No matter if you’re a binge-viewer, a theater goer, or a full-on cinema critic who looks for depth in every motion picture, you find yourself in a situation where you need to answer the quintessential question. “What was it about?” is a hell of a challenge thrown at you, where 2 hours have to be somehow packed into three sentences tops.

You clear your throat and give it your best shot. Now what? Now nothing. Describing movies is not that easy, whether we like it or not.

But let’s change the rules and see if we can answer the same question by deliberately missing the point. Like, completely off. These people rose to the challenge, and it turns out, missing the whole point is somehow way more fun than being overly serious.

#1

Movie-Missing-Point-Description He was actually divorced and available

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glowworm2
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3 weeks ago

🤣

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#2

Movie-Missing-Point-Description In the entire saga...We never actually saw him do this....

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Bert Daniels
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3 weeks ago

I kept punching the play button

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#3

Movie-Missing-Point-Description There's no hill in this movie. And not silent at all with all people screaming

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Douglas Turner
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3 weeks ago

Yet no-one spoke up...

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Deciding whether to spend 2 hours watching some motion picture and not wasting your precious time may be a hard thing to do on your own. That’s why we consult people who shower us with some random descriptions, read reviews, or check the rotten tomatometer. In any case, friends usually have the biggest influence, so whatever they say may strike a chord or kill the film for good.

To find out just what a movie description is really capable of, Bored Panda reached out to Romina, the filmmaker and blogger who previously came up with a similar type of Twitter thread that went viral. She asked people to describe their favorite movies as boring as possible, and got some super creative replies that you can check in our previous article

#4

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Mission is possible. Not once, but eight times.

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Soap
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3 weeks ago

Eight times? How dare they say it's impossible!

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#5

Movie-Missing-Point-Description He isn't even in it

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abn_gator
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3 weeks ago

Y'all remember the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon? I'm pretty sure it would work for Nick Cage too

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#6

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Some "x-men" are actually WOMEN

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Daniel Lewis
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3 weeks ago

But they used to be men. That is why they are x-men.

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Romina told us that some film “descriptions on Netflix indeed sound pretty ridiculous,” but precisely “because of that, they are 'good.'”

The filmmaker added that even though it’s pretty hard to determine what kind of description falls into a good or not-so-good category, the most important thing about it is to get people to watch it. “If a description makes you want to watch a movie, it’s good.”

#7

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
They are TORTOISES.

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yes.
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3 weeks ago

but all tortoises are turtles did yall not read the other post???

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#8

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Hunger games wasnt even an eating competition

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JessG
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3 weeks ago

I mean technically it was...right?

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#9

Movie-Missing-Point-Description She is not black and she is not a widow

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glowworm2
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3 weeks ago

She’s also not a spider.

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The filmmaker also said that as long as the description reflects the core of the film, it’s good to go. “It’s only wrong if the description is way off. If the description mentions werewolves but the movie has no werewolves, then we are in trouble.”

“A little mystery and interpretation is good because it creates intrigue and people want to watch the film.”

Romina suggested coming up with a bunch of different versions of the description and seeing which one resonates the best. “Whichever sells the movie is the right one,” she concluded.

#10

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Infinity war but it was only 2 hours and 40 minutes

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Daria B
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3 weeks ago

Well, to those who didn't enjoy the film, it certainly did feel like an infinity... (I liked it, btw, but different people- different tastes)

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#11

Movie-Missing-Point-Description I was in for a surprise when I went to watch a movie about information technology (IT) only to discover it was a horror movie about a shape shifting clown.

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Daria B
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3 weeks ago

Working for the Italian part in our localisation team, I think it would be funny if my colleague and I dressed up as Italian clowns who repair computers. ♡

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#12

Movie-Missing-Point-Description He lives in an apartment

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Terry Jiang
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3 weeks ago

"My man, this aparment has everything I need, I don't need a house"

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#13

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Iron man is actually mixture of titanium and gold.

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Kitty Twinkle
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3 weeks ago

And flesh and bones

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#14

Movie-Missing-Point-Description No lambs in Silence of the Lambs.

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kjorn
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3 weeks ago

it's not a silent movie

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#15

Movie-Missing-Point-Description There's no transformer in Transformers

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chi-wei shen
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3 weeks ago

I'm pretty certain somewhere in the background there was a transformer.

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#16

Movie-Missing-Point-Description I was watching NeverEnding Story but the movie ended....

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Alexis Barker
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3 weeks ago

My bearded dragon is named falcor

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#17

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Ultron's age was never told

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Terry Jiang
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3 weeks ago

Ultron doesn't get old, he will dance on your grave when you DIE

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#18

Movie-Missing-Point-Description The driver was fully grown and not a baby, which isn't as impressive tbh

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glowworm2
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3 weeks ago

They also didn’t drive any babies.

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#19

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix. The phoenix didn't make any order.

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Wolfstar
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3 weeks ago

Well, Fawkes only answers to Dumbledore, soo...

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#20

Movie-Missing-Point-Description I watched the movie till the end. I never saw Abraham Lincoln. I was disappointed.

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Henry Cheves
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3 weeks ago

I was a kid when I first heard of it, and it messed up my history so I thought the civil war was after WWII, when Cap got frozen.

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#21

Movie-Missing-Point-Description 50 shades of Grey is a colourful movie

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chi-wei shen
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3 weeks ago

You could convert these pictures from RGB to Grey, but this would create black, white, and 254 shades of grey.

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#22

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Surprisingly, none of em are the last Airbender

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Daria B
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3 weeks ago

Oh, yeah, I actually was confused about the title of this film. I was like "What? Wasn't the live action film of Avatar already released and not very well received? What is this?" Then, okay, I found out it's a completely different film, with a coincidently same title, and I was still like "oh, it must be about the social network". Nope, not that one either.

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#23

Movie-Missing-Point-Description I.P. MAN... there's no internet in this movie...

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Balázs Verő
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3 weeks ago

Intellectual Property? Still makes no sense :)

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#24

Movie-Missing-Point-Description The Joker wasn’t funny at all

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Daria B
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3 weeks ago

I actually did see some subtle humour in some scenes. Can't remember now, though.

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#25

Movie-Missing-Point-Description gone in 60 seconds took almost 2hrs

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Daria B
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's basically what my mom said years ago.

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#26

Movie-Missing-Point-Description No maths in this movie

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Daria B
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wrong. There is a scene where he's writing the number as a challenge.

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#27

Movie-Missing-Point-Description Jurassic Park is not an ideal vacation destination

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kjorn
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3 weeks ago

not all dinosaur come from the jurassic ages

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#28

Movie-Missing-Point-Description He was never home alone. He always had the two of them with him.

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Terry Jiang
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3 weeks ago

It's like hearing a noise in the shower home alone. Also why don't those robbers ever die? One literally got blowtorced for over 6 seconds which should've killed him.

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#29

Movie-Missing-Point-Description There wasn’t a single wolf walking on Wall Street.

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Airamix
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3 weeks ago

My disappointment is inmeasurble and my day is ruined

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#30

Movie-Missing-Point-Description A movie with so many learned people and they misspelled "Happiness"
The Pursuit of Happyness.

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Avery S Alberico
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3 weeks ago

Rubix cube whiz at its finest

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