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The Best Plot Twists Of 2013
We go through those spoilerific surprises – and try to explain them...

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Often, a twist that you don’t see coming requires a good bit of thinking about afterwards to figure out whether or not it actually made a lick of sense. We have had a good noodle about this year’s biggest surprises to see if they’re actually something that legitimately works given the story and characters, or if they’re just a big pile of nonsense. Massive spoilers, obviously, abound, so please click through only to films that you’ve seen or that you’re pretty sure you don’t care about. Here’s what we found…

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Despicable Me 2  A Good Day To Die Hard Escape Plan Prisoners

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1 Gravity
There were a number of inaccuracies in Gravity - most of which I forgave in the name entertainment and just enjoyed the film - but the one I couldn't forgive is the way <SPOILER> George Clooney's Character died. He did not have to die, basically! They'd both stopped, there’s nothing pulling on him anymore. There’s no force pulling him why would he drift away..? all she had to do was pull on the tether and he would have come floating back to her. There was no reason he had to let go (and he would not have kept going the way he did). (that's the 'twist' that was wrong). More

Posted by pointerjames on Tuesday December 31, 2013, 14:51

2 What about Catching Fire
One of my favourite twists this year had to be at the end of Catching Fire. As someone who hasn't read the books I was seriously double guessing everything that was happening with the other tributes in the arena. Looking forward to seeing how it develops. More

Posted by Mister Tom on Tuesday December 31, 2013, 11:18

3 The Mandarin Twist
The Mandarin twist ruined the movie for a lot of people. To say that it was one of the best ones is silly More

Posted by ferpuerto on Monday December 30, 2013, 20:03

4 The Mandarin Twist
The Mandarin twist ruined the movie for a lot of people. To say that it was one of the best ones is silly More

Posted by ferpuerto on Monday December 30, 2013, 17:34

5 Once again...
This isn't the first discussion I've seen where someone throws up the idea that the Marvel movies are simply wrong because 'It didn't/doesn't/wouldn't happen this way in the comic book." Pure and simple: Just as Marvel spins its characters into different universes (Spider-Man > Amazing Spider-Man; X-Men > Ultimate X-Men, etc.) - so the cinematic universe *must* be treated as a separate universe to the comic books. If you can't - either read the comics, or watch the films, but I wouldn't do both, or else nerdrage may continue. BTW - Trevor Slattery - AMAZEBALLS! More

Posted by timkenyon on Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:40

6 I have never read an Iron Man comic either
and I loved the plot twist. Thought it was hilarious. More

Posted by Marcus Brody on Friday December 27, 2013, 22:49

7 Empire have never read an Iron Man comic..
...because then they would know that the Mandarin plot twist was STUPID. More

Posted by Cool Breeze on Friday December 27, 2013, 18:03

8 Watch the spoilers!!!
Seriously. I've watched 90% of these films but watch it with all the spoilers. The twist's usually is the best bit. Whether you thought it was good or not doesn't give you the right to ruin it for someone else. More

Posted by Nungachica on Friday December 27, 2013, 17:59

9 Prisoners
there's a shot of Loki pushing the toy truck along the desk in Alex's room & he pushes it towards Holly (in the background)-that's when I sussed who the kidnapper was... More

Posted by themanfromunkle on Friday December 27, 2013, 12:35

10
Just when I managed to go a day without thinking about that god awful "I'm Trevor" scene... More

Posted by NateDrake007 on Thursday December 26, 2013, 13:04

11 Awful
Dreadful film. Hot Fuzz and Shaun were genius, very, very disappointing. More

Posted by shanerobinson on Thursday December 26, 2013, 07:34

12 Awful
Dreadful film. Hot Fuzz and Shaun were genius, very, very disappointing. More

Posted by shanerobinson on Thursday December 26, 2013, 07:34

13 Awful
Dreadful film. Hot Fuzz and Shaun were genius, very, very disappointing. More

Posted by shanerobinson on Thursday December 26, 2013, 07:31

14 Awful
Dreadful film. Hot Fuzz and Shaun were genius, very, very disappointing. More

Posted by shanerobinson on Thursday December 26, 2013, 06:58

15 GRAVITY
I think the inclusion of GRAVITY was a bit of a stretch here, unless the writer of the piece really has no idea how it works in space. I'm pretty sure most people knew right from the moment Clooney opened that door and Sandra Bullock didn't instantly die that this ease all her just imagining him? More

Posted by blindfold on Wednesday December 25, 2013, 22:38

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