10 Movies That Picked The Wrong Twist

8. Big Hero 6

The Matrix Reloaded Neo

The Twist We Got

As it turns out, the Kabuki mask-wearing villain Yokai isn't tech guru Alistair Krei (Alan Tudyk) as expected, but rather Professor Robert Callaghan (James Cromwell), who was believed to have perished at the start of the story but in fact faked his death.

It's certainly not terrible as secret villain twists go, but the screenwriters missed a far more compelling version of the twist hiding in plain sight.

The Twist We Wanted

Yokai isn't Professor Callaghan but instead protagonist Hiro's (Ryan Potter) older brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney), who was also believed to have died in the fire alongside Callaghan.

Though in the final movie Tadashi is seemingly dead for real, bringing him back as the shadowy villain would've presented far more compelling dramatic possibilities than simply having Yokai be a relatively unremarkable character who had a brief role at the start of the film.

Having Hiro face off against his own brother, and having to talk him down from causing more mayhem, basically writes itself.

Plus, if Hiro successfully brings Tadashi back to his side by film's end, they'd make one hell of a team for the sequel - a sequel we're all still waiting for, admittedly.


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