How to RUIN a Movie: Deus Ex Machina – Troped!
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You’ve heard the name, you’ve seen it done a thousand times, now find out what Deus Ex Machina means, where it comes from, and why this trope keeps showing up. In this episode of WatchMojo’s Troped, we’ll be delving deep into the long history of this trope, from its roots in Ancient Greece to Shakespeare to The Lord of the Rings and Superman: The Movie! We’ll take a closer look at the different ways this trope has existed in pop culture and ask the age-old question: is Deus Ex Machina always a bad thing?
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