When it comes to people making stupid decisions in movies, Horror is often brought up above all else. It's true, horror movie characters are stupid, and their decisions often lead to their grisly deaths. On the other hand, science-fiction features just as many crappy decisions, but strangely, fewer deaths.
That's not to say people aren't getting killed in Sci-Fi movies all the time, and every so often, a bad decision leads to the death and destruction of tons of people. Still, there are those times when a Hail Mary not only keeps people alive, it can save the day!
These types of decisions can range from opening a door on a spaceship to create a vacuum or even going on a daring attack against something as large as a moon. Whatever the decision, it's often taken as a last resort, and while it should absolutely lead to a character's death, sometimes, it doesn't.
Sci-Fi movies have become famous for these types of decisions and workarounds, which probably wouldn't work in any other film genre. These ten decisions may have seemed pretty stupid after the fact, but in the moment, they were the only ones that could have been made.
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