Awesome suggestion from painquale, on metafilter:
Why can\'t Hollywood come up with a time travel movie that is consistent and has smart characters? It\'s not that hard, and it can lead to some pretty cool ideas. Here\'s one: it\'s a neat feature of time travel that if you go into the past and try to kill your past self, you will fail. Your past self is invincible. Someone who knows how time travel works could exploit that! Imagine in the future that aliens or robots or vegetables or something are taking over. Humanity needs a hero! So someone goes into the past, grabs their previous self, and brings them to the future. Now humanity has a hero who cannot die. He\'s temporally immortal! And in a neat way. It\'s not like he\'s bulletproof or anything. He\'s a normal guy... he just can\'t die. Try to kill him, and some crazy Rube Goldberg, Final Destination-like chain of events will save his life.
There are all sorts of movies that can be made from that core idea. I want someone to make one.
posted by painquale at 9:28 PM on July 30