5 Insanely Stupid Movie Scripts That Managed To Work Against All Odds
Some movie ideas seem destined to fail, and yet these five managed to work against all odds, despite being incredibly bizarre.
Sometimes a screenplay looks so bizarre on paper that there is no way it could work in a movie theater. Or could it?
Here are five movies whose wacky concepts made them seem destined for failure, only to miraculously work against all odds.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
A script in which one of the main characters is a farting corpse sounds like an idea straight out of a mental institution.
But somehow, Swiss Army Man manages to be a pretty heartfelt and funny story with a surprisingly deeper undertone, not least thanks to great acting performances from Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
A crazy story about a file clerk who can access the body of real-life actor John Malkovich through a tiny door in his office is actually about a married man who falls in love with a woman at work?
We still can't figure out how John came to agree to this, but the completely original idea combined with the clever humor made it a true masterpiece.
The Lego Movie (2014)
We've seen far too many creatively bankrupt movies made solely to promote various products, so when a movie was announced that sounded like a giant Lego marketing campaign, many people expected it to fail miserably.
But with a clever script and brilliant performances (Will Arnett's Batman is considered by some to be one of the best versions of the hero ever brought to the screen), this shameless advertisement turned into a hilarious thrill ride.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
The name says it all, but the chemistry of the cast somehow made this idiotic idea for a movie work against all odds.
Not the best movie ever made, of course, but it was still a great satire of its man-child characters.
The Fifth Element (1997)
What sounds like your typical mediocre sci-fi action movie about defeating "The Great Evil" turned out to be a jaw-dropping "Die Hard in space."
With incredibly charismatic characters, a mockery of its own dull premise, and one of the brightest and most impressive futures ever shown on the big screen, The Fifth Element has rightfully taken its place among the greatest sci-fi classics.