Many a times whether a movie turns out to be good or bad rests on just one small decision. That one decision either elevates the film to a better level or just completely changes the direction that the film ultimately takes. Here are 10 examples of how one small decision ended up saving the film.
1. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014) – The System is the Villain
Making a Captain America movie for a modern audience provided Marvel Studios with a few challenges. Cap’s first movie chronicles his exploits during WWII so it wasn’t hard to get people to root for the star-spangled man when he was fighting Nazis. The sequel however, could have gone badly if it had been handled poorly. Taking a hero who is literally draped in the American flag and relating him to a contemporary audience could have been awful (especially with widespread, anti-American sentiments being an obstacle to overcome) but an ingenious plot device managed to nip that problem in the bud. In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER, the U.S. Government (specifically, SHEILD) ended up being the villain because of its infiltration by HYDRA. Making your patriotic superhero fight back against a corrupt system eliminated any possible accusations of flag-waiving propaganda. Not bad for a guy who punched Hitler in the face.