7 Movies with Unbelievable Premises: Whether They Succeeded or Crashed and Burned

With many movies, especially the recent glut of remakes, it’s easy to figure out why they’re being made. But others, including three releases from this week — Passion Play, The Beaver, and Hobo with a Shotgun — have plots so implausible that they must be jokes, we thought, until they actually came to theaters. Find out how aliens, hand puppets, angel wings, deadly snakes, and mythical characters all made it to the big screen, and whether they made good on their promises to entertain.

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