The highest grossing movie of all-time is about blue Ewoks fighting back against their human oppressors. The second highest grossing: A man teaches a woman how to spit. The third highest grossing: Tourists try to enjoy a drink, until prehistoric flying lizards kill everyone. Of course that’s not how we refer to Avatar, Titanic, and Jurassic World, unless you’re participating in the Explain a Film Plot Badly (#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly) hashtag.
The premise is comically simple. Take a famous movie, and reduce its plot to a single sentence. For instance, the Twilight franchise is “a love triangle between an 18-year-old girl, a hundred-year-old guy and a dog,” while The Dark Knight turns into, “Miserable billionaire terrorizes mentally ill man.” And Ratatouille: “Idiot ginger and mouse violate eight health code regulations.”
Here are some of the best examples.
If #ExplainATVPlotBadly ever takes off, dibs on “horny nerd eats cheese.”