Over the past few days, there’s been a fun little game running on Twitter called “#backflick”.
As John Gushue explains, it’s a challenge to summarise the plot of famous films, if you saw them in reverse.
Until recently, research by one of our commenters (thanks Kniffler) suggested it originated in this reddit post. But then it was suggested “it all started on 4chan”. Now, it appears it all came from a FilminFocus article in November 2008 by Jonathan Carter.
Here are a few of my faves:
The Wizard of Oz:
Three friends escort girl & dog from fancy dress party in green city, so she can fly house back to Kansas.
Friday the 13th:
A magic hockey player heals a bunch of injured teens, so they can go home from camp.
Revived by missiles, a giant lizard goes on a civil construction spree in downtown Manhattan before retiring to its island home.
And I love this one….
A guy who flies around, putting people into precarious situations, then hiding.
Ok, now it’s time to start the next challenge..
I’ve written the first 15…
Please submit yours in the comments below, or.. (if you’re on Twitter) just add “#backgames” to your tweet.
NOTE: As per Twitters 140 character word limit, when you write your BackGame in “comments”, try to write 25 WORDS OR LESS.
A spaceship tends a galactic garden, growing tiny rocks into huge boulders.
Two evil children lock up their parents, turn into dinosaurs, then eat bubbles until they throw up colourful bonuses.
A traveller lands on a floating island, helps the Doctor enslave the Mimigas, then falls asleep & forgets everything.
JC Denton overthrows one of 3 new world orders, travels the globe, then waits for terrorists to rebuild the statue of liberty.
Pauline takes her boyfriend to the top of a building. There, she dumps him for a giant ape, and the heartbroken plumber climbs down the scaffolding.
A space marine brings demons to life, locking colour-coded doors behind him before falling asleep, as his colleagues close a portal to hell.
Commander Jameson brings peace to multiple galaxies, losing money & status before retiring on Lave with just 100 credits.
Elvin Atombender asks Agent 4125 to furnish his underground base. 4125 clumsily drops jigsaw pieces as he works.
A prince must hide the stars, by rolling them across the earth’s surface, until they break into small everyday objects.
Two players must bring soccer balls from their goal net… to the centre of the pitch. The player who produces the most balls – gets to choose the weather conditions.
Legend of Zelda:
Link offers Princess Zelda to the gods, in order to summon Ganon. Link then roams the countryside, hiding pieces of the triforce & reanimating Ganon’s monsters.
The player drags Lemmings out of their home, makes them forget their abilities & sends them back to the previous level.
Pacman fills mazes with dots, pausing only to regurgitate fruit & ghosts.
The last human family is lonely, so the player invites hundreds of robots to keep them company.
The player must break apart a giant rectangle, sending the pieces into space.
C’mon… what’s YOUR BackGame?
Submit it – in the comments below, or.. (if you’re on Twitter) just add “#backgames” to your tweet.
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