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2013's Biggest WTF Moments In Movies
The cinematic moments this year for which there's no reasonable explanation

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DEXTER FLETCHER FARTING

Dexter Fletcher Farting, Sunshine On Leith

Film: Sunshine On Leith

What happens? A drunken Edinburgh bum stumbles out of a pub – which is full of punters busy singing The Proclaimers’ ‘Over And Done With’ like they’re in some sort of musical – swiftly hiccoughs, then farts. Loudly. You can’t believe you’ve just heard what you’ve just heard, and check around the cinema to see if you can spot any guilty-looking faces, but no, it’s true, you’ve just watched an old soak toot a very loud toot – and that old soak is played by the film’s director, Dexter Fletcher.

WTF? Soap himself, The Man Who Was Babyface, the proper-serious-grown-up director of Wild Bill (where he cameos as someone called ‘Mysterious Barry’), has farted in your general direction. The way Fletcher himself tells it on the Empire Podcast, he was forced into the cameo by his director of photography, George Richmond, and he didn’t go method. For a similar WTF moment in another Edinburgh-set film released in 2013, check out the madder-than-a-bag-of-spanners dream sequence in Filth, where David Soul plays a cabbie and everyone sings ‘Silver Lady’.

The lesson: Farts are still funny, no matter how much you want to believe otherwise.

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21 Not very WTF at all...
I seriously think whoever rights these articles for you isn't a comic book fan, or indeed, doesn't watch the movies very closely. The credit sting in Thor TDW.... Firstly, the canister does not contain the Aether. If you know what Gardians of the Galaxy is about and who they are facing, the whole Collector thing makes perfect sense. I don't want to give away any spoilers to people who don't know the comics, but all this is tied together very easily by a single plot point. I'd think that the bigger WTF moment from the movie would be from the previous 'Odin' scene towards the end. That's made far more people wonder WTF and where are they going with it then the credit sting. Okay... The whole W.H.O Doctor thing with Capadli isn't wtf in the slightest. Its just a massive coincidence. You have to remember he would have been cast in the role at least a year before the film was finished, so it was a long time before we even knew Matt Smith would be leaving at they'd have to find a More

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