Plot twists have been a staple of film since the silent days of cinema. They’re a method of jump-starting a narrative that might have grown too predictable, or simply providing a new take on things that changes the audience’s perspective.
It should come as no surprise, then, that these tropes have been embraced by the sub-genre known to many as comic book movies. These are among some of the biggest blockbusters ever produced, and making each and every one of them memorable is a difficult task, even for talented filmmakers.
As we pointed out in another list, sometimes the attempts at a good twist fail, resulting in the plot crashing and burning. But there are many other writers who are more than capable of creating intricate stories, and these have gone on to stick in our heads.
So, without further delay, let’s look at seven terrific plot twists that really elevated the stakes.