Everyone has a friend who loves Blade Runner (insert a movie) so much, they talk about it over and over and over again. Make no mistake, as a friend, your duty is rather straightforward: to listen carefully and nod in agreement. ‘Cause you signed up for this puffery when you entered the friendship.

But the filmmaker Romina decided to turn this all over. Instead of hyping up their all-time fave films, she asked people on Twitter to share the most boring descriptions of them. The thread quickly blew up with 66.2K retweets and comments and 29K likes.

If you wonder if it’s even physically possible to paint the film you’d die for so deliberately bluntly, “Man turns off alarm clock 3176 times” suggests that yes, indeed, it is. But that just makes it all the more hilarious.

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Cathy Gaines
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1 month ago

Actually accurate! Hahaha this one is the best!

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Astrid Nineor
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1 month ago

Nah, this sounds better than the actual thing

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Tracey Hirt
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1 month ago

Drops priceless piece of jewelry into the ocean, then dies.

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Bored Panda reached out to Romina, the filmmaker and creator of this viral Twitter thread, who told us she tweets stuff like that all the time.

“I really wasn't thinking about anything when I came up with it,” but she is “glad a lot of people have gotten a good laugh from it and have been entertained.”

It’s hard to tell which description was Romina’s favorite since she said “I was laughing so much reading through some of them.” One that stuck out was “Three guys go fishing,” which referred to Jaws.

Having worked in the entertainment industry for a long time, Romina said she loves good storytelling and being in front of the camera, behind it, and next to it. “It's a lot of hard work, but it's very rewarding!”

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Don’t forget Amy Farrah-Fowler’s theory! “Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of the story. If he weren’t in the film, it would turn out exactly the same…the Nazis would still have found the Ark, taken it to the island, opened it up, and all died, just like they did.”

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Eunice Probert
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1 month ago

But they do have coconuts.

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Perfumista Perfumista
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1 month ago

Probably som immigration laws as well

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Ask the first person standing next to you what their favorite movie of all time is. Whatever the answer is, it’s likely you won’t argue against it.

Because even if movie preferences are all super subjective, just like taste in music, good movies are good for a reason. They either strike a chord in you, broaden horizons, or hit some crucial pop culture milestones—there’s something about them that glues generation after generation to the screens.

The question of what turns an average Joe movie into a lasting motion picture hit has been bugging us for years. And we can trace some of the same elements in both Godfather and Dark Knight that are said to make either one a damn good 2-plus hours worth spending.

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Groundhog Day!

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

And that structural flaw finally got exploited.

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

The Shining! Or my family on holiday

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According to Medium, a good film should have a plausible story that follows a comprehensive "story arc." “Traditionally, mainstream blockbusters follow a three-act structure,” which is essentially a setup, a confrontation, and a resolution.

Good characters are also key in blockbusters because they “are based on people, and people are multifaceted, with their own hopes, desires, faults, and aspirations.” Their multidimensionality and motive-driven nature is both relatable, yet more entertaining than what we see in everyday life.

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

He spared no expense, not realizing that Life will find a way.

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

i didn't know the Kardashians were Jedi....

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
1 month ago

Ratatouille!🐀

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Most good movies reflect the unique vision, style, and tone of their makers. Film critic Roger Ebert, in a piece for The Guardian, wrote that “a director will strike a chord in your imagination, and you will be compelled to seek out the other works.”

As a result, directors become like friends, he suggests. “Buñuel is delighted by the shamelessness of human nature. Wilder is astonished by the things some people will do to be happy. Keaton is about the struggle of man's spirit against the physical facts of the world,” he said.

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

Boy Scout will not leave depressed widower alone. Runs afoul of an overly ardent bird watcher.

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Alexandra Lewis
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1 month ago

That literally made me go 'aaaaw' out loud. Even in its most boring format it's an incredible story!

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Back to the Future.

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 month ago

Very nasty vermin...

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ThreeOfAKind
Community Member
1 month ago

Should've taken the blue pill...

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Would-be Burglars refuse to admit they’ve been outsmarted by a kid, keep going back for more.

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Man insists upon telling strangers his life story, even though they have given no indication they are interested in hearing it.

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kenzieve
Community Member
1 month ago

jurassic park?

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MsM
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1 month ago

Girl dislikes pea soup.

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Tina Scogin
Community Member
1 month ago

while serving detention. Breakfast Club!

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Soap manufacturer enjoys clubbing

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Tina Scogin
Community Member
1 month ago

actually, 3 college professors and a doctor become exterminators.

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JessG
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1 month ago

"Just because some watery tart throws you a sword doesn't make you King"

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

Yippee Ki-yay

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Radek Suski
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1 month ago

Oh boy. I'm old

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Tina Scogin
Community Member
1 month ago

Indiana Jones?

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Better than the one where Leo goes boating

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

Kids? Buddies.

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