John Scalzi recently wrote an article where he took well known movies, and wrote accurate but misleading movie descriptions. I think the idea is absolutely brilliant, and so I decided to try my hand at it too. Feel free to join in the fun after reading, by offering up your own movie descriptions.
50 First Dates: A traumatized woman is relentlessly pursued by a man she does not know.
Aladdin: Jafar attempts to stop a lying and deceptive thief from marrying the same woman he desires.
Back to the Future II: A teenager’s attraction to gambling ends up destroying his family.
Big: After a case of mistaken identity, a young man is forced to go on the run.
Braveheart: A once peaceful Scotsman goes on a massive killing spree after the death of his wife.
Carrie: A quiet and lonely girl is finally noticed by the boy of her dreams and ends up having a phenomenal night.
Cujo: A woman, whose marriage is struggling, goes with her son to a farm, where she encounters an energetic dog that changes her outlook on life.
Die Hard: A typical office Christmas party becomes lively when crashed by crazy Europeans looking for a good time.
Goonies: A group of kids attempt to steal the possessions of a dead man, which causes pain and grief for several other people.
Halloween: After years away from his hometown, Michael returns in order to visit his young sister, but his doctor, who hates him, makes every possible attempt to stop this meeting.
Home Alone: A boy abandoned by his family spends the holidays with two outcasts.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: An American spends some time with Indian royalty, and refuses to respect or follow their customs and traditions.
Jaws: Three men try to impress their town by catching the largest fish they’ve ever seen.
Nightmare on Elm Street: Several teens have their dreams come true.
Predator: A collection of armed men hunt down a foreigner when they disagree with his lifestyle choice.
Red Dawn: A group of teenagers run away from school in order to hide in the woods, and kill several people who attempt to find them.
Return of the Jedi: A man tries to reconnect with his estranged father, but during their meeting, he must fight urges to kill him.
Running Man: An angry contestant attempts to hunt down and kill the game show host.
Scream: A bunch of beautiful teenagers have a wild party that contains voyeurism, sex and costumes.
Sixth Sense: When a man's marriage falls apart, he begins a very unique relationship with a young boy.
Terminator: A boy bonds with an immigrant, and teaches him about American culture.