Unfortunate Plot Summaries
My favorite unfortunate plot summaries (for which I can take no credit, but appreciate the exercise and might try my hand at in the comments section):
- BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults the mentally ill.
- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Peasant girl develops Stockholm Syndrome.
- CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Deranged pedophile big-business industrialist tortures and mutilates young children.
- CHASING AMY: Homosexuality proved to be passing fancy and sign of sexual deviance.
- DIE HARD: Dysfunctional cop saves marriage by murdering foreign national.
- DONNIE DARKO: Hallucinating teen crushed by airplane engine.
- FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF: Amoral narcissist makes world dance for his amusement.
- GLADIATOR: Convict murders head of state.
- GOOD WILL HUNTING: Underemployed genius squanders prestigious job opportunity to chase trim.
- HARRY POTTER: Celebrity Jock thinks rules don’t apply to him, is right.
- LOLITA: Man encourages step-daughter to take chances.
- STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE: Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands.
- STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Boy is abused by midget, kisses sister, attempts patricide.
- STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI: Handicapped mass murderer kills septugenarian, is lauded.
- SUPERBAD: Boys plan date-rape, sleep together.
- TAXI DRIVER: Modern dating proves challenging for working class man.
- THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Mel Gibson fulfills fantasy of showing a Jew beaten to a bloody pulp and killed on-screen.
- TWILIGHT: Girl gives up college for stalker.
- V FOR VENDETTA: Dystopian government overthrown by faceless conformity.
- WALL-E: Obsolete robot disrupts big business, disrupts lives of millions of innocent civilians.
- WAR OF THE WORLDS: Immigrants face difficulty acclimating.
- WATCHMEN: Homosexual destroys New York, blames God.
Not sure if that should have warranted a spoiler warning, but I think not.
See? Phrasing can be fun!