Smartphones save us from all sorts of drama. Whether it’s directions to a job interview or a last-minute present for a loved one, where would we be without them?

UK-based Internet service provider Plusnet reimagined what some iconic films would be like if the protagonists had smartphones, and the results are pretty entertaining.

Have a look on the below comic strips illustrating how the inclusion of a smartphone into iconic films would have drastically altered the plot.

Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)


Castaway


When Chuck Noland’s plane crashes he becomes stranded on an uninhabited island, his situation looks bleak.

Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)

He’s forced to create ‘Wilson’ from an old volleyball to stave off the loneliness and tedium, but if Chuck had a smartphone with him, he’d have access to an unlimited world of entertainment. With the current political climate, moving to a deserted island seems like a great idea.

Fight Club


In an attempt to snap out of his ennui and dissatisfaction with the world, an unnamed protagonist forms an underground fighting club after meeting the enigmatic soap salesman, Tyler Durden.

Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)

After establishing a nihilistic band of followers, things take a more destructive turn as they carry out a series of terrorist attacks. A simple selfie would have exposed the truth – that Tyler doesn’t really exist.

Jingle All the Way


After his keeps him away from spending time with his family, Howard Langston is desperate to give his son the Turbo Man action figure he covets. A madcap adventure ensues as Howard clashes with the police and fellow shoppers on his quest, culminating with a climactic fight at a parade.

Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)

If he had access to a smartphone, he could have avoided all this, and had a Turbo Man delivered to his doorstep inside an hour.

Lord of the Rings


Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)

This epic journey across a fantasy world of sinister sorcerers, blood-thirsty goblins, and terrible trolls would have been a lot quicker if Frodo could have used a phone for directions. No need for the fellowship, no need for Gollum, and no need for nearly getting eaten by a giant spider.

Psycho


Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)

A stay at the Bates Motel is almost guaranteed to end in violence. If any of the characters from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie had been able to check TripAdvisor, Marion Crane would have probably opted for a Travel Lodge instead.

The Ring


Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)

Having even a cursory glance at IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes is a modern prerequisite to watching a movie. Considering that watching a tape in this movie ends in certain death courtesy of the creepiest kid in the world, the reviews aren’t likely to be encouraging.

The Shining


Films that Would have Ended Better with Smartphones (Funny Comics)

In The Shining, Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker position in the remote Overlook Hotel to give him the peace and quiet he needs to write a novel. But things don’t work out too well.

Isolated, bored, and plagued by writer’s block, he slowly succumbs to madness, attempting to kill his wife and son. If he’d brought a phone with him, he could have whiled away hours playing games, browsing the internet, and taking selfies instead of working, like we all do.

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