course that would also of meant a relationship with Deleen...which considering who he was would be kinda wrong.

I wouldn't have thought that Sinclair would have had a relationship with Delenn.  Of course, if the story had gone that way, then Delenn probably wouldn't have turned out to be a descendant of Valen.

I've always been curious about how JMS's original five-year plan for the series must have differed from the final product, what with all the cast changes and the near-cancellation during season four.
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« Reply #39 on: 06-23-2007 13:21 »

Well i think tyey would of had a relationship, they kind of set that up in the episodes where the alian races all showed their religious festivals. Also I think should would still of had to been a decendent for the transformation to take place.

From what I have read on certain sites there would only have been a few minor changes, like the war with no end being the final episode. Another change was to have Catherine Sakai to be the one who went to Zah'adum and bieng the reason for Sinclair to go there. Since there were many parallels between Sinclair and Sheridan, both War heroes, both J.S's amonst other things.

I am also curious as to what happened to Lenier, that and what actaully happen during the Telepath war.
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