10 Awesome Sci-Fi Twists You Never Saw Coming

There are twists and turns in most Sci-Fi, but these are the best ones you never saw coming!

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Science fiction has always been good about throwing crazy twists and turns at the audience. It happens so often, it's essentially a fundamental aspect of the genre... at least when it comes to good Sci-Fi. There are Sci-Fi flicks that don't rely on a twist somewhere in the plot, but for the most part, there's always something fooling the audience in the movie.

The best twists are the ones the audience never sees coming, and there have been some great ones throughout the years.

Where would Luke Skywalker be if he hadn't learned about his parentage, or how would George Taylor have known what was really going on had those damn, dirty apes not blown everything up? It's difficult to imagine these movies differently than how they came out, but fortunately, we don't have to.

Some of the best movies ever made were Sci-Fi classics that incorporated an ingenious twist somewhere along the way. These ten examples are the best ones ever pulled off, and it's likely, you were completely shocked when you saw them.


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