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Poll: Movies Told from a Different Character's Perspective

Which of the following films do you think would have been interesting if they were told from an alternate character's viewpoint?

Discuss the list here

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Alternate Character: Boromir

    Genre: Fantasy, War

    Plot: The tragic hero Boromir leads the people of Gondor to many successful battles against the dark forces, but the strength of the people is crumbling. He hears of a ring of power, carried by a hobbit, which could hold be the key to defeating Sauron. A twist ending would have Boromir killed abruptly, and the fate of Gondor left to the viewer.

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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

    Alternate Character: Vernon Dursley

    Genre: Family, Comedy

    Plot: Family man Vernon Dursley must juggle his work and home life, which includes his ungrateful spoiled brat of a son's 11th birthday, his irritating wife and annoying neighbors.

    Things have just gotten a lot more complicated as he's received a letter asking his nephew, whom the neighbors know nothing of, to join something called "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry."

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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Alternate Character: Boba Fett

    Genre: Action, Sci-fi

    Plot: Boba Fett must track down the smuggler Han Solo, who has a bounty on his head, before others get there first.

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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

    Alternate Character: Random stormtrooper #338

    Genre: Horror

    Plot: Amid the battle of Endor, a young stormtrooper is kidnapped by the fearsome Ewoks. He watches in horror as his friends are eaten in front of him, and must escape before he is next.

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    The Godfather (1972)

    Alternate Character: Fredo Corleone

    Genre: Crime, Drama

    Plot: Fredo is desperate to win his father's approval and become the next Don of the family. When he is sent to Las Vegas, he builds his own family and secretly plans to overthrow his younger brother.

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    Apocalypse Now (1979)

    Alternate Character: Colonel Kurtz

    Genre: Drama, War

    Plot: Veteran Kurtz, on the front line in Vietnam, is slowly driven insane by his surroundings.

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    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Alternate Character: Hannibal Lector

    Genre: Thriller

    Plot: Dr Lector has been planning his escape from prision for some time now. The arrival of a young FBI officer Clarice Starling could be his ticket out...

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    Sicario (2015)

    Alternate Character: Alejandro

    Genre: Action, Thriller

    Plot: After his family is murdered by the drug cartel, Lawyer Alejandro quits his profession, and trains himself to track down and kill all those responsible.

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    For a Few Dollars More (1965)

    Alternate Character: El Indio

    Genre: Western

    Plot: After committing a terrible crime that he regrets, gang leader El Indio must face his demons whilst being pursued by two bounty hunters.

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    Godzilla (1954)

    Alternate Character: Gojira

    Genre: Comedy, Drama

    Plot: All poor Gojira wants to do is make friends. But because he is different, the people of Japan constantly run away from him every time he tries to give them a hug. This only strengthens his desire to hug his fellow people, and he will do whatever is necessary to spread his love.

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    The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

    Alternate Character: The Bride of Frankenstein's Monster

    Genre: Drama

    Plot: The poor bride of Frankenstein's monster is only a couple of hours old, and yet she has been arranged into a forced marriage. She must fight for her freedom before the wedding is completed.

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    Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    Alternate Character: Random zombie #1625

    Genre: Comedy, Drama

    Plot: Now that he's been reluctantly turned into a zombie, Fred spends time in a local shopping mall contemplating his new life, before going into politics and working on immigration laws for zombies all around the world.

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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

    Alternate Character: Khan

    Genre: Sci-fi, Adventure

    Plot: Khan is exiled from the planet of his birth and launched away in a hibernation ship. He is found by a starship 200 years later. Instead of taking him back to his planet, they exile him and his crew on a planet. An accident in that solar system causes his planet to become inhospitable.

    When they are eventually discovered by another starship, Khan plans his revenge against the people who stranded him. He also comes across something called a Genesis Device which would allow him to create a paradisaical planet for him and his followers, but is killed in the explosion that sets off the device.

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    10 (1979)

    Alternate Character: Jenny Hanley

    Genre: Thriller

    Plot: Jenny Hanley is a young, beautiful woman in her twenties. She is about to get married. Suddenly, she is being spied on and stalked by a short composer (played by Dudley Moore) who is twice her age... and also married. This man even follows her on her honeymoon to a tropical paradise.

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    Frankenstein (1931)

    Alternate Character: Frankenstein's Monster

    Genre: Horror

    Plot: A man has lived a full and complete life and has died in peace, going to meet his maker. Suddenly, his body is dug up by grave robbers! They cut and piece his body together with other bodies and a brain, leaving great scars and stitch marks and giving him discolored skin. They then desecrate his body further by subjecting it to large amounts of electricity, somehow shocking him back to a partial life where he is unable to fully communicate with others.

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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Alternate Character: Mr. Potter

    Genre: Drama, Fantasy

    Plot: Mr. Potter is continually frustrated in his efforts to take over the town by an interfering businessman, George Bailey, who owns a savings and loan. After a very long and hard day, he falls asleep and dreams what life would be like if George Bailey had never been born.

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    The Dark Knight (2008)

    Alternate Character: The Joker

    Genre: Crime, Drama

    Plot: A young man is driven insane by his life experiences and turns to a life of crime. The city's arrival of a superhero vigilante (Batman) inspires him, and he challenges The Dark knight to a duel of wits whilst working his way into the mob underworld and creating havoc and anarchy in Gotham. His story is inter cut with flashbacks from his life.

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    Alternate Character: Nurse Ratched

    Genre: Drama

    Plot: The head nurse of a mental institution must deal with a criminal who pleads insanity to avoid prison and the havoc he creates when he challenges her authority.

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    Rear Window (1954)

    Alternate Character: The Neighbor

    Genre: Thriller

    Plot: A man kills his wife but successfully hides the fact until a wheelchair-bound photographer spies on him from his apartment window.

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    The Thing (1982)

    Alternate Character: The Thing

    Genre: Drama

    Plot: The last surviving member of an once proud alien race escapes to Earth, following the destruction of its planet. Now, it must face a difficult decision - stay as the last one of its kind, or use its unique assimilating ability to try and restore its race... but in doing so, place mankind in danger.

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