50 Dumbest Decisions In Movie History

From the daft to the cretinous and the downright moronic.

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    • mcmeg898

      Apr 30th 2013, 11:03

      RE: Harry Potter dumb decisions - it isn't actually possible to apparate/use portkeys IN Hogwarts grounds which is why it was only when Harry got to the centre of the maze was he transported elsewhere...

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    • davedurrant

      Apr 30th 2013, 11:25

      I think that Pulp Fiction one's a bit ridiculous. He's annoyed he has to get the his watch back in the film, it's what makes that scene his.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Apr 30th 2013, 11:59

      I said it before and I will say it again - I saw some of the same entries on this list with even the same "hilarious observations" in Cracked articles. Read: "5 stupidest decisions you didn't notice in famous movies" for the Die Hard reference.

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    • Jareth64

      Apr 30th 2013, 12:10

      With Pulp Fiction, I think Vince leaving his very dangerous weapon lying about to go for a s**t should rank pretty high.

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    • Dragons8mycat

      Apr 30th 2013, 12:16

      Sorry to get nerdy but the first rule of any qualified IT professional is to remove the network up on finding a virus. The whole section with Q and the network is going to be used as IT demo fodder for eternity.

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    • BookishWitch

      Apr 30th 2013, 13:38

      @mcmeg898- Actually, the maze WAS in the Hogwarts grounds, since it was constructed on the quidditch pitch. At that point, most of the Hogwarts defences that we know about in later books weren't up because Voldemort hadn't returned yet. The only major defences we'd seen at that point were in PoA to keep Sirius out, and they were temporary. A portkey could have been used at any time but they chose the maze because it was much easier to get Harry on his own. Moody/Crouch was engineering the whole tournament to have Harry be the winner, it was only by Chance that Cedric ended up in the graveyard too. Besides, Voldemort needed to bide his time until he had the necessary parts of the regeneration spell. As for the Cabin In The Woods one...did TF even watch the film? If they hadn't read from the book, other monsters would have been summoned from one oft he other various objects they were messing with in the basement. That was the point. It was a set up. They had no chance of getting out of there without summoning anything. Lord of the Rings...man, I can't believe people are still using this argument. The eagles never wanted to get too involved because it was not their fight. They consented to help put here and there, but they didn't want to get too close or too involved.

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    • Noghar

      Apr 30th 2013, 14:27

      In Alien it's perfectly obvious that the crew want to take John Hurt back aboard because they are scared and they are panicking. Ripley refuses to let them in for precisely the reasons you say no-one is considering, ie quarantine. It's that bloody android Ash who overrides the airlock and Ripley chews him out for it later... not entirely successfully, admittedly.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 30th 2013, 15:59

      5,4,3 and 2 were already covered by Cracked. Sorry.

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    • barryc

      Apr 30th 2013, 16:09

      A)- Suaron would easily spot a whole bunch of eagles from miles flying towards Mordor and immediately be alerted to the ring, and the whole plan to the destroy it. B)- Nine Nazgul (mini flying dragons) were also flying around Mordor who'd love nothing more I bet than to chow down on some eagle burgers, they'd also alert Sauron. This isn't a nerdy defence, just a common observation. Notice how the eagles only flew into Mordor after Sauron and the Nazgul were all destroyed. The whole point of Frodo and Sam having to journey to Mordor was secrecy and doing the last thing Sauron would expect, an attempt to destroy the ring. A horde of eagles flying head on into Mordor, not such a good idea. Ok sorry, maybe it was a little bit nerdy

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Apr 30th 2013, 17:31

      Iron Man 3 as number #1 makes no sense. It's acknowledged in the movie it was a silly decision by the other characters. It was supposed to be boastful.

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    • tomswindells

      Apr 30th 2013, 17:37

      The number 1 dumb decision was not that Tony Stark dared the Mandarin to knock on his door at all! The dumbest decision was that after doing so, Stark went home, had a brew, maybe threw together a sandwich, then put on the only suit in his entire arsenal that was not combat ready. This means no guns, no missiles, (and at that point) not even able to fly. To put it simply, what the hell?! The suit he used to fight a demi god and an alien armada was left propping open a door in the corner of his workshop. This (in my eyes) is not unlike a Knight riding into battle upon his sisters donkey wearing a tin foil hat wielding a plastic sword.........

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    • tomswindells

      Apr 30th 2013, 17:42

      For the record that is not to say that i didn't enjoy the film- I actually enjoyed it. No WOW factor like the Avengers but all in all pretty good. Wasn't entirely sure about the twist but it grew on me. In actual fact it was a very clever (and pretty brave) decision by Marvel studios. Ok I'm done, Tommo out.

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    • misterfilmgeek

      Apr 30th 2013, 18:02

      If they had gone back further in Terminator 2 and indiscriminately wiped out Connor's family line, who knows what would have happened? Skynet may never have even existed if they killed too many people, so the times they chose to go back were probably picked for a reason. It's not like T-1000 showed up and they immediately zapped it out of existence. It almost succeeded. And Cabin in the Woods? Really? Do you not get that this is a send-up of pretty much every we-are-isolated-horror-movie- ever, especially Evil Dead? The title doesn't give it away? If they hadn't read from the book, they would have opened a box, or blown the conch shell, or rubbed a lamp, or said "Candyman" three times, or whatever. The point of that movie is that the five were put there precisely to do stupid things so they could be a sacrifice - they even pumped in a gas to make them stupid.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 30th 2013, 19:50

      Putting aside the non-Cameron Terminator movies which I don't regard as canon. Doesn't John Connor end up being erased from exsistence, when the T-800 offs himself? I'm pretty sure the whole point of the mission was to avoid this from happening. Someone like Miles Dyson would have pointed this out. "Hey whatever you do...oh they've gone."

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    • circuit

      Apr 30th 2013, 21:19

      I had no idea that Michael Myers was is 28 Days Later, or that Stellan Skarsgard has 3 arms.

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    • StevePotter

      May 1st 2013, 2:38

      Your entry about Ra's al Ghul is SLIGHTLY incorrect. Bruce doesn't learn that Ra's is (indirectly) responsible for his father's death until the attack on Wayne Manor. He isn't aware of the League's prior involvement with the Gotham Depression until that scene.

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    • FBGSalkeld

      May 1st 2013, 4:08

      WTF, the Blair Witch Project photo isnt even from the movie. Who did this article?

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    • wibble

      May 1st 2013, 4:27

      Number 11 is a wee bit of a rip-off of the How It Should Have Ended ending of The Hobbit.

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    • Toursiveu

      May 1st 2013, 8:38

      In that pic of Deep Blue Sea, it's clearly a stunt double getting his arm chopped off by the shark. Couldn't they pick someone that looked at least a little bit like Stellan Skargard?

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    • smellyhands

      May 1st 2013, 12:09

      I think this guy might have misunderstood the point of The Cabin In The Woods. The whole start of that movie was a mock up of the horror genre. They were clearly pointing it out. Another bad article.

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    • SiMan

      May 1st 2013, 12:58

      The Terminator one - isn't there a bit in the first film where Reece says something along the lines of 'most records were distroyed', thats why Skynet targets all Sarah Connors - so its possible this is the only info on Connor's life/family history that Skynet has access to................just sayin'.

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    • kinglears

      May 1st 2013, 16:26

      Surely everyone would have know Multi-Millionaire Playboy Iron Man Tony Starks address already? Considering they can hijack every tv station in the world, a quick look on google maps wouldn't be a problem?

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    • tsengmao

      Jan 7th 2014, 15:47

      The Blade one is off, because the human cattle farm is EXACTLY what were doing. Frost even shows off thwe results.

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