Movie Cliches - Which Ones Do You Really Dislike?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by willpower, May 8, 2010.

  1. DukesofStratosphear

    DukesofStratosphear Well-Known Member

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    In horror films, when a character is wandering around in the dark, a screeching cat often leaps suddenly out of nowhere - often in, or by, a window - just before the real monster/killer/ghost etc. appears.
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Hanging up the phone without saying goodbye.

    How is that cliche? I never say goodbye on the phone.
     


  3. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

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    How is that cliche? I never say goodbye on the phone.

    So when you're done talking, you just hang up? That seems kinda rude. What if the other person has something else to say and you just cut them off?
     


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    So when you're done talking, you just hang up? That seems kinda rude. What if the other person has something else to say and you just cut them off?

    I dunno. It's a chance I take, I guess. Usually it's pretty obvious when the conversation is done.
     


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    I actually enjoyed this.
     


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    I actually enjoyed this.

    Oh, so did I. Hilarious movie. Just giving examples of car chase cliches.
     


  7. Verno Inferno

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    I hate the little kid or verbose teen (boy or girl) who is brimming with all sorts of wisdom for his/her (usually single) parent about life, love and relationships. They're those little bespectacled, omniscient crumb-snatchers who are excited about their mom going on a date (even helping select her dress that evening) with the guy who they know is The One---instead of hating the intruding man-friend for stealing their mother's time and affection.
     


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    I hate the little kid or verbose teen (boy or girl) who is brimming with all sorts of wisdom for his/her (usually single) parent about life, love and relationships. They're those little bespectacled, omniscient crumb-snatchers who are excited about their mom going on a date (even helping select her dress that evening) with the guy who they know is The One---instead of hating the intruding man-friend for stealing their mother's time and affection.

    In other words, a young kid is cool with some stranger banging his/her mom.
     


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    Cocking a gun five fucking times for effect. e.g. the hero loads his gun, cock, the hero leaves to get into the action, cock, the hero encounters action, cock, the hero shows he means biznatch, cock.

    That and fifty people all cocking their guns and surrounding the hero, never mind that they would kill each other if they started blasting off.

    Also sword fighting in all "historic" type action/dramas. Throwing a sword, holding the shields upside-fucking-down, bashing with a shield, jumping a lot, basically flailing about like a retard on crack.
     


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    Cocking a gun five fucking times for effect. e.g. the hero loads his gun, cock, the hero leaves to get into the action, cock, the hero encounters action, cock, the hero shows he means biznatch, cock.

    And the fucking rack sound they make when they get drawn from the holster. Seriously, does everyone have the fucking Spetznatz Tokarev holster that cocks on the draw?

    aaaaaaaand what's the deal with TEACUP GRIP?
     


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    Cocking a gun five fucking times for effect. e.g. the hero loads his gun, cock, the hero leaves to get into the action, cock, the hero encounters action, cock, the hero shows he means biznatch, cock.

    And the fucking rack sound they make when they get drawn from the holster. Seriously, does everyone have the fucking Spetznatz Tokarev holster that cocks on the draw?

    aaaaaaaand what's the deal with TEACUP GRIP?

    EDIT: Also, snipers with laser sights
     


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    this thread can become endless because Hollywood is so goddam horribly formulaic...

    hero fighting, running, jumping after getting shot repeatedly. rifle bullets cause so much damage that if you take one in the torso/leg you're immediately out for weeks even if it doesn't kill you

    the villain isn't dead, you motherfuckers. he's just waiting until you let your guard down or turn your backs

    the stupid inspirational speech before the climactic scene. last seen in 2012 where it was so infuriating it ruined the whole movie for me

    if there is a dog in the movie, it ALWAYS survives. even during the end of the world

    someone in the party always needs to nobly give his life to save the world/the mission. it's usually the character who's the most annoying or the one who keeps questioning authority


    Old Yeller[​IMG]
     


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    - Formerly bad sport team/athlete begins to turn it around and starts to win via montage.

    - Devil finds some loophole to come to earth and destroy it. No sign whatsoever of The Jeez (Dogma being the lone exception).
     


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    if there is a dog in the movie, it ALWAYS survives. even during the end of the world


    There have been a number of notable exceptions to this recently.
     


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    White martial artists beats the fuck out of all the Asians.
     


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