10 Movie Twist Clues We All Ignored

There’s nothing quite like a movie plot that takes you completely off guard and leaves you flabbergasted by how brilliant and unexpectedly creative it is.

Granted, not every big twist has to be a huge surprise, and some are certainly more obvious than others. Many of the neatest twists, however, foreshadow the big reveal in advance, in a way that makes revisiting the movie a real treat.

And then there are those clues left in plain sight for the filmmakers and yet, for one reason or another, viewers overwhelmingly chose to ignore them.

Perhaps you assumed that the giveaway was actually a mistake on the directors’ part – a continuity error or some weird artistic quirk – rather than a neon indication that nothing was as it actually seemed.

Inspired by this recent Reddit thread, these 10 plot twist clues from the movie have been largely ignored by viewers, who have either missed them altogether or pawned them off as accidental gaffes.

But when it comes to genius filmmakers, almost nothing is ever accidental, as so many of these sneaky clues prove beyond a doubt…

Near the end of Fight Club, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) drives a car with the Narrator (Edward Norton) in the passenger seat. Durden eventually gives up control of the steering wheel, and soon enough the car veers off the road, crashes, and flips over.

When the pair exit the overturned vehicle, however, Durden emerges from the passenger door.

Upon first viewing, anyone who caught on to this would surely consider it a rare lapse on director David Fincher’s part – a continuity error that shouldn’t be given much notice.

Except it’s more of a hint at the megaton plot twist dropped about 10 minutes later, that Tyler and the narrator are the same person – dissociated personalities existing in the same body. Tyler exits through the passenger door as the two characters are one.

The lesson here? Nothing David Fincher does is accidental, and he would never make such a glaring mistake unless it was actually on purpose.

Andrea G. Henderson