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    19 Movies That Would've Been 10 Minutes Long If The Characters Used Their Brains For, Like, One Minute

    All of these characters have one brain cell bouncing between them.

    There are few things more frustrating that watching a movie and thinking, "Why are you like this?!" about all of the main characters.

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    Well, this week Redditor RedstonekPL asked, "What movie could have been over in 10 minutes if the main character wasn't such a fool?" and, whew buddy, I have to ask...WHY ARE THESE CHARACTERS LIKE THIS?!

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    So — with that in mind — here are just a few of the movies that would've been a lot shorter if the main characters were just a little more quick-thinking:

    1. The Visit (2015)

    Universal Pictures

    "Kids: We're going to visit our grandparents!

    Mom: I don't want you to go, but if you feel like you really want to go, I'll drive you to their house.

    [Drives to house.]

    Mom: Hey, y'all ain't my parents. I'm calling the police.

    THE END."

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    2. Jurassic Park (1993)

    Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "If Hammond had ACTUALLY spared no expense..."

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    3. The Ring (2002)

    DreamWorks Pictures

    "Girl 1: Hey, do you want to watch that tape that kills you in seven days?

    Girl 2: Oh, no thanks!

    THE END.”

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    4. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

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    "All they had to do was literally NOT pick Anakin to be Padmé's bodyguard. The sexual tension between them is thicker than Jabba!"

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    5. Aladdin (1992)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "If Jafar had just paid Aladdin what he promised him to receive the lamp instead of betraying him at the cave, he would have gotten the lamp AND become Sultan still. Aladdin literally had no interest in the lamp and just wanted the money in return for the lamp."

    kiwiwatermelonnn

    6. No Country for Old Men (2007)

    Miramax Films

    "Never go back to the scene of the crime...also — if you find a duffel bag full of cash and decide to keep it — maybe check it for tracking devices."

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    7. Fifty Shades of Gray (2015)

    Universal Pictures

    "If Ana was just like 'You're an abusive stalker with serious emotional trauma. Seek help.' the movie would've been, like, 10 minutes long."

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    8. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Miramax Films

    "Any ONE of the guys: I dunno, Joe. This heist seems kinda risky and dangerous...

    Joe: Yeah, I'm not actually sure everyone in this crew is on the up and up. IT'S OFF!

    THE END."

    9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

    Paramount Pictures

    "Let me put it this way, if Mr. and Mrs. Bueller were anything like my parents, the movie would have been called Ferris Bueller’s Day at School.”

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    10. Emperor's New Groove (2000)

    Buena Vista Pictures

    "Yzma originally says that she could just 'turn him into a flea, put that flea in a box, put that box into another box, and eventually send it to herself' so she could 'smash it with a hammer.'

    Then, she says, to save on postage, she’ll just use poison which ends up not being poison. Even if she went with the original plan he’d be a flea, and — for all intents and purposes — out of the picture pretty instantly. Yzma screwed herself trying to save like a quarter."

    CinnaSol

    11. School of Rock (2003)

    Paramount Pictures

    "Mrs. Mullins: May I see your I.D., Mr. Sheebly?

    Dewey: Uh, sorry, I don’t have it!

    Mrs. Mullins: Oh...sorry, you won’t be able to teach these ACTUAL CHILDREN unless you have proof you’re a teacher/who you say you are!

    THE END."

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    12. Batman Begins (2005)

    Warner Bros.

    "If the Waynes hadn't left through the side exit of the theater into a back alley, none of the events would've happened. Like, just call Alfred and wait out front!"

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    13. John Wick (2014)

    Lionsgate

    "If Iosef would have just killed John at the beginning instead of fucking with him and killing his dog, not only would we not have gotten these three movies, but Iosef would be known as the person who killed 'Baba Yaga' (I know he didn't KNOW who he was at the time, but still, what was stopping you?!). Being the son of a crime lord AND worldwide recognition for killing the most famous assassin on the planet would make the Tarasov family untouchable."

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    14. Frozen (2013)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "Anna: Why do you shut me out?!

    Elsa: Enough, Anna.

    Anna: Okay, we can discuss this later in private like adults.

    THE END."

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    15. Suicide Squad (2016)

    Warner Bros.

    "The main antagonist is a member of the team (Enchantress) who turned out to be too evil, and gained power thanks to some magic mcguffin that Amanda Waller was using to control her. So, literally, the entire plot of Suicide Squad wouldn't have happened if they didn't bother assembling the freaking suicide squad!"

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    16. Rent (2005)

    Sony Pictures

    "Mark: Hey mom. I'm sorry, it didn't work out. I'm being evicted. Can I move back home again?

    THE END."

    17. The Matrix (1999)

    Warner Bros.

    "If Neo had just taken the blue pill and lived out his miserable days like the rest of us..."

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    18. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "The Queen: Look, honey, we should invite Maleficent to our daughter's christening. I know she's the 'Mistress of All Evil,' but it'll probably end up worse for us if we don't invite her...

    THE END."

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    19. And finally, the entire Harry Potter franchise

    Warner Bros.

    "Look — if Voldemort had just conjured a gun to kill Harry Potter, not even a mother's love would have saved him from that. But nooo, he had to be all melodramatic and try to Avada Kedavra the Chosen One..."

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    Now it's your turn! Do you feel the same way about these movies? Can you top these? Which movies would've been, like, 10 minutes long if the characters just took a second to think? Share yours in the comments below!

    Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.

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