Hollywood has every single movie plot down to a basic formula, and there are not as many variations as you may think.
Take the classic alien invasion movie: outer space creatures start destroying Earth, a hero kills them all and gets the girl, the ending credits roll and then a hint at a possible sequel pops up. This infographic takes whole movie franchises and breaks them down to their elemental components, demonstrating how easily we fall for basic plots where even the twist at the end has been done before.
As much as the films are broken down and simplified, these story-lines are still incredibly beloved by so many people, and even reading the movie plot formula doesn’t destroy the anticipation for a happy ending.
Formulaic Film Recipes
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