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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #50 on: 01 Nov 2012, 13:01 »

"A tragic tale where boy and girl spend all of their free time together imagining a magical world where they are king and queen."
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #51 on: 01 Nov 2012, 14:09 »

I would say Dora the Explorer, but she's not an adolescent.

Then I put in the wrong word to describe her...nicely done.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #52 on: 01 Nov 2012, 14:54 »


Not a movie, but:

Two French guys travel far and wide while killing and maiming millions, taking drugs made by their elderly friend, utterly destroying the porcine populations of everywhere they go, committing serial robbery from liquor stores, and permanently ruining several historic monuments.  They are looked upon as heroes by their peers, and they are declared to be criminals by every government they come into contact with except for their own.  Hundreds of people, some extremely famous, repeatedly try and fail to stop them, most dying in the attempt.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #53 on: 01 Nov 2012, 14:58 »

"A tragic tale where boy and girl spend all of their free time together imagining a magical world where they are king and queen."


I'd say Bridge to Terabithia, but that's not exactly misleading as a description.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #54 on: 01 Nov 2012, 15:16 »

A gang of armed men kidnap a group of women from a neighbouring town. They imprison their hostages in the frozen wilderness. When the girls' rescuers finally arrive, they must battle the effects of Stockholm syndrome. Reunited with their families, can the girls ever truly be free?
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« Reply #55 on: 01 Nov 2012, 15:31 »

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #56 on: 01 Nov 2012, 15:50 »

A man who played pool in the 60s rekindles his love for the sport with a young hotshot, only to find out that they must both face off in an epic battle of Nine-ball.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #57 on: 01 Nov 2012, 16:12 »

"A tragic tale where boy and girl spend all of their free time together imagining a magical world where they are king and queen."


I'd say Bridge to Terabithia, but that's not exactly misleading as a description.

Damn, I made it too obvious. :-P

Let's try something else... "Some children and an old man get in trouble while their caretaker flirts endlessly with a chimney sweeper."
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #58 on: 01 Nov 2012, 16:51 »

"Some children and an old man get in trouble while their caretaker flirts endlessly with a chimney sweeper."


Oh, come on!  Mary Poppins never led anybody into trouble.   ::)
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #59 on: 01 Nov 2012, 17:01 »


Not a movie, but:

Two French guys travel far and wide while killing and maiming millions, taking drugs made by their elderly friend, utterly destroying the porcine populations of everywhere they go, committing serial robbery from liquor stores, and permanently ruining several historic monuments.  They are looked upon as heroes by their peers, and they are declared to be criminals by every government they come into contact with except for their own.  Hundreds of people, some extremely famous, repeatedly try and fail to stop them, most dying in the attempt.

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #60 on: 01 Nov 2012, 17:01 »

A man who played pool in the 60s rekindles his love for the sport with a young hotshot, only to find out that they must both face off in an epic battle of Nine-ball.

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #61 on: 01 Nov 2012, 17:17 »

Yup, jwhouk got it.  I'm continuously amazed at how few people have actually heard of that series!


For another one, how about:  "A young college student is involved in a severe lab accident, which eventually drives him to kill dozens of people in the name of vigilante justice."
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #62 on: 01 Nov 2012, 17:21 »

Steve Buscemi enjoys a tea party.

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #63 on: 01 Nov 2012, 17:23 »

All of these are great! 

This one is a favorite, because it makes me laugh though it is very easy:

A lonely programmer discovers he's spending more time in a massive multiplayer online game than he ever suspected.

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Swamp Thing?
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #64 on: 01 Nov 2012, 17:47 »

Blyss - That's either Tron or The Matrix.

And P-Flame: That could be Swamp Thing, Incredible Hulk (which wouldn't exactly fit) or Spider Man.

EDIT: Or, The Toxic Avenger.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #65 on: 01 Nov 2012, 17:52 »

"Rich kid has daddy issues and does fancy dress."
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #66 on: 01 Nov 2012, 18:28 »

"Rich kid has daddy issues and does fancy dress."

Batman? :-D
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #67 on: 01 Nov 2012, 18:41 »

Got it in one.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #68 on: 01 Nov 2012, 19:11 »

Blyss - That's either Tron or The Matrix.

Indeed, The Matrix it is.  :D
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #69 on: 01 Nov 2012, 20:15 »


For another one, how about:  "A young college student is involved in a severe lab accident, which eventually drives him to kill dozens of people in the name of vigilante justice."

The Invisible Man?

EDIT: No, wait, that isn't it. Darkman was what I was thinking of.
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« Reply #70 on: 01 Nov 2012, 20:55 »

"Some children and an old man get in trouble while their caretaker flirts endlessly with a chimney sweeper."

Oh, come on!  Mary Poppins never led anybody into trouble.   ::)

Son of a bitch. Well, that's all I have right now...
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #71 on: 01 Nov 2012, 21:24 »

"History repeats itself and three men go drinking."
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #72 on: 01 Nov 2012, 21:27 »

Groundhog Day?
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #73 on: 02 Nov 2012, 01:54 »

In an attempt to save the world from itself, a man takes it upon himself to outwit God.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #74 on: 02 Nov 2012, 02:00 »

Well, that's a bit like Mindgame, but that's far too obscure to figure here (and not really close enough).
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #75 on: 02 Nov 2012, 03:59 »

Oh sorry, it was indeed Harry Potter.

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #76 on: 02 Nov 2012, 05:19 »

I always interpreted it as Harry dying but coming back to life because it was plot-convenient by the power of his mother's love.


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« Reply #77 on: 02 Nov 2012, 06:14 »

I always thought that we were talking Jesus at that point and Harry became a bit Aslan and it all turned mildly problematic for me as a hardened atheist and HP fan.

Fuck it. If I were to get converted I'd choose C of E anyway. Better tunes, man.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #78 on: 02 Nov 2012, 06:24 »

Here's one that may or may not be obvious:

"An adventurous tale involving the discovery that Egyptian gods are really aliens."
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #79 on: 02 Nov 2012, 06:24 »

Stargate

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #80 on: 02 Nov 2012, 08:36 »

It was Spider-Man.

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #81 on: 02 Nov 2012, 08:59 »

"Four short guys and a hobo make a trip."
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« Reply #82 on: 02 Nov 2012, 09:21 »

It was Spider-Man.

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... would that be a better movie or not ...
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #84 on: 02 Nov 2012, 09:30 »

Well, that's a bit like Mindgame, but that's far too obscure to figure here (and not really close enough).

Almost forgot, you are correct that it is incorrect, but that does seem to be an interesting film.

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« Reply #85 on: 02 Nov 2012, 09:35 »

"A group of young adults and their pets hunt down ruthless criminals."
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« Reply #86 on: 02 Nov 2012, 09:56 »

Pokemon
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« Reply #87 on: 02 Nov 2012, 10:00 »

Nope, though it is a TV series so you're on the right track...

And the characters in pokemon are, like, 10. :-P
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« Reply #88 on: 02 Nov 2012, 10:17 »

A rude young man learns manners.
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« Reply #89 on: 02 Nov 2012, 10:43 »

One Flew over the coockoo's nest.
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« Reply #90 on: 02 Nov 2012, 10:47 »

A rude young man learns manners.

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« Reply #91 on: 02 Nov 2012, 11:32 »

"A group of young adults and their pets hunt down ruthless criminals."

Well DUH. Scooby Doo.
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« Reply #92 on: 02 Nov 2012, 11:51 »

Fuck it. If I were to get converted I'd choose C of E anyway. Better tunes, man.


That's why I go to an Episcopal church - they're the American Anglicans. 


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« Reply #93 on: 02 Nov 2012, 12:16 »

"A man works a mundane job, isolated from other people, and eventually finds out that his employer has had him replaced."
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« Reply #94 on: 02 Nov 2012, 12:30 »

"A man works a mundane job, isolated from other people, and eventually finds out that his employer has had him replaced."

The 6th Day?

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« Reply #96 on: 02 Nov 2012, 15:35 »

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« Reply #97 on: 02 Nov 2012, 15:36 »

"A bewildered teenage boy fends off his mother's disturbing and unnatural attraction to him."

Back to the Future.

"Four short guys and a hobo make a trip."

The Fellowship of the Ring.


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« Reply #98 on: 02 Nov 2012, 16:09 »

The Fellowship of the Ring.
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« Reply #99 on: 02 Nov 2012, 16:55 »

A lawyer travels abroad on an errand for a client, and is held against his will.  Meanwhile, the client seduces the lawyer's fiance.  The lawyer escapes and makes his way home, ultimately wreaking revenge on his client. 
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