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clichés in movies you don't like

Jaredthefox92

Banned
Banned
Yeah, that's pretty much the only place I don't mind it lol. It can up the suspense. But in most settings it's just jarring.

Also, you're presuming everyone on the phone is a "nice" character, villains, thugs, or just straight asshole characters can do this as part of their characterization. It's rude, but in many cinema the world is imperfect.
 

Kinguyakki

Alignment: Chaotic Stupid
The hero kisses his girl right in the middle of chaos.
You're standing in the middle of a war, with open fire and explosions or monsters or whatever else going on all around you, and you think that's a good time to kiss?

That's just stupid.
 

Jaredthefox92

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The hero kisses his girl right in the middle of chaos.
You're standing in the middle of a war, with open fire and explosions or monsters or whatever else going on all around you, and you think that's a good time to kiss?

That's just stupid.

Real life you'd take cover or try to seek a tactical vantage point.
 

Nexus Cabler

Conduit of Synergy
Any movie scene where the hero uses all of his or her powers to the max and after obliterating the whole room of bad guys they collapse and faint, followed by their friend or someone running to catch them or help.

This happens so often it's insane.
 

Mambi

Fun loving kitty cat
It's so cliche that a speedster character (flash, quicksilver, etc) s will run up to an enemy and then stop and talk, or have an enemy be able to do anything to them at all.
Dude, you can have them KO'D before they even know you're in the vicinity. You move so fast the world is full of statues from your POV.
What are you doing letting them get the drop on you???

For literally hundreds of examples though, you have to watch the CW "flash" tv show...it's sooo frustrating to see how easily he could beat the enemies and simply...doesn't!
 

Jaredthefox92

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It's so cliche that a speedster character (flash, quicksilver, etc) s will run up to an enemy and then stop and talk, or have an enemy be able to do anything to them at all.
Dude, you can have them KO'D before they even know you're in the vicinity. You move so fast the world is full of statues from your POV.
What are you doing letting them get the drop on you???

For literally hundreds of examples though, you have to watch the CW "flash" tv show...it's sooo frustrating to see how easily he could beat the enemies and simply...doesn't!

Sonic's MO, but it's so he can taunt Eggman.

Also, the Flash does this to Giganta in this scene, ( but she legit just wanted to talk instead of fight him atm.)

 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
Spinning attacks in swordfights. Turning your back to an opponent isn't "cool", it's just dumb.
 

Yastreb

Well-Known Member
Spinning attacks in swordfights. Turning your back to an opponent isn't "cool", it's just dumb.
Also when one character blocks the other one's strike and they just stand there swords crossed for ages, trying to push the opponent's blade to their face.

Or when an archer draws a bow and keeps is drawn for more than 10 seconds. You couldn't do that if it was a warbow instead of just a prop.
 

MavOkami

The edgiest drox on the forums... >:p
'Badboy falls for the sweet and innocent cinnamon roll'

yuk.

Also 'wolves dominate everything'
 

DemonHazardDeer

Niche Game Connoisseur
Forced conflict that ignores previously established and obviously easy solutions. So annoying when they just come up with a stupidly contrived and easily avoidable problem to create conflict
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Needless relationship drama and needless relationships thrown into movies that could've done without it.

Also, generic car chases are annoying, but unrealistic ones are even more annoying.

Though, I'll admit Michael Bay does do a good car chase.

Say what you will about him, he can do that.
 

ThePokeFan

Member
A lot of animated films do this but when one character does something stupid and then another one just says "Oookaaayyy!" or "Awkwaaard!". I swear a lot of animated films I've seen do that joke.

Oh that, and the obligatory dance party at the end.
 

Vishunei

Lamenting Lynx
Though it's been stated most likely due to many people here already knowing these clichés, expect redundancy in answers.

A few tropes that annoy me include:
-"Plot Armor/Plot Boost" that allows a protagonist to survive something that would otherwise be fatal/something or someone who just casually murderered their friends or family but the protagonist can just tank it.

-Movies with too much exposition or especially flashbacks making up a good portion of it

-A villian who explains his or her "malicious plan, great scheme, etc" giving the protagonist(s) too much time to escape. Alternatively when a villian is defeated by something incredibly anticlimactic, simple, or not a suitable death

-And my God, movies that don't know if they're trying to be musicals or not. The protagonist singing/a song playing when a protagonist is alone after some fateful occurrence. This tends to happen in animated movies.

Be well, readers.
 

Nexus Cabler

Conduit of Synergy
In super hero and comic books/films, how the villain or antagonist is far more aesthetically cooler, has a better costume, more interesting powers, while the hero appears far less intimidating, or otherwise tacky.
 

Foxridley

A fox named Ridley
When a character goes to do something without having the necessary macguffin/powerup/acquired ability and lies about it (usually out of pride or shame), when telling the truth would allow their companions to come up with a new plan. The only forseeable outcome of lying is coming into a situation unprepared.
 
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