If you ask anyone what the best part in a movie is, they will say it is the twist in the movie, the point where one is left baffled as to why we didn’t see it coming. The twists and turns of the movie are the parts worth waiting for. If you watch a three hour long movie, it does not feel like wasted time if only the ten minute scene, in which the twist lies, is worth it. It is considered money well spent. But if pray tell the twists or twist is a spat on the face of the word twist, only then it is considered money-that-should-have-gone-to-charity! If you are not entirely clear as to what we are saying then please continue reading this article where we highlight movie twists that were oh-so-obvious that it actually hurt.
10. Phone Booth : Movie Twists
The movie phone booth that gained popularity because of Colin Farell’s amazing acting and the way it was picturised to be so claustrophobic, had one of the most boring and not-in-your-face twists ever. The story revolves around Colin being stuck in a phone booth with the killer on the line and a sniper trained right at him. They made the audience believe that the killer was the pizza guy when it was so obvious that he was not mainly because the difference in the accent and the way the killer spoke on the phone. What a goof that was! And to think that the director thought this will be the twist of the century.
9. Captain America – The Winter Soldier
The next twist in the movie that was so not a twist might as well have been a twist if it had not been for trailers that ruined it! In the first half of the movie they show Nick Fury (the character has been played by none other than Samuel L Jackson) gets killed by bullets and does not recover from the wounds. The trailers, however, showed him to be up and alive, fighting while wounded which obviously meant that he will survive. Now the twist would have been amazing if the trailers had not shown that so by the fault of whomever, the twist fell flat!
8. Johnny Depp – Secret Window
Well needless to say, there are only so much Fight Clubs that a person could take before they start seeing right through them. In the secret window, Johnny Depp plays a writer and then some shadowy looking figure points a finger at him, calling him guilty of plagiarism. Now this would have really worked if they trailers (yet again the ones ruining the plots and twists) has not indicated that the shadowy figure was not real and was actually a figment of Depp’s own imagination. Way to rain on our parade. We saw right through it and instead of shocked gasps, the cinema house was filled with laughter and the movie unfolded.
7. The Saw Finale
We are calling the SAW finale but really, it is only the Finale for the time being as we have no idea what the coming years would bring. For the time being, however, let us talk about the oh-so-big turn of events in the film. So what happens is that the first victim of Jigsaw moonlights as the sole survivor and actually Jigsaw’s successor. Wow, weren’t we surprised! It was pretty obvious for many reasons especially in the beginning of the film where he is seen as part of a self-help group. It was fairly obvious that he had a major role.
6. The Notebook
The notebook is one of those overly sweet romantic films that you will only like if you have recently turned of age and cannot seem to keep your love hormones under control. In this movie, the old man is reading to an old lady who has dementia and does not remember a thing. Again, you will only be surprised that it is the same couple whose love story the old man is reading if you a young girl of 13 or 14 looking for love. Still, for all those cheesy romance fans, the twist fared as a good ending which is enough for them.