Twitter has started to “explain a film plot badly” in its latest trending hashtag of hilarity. Users from across the internet have weighed in with up to 140 characters explaining some of our favorite (and some well-hated) films.
The challenge here is to take a movie you’ve probably seen several times and summarize it so vaguely that nobody would guess what it is. One example riffs on the classic Bill Murray comedy, Ghostbusters, telling us little more than a comedic summary of how it ends. JessaKent said, “four dudes toast a marshmallow.”
Several others attempt to explain a film plot badly, as well. The following tweets are some of the better examples.
A horror classic gets its turn when a Twitter user gives a summary about Halloween.
— BBC SPORT (@BBCSPERT) December 13, 2015
Another horror classic, Friday the 13th, gets similarly slashed.
— Eric Weiss (@ZombieRiot) December 13, 2015
Another Twitter user takes on a budget horror franchise by telling us vaguely about The Human Centipede.
A horrific film for completely different reasons, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, gets pulled apart for possibly George Lucas’ worst character idea ever.
The original Star Wars film, A New Hope, also ends up looking a lot worse.
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight even earns a hilarious attempt to explain a film plot badly.
— Kirk Sutherland (@_KirkSutherland) December 13, 2015
Tim Burton’s Batman also gets its film plot badly explained.
— Andrew Tumilty (@AndrewTumilty) December 13, 2015
Sam Raimi’s initially successful attempt at directing something other than a horror franchise ends up sounding like a bad porn.
David Bowie’s family musical, Labyrinth, isn’t spared either, as the explanation focuses on how wrong his character could look from a different perspective.
J.K. Rowling’s “boy who lived” almost sounds like someone nobody could relate to when someone riffs on the Harry Potter films.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor gets the badly explained film plot treatment, as well.
The Macaulay Culkin Christmas classic, Home Alone, gets its turn when a Twitter user simply describes one popular scene.
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) December 13, 2015
The Pat Morita martial arts classic ends up sounding really horrible.
Yet another classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, gets an explanation which makes the titular character sound a lot more menacing.
#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly A drug crazed lunatic slowly kills children in front of their parents one by one😂 pic.twitter.com/V9vLrCGFSN
— Andrew Couture (@Couturesworld) December 13, 2015
Do you have any favorites or ideas for how to explain a film plot badly?
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