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Best New Party Game 2

Gabe Delahaye | April 16, 2009 - 2:26 pm

In the spirit of the previous Best New Party Game in which you wrote the plot of a movie backwards in order to win all the fun (ex: if you watch Pretty Woman backwards, it’s about a rich woman whose boyfriend makes her become a prostitute) this one is even easier to play. You basically just reduce the plot of a movie to a few salient points to make it sound really dull and disappointing. A few examples from Postmodern Barney, the game’s creator (via BuzzFeed):

  • Alien: Ship fails to deliver cargo, crew don’t get bonus.
  • Blade Runner: Man with no apparent skill stumbles into escaped robots, fails to kill most, fucks one.
  • Die Hard: Dysfunctional cop saves marriage by murdering foreign national.
  • Groundhog Day: Misanthropic creep exploits space/time anomaly to stalk coworker.
  • Jurassic Park: Theme park’s grand opening pushed back.

I’ll go first:

  • A Few Good Men: A young lawyer discovers that he can, in fact, handle the truth.
  • Mad Max: Leather daddy has trouble finding gas for his car.
  • Bourne Ultimatum: It is discovered that a dictionary is a weapon.

I’m doing great. Lots of points. Your turn.