BackGames = Videogame plots in reverse

February 24, 2009

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…

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