Movies That Definitely Don't Mean What People Think
Look, movies are a lot of things, but they're not very subtle. So it's pretty easy to figure out what life lessons the filmmakers are trying to teach us. Good triumphs over evil. Hard work can compete with natural talent. Metal computer squids are bad and we should stop the Matrix. Very basic, simple, digestible concepts that are as subtle as slicing bread with a Louisville Slugger baseball bat.
But sometimes they actually do get a little too nuanced. Or their attempts at irony completely miss the mark. Of they're just not written too well and their message is murky to begin with. Or they get to have it both ways, like Robocop being both a story about a badass cop that uses his robotic ways to clean up the city with ultra-violence and a dark satire touching upon the problems of corporate overreach in our public service departments that's also a Christ metaphor.
Anyway, the point is that you might be completely missing the point the movie was trying to make, in at least a few cases. For example: