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Top 10 Funniest Poorly Explained Film Plots

Top 10 Funniest Poorly Explained Film Plots

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Sometimes it’s all in the phrasing…

Simplicity can be great in many ways, but when it comes to the premise of a movie sometimes simplicity can expose the absurdity behind it all. counts down the ‘Top 10 Funniest Poorly Explained Film Plots.’

10. The “Twilight” Saga

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. – IMDB

Poorly Explained Film Plot - Twilght

9. “A Nightmare On Elm Street”

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. – IMDB

8. The “Harry Potter” Film Series

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. – IMDB

PoorlyExplainedFilmPlot - Harry Potter

7. “Spider-Man”

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. – IMDB

PoorlyExplainedFilmPlot - Spider-Man

6. “The Dark Knight”

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. – IMDB

PoorlyExplainedFilmPlot - The Dark Knight

5. “The Human Centipede”

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others’ rectums. – IMDB

PoorlyExplainedFilmPlot - The Human Centipede

4. “The Lord Of The Rings” Film Series

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. – IMDB

PoorlyExplainedFilmPlot - The Lord Of The Rings

3. “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there’s an adventure in everything. – IMDB

PoorlyExplainedFilmPlot - Willy Wonka


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2. “The Hunger Games” Film Series

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. – IMDB

PoorlyExplainedFilmPlot - HUnger Games

1. “Labyrinth”

A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. – IMDB

Top 10 Poorly Explained Movie Plots - Labyrinth

Which Poorly Explained Film Plot is YOUR favorite? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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Eric Pace

My favorite was the Hunger Games one.







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