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Old October 10 2009, 11:12 AM   #15
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Re: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

Here are some additions that could work. Beware spoilers!

District 9 - White government worker supports campaign to return illegal immigrants to their home after torturing many of them and killing several of their children.

Iron Man - Critically wounded philanderer/alcoholic/weapons manufacturer has epiphany, stops selling weapons, becomes one.

Frost/Nixon - Foppish Brit embarrasses former American leader on international television, is hailed as person of high moral standing.

The Incredible Hulk - Split personality causes terrible problems for a scientist, his loved ones, the US military and private property.

Carnivale - Filthy transient insurgent and allies in caravan attempt to murder an extremely religious and important western leader because God told them to. They fail.

Y: The Last Man - Man, searching for his girlfriend in a post-apocalyptic world for five years, only cheats on her a few times.

A Boy and His Dog - After beating her small-town family and friends violently after being politely invited into their home, a young rapist forces himself upon and murders a woman, then feeds her to his "talking dog".

Transmetropolitan - Renegade chain-smoking journalist has unhealthy obsession with politicians' bowel movements.

The Truman Show - Ignorant, ungrateful brat walks out on supportive father figure and community without so much as a "thank you" simply because he's tired of living at home.

The Prisoner - A man learns to lovingly accept conformity through his increasingly unacceptable individuality.

Farscape - Illegal immigrant murders a soldier, teams up with convicted felons and attempts to bring down the political structure of his new home.

THX 1138 - Man escapes confining totalitarian society, presumably dies of starvation or sunstroke.

The Night of the Hunter - Young children, unable to accept their new stepfather, run away despite his best efforts to get them to acclimate to their new lives.

Network - Newsman who threatens public suicide receives public execution.

Casablanca - Bartender gives up the chance to spend the rest of his days with an ex-girlfriend, heads off to a foreign country to live with another man.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Bolivian army swiftly deals with two insurgents.

Being There - Mentally deficient reincarnation of Christ selected by Illuminati to become next American President.

Primer - Two scientists team up to give the audience a headache.

Kings - Monarch turns his back on his god, wonders why bad things happen to him, attempts to repress his divinely-selected competition.

Supernatural - Man and young girl spend years attempting to release their father from prison after he is jailed on false charges. Before, during and after this, they are repeatedly confronted by two brothers who really like shooting and stabbing them.

Children of Men - Babies stop wars for at least 15 seconds.

Animal Man - Author convinces main character "it was all a dream." It was.

Lost Highway - Creepy videographer has the ability to bi-locate, laugh in stereo.

Blade Runner - Secret policeman trained to pursue, murder minority group is tasked with homicide, has sex with robot.

Star Wars - Son rejects father's legacy as a hero-turned-villain, decides to forge his own path of heroism, becomes skilled mass-murderer who resembles his father more and more on a daily basis. Later discovers he has a sibling he never knew he had who has similar abilities, and together the two team up with robots, aliens and humans to take down an evil empire.

Invincible - Son rejects father's legacy as a hero-turned-villain, decides to forge his own path of heroism, becomes skilled mass-murderer who resembles his father more and more on a daily basis. Later discovers he has a sibling he never knew he had who has similar abilities, and together the two team up with robots, aliens and humans to take down an evil empire.

Wonder Woman - Foreign diplomat attempts to be taken seriously on matters of huge importance by the nations of the world while only wearing a bathing suit.

Rescue Me - Mentally ill alcoholic firefighter repeatedly fails to commit suicide after 9/11 and destroys the lives of those around him.

Battlestar Galactica - Universe's oldest living man, his promiscuous wife and their three friends create an army of man-like machines for an armada of silent killers, hope for the best, and are murdered for their troubles.
OR
Battlestar Galactica - Self-involved scientist's libido leads to the creation of the human race as we know it. You're welcome.

The Mist - After the military causes the accidental deaths of untold innocents, a woman in a small town starts a Christian revival camp that grows rapidly.

The Essex County Trilogy - Six Degrees of Canadian Bacon.

Helter Skelter - Hippie leader arrested, convicted on charges of impersonating a deity.

King Lear - Dying, crazy leader takes all his advice from a peppy lunatic.

Henry V - Believing he will be welcomed with open arms and his men greeted as liberators, the son of a nation's former leader launches an invasion of a much weaker nation in his father's name.

Hung - The Punisher slays the wicked with his colossal artillery.

Civil War (Marvel Comics) - The Military Industrial Complex attempts to arrest the symbol of the United States before passing the proper legislation. An Aryan kills a giant black man.

Children of the Atom - Superpowered minority group looked upon with fear, disgust, concern and suspicion.

X-Men - Superpowered minority group looked upon with fear, disgust, concern and suspicion.

Rising Stars - Superpowered minority group looked upon with fear, disgust, concern and suspicion.

The 4400 - Superpowered minority group looked upon with fear, disgust, concern and suspicion.

Heroes - Superpowered minority group looked upon with fear, disgust, concern and suspicion.

Lost - Ex-monk and former soldier turned mentally-disturbed alcoholic time traveling Scotsman crashes an airplane and ruins the lives of all aboard, but they are able to forgive him on account of how damn lovable he is

Prison Break - Convicted attempted bank robber tries to free assassin, pedophile, Mafioso from jail; hilarity ensues.

Promethea - A young woman steps through the looking glass of reality and her life is radically altered by what she sees and learns there, much of which serves as ironic reflections of her own world.

The Lady Vanishes - A mysteriously nigh-indestructible senior citizen routinely evades capture, torture, murder with ease.

Secret Invasion - Angry minority group launches attack on New York City in the name of God after activating several sleeper agents who have been hiding in plain sight for years.

Smallville - See Peter Pan.

Oz - After ingesting too many intoxicants, a down-to-earth audience surrogate is whisked away to the wondrous Emerald City, which features warped versions of friends, family and acquaintances from his home life, and encounters several obstacles -- attempted murder, kidnapping and persecution -- in an attempt to return home.

South Park - A young boy in a small mountain town possesses the mysterious ability to frequently resurrect himself, seemingly through sheer force of will.

Arlington Road - A traumatized college professor begins stalking his neighbors and interfering in their lives to the point where his behavior becomes erratic and unpredictable, leading those close to him to wonder if he's gone crazy with survivor's guilt.

The Avengers - A 90-year-old steroid junkie, an alcoholic philandering billionaire, a schizophrenic deity, a wifebeating scientist with personality disorders, his vertically-challenged wife, a homeless man, a cancer patient, several sideshow freaks and two incestuous European siblings are all that stand between the Earth and total destruction.

Dr. Strangelove - In a time of global catastrophe, one British officer learns that committing crimes against a major soda conglomerate is immoral, no matter what's at stake.
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