Jimmy Fallon may be one of the most famous talk show hosts of all time, but that’s not all he has up his sleeve. He’s also known for asking his Twitter followers to take part in all kinds of fun activities, and there’s no doubt about the fact that this is one of his best. After asking his followers to sum up movies in a bad way, these people did not disappoint – and they’re pretty hilarious. Even if you haven’t watched all of the movies on this list, you probably know which ones they are based on these summarizations. Prepare to laugh.
A zero-star review
It’s always good to get away from it all, right? When you work so hard, taking a vacation and choosing a cool Airbnb is one of the best ways to relax and unwind.
However, as this hilarious Twitter user pointed out, this wasn’t really the case when Jack, Danny, Wendy, and the rest of the Torrance family make their way to their rented accommodation. In fact, we’re gonna go ahead and assume that they gave this place a zero-star review after this horrific ordeal.
Keeping it quiet
Life has changed for Jim Halpert since his days in The Office, right? While he used to spend his days flirting with Pam and playing tricks on Dwight, he’s since realized that the world isn’t quite as quirky and as care-free as it used to be.
This is especially true when he decides to play an intense round of the quiet game. The whole game got out of hand pretty quickly, and we have a feeling that none of his family really enjoyed it. We certainly wouldn’t.
The one that I want
Let’s be honest; Grease is one of the most famous movies of all time. Featuring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, these two became the ultimate couple goals as they frolicked on the beach and lived out their lives at Rydell High.
That’s before we even mention the ending with those impressive black outfits. Yet, this Twitter user decided to pick out a little flaw in this movie. Should you really have to change everything about yourself to become the one that Danny Zuko wants? It’s debatable.
Photobomb Forrest, photobomb!
There’s a high chance that you have seen Forrest Gump, as this is one of the most iconic films to ever grace the world with its presence. In this movie, Forrest gets the chance to dance with Elvis Presley, he got to play ping pong with some of the greats, he got to speak during a peaceful protest, and he did just about anything you could imagine.
While this was pretty cute and interesting at the time, this person makes a good point. He really was just the best photobomber this world has ever seen.
Has anyone ever thought that maybe the humans were the ones at fault in Jaws? While we’re all too quick to call the sharks the enemies, they could have just been going about their daily lives. In fact, they could have been giving themselves a little treat and take themselves on an underwater food festival.
Everyone gets peckish, after all. Despite this, it seems as though we’ll always call it one of the best horror movies of all time, with the sharks being the antagonists.
The first rule
Most people know the first rule of Fight Club, which is why Brad Pitt can’t really talk about much right now. While this is considered to be one of the most iconic movies in the history of Hollywood, the whole concept of this movie is a little flawed.
So much goes on, but what’s the point if the main guy can’t even talk about what’s going on? Couple that with the fact that he just seems to beat himself up, and the whole thing has a few issues. It’s still epic, though.
The cold shoulder
Even if you don’t like this movie, there’s no denying the fact that the Frozen franchise has taken the world by storm. A snowstorm, if you will. While there are many who call this film a loving story focusing on sisterly love and acceptance, there are others who see it for what it really is.
This Twitter is one of them, as they have concluded that this really is just a movie about a girl who gets mad and gives everyone the cold shoulder. She also gives them a cold home of Arundel.
Making it better
If you have ever worn spandex, you’ll know it’s not the most comfortable thing in the world. It seems to work its way into every nook and cranny, it’s as tight as anything, and it’s just not something anyone could wear on a regular basis.
However, Spider-Man has somehow managed to find a way to wear it whenever the world needs saving – and we can’t help but think it might have something to do with his silly string. Everything’s better when you can distract yourself with silly string.
A whole ordeal
Do you ever just think that Mamma Mia would have been a much simpler movie if Amanda Seyfried had just asked her mom and her three potential dads to take a paternity test? The science is there, you know.
Instead of doing this, her plight turned into one whole singing and dancing ordeal, and it could have been avoided. Of course, we wouldn’t have been able to pretend we were the fourth member of Donna and the Dynamos if that was the case, but still – it would have been much easier.
I am your father
In one of the biggest twists that Hollywood has ever brought us, the universe stood still when Darth Vader confessed that he was Luke Skywalker’s father. What a storyline, right? While this storyline has since spurned a huge franchise, there’s no doubt about the fact that this sci-fi adventure really is just one dysfunctional family reunion in space.
It’s the kind of thing that should really happen behind closed doors, but we guess you can’t close doors when George Lucas wants to open them back u
Stick with the dog
Nowadays, those who struggle to go about their daily life or travel on planes can embrace the likes of emotional support dogs and even emotional support ducks! If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching Snakes on a Plane, however, is that you should never opt for an emotional support snake.
These slithery creatures would have the opposite effect on the whole plane, and this Twitter user noted that this movie was essentially a documentary as to why that was a bad idea. Listen to the documentary, folks.
The ultimate triangle
The Twilight franchise has spawned a whole host of fans across the world, and they have all chosen their allegiances. While there are some who are #TeamJacob, there are others who are #TeamEdward. Of course, when you really think about it, the whole thing is slightly strange.
As this tweet suggests, these movies really are just one big love triangle between a very sad teenager who doesn’t know how to smile, a glorified dog, and a man who glitters in the sun. To be fair, though, we would like to be glittery…
A wholesome story
Nowadays, we live in a world where Instagram filters reign supreme. It’s hard to know what someone really looks like until you meet them in person – but this does pave the way for many catfishing situations. However, Shrek is certainly a wholesome story to think about in today’s day and age.
While Fiona wanted to keep her Instagram filters on whenever she was around a handsome prince or Shrek, the green ogre soon fell in love with his fellow ogre without any of the face tuning or the dog ears. That’s real love, right?
Raise your hand if you have watched Inception? Keep your hand raised if you actually knew what was going on? We’re gonna go ahead and assume that everyone has their hands tightly pressed to their sides because this movie is pretty confusing.
Because of this, it seems as though people were having a hard time trying to describe this movie – including describing it badly. This person kinda hit the nail on the head, we think. It’s all about dreams within dreams, isn’t it? Oh, we don’t know. We’ll just go with that.
There are a huge number of people in the world who have watched The Transformers franchise, and while Megan Fox may no longer be a part of it, it’s still pretty popular. However, it can be a pretty strange concept to grasp when you’re a newcomer to the franchise.
Do the likes of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee still class themselves as cars? Or are they no longer cars? This makes the whole thing slightly ambiguous, but we still enjoy these movies when there’s nothing else on, nonetheless.
A real achievement
Tom Hanks is one of the best actors in the game, and he has achieved a huge amount over the years. However, as this Twitter user pointed out, his biggest achievement came in the form of The Terminal.
In this movie, Hanks’ character manages to find an affordable living face in New York City – and if anyone has tried to do that, you’ll know that this is pretty impossible. Sure, Hanks did have to live in an airport terminal and sleep on chairs while holding back all of his tears, but it was still an achievement.
Squeezing it out
If you work hard, you’ll know that it can be difficult to try and squeeze as much time off out of your vacation time. You have to plan things well in advance, and you have to be strategic when booking your days.
But have you ever wondered whether you should enlist the help of a groundhog and try something different? Groundhog Day shows us all that there is a brilliant way to avoid taking more than one vacation day if you need more time off. It will be a little repetitive, but better than nothing.
The ultimate catfish
Someone better get Nev and Max on the phone, because Princess Jasmine has been seriously catfished and needs to know the real deal ASAP. On the surface, Aladdin is a beautiful movie that shows that love will always prevail, but what if that love is based on lies and catfishing?
This Twitter user noted that Aladdin is essentially a movie about a beautiful princess who gets catfished by a lowly street urchin – and then she’s suddenly okay with the whole thing. Anyone who has seen Catfish will know that happily ever afters are pretty rare.
Taking it to the streets
The Fast and Furious franchise is a hugely popular franchise that gets many peoples’ engines revving. Featuring a whole bunch of guys – and Michelle Rodriguez – these men jump into their fast cars and take their engines to the streets.
However, those who have seen this movie might think that this whole concept is a little familiar. We’re pretty sure Mario and Luigi were the first ones to take their awesome cars to the streets, but if Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson want to take the credit, then we guess we’ll let them.
A medical miracle
Don’t worry if you have to Google what hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is, because we had to as well. Nevertheless, this tweet is pretty accurate. Most people have seen The Grinch, and everyone will know that the green guy was the ultimate villain at the start of the movie.
Thanks to an adorable little girl and her strange hair, he managed to grow a heart and do the right thing and give Christmas back to everyone. It really is a medical miracle, but we’re not sure it could be replicated, to be honest.
On a bigger scale
While everyone was looking forward to the Aquaman movie, there’s no doubt about the fact that the movie flopped pretty hard – but that doesn’t mean that we won’t watch it time and time again. It’s especially good for those who have just come home from a gym session, a walk in the sunshine, or a rather intense painting session.
That’s because this movie can make you feel like you’re having a bath – but on a really, really big scale – but you don’t actually have to have a bath. What could be better than that?
When you think about it, Ratatouille isn’t the kind of movie that will inspire a whole new generation of chefs. While everyone wants to battle discrimination, it’s also important to not violate health and safety rules – and this movie would certainly do that.
Of course, this movie is a little different because this rat is not real and is actually a pretty good cook, but it’s still pretty gross. It all worked out for those involved in this movie, though, as this chef soon went on to become one of the best in Paris.
A tough decision
If you were faced with the question, would you choose the red pill or the blue pill? The Matrix allowed us to experience what life would be like if we chose either one of those pills, but this has since made many people extremely nervous about their own medication.
Nobody really wants robotic critters crawling in and out of their naval, so which one do you take to avoid that? If anything, The Matrix has induced a whole load of anxiety in people when they didn’t really need that added to their plate.
Taking away the shine
Millions of people across the globe have watched The Hunger Games, and these people have all watched Katniss Everdeen do her thing. However, have you ever wondered whether her sister wanted to be the one in the limelight?
When you think about it, ol’ J-Law really did take the shine away from her younger sister. She didn’t ask Primrose whether she wanted to take part in the Games, so it was actually a pretty trashy thing to do. She could have even won the games and not caused as much drama as Katniss.
The Chosen One
There’s a high chance that you have watched all of the Harry Potter movies more times than you would like to disclose, but as this Twitter user has noted, the storyline is actually a pretty random.
For starters, most people would expect “The Chosen One” to have a much better haircut, and that’s before you even mention the fact that He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named doesn’t even have a nose. How does he smell his Butterbeer? Alongside this, the whole Hermione and Ron situation is just confusing, and very Ross and Rachel.
A tough journey
Netflix has brought us some amazing creations over the years, and intense fans of the streaming service will watch every new item that comes into the Netflix-sphere. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy.
While there are many people who have been able to watch The Irishman without turning it off, there are others who have just not been able to do it. Because of this, this Twitter user has got this bad description spot on. It really is a tough journey and a huge test of endurance.
A strange turn of events
There are some movies in this world that have gone down in history as some of the best, and everyone knows that Back to the Future is one of them, right? This movie had many of us dreaming of our own DeLorean – but would you really want to follow this story completely.
After all, the whole thing is a little strange. Although Marty McFly is pretty cool, it’s rather weird when you realize that he goes back in time to date his mother to ensure that he and his siblings can be born. We’re just saying.
Happily ever after
Most people grow up dreaming of a life where they get to become a prince or princess, and Cinderella got pretty lucky when it came to her Prince Charming. Sure, we’re sure that she’s a cool person and that, but this really was all about luck.
With her fairy godmother and a pumpkin carriage in tow, Cinderella was able to successfully catfish Prince Charming and make him fall in love with her before he could realize that she wasn’t really this well-dressed princess. Again, Nev and Max would have been fuming.
The small details
Does anyone know how old Snow White is? We really hope she’s more of an adult than a young child because this story could have been pretty problematic if she was younger. It’s not every day that you come across someone who runs away from home to live with seven guys, but that really is the premise for this story.
To make matters worse, she then has to deal with an evil witch who has it in for her, and deals with an apple that she probably shouldn’t have eaten. The moral? Don’t run away from home.
It seems as though Jimmy Fallon didn’t just let his Twitter followers get involved in this game, as he decided to throw his own description into the mix, as well. In this addition, he focused on Castaway with Tom Hanks.
While most people who have watched this movie would focus on Wilson or the fact that Tom got increasingly savage-like as the days went by, Jimmy decided to focus on the most important aspect of this movie. That’s because this man got the ultimate beach bod, and all it took was being stranded on a desert island.
A huge ordeal
Let’s be honest; most of the people on this planet love Lord of the Rings. There’s something about elves, ogres, hobbits, and pretty jewelry that gets people pretty excited, but you can’t deny that this movie gets a little too intense.
While most people can make their way back to the store to return their jewelry, these hobbits have to take part in a long and winding journey that really doesn’t seem to be worth it. They should have just kept the ring and hidden it, or perhaps they could have sold it on eBay.
The big question
One of the big questions that has plagued this planet is whether size matters and those who have watched Ant-Man will know that this question was answered. While descriptions of this movie could include ones of action, superheroes, and a whole host of awesome gadgets, that’s not the real issue at hand.
The real purpose of this movie is to show everyone that size really does matter. Of course, that size isn’t specific, though, as Ant-Man has the ability to get bigger and smaller. Don’t worry; you’re safe.
Don’t try it at home
There are many movies in the world of Hollywood that inspire people at home. People try to replicate the life and times of the characters, and they are inspired by their appearance, their generosity, and their general demeanor. Of course, the same can’t be said for Life of Pi.
You should certainly not try that at home. This Twitter user noted that if there is one thing you should learn from this movie, it’s that you should really work on your portion control – especially if you have a kitty in the vicinity.
A huge amount of thought goes into the name of movies, but most of them have something to do with the movie. Yes, that’s the general rule of thumb. This doesn’t mean that it’s the case for all movies, though, and we have to say that we’re pretty disappointed with the name of The Breakfast Club.
Nowhere in this movie do these high school students have breakfast – and that’s upsetting. We were at least expecting some pancakes or eggs, but there’s not even an orange juice in sight. What was the point?
The lucky ones
If you have ever watched It’s A Wonderful Life, you might be questioning why this movie has become so popular with regular people across the globe. After all, it doesn’t show the life of regular people at all. Instead, it focuses on those who have been given a lot of money from their friends and can live the best life possible.
can seriously raise expectations of your own friends, but this does come with a warning. If you ask your friends for a huge chunk of money, you’re probably going to lose those friends. Just saying.
Invading their space
If you move to a new area, you probably need a little time to yourself before heading out into the big, wide world and making friends. So, why did everyone expect the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park to be so cool with the fact that they were essentially animals in a cage?
Although they had a huge island to make their way around, they were like fish in a fish bowl just seconds after they moved to their new home – and that’s not great for socially awkward people. We’re starting to think it wasn’t the dinosaurs’ fault…
An epic vacation
Although many people think that Taken is a horrible story of a daughter being taken away from her father, it might be time to spin it on its head. If you think about it, it’s not quite as miserable and as sad as some people think.
That’s because, as this Twitter user says, this movie is actually about a divorced dad who wins over his daughter after an exciting adventure in Paris. Many people dream of visiting Paris, and Liam Neeson had that chance. So, what was he moaning about?
Feeling the chill
If you cast your mind back to the summer of 2014, you may remember that people were throwing buckets of ice over their heads for a good, charitable cause. You may have even done it yourself.
While most of the people who took part in this challenge were able to change into warm and clean clothes soon after the ice made their way down the back, the same couldn’t be said for Jack and Rose. What made this situation even worse is that Rose decided not to share the door with her new boyfriend…
The Incredibles is a hugely popular franchise, and while the long-anticipated second movie wasn’t quite as successful as everyone hoped, that’s not to say that the first hasn’t gone down a storm.
Many people believe these guys to be the ultimate superheroes, but there are some who can’t help but wonder why everyone loves them so much. When you get to the nitty-gritty of this movie, this film only really focuses on a mom, dad, and their three kids as they play a seriously intense game of dress-up.
A safety issue
Movies are great and all, but sometimes they are a little problematic. For starters, Mary Poppins features a major safety issue – but does anyone talk about that? No, they don’t. What’s so concerning about this movie is the fact that ol’ Mary was able to make her way into the Banks’ home without any references.
She not only took them out of the house without permission, but she even allowed them to mingle with overly-happy chimney sweepers and dancing penguins. Is that a responsible caregiver? We think not.
A cold review
Alejandro Inarritu’s “Revenant” tells the gripping story of a frontiersman (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) stranded alone in the arctic after receiving a severe injury from a bear, and his solitary fight for survival against terrible conditions.
Or, as one cynical Twitter user described it, the story of a celebrated actor and his struggle to earn another Oscar to adorn his shelf. Not exactly the warm reception Leo was expecting!
While “Maze Runner” tries to draw you in to a dystopian and confusing world where you can’t trust anybody and nothing ever stays the same (completely relatable to young adults), one reviewer poorly explained away one of the central plot elements as just an example of what happens when young women try to integrate into male-dominated groups…
Chaos and madness ensue, as the group tries to change to accommodate her. Which, come to think of it, is also perfectly relatable to young adults!
What happens when one of DC’s most iconic superheroes from Metropolis goes head to head with the vigilante hero that Gotham deserves?
Well, if you strip away all the intense fighting and complications of the plot, you could walk out of the theater thinking it was just a movie about a conservative billionaire in a position of power who doesn’t believe in opening our borders to refugees, and spearheads a fight against unchecked immigration. Technically speaking, Superman is an illegal alien without any documentation…
Adam Sandler has been a staple of comedy since he first debuted on the big screen in 1989, but moviegoers have a divided opinion on whether he is a doofus, or just plays one on the big screen. With over sixty films under his belt, his below the belt approach to comedy leaves fans in tears – but of laughter or annoyance?
One fan summed up every movie in a single stroke: from Billy Madison to Dr. Maccabee, the plot is always “man child learns to be adult.”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Politeness
Magic spells, broomstick races, and overthrowing a dark villain: these are the elements of a Harry Potter movie. However, one fan enjoyed the entire series just fine despite taking it as the story of a socially awkward kid who never gives his two friends time apart from him, even when they’re trying to work on their developing relationship that doesn’t exactly include the scarred boy.
For some reason I don’t think Ms. Rowling’s intended message for the series was “never give your friends space.”
A dream within a dream
While the film Inception left many scratching their heads and questioning reality, one viewer apparently left the theater wondering what all the hubbub was about. In his opinion, the entire film was just a bunch of people who were so tired that even in their naps they were taking naps.
That’s certainly one way to look at the plot…if you slept through the entire movie. Wait, unless you only dreamed that you fell asleep in the theater. Quick, everybody check your dream totem!
A family affair
You can cut him off if he refuses (or at least, cut off his hand) but you can’t Force your prodigal son to take his rightful place at your side. That’s the takeaway one fan of the original Star Wars trilogy came up with after rewatching the series.
Lightsabers and mind tricks may be the bread and butter of the universe, but clearly Vader just wanted to leave behind his legacy and inheritance to his estranged child, even if they didn’t always see eye-to-eye.
Tale as old as time
Ah, to be young again: flush with youthful beauty, spending time with your family and friends, singing out innocent greetings to your neighbors, and held captive against your will until you fall in love with your kidnapper. On second thought, that last one isn’t quite normal, as one Twitter user pointed out in their take on Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast.
You’d be a little “strange but special” too, if you went through what Belle did – especially when you remember that she only was there to save her father.
Mr. & Mrs. Split
The relationships between celebrity idols are always something that fans love to speculate and pick apart, but this one stung even for the fanbase.
While “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” was on the surface a tale of two married spies discovering each others’ secret identities, many saw it as a device for introducing the world to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new relationship, and wondered how Jennifer Aniston would feel seeing the two of them together on the screen so shortly after a fizzled partnership.
Talking to the cutlery
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a timeless cinematic masterpiece that is celebrated for exploring the love that grows between a lovely bookworm and a gruff young noble.
Well, some people also remember it for the multiple kidnappings, the villagers nearby who were terrorized by the uncanny castle dwellers, and that by the time the movie ends, the girl is singing to her furniture, carrying on conversations with the dishes, and in love with a literal beast. “New and a bit alarming” indeed, when you think about it that way!
Make your fantasies a reality
Some people choose to look at Wes Craven’s horrifying “Nightmare on Elm Street” as a reminder that your dreams can become true if you believe in them, delivered by a charismatic local legend who was thought to have left years ago, but secretly stuck around to pass his message on to a new generation of teenagers.
Of course, to be inspired by this nightmarish tale, you have to ignore the razor glove, ghoulish burns, and the fact that the villainous Freddy Krueger stalks you in your sleep…
Not cool, Tom
We all remember that one awkward person back in school, who always showed up unannounced when you weren’t expecting it and tried to hang out, struck up weird conversations at the worst times trying to impress you, and just wanted to engage with you in a mighty wizarding duel foretold by prophets years ago where only one will survive.
No? Just Harry Potter and the Nose-less Creep of Deathly Destiny, then? Just think, the whole series could have ended early if chapter one had been entitled “The Magical Restraining Order.”
Send in the clowns
Almost everyone dislikes clowns, and Batman is clearly no exception. But really, what’s wrong with a billionaire philanthropist trying to help curb crime and clean up the addled streets of his beloved hometown? This is a guy who leaves for a few years, and when he comes back the inmates are running the asylum — literally!
And for that matter, why do they keep letting the clown prince of crime have so much free screen time in Gotham whereas Bruce Wayne has to throw a party just to get some recognition?
Laughter is the best medicine
As any survivor can tell you, the most important thing is to have an optimistic outlook, to look hardship in the face with a smile and say “I’m strong, I can beat you.”
For Mr. Wade W. Wilson, it just so happens that his personal hardship is cancer, and not only does he never forget to laugh, he also becomes immortal, dates the literal incarnation of death, and looks great in red spandex. But most importantly, he’s still working hard to kick cancer’s butt for good — with his katanas.
Quite miserable indeed
Set in the 1800s, “Les Miserables” is a gripping classical tale of injustice, redemption, growth, betrayal, and perseverance during one of the darkest eras of French history. Of course, if you aren’t keen on the subject and just want a quick recap of the whole plot, one Twitter user has you covered: “Everyone dies.”
That does just about sum the whole movie (based on the legendary Victor Hugo’s book) up in a sentence, although it leaves a few key details out.
Mulan is the only Disney Princess to join the roster not for being royalty nor for her ability to sing to birds, but for the feat of enlisting in the male-only army and passing basic training without anyone discovering her. While all of the princesses are strong, only Mulan is “single handedly defeated an invading army and saved all of China” strong.
The toughest and bravest of the Disney women, fans were still less than impressed that to be taken seriously, she first had to dress up as a man.
Oh, she was taken?
Laim Neeson is well known for playing gruff and intense characters, often with vendettas or grudges to act on, who have powerful action scenes and strong stories to tell.
However, if you didn’t know of his reputation before watching “Taken”, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s just the story of a man finding out his daughter needs a ride home and going to pick her up. After all, as one Twitter user explained, that really is pretty much the whole story in a nutshell.
So no one told you this would keep you wide awake 👏👏👏👏
If you are waiting to see the “Friends” movie until after you have watched all ten seasons of the original show, you may want to avoid Twitter, where spoilers are abound.
A decade featuring three guys and two gals (plus a few more that came and went) being best friends no matter what happened is an incredible milestone, but one tweeter explained the entire series, from start to finish and including the movie: for ten years straight, five people sat around drinking a lot of coffee.
Every 20 minutes
Keanu Reeves made a quick arrival on the big screen back in 1994 with the movie Speed, about a bus that was rigged to explode if it fell below 50 mph at any point in its journey.
While the story is a harrowing and tense tale of how people react under high-stakes stress, hilarious commentators pointed out an upside: the bus was running ahead of schedule! While this is true, one must also remember that the bus also didn’t make any of its scheduled stops…
To honor and serve
“Til death do us part” is an almost redundant part of most vows. Most people intend to keep their promises until the day they die, and after that it becomes a moot issue. However, for Alex Murphy, perhaps he should have had that common addendum as part of his employment terms!
As one critic points out on Twitter, “Robocop” is the tale of a police officer so exceptional at his job that even after he died he was brought back to life and forced to continue “serving the public.”