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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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ALICE EVE STRIPS

Alive Eve, Star Trek Into Darkness

Film: Star Trek Into Darkness

What happens? Dr Carol Marcus (Alice Eve), new science officer on the USS Enterprise, has just revealed to Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk that she came aboard under a false name (Wallace) and is actually Admiral Marcus’ daughter. She has suspicions about the strange new torpedoes her father has developed, and to check them out safely, she needs to take a shuttle to a deserted rock and open one. Apparently she’ll need to wear a flight suit for the trip – so she strips off her uniform in front of the commanding officer she’s just met so she can change ASAP.

WTF? Possible excuses: there’s some flirtation going on. Pop culture has it that the mere presence of James T. Kirk makes women’s clothes fall off (he wasn’t actually that much of a dog in the original series). Or maybe they’re really casual about nudity in the 23rd century. The problem with those explanations: vanishingly few smart women ‘flirt’ by stripping; surely there’s a time and a place for Kirk to work his mojo; if they were all that casual, she wouldn’t express shock when he turns around a moment later.

Even the director and writers have admitted this was a gratuitous moment for the fanboys and apologised.

The lesson: If you’re going to get one of your “strong female characters” naked, at least put a little thought into it.

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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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