Nuke The Fridge
Nuke The Fridge
"Nuke The Fridge" is the movie version of television's "Jump The Shark". And no movie Nukes the Fridge more than these top five!
Step 1: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
"Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" is where the term "Nuke The Fridge" comes from. Indiana Jones has an atomic bomb dropped on him. But just before the explosion, he gets into a lead refrigerator and is blasted miles away. He survives the blast without a scratch.
Step 2: Star Wars, Episode One
Viewers were introduced to Jar Jar Binks: a goofy looking creature that can barely form complete sentences. Fans of the series were very disappointed with this character, forcing Jar Jar Binks to go the way of the Dodo bird.
Step 3: Spiderman Three
Spiderman has tackled tall skyscrapers and evil villains. So why not dance? Viewers were treated to a very dark and disturbed Peter Parker playing the piano, swinging from chandeliers and dancing on bar tables. Needless to say, this may have been too out of character...even for Venom.
Step 4: Superman
In Superman The Movie, we discover that Superman is strong enough to spin the world backwards and reverse time. So that begs the questions, why even bother fighting bad guys? Just keep going back in time whenever he's faced with trouble! This superpower seemed to overshadow all of his other superpowers from then on.
Step 5: Look Who's Talking Now
In the first film, we hear the baby's thoughts. In the second one, we hear the thoughts of two babies. Now in the third installment, they have us hearing the thoughts of the family dog. It's hard to believe the producers could top themselves after that terrible idea.
Step 6: Extra Credit
You can use the term "Nuke The Fridge" in real life, too. The key is to find a moment or event that completely ruins every similar moment or event afterwards. Our little Drew Holter describes his moment as when his Uncle Paul showed up at Drew's 10th birthday party as Aunt Paula. That's something you don't get over!