It goes without saying that a plot twist can either make or break a movie. A great twist will recontexualise the movie's events in a clever or unexpected way, while a bad twist will generally feel like it was deployed for mere cheap shock value.
2020 may have been a lighter year for cinema than anyone could've ever expected, but it still served up a slew of tantalising plot twists (which we won't spoil here).
But these 10 films went in another direction entirely, delivering twists that, rather than elevate the drama or enrich the characters, were just flat-out stupid.
These revelations, whether genuine, earnest attempts to be clever or more wilfully trashy rug-pulls, represent 2020 cinema at its most mind-bogglingly dumb, fielding out sappy, silly, and flat-out ridiculous revelations that weren't at all justified by the material.
Whether you were left laughing, sighing, or cringing, these 10 films were largely talked about because of their big reveals, which were at least divisive if not universally reviled in some cases.
Then again, some of these films would've evaporated from the cultural conversation within seconds were it not for these attention-grabbing, thoroughly idiotic reveals...
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