10 plot twist clues that redditors called bad cinema


Knives Out 2 will arrive on Netflix in December, and it’s shaping up to be a riveting, star-studded murder mystery like its predecessor. There will no doubt be so many double crosses and a ton of twists and turns, and just like the original movie, it’s likely to give subtle hints of those twists throughout the runtime.

The original film was so subtle that viewers thought what were hints of twists were actually bad cinema. But Knives out wasn’t the only movie to make Redditors think that. Between a jeans-wearing extra in an 1800s movie and Lupita Nyong’o having no beat, fans at first thought it was gaffes and continuity errors.


The Sixth Sense (1999)

The sixth sense is one of the most accomplished directorial debuts of all time, as it established the trademark of director M. Night Shyamalan’s shocking twist endings. At the end, it’s revealed that Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) was dead the whole time, but there were hints of the ending throughout the film.

PilsburyDohMeeple notes: “During the play there is a relative filming the scene directly behind Bruce Willis’ head. I remember being super annoyed with the placement because there was no way the camera could have see anything with his head in the way.” But considering he was a ghost all along, it makes perfect sense. However, since the film begins with the death of the protagonist, it technically wasn’t a plot twist at all.

The Village (2004)

Although this marked the beginning of Shyamalan’s downfall, as audiences began to understand his schtick, The village always has a great ending, after tricking viewers into believing the film is set in the 19th century, it is revealed that it is actually in the present day and was built for people who wanted to be protected from the outside world .

Some clues hint at the ending, as Skatykats explains, “In the beginning, there was a guy who wore jeans, and I was so proud of my sharpness that drew attention to an error in the accuracy of the suit.” Members of film crews often enter film shots by mistake, which seemed to be the case in The villagebut it was an ingenious clue.

Fight Club (1999)

There are so many clues in fight club this hint that the narrator and Tyler Durden are the same person, so much so that it’s kind of surprising that hardly anyone saw the twist ending. But one of the cleverest clues also turned out to be a major continuity error.

WarmMoistLeather comments, “In fight club, Tyler is driving and the narrator is in the front passenger seat. After the crash, the car is upside down so it’s easy to miss it, but Tyler comes out the passenger side.” In all honesty, something like that could very well have been a mistake, and that was just lucky that makes sense in terms of the final reveal.

Shutter Island (2010)

shutter island follows two detectives as they try to locate a patient at a mental institution who has disappeared, only the final act reveals that these detectives are really patients themselves. Busstamove14 took a hint at the ending for bad acting, explaining, “So many freebies from the jump specifically for Mark Ruffalo’s character. As soon as they get to the island, he fumbles with his gun like he doesn’t had never seen him before.”

So many other moments in shutter island could be mistaken for bad cinema, although that’s nearly impossible given that acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese is at the helm. Near the start of the film, a character drinks from an empty glass, which many would think was a mistake, but it all just leads to the shocking ending.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

The usual suspects is one of the best movies where the protagonist is the villain, but no one knows until the very end. After telling a detailed but completely fabricated story, it is revealed that the seemingly incompetent, limping Verbal Kint is actually the dreaded Keyser Soze, and that he does not limp at all.

Gangringo was kicking himself after realizing that what they thought was bad cinema was actually a dead giveaway from the twist. The Redditor comments: “In The usual suspectsit shows a close-up of Verbal walking with his signature limp, but the side of his shoe isn’t scuffed and worn like it would be if he walked like that all the time.”

The Prestige (2006)

Prestige is an epic showdown between two magicians in the late 1800s, but one of the magicians, Alfred Borden, could only pull off his magic tricks if there were two of them. It is revealed at the end that Alfred has a twin brother who has been in disguise his whole life and has always claimed to be Alfred’s best friend. Primetime22 believed that the lack of character development was poor scripting.

The Redditor mentions: “I clearly remember thinking it was weird that the movie apparently wanted me to care so much about Christian Bale’s friend despite his underdevelopment. The ending hit me like a train and I I was pissed that I didn’t catch it.” The fact that the film is hesitant to give viewers details about the character actually draws more attention to him. And that’s why some audiences accurately predicted the end of the twist.

At Knives Out (2019)

The murder mystery movie had become pretty stale until Knives out appeared in 2019, as it breathed new life into the genre, and it was full of clues about the many twists and turns. The fact that Harlan was not murdered and was in fact an accidental death was the film’s main plot twist, which was hinted at when the novelist had no symptoms of poisoning. .

But Shikokukun attributed this to poor writing. The Redditor notes: “At first I thought it odd that Harlan never showed any of the symptoms of poisoning that Marta was describing, up to and including his death, but wrote so like ‘I guess it would be ‘it won’t be fun to watch.’”

Remembrance (2001)

Before Christopher Nolan made the smartest, mind-blowing blockbuster movies, he made the low-budget crime thriller Memento. The film follows Leonard Shelby as he tries to find his wife’s killer, but it’s an even bigger struggle than it would otherwise be given that he suffers from amnesia, and it’s one of the best murder mysteries of all time.

Although it’s much lower budget and doesn’t have a blockbuster feel, it still has a typical Nolan-esque twist. It is revealed that Leonard has created a riddle for himself that he will never be able to solve, which would lead him to never really know who his wife’s killer is or if he really killed the right person. Ncsuandrew12 mentions, “I thought it was pretty unrealistic for someone in his condition to come close to tracking down a murderer.”

We (2019)

It’s a shame the Academy doesn’t recognize good work in horror movies, because Lupita Nyong’o deserved an Oscar nomination for her role in We. She essentially plays two different versions of the same character; one is a normal civilian and the other is an evil doppelganger who has lived underground his entire life.

But the ending reveals that the two variants were swapped at a young age, and this is hinted at throughout the film, as the doppelganger does things that seem a little off. AutomaticEducation52 noticed one of them, which they mistook for Nyong’o having no rhythm, noting, “We when Lupita has no beat in the car.” The studio even had the audacity to put the clip in the trailer.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Who is the dog pointing at in this scene Spider-Man: Far From Home for what seemed like bad cinema. The Redditor comments: “They nerfed Nick Fury in Far from home, wise personality. He was still grumpy and mean, but not as all-knowing and smart as in all the other movies. I called it lazy writing to make room for Mysterio to fool everyone.”

Nick Fury never acted like himself in the movie. Even in his first introduction outside of the opening scene, he shoots teenaged Ned in the neck with a tranquilizer dart. While Fury had always been outspoken and direct, he had never molested a child so casually. But the reason is that Fury was really a Skrull the entire time.

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