10 Unexpected Movie Plots Surprisingly Turned Out to Be Ingenious
6. The Dark Knight (2008)
In this famous installment of the Batman reboot, the Joker, dressed in a nurse's uniform, is meant to blow up a hospital. Heath Ledger had one chance to shoot the scene with an actual explosion taking place, but for some reason the detonator didn't work.
Without coming out of character, Ledger shook it and pressed on the button several times until finally we see the almighty explosion.
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Chris Pratt, playing Star-Lord, often fooled around and joked during the shooting of this movie. His improvised performance was caught on camera, complete with the line "Sorry, I don't know how this machine works!" and an obscene gesture.
It was not only subsequently included in the movie but also became one of the most remembered among audiences.
8. Fight Club (1999)
In the scene in which Tyler Durden teaches Edward Norton's character how to fight in a parking lot, the latter was supposed to lightly hit his opponent on the shoulder.
But the actor was asked to do something unusual in the scene, and so he decided to strike Brad Pitt on the ear. Pitt's resulting display of pain was genuine.
9. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
When filming the final fight scene, the crew tried to make it look as real as possible. So when the stunt double told Tom Cruise not to hold back with his blows, the actor followed his advice and punched his opponent as hard as he could in the jaw.
The decision was made to use this take in the movie, and it's possible to see Cruise's genuine shock when he realizes his mistake.
10. Ghostbusters (1984)
Bill Murray is a real legend of cinema on account of his love for improvisation. This was the source of his famous line "He slimed me!" after his first encounter with the iconic green and gluttonous ghost.