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At some point, we've all seen the finale of a TV show or movie and thought, "I could have written a better ending than that ." (We're still bitter about 24 not ending with Jack Bauer exploding from all the accumulated urine in his body, like our write-in campaign suggested.) That's why there is a thriving culture of fan theories that flood the Internet in anticipation of every show, movie or book. Though these theories turn out to be wrong approximately 100% of the time, we like to point out the ones that really do seem to improve on what the actual writers came up with. Tell us the below movies or series wouldn't be improved if it turned out... In the world of Harry Potter, Neville Longbottom is the resident doofus.
Captain Skroeder ( Short Circuit ) The "villain": In the theological-nightmare movie "Short Circuit" a military robot is granted a soul after being struck by a lightning bolt.
The Pyramids at Giza Are Deserted, Majestic and Accessible Remember that movie The Bucket List ? The Joker and Lucius Fox are dying of some kind of old-person disease, and luckily for them, one of them happens to be stupid rich, so they go romping around the globe for one last kick before they get stuffed in a casket. One of the things on their list has them hanging out on one of the pyramids. Looking over the landscape of old tombs, they decide that they have witnessed something majestic.
The Hidden Madness in Apocalypto The only background information you need about this Easter egg is this: Mel Gibson is insane. Getty He may also be Snidely Whiplash. Got it? OK, we're good to go. After the success of The Passion and faced with the impossibility of doing a sequel without pissing off the movie's considerable fanbase, Gibson decided to direct another long, violent film set hundreds of years in the past and spoken in an ancient language: Apocalypto .
Bram Stoker's Dracula -- Everything The year was 1992, and digital effects were on the rise, with Jurassic Park and the aforementioned Terminator 2 changing the game forever. Francis Ford Coppola was in the process of making the gothic masterpiece Bram Stoker's Dracula while Keanu Reeves was simultaneously working on ruining the very same masterpiece.
MADtv Predicts Jason X Say what you want about MADtv , but the sketch comedy show (with no real connection to the old MAD Magazine except for the name) ran for an astonishing 14 seasons, from 1995 until 2009. A few of those seasons were even good. In their very first season, and just their third episode ever, they did a fake film trailer for Apollo the 13th: Jason Takes NASA . The premise seems to be based entirely off the fact that the movie Apollo 13 had the number 13 in the title, so they thought, Hey! 13!