In Game Night, there was one aspect of the plot that left me scratching my head.
So we know that Kyle Chandler's character Brooks hires a murder-mystery company to fake "kidnap" him, as part of a murder-mystery game night.
However, before the fake kidnappers show up, "real" thugs show up and kidnap him instead, an event the other characters (including Brooks brother Max - Jason Bateman) initially believe is fake, but end up finding Brooks anyway.
Eventually, this causes Brooks to reveal that he is in fact a criminal smuggler, who backed out of a sale of a Fabergé egg to a criminal called "The Bulgarian", so that he could sell it to another criminal for more money. He believes The Bulgarian hired the thugs to kidnap him in order to the Fabergé egg back.
All well and good so far. Except that it is revealed that the thugs were not hired by The Bulgarian, but in fact by police officer and Max's neighbor, Gary Kingsbury, who staged his own "fake" kidnapping of Brooks to prove he is "worthy" of Game Night, after they stopped inviting him.
What doesn't make sense to me is that the group gets called by somebody (who I can only presume was Gary or his thugs using a voice changer) who says he'll kill Brooks if they don't deliver the Fabergé egg to a bridge by midnight.
The rest of the gang, after retrieving the egg, then meet the thugs who kidnapped Brooks at the bridge to exchange him for the egg, only to be "saved" by Gary, who gets fake shot, and then makes them promise to include him in Game Night if he survives (which of course he does, as he wasn't really shot), then reveals he hired the thugs.
Finally, after Gary reveals he is fine, he seems to have no knowledge whatsoever about the Fabergé egg. Immediately thereafter, The Bulgarian shows up to kidnap Brooks for real (which he does), and shoots Gary.
- how could Gary tell them to deliver the egg to the bridge if he didn't know anything about the egg? Even if we presume the Bulgarian made the call, how would he know Gary and his thugs would have Brooks at the bridge?
- Futhermore, Shouldn't Gary have figured out that real criminals were involved by the fact that Max searched real criminal names on his police computer? Not to mention the real blood all over his computer room.