Io9.com has a blog post collecting some of the silliest sci-fi plot twists that they’ve ever come across, and I must say that the list is quite amusing. I agree with most of the plot twist silliness. Many writers tend to resort to silliness when inspiration fails.
One of the worst I’ve seen (in the blog list) is the Independence Day twist. Apple can interface with alien computer languages? How utterly l33t of them. Outside of sci-fi, don’t you think that Hitler’s “suicide” was a plot twist that was just so convenient to the WW2 story??
So what are the silliest, most contrived plot twists ever that you’ve come across?