August 15, 2016

EP. 137 — Movies That’d Be Way Better With One Small Change

Will Smith famously turned down the role of Neo in ‘The Matrix’, a decision that created the current timeline in which we live, where Obama is President, Prince is dead and Keanu Reeves is making awesome John Wick movies. Meanwhile Smith is playing second fiddle in poorly – reviewed DC expanded universe movies and is probably questioning  when it all went wrong. 

The chronicle of filmmaking is peppered with anecdotes like these; crazy what-ifs that had they gone the other way, maybe history wouldn’t be totally different ,  but the movies we love would. 

On this week’s podcast, Jack O’Brien is joined by Cracked columnists David Christopher Bell and Josh Sargent to talk about  some of these movie what-ifs and then take it one step further: think of some  disappointing movies  from the last few years that would be fixed with one simple change.


Cracked: 6 Reasons ‘Jurassic World’ Killed Its Biggest Hero:

Cracked: 4 Surprisingly Simple Fixes for Famously Bad Movies:

Cracked: 5 Famously Terrible Movies That Were Almost Great: 

Cracked: 6 Famously Terrible Movies That Were Almost Awesome:

Cracked: 35 Last-Second Casting Changes That Altered Movie History:

Cracked: 5 Movies That Were One Flaw Away From Being Classics:

Bruce Willis’ Crazy ‘Red 2’ Interview:

Film School Rejects: The 8 Worst Parts of Prometheus Made Sense in the Original Script:

This episode is sponsored by Magoosh, Spotify, Loot Crate, and the Now Hear This Podcast Festival.

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