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Old June 25th, 2008, 2:48 pm
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Plot twists in movies you never saw coming?

What plot twists in movies did you never see coming?

For me, I would say: (and I will leave these in spoilers)

Batman Begins:
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Liam Neeson's character turning out to be the bad guy.


Sixth Sense
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Bruce Willis' character turning out to be dead!


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Old June 25th, 2008, 3:38 pm
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Sixth Sense
That's one of the nicest plot wtists by (more) recent movies I think, definitely didn't see itc oming. There're some small mistakes when one knows, still in my opinion that's a minor, but the effect still works.

Star Wars might have had one of the most surprising twists, while not exactly a new one. It's not stunning any more when one sees similar things in nowaday movies, still
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Vader being daddy must habe been quite surprising for past cinema visitors
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What plot twists in movies did you never see coming?

For me, I would say: (and I will leave these in spoilers)

Batman Begins:
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Liam Neeson's character turning out to be the bad guy.


Sixth Sense
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Bruce Willis' character turning out to be dead!
Yeah, the first time I watch the Sixth Sense, and then in the end I found that [spoiler], I actually said outload, 'Woh, didn't see that coming! '

And my dad laughed at me because it was his fourth time to see the movie.


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The Sting:
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When the girl turns out to be a professional killer, the guy you think a killer turns out to be a bodyguard, and the FBI agent pursuing Robert Redford turns out to be another member of the gang. And all that in ten minutes!


Vertigo:
Of course, the less you can expect from Hitchcock is a nice plot twist, but there are very few as good as this.
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When you find out that the girl isn't as dead as she looked.



L.A Confidential:
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That the criminal mind behind the slauguhter at the beginning of the movie is, actually, the Police Captain.


Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Well, there are many to choose (the plot turns upside-down every five minutes), but this is the biggest:
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That the judge turns out to be a cartoon, and that it was him who killed Eddie's brother.


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And my dad laughed at me because it was his fourth time to see the movie.
My dad actually fell for a spoiler I guess I don't have to hide here when he complained to me while watching POA movie how boring it would be since Rowlings series obviously showed the bad boy Sirius in the beginning already.


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The Hitchcock film Psycho!, has a very interesting Plot Twist:
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In the end you find out that Norman Bates is dressing up like his mother and killing people that he gets too close to. It's a common case of multiple personality disorder that I actually didn't see coming when I saw the film! Mostly because I saw him carrying his mother around the house, and it looked like she was alive!


That's probably one of my favorite plot twists.


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The Sixth Sense totally got me! I never ever thought that was going to happen.

Also, Hide and Seek was a big surprise to me.
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By the end it seemed so obvious that the dad was Charlie!


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Saw 4:
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Finding out that Saw 3 and Saw 4 were both happening at the same time. Pretty crazy if you ask me.


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Star Wars might have had one of the most surprising twists, while not exactly a new one. It's not stunning any more when one sees similar things in nowaday movies, still
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Vader being daddy must habe been quite surprising for past cinema visitors
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It was big for 1980. The fact that it's become cliche shows just how big it was.

One for me is The Usual Suspects.


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Fight Club.
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Tyler actually being the narrator...that's one I still can't fully wrap my head around.


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One for me is The Usual Suspects.
Yesssss! I love this movie. I was so mad at myself at the end since I didn't catch it. I stormed around for a few minutes saying I knew it should have been him
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(Kevin Spacey)...
as soon as I saw his name come on the screen at the beginning of the movie.


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Re: Plot twists in movies you never saw coming?

In Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

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The police cars arriving at the end and arresting all of them! I heard that they did that because they ran out of money during the making of the film, and couldn't do a proper ending.

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Sixth Sense. Hands down. Best twist I ever saw.


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Witness for the Prosecution
I think it was the biggest twist(s) in movies until that time (and still considered by many tol be the biggest). I don't even want to post it here in case some spoiler-peekers read it and have the ending ruined. This is definitely a must-see movie!

Also

Million Dollar Baby
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I thought she'd succeed (and live, at that).


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The Myst, the ending made me cringe for the guy

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The main character drives himself and 4 others (including his son) out into the myst, hoping to escape from the monsters. But the car runs out of gas, and they hear the sounds of the myst all around them. So he takes a pistol and kills the other 4 in the car, and then goes to kill him self, only to find he's out of bullets! So he gets out of the car and starts screaming "Come get me!"....and they do. The army, that is. Yep, not 2 minutes after he kills his son the army comes with tanks and guns and flamethrowers and the myst starts retreating.


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POTC at worlds end
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Will turner getting killed and then becoming captain of the flying dutchman.


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Re: Plot twists in movies you never saw coming?

I agree! POTC 3's twist almost got me confused!


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Re: Plot twists in movies you never saw coming?

The Usual Suspects, for definite, it was a real oh my goodness, it all fits now moment.

As for the Sixth Sense, I saw it pretty late and I'd already heard people talking about the huge twist so while I was watching it I was wondering what the twist could be and while it came as a surprise, it wasn't as surprising as it would have been if I wasn't expecting a twist.


And, this is probably going to sound silly, but the first Shrek film
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I never expected the ending to completely turn Beauty and the Beast on its head. Even though the whole film had ribbed traditional fairy tales. Loved it though.


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Re: Plot twists in movies you never saw coming?

Since it's so new, I strongly, strongly suggest only people who have seen it to read this:

Hancock
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There are 2 storylines. The first one is Hancock trying to become a more non-lazy superhero. The second is him being an angel of God, being built in pairs, and when he gets near his twin, he becomes mortal. His twin happens to be his mentor's wife, truly being his wife. Also, I didn't see it coming that she was his husband from 100's of years ago, them being able to live forever since they are immortal.


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Yeah The Usual Suspects and The Sixth Sense were good ones. I was also surprised by the ending of The Machinist.


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