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If you watched a movie backwards, what would it be about?

Asked by erichw1504 (26329 points ) August 17th, 2012

Let’s get our creative, funny juices flowing! Come up with a short description of what a movie would be about if you watched it backwards.

Some examples:
– If you watched Godzilla backwards it would be a story about a giant lizard who rebuilds a broken city before walking off into the sea.
– If you watched the Oceans movies backwards it’s about a bunch of people donating to a casino.
– If you watched Jaws backwards it’s about a shark that throws up so many people that they have to open a beach.

So, pick a film and give a one or two sentence description of what it would be like backwards.

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erichw1504's avatar

If you watch Titanic backwards, its about a friendly iceberg, that saves a lot of people.

CWOTUS's avatar

It would be Memento.

erichw1504's avatar

If you watched Lord of the Rings backwards, it would be about a little man finding a ring and bringing it home.

filmfann's avatar

@CWOTUS stole my answer

It would be Benjamin Button. The story a child born and growing older as everyone around him grows younger.

tom_g's avatar

If you watched the Big Lebowski backwards, it would be about taking it easy and bowling.

erichw1504's avatar

If you watched Jurassic Park backwards, it would be about dinosaurs being captured and placed in a zoo.

ucme's avatar

Sex & the City would remain as cougars & a racehorse merrily fucking their way through most of the male population.

glacial's avatar

A family of singing Austrians, on the run from Nazis, cross the Alps to their homeland. When they arrive, the husband begins an affair with an older woman; heartbroken, his wife becomes a nun. Turns out she’s not very good at it.

bookish1's avatar

I think this is one of the most original and fun questions I’ve ever seen on Fluther! But I’m kind of having trouble with it… I don’t understand time and space…

Super Troopers would be about a bunch of beer deliverymen who got busted for selling to underage kids and subsequently became the world’s worst highway patrolmen…

Mmmm, Rear Window would be about a nosey photographer who catches a murderer and gets rewarded by being allowed to gaze upon Grace Kelley as she turns the lights on.

The Life Aquatic would be about a man who just lost someone whom he loved like a son, and becomes an alcoholic misanthrope who nevertheless has a bright career ahead of him.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas would be about a couple of guys who completely ran out of money and grey matter in Las Vegas and had to pull a bunch of scams to make it back to California in a fire-apple red convertible, where they decided they were much better off just doing mescaline at the beach…

ragingloli's avatar

If you watch Cinderella backwards, it is about a woman learning her place.

zenvelo's avatar

Casablanca would be the war ending with both sides friendly, a woman leaving her husband to be with Bogie, and then everyone celebrates the end of the war in a nightclub, singing and gambling.

downtide's avatar

The Little Mermaid (Disney) is about a bride who leaves her would-be husband at the altar, turns into a mermaid and runs (or swims) away to sea to join her long-lost sisters.

Shippy's avatar

Benjamin Button would have the same fate as us all.

blueiiznh's avatar

@CWOTUS you stole my answer too.

Leaving Las Vegas backwards is the story of a terminally-ill man who is healed, thanks to the curing powers of alcohol.

erichw1504's avatar

If you watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone backwards it would be about a young aspiring wizard cast away from Hogwarts and forced to live with his step parents.

gasman's avatar

Thelma and Louise: Two women are shot out of the Grand Canyon in a convertible, have a turbulent series of adventures, then settle down to small town family life.

Citizen Kane: A wealthy newspaper man reforms his corrupt ways; youthfully reinvigorated, he goes sledding on a Rosebud.

erichw1504's avatar

The Hangover would be about a group of guys realizing what they did overnight so they decide to get stupidly drunk to forget about it.

King_Pariah's avatar

Damn you @CWOTUS, you stole my answer!!!!!!!

Following would be Un-Following.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Planet of the Apes would be about Charlton Heston riding a horse down a beach, getting captured by some intelligent apes, escaping, finding this old-school space capsule which miraculously shoots back into orbit and brings him back to the 1970’s.

ucme's avatar

The Great Escape would be a rather bizarre story telling of the exploits of a bunch of POW escapees who were desperate to be reconciled with their nazi captors.

filmfann's avatar

The Tree of Life is about… wait, um… I’m not even sure what that is about when it’s played forward!

King_Pariah's avatar

The Tree of Life would be The Tree of Life with a sad and not bittersweet ending.

Symbeline's avatar

If you watch Halloween backwards, it’s about a guy in a mask resurrecting a buncha dead people with a knife.

zenvelo's avatar

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a goody goody kid who keeps finding kids that act up, and then in the end he is fascinated by a chocolate bar and ends up in dire poverty.

Nullo's avatar

In Star Wars (ANH) the protagonists forge the Death Star out of a giant ball of fire, enslaving the galaxy beneath the iron fist of Darth Vader. Their work complete, our heroes retire to less thrilling pursuits in politics, crime, and agriculture. Obi-Wan turns senile and wanders off into the desert, never to be heard from again.

Dangit, @gasman, you spoiled the ending.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

If you watched Fatal Attraction backwards, it would be about a psychotic lady who haunts and terrifies an innocent man and his family to the point of leading him to have a one night stand with her in order to get back to his smooth, happy family life and make the “lady” a saint!

Symbeline's avatar

If you watch Eraserhead backwards; it would probably make more sense than if watched normally.

erichw1504's avatar

If you watched The Matrix backwards, it would be about a guy trying to escape a computer generated world so he can return to his normal 9–5 office job.

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