17 Twisted Plot Summaries That Will Change How You View Your Favorite Movies
Everything in life comes down to perception, so why should your favorite films be any different? When told from a different point of view, some of the most well-known stories in history start to sound like something altogether different.
Make no mistake, the following alternate movie synopses may alter your perception of your favorite films forever. You've been warned.
THE DARK KNIGHT
Two outlaws square off in a destructive battle of pride in order to reveal the other's true identity. Meanwhile a metropolitan city pays the price.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
A young girl shuns her royal bloodline (as well as her entire species) and sets out on a mission to permanently disfigure her body in order to be with a man that might not truly love her.
An orphaned dirt farmer is approached by an elderly stranger and is told that he has been chosen by a mysterious force to save the galaxy from his estranged father.
To accomplish this, he must utilize the very weapon that was pried from his father's charred and severed arm so many years ago.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
A teenage girl is transported to a fantastical land where she promptly murders and loots the body of one of the inhabitants before teaming up with three locals on her quest to kill again.
H/T Rick Polito
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
A charismatic king makes an attempt to broaden his cultural knowledge before he is sabotaged by his own people, nearly resulting in his demise.
The greatest love story of our generation is cut short because one girl refused to scoot over.
THE LION KING
An arrogant king banishes a member of his family, as well as several other citizens that he sees unfit for his kingdom, to a desolate wasteland where danger lurks and food is scarce.
After the king's throne is usurped by his brother, his son follows this example and spends years plotting to murder his uncle so that he may finally rise to power.
Nine troublesome children steal a man's prized possession and then hand it over to a menacing beast, who destroys the item almost instantly.
The protagonist's wife is murdered by a serial killer while his son is left physically disabled. After his son is kidnapped, the man must travel thousands of miles with the help of a mentally unstable woman in order to get him back.
An underage girl is harassed by seven older men until a wise queen saves her from a fate worse than death by poisoning her food.
Mankind seems determined to interfere with the natural order of the world. As a result, mother nature has no choice but to fight back in an epic struggle against man that reaches a bloody climax.
HARRY POTTER SERIES
An orphaned boy, ungrateful for the care that has been provided to him, disobeys several direct orders from his guardian and faces death on multiple occasions.
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
A deranged candy tycoon enslaves a primitive race of humanoids in order to build his empire from the sweat of their labor. When five young chocolate enthusiasts are granted access to his enigmatic factory, he cunningly leads them one-by-one to their demise.
Two incompetent FBI agents offend the masses by acting out a slew of racial and sexual stereotypes, all so a pair of spoiled sisters don't have to be seen with scratches on their faces.
Negligent parents leave their demented underage son at home to fend for himself for an extended period of time. The boy tragically forgets how to dial 911 and instead resorts to a series of Rube Goldberg-esqe booby traps to destroy the body and soul of two petty criminals who try to break into his home.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
A band of mangy misfits sets out on a life-threatening mission towards a volcano, where they must destroy an outdated piece of cursed jewelry that they could have simply thrown in the fireplace to begin with.
An aspiring chef grows more surprised every day that his father's restaurant hasn't closed due to rat infestation.