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Thread started 08/10/10 9:28pm

Cinnie

Worst Movie Cliches

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Reply #1 posted 08/10/10 9:45pm

FauxReal

Of those #5 was the most annoying. Thankfully, I think it finally died.

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Reply #2 posted 08/10/10 10:22pm

JustErin

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Awesome.

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Reply #3 posted 08/11/10 12:47am

novabrkr

Yeah, #5 is annoying.

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Reply #4 posted 08/11/10 3:02am

Huggiebear

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This was brilliant and its so real, that fadeto black shit has caused me to trip a few times, but not so much to make me fall over completely so I can get eaten by the chain saw weilding zombie, whom I can ever sweet talk to why I plot his downfall. Failing that theres the slow motion Matrix replay where I can just duck and dodge the chainsaw or bullet, forget how impossible that actually is. biggrin

So what are u going 2 do? R u just gonna sit there and watch? I'm not gonna stop until the war is over. Its gonna take a long time
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Reply #5 posted 08/11/10 3:12am

Pr1nceQuik

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The friend,relative,colleague etc creeping up behind the guy/girl without giving them a warning is the worst one.

It's like the girl/guy is in a quite dark place, like an attic, and then suddenely you see a hand approaching his back. This causes the said girl/guy to freak out, whilst the the friend apologizes saying that he didn't meant to scare them.

I've seen this happen so many times. I was watching Disturbia last night and shias mom did the exact thing to him. Lol.

I mean, who does that in real life? It's an annoying way to kill the suspense or give a cheap scare to the audience.
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Reply #6 posted 08/11/10 3:15am

crazydoctor

stupid villains is so true. such an old cliche. also stupid characters in general. like in the dark knight... they've got the joker locked up, and some dumbass has to mess around and let him get out.

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Reply #7 posted 08/11/10 3:42am

retina

I can tell that this guy has never worked as a teacher, lol. If you keep teaching until the bell rings, you're being disorganized? Quite the opposite, you're supposed to do that. And it's not just a movie cliche that the kids run out immediately when they hear the bell. That's standard in real life, especially among younger students.

The cliche that bugs me the most among these is the one about whispering. It's just really lazy directing to put people within hearing distance and keep the whisperer's voice too high. Plus let them actually whisper! Not just speak in a low voice.

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Reply #8 posted 08/11/10 7:07am

Genesia

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Did you notice that almost all of the examples are from really shitty movies?

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Reply #9 posted 08/11/10 7:57am

Efan

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The movie trailer ones they cite don't really bother me. What does bother me about trailers is when they go on and on and give away all the movie.

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Reply #10 posted 08/11/10 7:59am

Mach

Genesia said:

Did you notice that almost all of the examples are from really shitty movies?

Yes

lol

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Reply #11 posted 08/11/10 8:05am

TheScouser

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Horror films have the WORST clichés

"omg... i just heard a noise outside omg its the killer he's here he's gonna kill me oh its a cat"

"omg it really is the killer this time, lets run upstairs"

"who is the killer? well it turns out it was the trusted authority official or that quiet friend that everybody pitied"

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Reply #12 posted 08/11/10 8:07am

Efan

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The clip mentions the stupid villain, but the stupid hero bothers me even more--when the hero has the gun or weapon and could easily just kill the villain but doesn't. They usually say something like, "Take one step closer and I'll shoot!" and the villain replies, "You won't shoot. You can't shoot me." I'm always thinking, I'm pretty wimpy but I could still shoot.

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Reply #13 posted 08/11/10 2:15pm

NDRU

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Nice!

Richard Roeper had some of these, too. I can only remember two and they are related:

1) If someone coughs in a movie, they are never just coughing, it is the first sign they are going to die from illness.

2) If someone is not at class they show the empty chair. That person is not sick, they are dead or in serious danger of dying.

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Reply #14 posted 08/11/10 2:53pm

ufoclub

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I absolutely hate movie trailer cliches. Like the fades... or the beating heart... or the narrator "In a world..."

The whole idea of speeding up the rhythm of the cuts with a music crescendo then hitting the title screen then snap back for one more one liner or shocking bit...

I HATE IT.

It's so old.

I so much prefer the teaser trailer. Especially when it's specially shot stuff just for a teaser trailer.

For example the Spielberg version of War of the Worlds had a great teaser trailer that contains footage that is not within the movie....

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Reply #15 posted 08/11/10 5:17pm

kpowers

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#11 The Coroner. It seems that in movies Coroners are always eating (most times a sandwich). It's like cops always go to the morgue around lunch time.

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Reply #16 posted 08/11/10 6:13pm

TonyVanDam

#9 -- The car won't start

THIS^ one pissed me off the most over the years of watching movies.

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