Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Can We Put That on the Back of the DVD Box?

Plot summaries are really hard to write. How can you distill a complicated plot down to a few sentences? Of course, sometimes you're not going for accuracy. Sometimes you want to insult people and mess with films.

Check out these uncomfortable plot summaries of famous movies. They're sure inspiring me to write the summary for my thesis!

Some favorites:

8 MILE: White man successfully coopts black culture to impress other whites.
BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults the mentally ill.
CUJO: Family neglects to give family pet rabies shots, pays price.
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF: Amoral narcissist makes world dance for his amusement.
GHOSTBUSTERS: Unemployed college professors destroy hotel with nuclear weapons.
HARRY POTTER: Celebrity Jock thinks rules don’t apply to him, is right
ROBIN HOOD: Disgruntled veteran protests taxes.

And lots more.