How To Do A Plot Twist

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JustJoe - shlapshtick on twitter : spoiled scooby doo for me smh. i'm only on season one

ProPepper : When you started speaking I thought it was Velma...

Cheeseboss Finch : Best plot twist: Usual suspects

Zach T : A good plot twist was Moana. It never felt expected but was completely satisfying.

ZevenDesign : What an amazing video! I hated the plot twist of Now You See Me and you've nailed it on the head as to why.

craftchunks : wow spoiling Hamilton smh. I'm only on the colonial period

Blake Thompson-Dodd : I think that study is utter bull. To me what that study says is that reading after knowing the twist is a more enjoyable experience, BUT only if you are going by the metric of 1 single read through. Spoiling first denies the enjoyment of discovering the twist. Going in blind you can get the enjoyment of not knowing, and then get the greater enjoyment of knowing when reading again. So (unspoilt + spoilt) > (spoilt).

Clint Ashley : I was very surprised by the ending of Titanic. My wife said surely, you should have known two people can't float on the same door. I told her, it's completely plausible given the size of the door, and don't call me Shirley.

A Splash And A Dash : When I watched fight club for the second time I found it more interesting because I knew the ending, alot of things go over your head when you watch it at first that you notice the second time around

Waki Siffredi : Darth Vader is Luke's father

Zach T : But the plot twist in frozen that did work was that Anna and Elsa saved each other. They set up that Anna needs an act of true love to save her. And they assume a kiss will do the job, but they break that assumption and still follow the "true love" rule from earlier. It's also hinted throughout the film

Bacon Bankai : Now you see me's plot twist made no sense because there where scenes where the cop was chasing the magicians when no one was around. The scenes were there just to fool the audience not the characters in the movie. I thought was a terrible movie with loads of plot wholes.

L G : Damn, all those spoiler warnings but none for Hamilton? Cold.

zynbw : I absolutely hate when endings are spoiled lol.

Creation : Thanks for ruining that Scooby Doo episode for me asshole. I hadn't got to that season yet!

chris4072511 : The plot twist in Fight Club is interesting in that the reveal is leaked out over several scenes. The movie deliberately tells you that the twist is coming and pretty much what the twist is, before it is explicitly stated and explained. And yet that doesn't seem to lessen the effect and if anything, it enhances it.

Christopher Menz : Now you see me is overall pretty garbage.

Heather Holt : Oh my god I love Edward norton ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Pia Fortuna : How about when the reader/viewer is lulled into a false ending? Like in Atonement? I think that's one of the best plot twists ever, and it still gets me every time.

OnimaxBlade : I legitimately didn't really get much from this video or understand what makes a good plot twist from a bad one besides "It's not out of nowhere".

Emmy Norton : Does Hamilton really count as a plot twist?

Daddy Love : The Sixth Sense and Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back have some of the best plot twists in my opinion

Rette Rising : This is why I love the fight club twist

qatar573 : I totally disagree with you, if I knew shutter island and fight club ending before watching them they wouldn't been my favorite movies of all time.

TheMr Manav : I hope i know my life's plot twist

AllieMess : *breaks out in song I'm Alexander Hamilton!

Skogus 02 : Thanks for ruining that Scooby Doo episode, I was gonna watch that later

Aidan S : People like stories that are spoiled because they can now see everything that lead up to that moment in the story. It's like reading a book a second time to get a better grasp of it. But some things are better unspoiled. Have you ever looked back at something and wanted to experience it for the first time again? Those types of stories are best unspoiled, because they rely on you're reaction to truly make them great.

Richard Returns : To avoid spoiling anything I will be vague, but I completely agree with what you said about going back through a film/book/game after knowing the twist and looking for foreshadowing. There was a video game I played recently where a supporting character (ironically one of my favourite ones) turns out to have been set up to be a somewhat tragic antagonist in a later game the entire time, and was ultimately responsible for unwittingly empowering and enabling the game's main villain. Despite fighting alongside you, and obviously only doing what he believes is right, he is ultimately responsible for every bad thing that happens in the games plot, and has further goals that make him a serious threat to life as you know it within the setting. At one point in the story he has a conversation with another character, who is an author. He says he doesn't like the villain of one of the author's books, saying that he prefers villains that the reader can relate to on some level. And then the fucker literally says "A good villain could be standing beside the hero the entire time, and he would be none the wiser" but the character is so well written, and so unassuming, I didn't even bat an eye ( his unassuming nature also being a topic of much foreshadowing) Hearing that line, knowing how that character winds up, was frankly incredible.

Annihilated481 : You should do one on the sex scene. Why do directors use them? When are they necessary? And what can they tell us about the characters or the movie in general?

emiltc : If you want great plot twists. Go watch Shutter Island or Memento

David Y : I still think spoilers are something to think about as they take away your opportunity to view the film with and without knowledge of the twist/story development. It's a nice feeling to watch the film again after first getting the "shock" of the twist. That said I enjoyed the video and will no go and see Primal Fear. Never seen it before :)

subseven : Knowing the twist for Unusual Suspects certainly ruined my enjoyment of the film. I didn't really know about the movie, but when I heard the twist I thought "That sounds really cool" and decided to watch. While watching I couldn't shake this unsatisfied feeling I had throughout the movie. I wished I didn't know what was going to come. Two times I watched it and both times the movie felt sour because I missed out on the experience. Now, while I don't dislike the movie, I don't particularly like it either, and I can't help but feel that I would have really liked it if I had no idea what was in store.

Beta Ray Dave : I dunno, I personally hate when a twist ending is given away before I watch something. The best way to enjoy a film or book is to watch it through without knowing, then rewatch or reread it afterwards.

Adrián Céspedes : Actually, the fun part is when you know the final of everything and upon a rewatch, realize where are all the key elements. Happend to me with various books specially and also had the same opposite effect when I tried to rewatch Gone Girl, which had nothing of that and it was almost a pointless build up

UrbanCryo : So I guess Mega mind had to deal with what happened? Or perhaps Dead pool? When they ask you how they ended up this way?

Dinoclaire101 : WHAT A TWIST

bluemonkey223 : spoilers are ok if they are small. revealing the death of a major loved character in a book will take away the desire to read it. same applies to movie and tv series.

Before The Credits : Well I planned on sleep for another 30 minutes. Looks like that isn't happening. Im still kinda groggy though so I might not be able to see it...

bina : Shutter Island has a great plot twist as well

get out im gay : *H A M I L T O N*

Nyundaa : One of the problems with that study is its only considering a single metric "Did you enjoy the movie". A good movie with a plot twist will be good whether or not you see the plot twist coming that isn't why I avoid spoilers. If you spoil a movie for me you are taking away my choice to view that movie "blind". I can still enjoy the movie in the same way I would have enjoyed it on additional viewings but I will never be able to experience it without knowing that information. Some people might think "why is that important?" and to some it isn't. But for me one of the thing I really enjoy is to re-watch a movie and compare how I feel watching it the second time knowing all the twists with how I felt the first time knowing nothing. Seeing how my opinions of characters change and picking up on bits of foreshadowing I missed on the first viewing.

eder corrales : One of the greatest plot twists I've ever seen was in the movie training day. Denzel Washington's character reveals his true character in a subtle way throughout the movie, actively escalating the drama unfolding. By the time we realize who he really is, we're in the bathtub with a shotgun in our mouths.

bibbobella : I am actually a bit suprised that you didn't use the movie "Shutterisland" as an example in good plottwists. One of the great things about shutterisland is that the reveal is believeable in every aspect even down to the different slipups from some of the people that are trying to play along despite disagree with everything is that is going on. We learn pretty early on that the main protagonist have some serious mental issues mirroring those of the people on the Island. This however is shown as just them trying to brainwash him and make him part of the island. it isn't untill the end where everything is revealed all the small questions like "How the fuck is that old lady surviving on her own in that cave when the weather would be deadly!" and why several of the patients treat him so weirdly familiar.. It was so obvious from all the clues we had gotten but thanks to the point of view we follow throughout the whole movie it isn't as obvious.

Benjamin Pace : Now u see me 2 was a Gucci plot twist

DEATHSTROKE621 : Arrival (2016) has the best plot twist ever

andre somerville : The ending of the book Of Mice and Men was spoiled for me. I didn't like the ending but I went back and read the whole book anyway.

daemonCaptrix : Just because you like a thing more after knowing the ending that doesn't justify spoiling things for people. The first experience can never be got back once it's gone. The second experience will still be there waiting after the first one is done. Let people have their firsts too, even if the second will be better.

Huzaifa Farooq : I enjoyed the plot twist in Now You See Me

Amber Beam : I think people appreciate stories even though they know the plot because they notice the details and little nods the author puts in on the way. This is often why we re read when we find out endings to appreciate the writing again