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Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

What movies reveal major plot points about other movies? For example, Deadpool 2 reveals that:

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Wolverine dies in Logan.



What other movies reveal major plot points about other movies?
Old 02-01-21, 05:34 PM
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

cool thread idea...

I can't think of any specifically but I have to think there's been dozens who reveal Darth Vader is Luke's father.
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Itís been years since Iíve seen it but I recall Last Action Hero revealed that Karl comes back at the end of Die Hard after being strangled to death.

I canít recall specifically which ones, but I feel Iíve seen the ending of The Sixth Sense being spoiled in a few movies.
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Originally Posted by TGM View Post
cool thread idea...

I can't think of any specifically but I have to think there's been dozens who reveal Darth Vader is Luke's father.
Either the prequels spoil that Anakin is the father of the twins (which are several huge plot points) or the OT spoils that Anakin turns evil. Depends on the order you watch them originally, I guess.

I'm sure lots of movies have spoiled things like Rosebud, Soylent Green, and even Planet of the Apes.
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In the movie Curdled (highly recommended, by the way!), the lead character Gabriella is watching an "America's Most Wanted" show, and the host mentions the Gecko Brothers, who went on a crime rampage across Texas before disappearing into Mexico never to be heard from again.
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

Do we count pop culture references that spoil movies? Like Antman spoiling Titanic or (and I had to look this up because I forgot what movie this was) Trainwrecked spoiling The Usual Suspects?

I'm sure Kevin Smith has a movie or two that spoils Star Wars.
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Originally Posted by TGM View Post
cool thread idea...

I can't think of any specifically but I have to think there's been dozens who reveal Darth Vader is Luke's father.
Off the top of my head I remember Chris Farley revealing Darth Vader as Lukeís father when he was making robot voices into the oscillating fan in Tommy Boy.
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

Was it the funny credits of Hot Shots that revealed the end of the Crying Game?
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In HELLZAPOPPIN (1941), a madcap comedy starring Olsen & Johnson, repeating their Broadway success, one of the two stars finds a sled labeled "Rosebud" hanging on a wall and says, "Orson Welles was here," a reference to the then-new CITIZEN KANE.

SON OF KONG (1933), the sequel to KING KONG, opens with the final scene of KING KONG. As kids, my siblings and I saw SON OF KONG first and only later saw KING KONG, knowing full well what the ending was. But that never bothered us. We loved KING KONG when we first saw it--and every time since!
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

Bill and Ted spoil the “Luke, I am your father” moment.
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Sorta the same movie, and sorta not, but in Planet Terror, someone on the radio says "Rest in peace, Jungle Julia"
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

The Simpsons has spoiled a lot of movies, including Planet of the Apes. I had Citizen Kane spoiled by the song "Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun". It was the end credits of Hot Shots Part Deux that spoiled The Crying Game (and yes The Simpsons spoiled that one also), which had only come out a few months prior and I think wasn't even on video yet. Good thing I was working at a theater and had seen everything.
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

Originally Posted by Geddlo View Post
Was it the funny credits of Hot Shots that revealed the end of the Crying Game?
One of the Ace Ventura movies makes that reference too.
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Perhaps the OP can clarify, but I'm assuming sequels (especially ones that recap the previous film in the series) don't count?
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Itís been years since Iíve seen it but I recall Last Action Hero revealed that Karl comes back at the end of Die Hard after being strangled to death.
Last Action Hero also spoiled that F Murray Abraham killed Moe Zart.
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Coming to America revealed that Randolph and Mortimer go broke.
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Twister shows the "Here's Johnny" scene in The Shining where Nicholson is trying to kill his wife and kid. So I guess it spoils the fact that Jack Torrance is a less than perfect family man.
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

Thanks for all of the replies.
Originally Posted by TGM View Post
cool thread idea...
Thank you.
Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Do we count pop culture references that spoil movies?
If something is truly a pop culture reference, it probably shouldn't count.
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Perhaps the OP can clarify, but I'm assuming sequels (especially ones that recap the previous film in the series) don't count?
Sorry for the confusion. With direct sequels, the filmmakers likely assume most people that are watching the sequel have likely already seen the previous movie, so as you suggested, those don't really count.

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Originally Posted by Sub-Zero View Post
Thanks for all of the replies.

If something is truly a pop culture reference, it probably shouldn't count.
I would say things like Vader's identity, Rosebud, the ending of the Sixth Sense and the reveal in Planet of the Apes are all pop culture references already. Maybe even something like Keyser Soze. Certainly stuff like the secret identity of Spider-man.
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American Beauty mentioned that a character in Re-Animator spends half the movie without his head
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

What was the horror movie they were watching in Juno that was really gory? Does that count?
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Even though Star Wars pretty much counts as "pop culture", both Clerks and Chasing Amy really give away the endings of all three original trilogy movies, more than just the Vader-is-Luke's-father reference; Clerks mentions that Luke blows up the Death Star, and that Empire ends with Han frozen in Carbonite. And that Jedi is just a bunch of Muppets.
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Re: Movies that reveal major plot points about other movies? (Spoilers)

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Last Action Hero also spoiled that F Murray Abraham killed Moe Zart.
Yah, but he killed a lot of people so it's hard to keep track. I think Last Action Hero is underrated

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