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Old November 23 2009, 03:05 AM   #1
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the BIG blunder..

Can you think of a movie where the good guys make create a big plan, a lot of screen time is put towards it, and...poof..it ends up not working so great?

Spock's goof in TREK XI might rank up there. Can you think of others?

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Old November 23 2009, 03:06 AM   #2
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The opening operations of the first Mission: Impossble.
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Old November 23 2009, 03:14 AM   #3
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Re: the BIG blunder..

TNG BoBW pt 2:

"Mr. Worf... fire."

We spent the whole summer trying to figure out how Locutus was going to survive the Enterprise's attack without ever considering that it just might not work... ...
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Old November 23 2009, 03:20 AM   #4
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TNG BoBW pt 2:

"Mr. Worf... fire."

We spent the whole summer trying to figure out how Locutus was going to survive the Enterprise's attack without ever considering that it just might not work... ...
"Mr. Worf...fire."

nothing happens...

Directors cut next line from Riker..

"Shit"
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Old November 23 2009, 04:41 AM   #5
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Re: the BIG blunder..

The attack on the castle in Prince Caspian comes to mind.
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Old November 23 2009, 04:49 AM   #6
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RobertScorpio wrote: View Post
Spock's goof in TREK XI might rank up there.
What goof are you talking about here, exactly?

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Old November 23 2009, 04:55 AM   #7
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Re: the BIG blunder..

RobertScorpio wrote: View Post
Can you think of a movie where the good guys make create a big plan, a lot of screen time is put towards it, and...poof..it ends up not working so great?

Spock's goof in TREK XI might rank up there. Can you think of others?

Rob
I'm going to, in part, mention the final battle plan in ID4. Their plan:

Take these 15-mile wide spaceships and disable their defenses. It's a miracle that could even work considering at that time Windows would shit itself if you tried to get hook-up a new printer to it. But, somehow, -even with a Mac- Goldblum's character is able to hack into a completely alien computer system that scientists have only had access to for a couple days and disable it's defenses. Fine, though, that part ended up working.

The next part, miracle of miracles, ends up working as the psionic aliens don't gleam this plan, but they're able to comunicate this plan and organize it within hours by using morse code! But, fine, that worked.

So the fighters around Area 51 take off -led by the POTUS, like he would even be alowed to go up no matter what he thinls- and they fire off all of their missiles on their fighter jets, while also fighting off the alien fighters. Now, the alien ship is huge so they likely outnumber the earth fighters by 1000:1. But, fine, the earth-fighters are able to fight off the shit-loads of alien fighters. So they attack they huge mothership with their missiles, end up firing all of them and do nothing to the mothership. Gee! Go figure! The president misses his last shot at the alien ship core. They're screwed.

If only their was a drunken crop-duster pilot to save them!

Sure, it wasn't a big blunder as it miracuously ended up working -they communicated another world-wide morse code message how to take down the huge alien ship with one friggin missile from an earth fighter-crafy. But it very nearly was.
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Old November 23 2009, 04:56 AM   #8
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Saving Romulus? Sort of takes place before the events in the movie.
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Old November 23 2009, 04:57 AM   #9
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Saving Romulus? Sort of takes place before the events in the movie.
Actualy after them.
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Old November 23 2009, 05:30 AM   #10
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Well, going by the movie trailer, the heist in Armored doesn't go as planned, and not only that, the trailer gives away all the major plot points!
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Old November 23 2009, 05:32 AM   #11
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
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Saving Romulus? Sort of takes place before the events in the movie.
Actualy after them.
See what I mean?
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Old November 23 2009, 09:00 AM   #12
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In The Boondock Saints, absolutely none of their plans go as planned, except for the toilet toss which was a very hasty plan.

Aliens: We'll just barricade ourselves in this secure room here and let our automatic guns do all the work. Oops, guns ran out of ammo. Oops, aliens don't need to come in through the door.

Alien Vs. Predator: We'll make a fortune off of this temple in Antarc- (slaughter slaughter slaughter)

Aliens Vs. Predator 2: Let's wait in the town square for the government to pick us up! (NUKE)
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Old November 23 2009, 09:03 AM   #13
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I loved that aspect of Mystery Men - our band of misfit heroes come up with a plan to rescue 'captain amazing' - but then end up killing him by accident as soon as they find him.
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Old November 23 2009, 09:10 AM   #14
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though not science fiction I can't help but think of Reservoir Dogs
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Old November 23 2009, 05:57 PM   #15
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though not science fiction I can't help but think of Reservoir Dogs
Good one...and what about Executive Decision? Steven Segal dies before even getting on the plane.

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