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Old October 10 2009, 11:39 AM   #16
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Re: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

Dexter: Man with eccentric hobby wants to settle down.
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Old October 10 2009, 11:43 AM   #17
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TITANIC: Rich British brat refuses to share flotation device with poor American guy, lets him drown instead.
Jack didn't drown, he died of exposure due to the 20-degree water he was in.
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Old October 10 2009, 11:57 AM   #18
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Re: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

Every Quentin Tarantino movie in existence: A bunch of people shoot each other while saying "Fuck". The end.
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Old October 10 2009, 11:58 AM   #19
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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.
That describes Dune & Dune Messiah more than it does Star Wars.
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Old October 10 2009, 01:13 PM   #20
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Star Trek: Hard-working man of mixed race perseveres in the face of his coworkers' bigotry and mocking.

The Next Generation: Frenchman embarassed by his heritage fakes a British accent and clings to stereotypical British hobbies to fit in.

Deep Space Nine: Mentally unstable sci-fi writer inserts a messianic Mary Sue into Star Trek.

Voyager: Woman starship captain wrecks ship and strands crew moments after leaving space dock. Immediately turns to male starship captain for assistance.
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Old October 10 2009, 03:15 PM   #21
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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.
sounds more like the Ultimates.

Equilibrium: Emotionally repressive Government agent kills lots of civilians before going postal and murdering co-workers and boss.
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Old October 10 2009, 06:14 PM   #22
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FACE/OFF: Government agent abuses power, abducts child after killing the mother and father.
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Old October 10 2009, 06:47 PM   #23
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WORLD TRADE CENTER: Rag-tag group of underdogs succeed at a massive undertaking despite overwhelming odds, credit success with faith in God.
Wow.
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Old October 10 2009, 08:03 PM   #24
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The Incredibles : A disgraced super-hero has to be rescued by his family.

This one was actually used by a cable company in their on-air guide.
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Old October 10 2009, 08:09 PM   #25
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PULP FICTION: Hitman teaches dancer the difference between Old Testament and New Testament.

FRIDAY THE 13TH: Sex + drugs + alcohol = A horrible death.
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Old October 10 2009, 08:53 PM   #26
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I got a some ideas:

ALF: Family harbors illegal alien, lies to friends and family and police, makes neighbors co-conspirators.

The A-Team: Escaped prisoners wonder around, trouncing the law, resisting arrest, and regularly causing damage and destruction.


Frasier: "Elitist" artsy snob who drinks wine regularly, is ex-alcoholic, and tried to committ suicide, gives people advice as a radio therapist.












TrekBBS: Nerds who live in their parents basement, fat people, and right-wing morons join forces to insure negative population growth.
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Old October 10 2009, 10:16 PM   #27
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TrekBBS: Nerds who live in their parents basement, fat people, and right-wing morons join forces to insure negative population growth.
I'm none of those. Which are you?
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Old October 10 2009, 10:32 PM   #28
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TrekBBS: Nerds who live in their parents basement, fat people, and right-wing morons join forces to insure negative population growth.
I'm none of those. Which are you?
It's called humor.




Though if you've been to TNZ, that last line is pretty accurate...
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Old October 10 2009, 10:42 PM   #29
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ALIENS: An unplanned pregnancy leads to complications.
In some ways, I think this may be a more accurate summary of Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection.
When I saw that one, I thought Alien 3.

I like the Titanic summary. Reminds me of why I hate the way they end the film.
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Old October 10 2009, 11:23 PM   #30
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The ST:TMP and Firefly synopses are note-perfect.

Oddly enough, this one:

ATLAS SHRUGGED: Selfish industrialist destroys economy
...is entirely accurate and ought to be agreed upon by both admirers and detractors of the book - the only disagreement would be on whether you're cheering the bastard on.
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