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Ancient Astronaut
10-13-2008, 06:21 PM
Here are some of the movie clichés I’ve noticed.

1)Whenever someone starts coughing in a movie, you know that’s a sign that person is going to die later on. In real life I see people cough all the time; it doesn’t mean they’re going to die.

2) In real life if I have a nightmare I just open my eyes, turnover and go back to sleep. But in the movies when someone has a nightmare they immediately have to spring up like Jason from Friday the 13th covered in sweat and hyperventilate into the camera…while the clueless wife says ”go back to bed honey”.

3) In the morning the mom makes this huge breakfast for the entire family, but instead of eating it, the dad and kids just run downstairs take a one bite of the toast and one sip from the orange juice and they take off like a bat out of hell; leaving all that food to waste. Can’t those people get up a little earlier to eat breakfast? They must have a lot of money to waste all that food. If that was my mom she would have said “sit your asses down and eat that damn breakfast!!”

4) Whenever there is an explosion you’ll always see the protagonist run towards the camera in slow motion with his mouth wide open, and then proceed to do an Olympic dive off screen to avoid the flames burning his cheeks.

5) When coming home from grocery shopping you’ll most likely see a huge French bread and a bundle of untrimmed carrots sticking out the top of the grocery bag. Can’t they put their fruits and vegetables in some plastic?

6) How come every nine or ten year old has to be some super computer genius hacker with the skills to control practically everything in the city. One time I seen this kid start up and control a bulldozer from his fisher price looking computer. A FREAKIN BULLDOZER?!!! As Sam Kinison would say “I’m in HELL…OHH…OHHHH!!!


OK, that’s all I can think of for now. Tell me if you have noticed any movie clichés.

Hulksmashed
10-14-2008, 09:20 AM
Most annoying action movie cliche EVER:

25 bad guys with automatic weapons can't seem to hit the one good guy who proceeds to take them all out with a hand gun.

I mean, even in the instance of trained mercs made up of ex green beret and navy seals....they can't hit a dude cause he's running? Come ON! Fire a few feet in front of the dude..

NASEDO
10-14-2008, 05:04 PM
....when the hero, the coolest dude ever, falls in love with a girl. The girl gets captured and he goes and saves her.

NASEDO
10-14-2008, 05:05 PM
Most annoying action movie cliche EVER:

25 bad guys with automatic weapons can't seem to hit the one good guy who proceeds to take them all out with a hand gun.

I mean, even in the instance of trained mercs made up of ex green beret and navy seals....they can't hit a dude cause he's running? Come ON! Fire a few feet in front of the dude..

This sounds like the opening scene of Casino Royale.

Malice
10-14-2008, 05:13 PM
Most annoying action movie cliche EVER:

25 bad guys with automatic weapons can't seem to hit the one good guy who proceeds to take them all out with a hand gun.

I mean, even in the instance of trained mercs made up of ex green beret and navy seals....they can't hit a dude cause he's running? Come ON! Fire a few feet in front of the dude..

it could happened if you're steven seigal! or better yet, chuck norris those'nt need a gun just his chin.:rolleyes:

spartan
10-14-2008, 05:13 PM
1. if a scene is set in Paris, it doesn't matter where the room is, it will always overlook the Eiffel Tower...

2. the two lovers have just been at it like bunnies, yet when they are done, if the female sits up on the bed, she always pulls the covers over her puppies. if the man has to leave the bed, he kind of drags the covers with him until he is off camera.

3. the hero or soldier has just fought a war or some bad @ss fight with a lot of courage and feeling no pain. but when the nurse is cleaning his wounds he winces and whines like a girl.

4. anything Arny has ever said in a movie

Darkseed
10-14-2008, 05:17 PM
People wake up from a nights sleep and their hair is prefect.

Kuzeh
10-14-2008, 05:22 PM
NY being destroyed by monsters/aliens/natural disasters...

KitFisto
10-14-2008, 05:24 PM
If you believe Movies and TV then 95% of the world being really good looking. :lol

Malice
10-14-2008, 05:25 PM
when the slut in the movie runs up stairs(i think to my self- "stupid ^^^^^ run out the back door:) knowing the ^^^^er is right behind her.

Fives
10-14-2008, 05:27 PM
People wake up from a nights sleep and their hair is prefect.

yeah, and the chick lying next to the guy dont look like a zombie in the morning and her makeup is all neat.

Malice
10-14-2008, 05:28 PM
AVP:R

when a military chick knows how to use every gun, tanker vehicle or choppa in the movie.

Ancient Astronaut
10-14-2008, 05:33 PM
When ever a Native American is on screen he always looks up to the sky and sees an Eagle flying overhead with a screech that echos through the valley with a flute playing in the background.

uscmhicks
10-14-2008, 05:51 PM
Heres some of my faves....
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* " I'll be right baacckk !!!! "

goes into kitchen and serial killer sticks knife in head *. :lol


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* Women always end up living whilst the guy dies right near the end , it tries to be emotional but most movies these days suck so much you can't wait for them to die *

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* crappy horror movies being impatient and showing the creatures or monsters right at the begging leaving no expectation or anticipation , the movie script and acting sucks so theres no longer a reason to watch *

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* movies trying to copy great film icons and movie plots over and over again and failing every time *

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* directors expecting to bring a little humor to movies when the fat chick dies but really the movies that bad shes the only one you really care for *

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* movies that could be awesome , for example ghost rider , daredevil and so on but turn out terrible due to impatient movie makers and overall crappiness. *

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* opening the mirror in the bathroom cabinet to get something out then shutting it to see a monster or killer behind . Nowadays though after 15 years of doing that they decide that when they shut it the monsters not there but whatever they took out of the cabinet happens to be dropped on the floor so they bend down to pick it up , stand back up and then .. see the serial killer in the mirror.
This leads to fight in the bathroom , always awkward. Then a stupid death.
But for some reason , it never isn't entertaining. *

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* Car happens to run out of petrol and stall when the killer , stalker or general nutcase is right behind them *

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* movies trying to be serious when there funny *

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* movies making other quotes at movies . Avp-r , " get to the choppa ! ".
Calling a main character Dallas etc.

In a movie called the marine with John Cena and Robert Patrick when these guys are chasing Robert in their crappy car they say " hes like a terminator !! "...

sigh... *
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I could go on but I'm tired..
It doesn't work.

NASEDO
10-14-2008, 06:04 PM
.....when a Killer like Jason is chasing a girl, who's running for her life, then she trips and falls, starts to run again, and the slow walking....I mean fast walking Killer catches up and kills her.

NASEDO
10-14-2008, 06:08 PM
....the good guys always wins.

DarkArtist81
10-14-2008, 06:08 PM
My biggest peeve is when the lone female, who always somehow happens to be the one who is the MOST scared, hears a noise outside in the dark woods... And then walks out into it to investigate. :banghead

SimFeliz
10-14-2008, 06:54 PM
....the good guys always wins.

The Mist


My biggest peeve is when the lone female, who always somehow happens to be the one who is the MOST scared, hears a noise outside in the dark woods... And then walks out into it to investigate. :banghead

I hate that too. Yet when you think about it if you hear a noise you don't usually think 'Oh my god there is a killer out waiting to decapitate me, I better lock myself inside and call the cops". I have an over active imagination and sometimes think things like that, but I usually still go investigate.

The Craw
10-14-2008, 07:29 PM
how about when somebody is climbing up the side of a cliff or crawling around on a ledge about 30 floors up and as they are groping for a handhold a whole bunch of birds fly out screaming.

CelticPredator
10-14-2008, 07:45 PM
AVP:R

when a military chick knows how to use every gun, tanker vehicle or choppa in the movie.

She WAS a soldier. If she didnt know how to use those things, I think there would be some serious issues.



Movie still sucks. :monkey3

Malice
10-14-2008, 08:06 PM
She WAS a soldier. If she didnt know how to use those things, I think there would be some serious issues.



Movie still sucks. :monkey3

:lecture

ever you get what i'm saying man! bunk requiem!

creecher
10-14-2008, 08:06 PM
My biggest gripe would have to be seeing films classed as comedies, but I don't even manage to crack a smile. Am I alone in finding them neither remotely funny or humourous? The only thing that is funny is, some director is telling someone he's doing a comedy and says it to them seriously. :lol

TheObsoleteMan
10-14-2008, 08:18 PM
I happened to notice that Vacancy was on cable the other day, "Hey, I always meant to watch that one but never got around to it" so I flipped over. Early in, they pull into a gas station in the middle of nowhere with a weirdo attendant that proceeds to give them directions... I promptly changed the channel.

EVILFACE
10-14-2008, 08:22 PM
Man, some of these are almost word for word from:

http://www.moviecliches.com/

Morbo
10-15-2008, 04:01 AM
that old favorite when someone shouts out of the car window, "no, your OTHER right!" grrr!

hairlesswookiee
10-15-2008, 04:15 AM
boats and hoes.

Morbo
10-15-2008, 04:26 AM
why do the bad guys never shoot Batman or Robocop in the mouth? :D

LordAzrael
10-15-2008, 04:29 AM
why do the bad guys never shoot Batman or Robocop in the mouth? :D

Hey if they can't hit a dude just cos he's running what's the chance they can shoot these guys in the mouth ? :emperor

I'm just sick of them going to the Stormtrooper Sniper School. Makes Obi-Wan's line of "only imperial stormtroopers are this precise" heavily ironic.

screamingmetal
10-15-2008, 08:36 AM
-Car explosions. Cars are always exploding in films when it's rare that they do it in real life. They also would never explode from gun fire.

Having said that, I was very near a "car" explosion once when a motor home blew up on the side of the road, but it was most likely a propane tank that exploded and there was no fire in the explosion.

-Throwing a handgun at the bad guy when it's out of ammo.

-When someone gets shot, they fly back several feet from the impact of the bullet when in reality that doesn't happen.

FQRizzo
10-15-2008, 08:54 AM
With the birth of CGI, I am getting tired of characters surviving things that would surely kill/cripple them (Indy in the fridge, Tony Stark testing the jet boots). Plus, they have to cut everything so darn close.

Kuzeh
10-15-2008, 09:25 AM
Movies that have "America" or "American" in their title...
that's annoying... except for Team America... ha ha ha

Morbo
10-15-2008, 09:30 AM
anything with the word 'Movie' in the title, and stoopid shaky cam films ( blair witch, Cloverfield)

hairlesswookiee
10-15-2008, 09:39 AM
-Throwing a handgun at the bad guy when it's out of ammo.

i remember an episode from the B&W superman show that had a bank robber shooting at superman, and superman just stood there sticking his chest out while taking the shots, but when the robber ran out of bullets and threw the gun superman dodged it. :confused:

Hulksmashed
10-15-2008, 09:39 AM
2. the two lovers have just been at it like bunnies, yet when they are done, if the female sits up on the bed, she always pulls the covers over her puppies. if the man has to leave the bed, he kind of drags the covers with him until he is off camera.

:lecture:lecture:lecture

That always makes me mad! Why the hell you gonna sleep with someone then be embarrased if they see your bits and pieces? Only way it works is if it was a result of heavy drinking and the girl realizes what she did.

On the SAME note....when two people are going at it hard core and the chick keeps her bra on! What is with that? Wouldnt fly in my bedroom for sure! :naughty

Kabukiman
10-15-2008, 11:01 AM
Movies that have "America" or "American" in their title...

That one really bugs the ^^^^ out of me.

Another one that gets to me is the generic cast lineup box art that makes up the majority of horror movies:

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Voorhees27
10-15-2008, 11:10 AM
How about:

1. Black guy ALWAYS dies first.

2. Women ALWAYS fall down when being chased by a killer.

:D

Devil_666
10-15-2008, 06:48 PM
Twist Endings.
Specifically aimed at M. Night Shahmalaymalamalama (sp!?)
I like twist endings.. but M. Night bascially ran that concept into the ground using one for damn near every movie he made. It got old real fast.

Cop loses partner/family. Seeks revenge one-man-army style.
We've all seen it. And what's funny/lame is they're supposed to uphold the law, not go on personal vendetta killing sprees.

Nerd becomes cool through lying/magic formula/wishes/etc.
And they ALWAYS get busted out. Then intially the cool people who hated them, then liked them, hate them AGAIN only to eventually LOVE them. Again. Garbage.

Cop/Reporter goes undercover in Highschool
The funniest thing is, the reasoning is always "you look young enough to be a teenager. It'll work." Well yeah.. because every person in the film playing a "teenager" is the same age, late 20's early 30's!!!

Scary person turns out to be good/hero.
You know.. they're presented as shifty, or as evil. And in the end they help the kids get away from the lady from "Throw Mama From The Train" while screaming "Hey You GUUUUUUUUUYSSSS" in a pirate hat. "Baby Ruth?"

The dumpy best friend with the secret crush ends up with the guy/girl in the end.
Yeah.. because who cares that you've been obsessed with one girl all your life and you've FINALLY got her. F that. Now you can finally see who's really your true love: that plain jane you've been ignoring for the same amount of time. Yeah! No.

Darth_Fatso
10-15-2008, 10:48 PM
Sex scenes wear people wear clothes. I mean who the hell wears cloths while you doing it? I can understand it if your having a quicky in a public bathroom or something but not when you in the privacy of your own home and the only time limit is you (or sometimes her).

I also hate it in horror movies when the chick picks up a weapon and uses it to temporarily take down the killer then throws the weapon away right afterwords.

barryo
10-16-2008, 07:22 AM
guns that never run out of ammunition.........especially pistols. :lol

Andr3w
10-16-2008, 01:45 PM
Here's a list with 100 movie cliches: http://cinema-pedia.com/things-i-ve-learned-on-movies-and-tv.html

screamingmetal
10-20-2008, 12:41 PM
i remember an episode from the B&W superman show that had a bank robber shooting at superman, and superman just stood there sticking his chest out while taking the shots, but when the robber ran out of bullets and threw the gun superman dodged it. :confused:
:lol Probably because the actor isn't Superman and that's a real gun being thrown at him. Which begs the question, why would a robber think the gun is going to hurt him when the bullets didn't do a damn thing?:lol

Another couple of cliches that bother me:
-Fat characters are always shown eating on screen or are shown to be obsessed with food.

-"Teenagers" as the main cast in horror movies.

-Old westerns where the farm homestead is out in the middle of a near barren desert with no grasses for the horses or cattle to eat; and not even a garden for the family.

CelticPredator
10-20-2008, 12:42 PM
Teenagers are the main cast, so we can see some nice naked 20 year old girls. Thats their purpose.

Blake
10-20-2008, 12:47 PM
One that makes me cringe every time -

Whenever someone is injured and needs to be bandaged, the cloth they apply always has to be ripped in two. Never in the history of cinema do they initially pick up the bandage that is the right length. It ALWAYS needs to be ripped in half.

CelticPredator
10-20-2008, 12:58 PM
Hahah! It brings dramatic tension. "Is he going to rip it in time!?"

Hulksmashed
10-20-2008, 01:05 PM
One that makes me cringe every time -

Whenever someone is injured and needs to be bandaged, the cloth they apply always has to be ripped in two. Never in the history of cinema do they initially pick up the bandage that is the right length. It ALWAYS needs to be ripped in half.

That doesnt bother me as much as the bandage seems to completely heal the wounded! Guy gets his stomach ripped open, they put a bandage on it and hes good as new. Sometimes he bleeds out later, but its always a shock.

"Woah....I think Phil died"

"How??"

"I dont know man...kinda creepy. Only Injury he had was that evisceration a few hours back"

"Whaaaaat? No, that can't be it...I'm pretty sure we bandaged that......"

NASEDO
10-20-2008, 03:56 PM
Dropping the keys when trying to get in the car, or trying to find the right key. Then the bad guys in the back seat.

Kabukiman
10-21-2008, 05:06 AM
Dropping the keys when trying to get in the car....

As if dropping the keys were not bad enough, sometimes the keys miraculously land underneath the car. :lol

smc100
10-21-2008, 08:13 AM
Zombie movies almost always show a hand punching through the ground as they excape their grave. They have the power to get through a casket with six feet of dirt on top of it but then they cant get through a couple of wood planks over a window.

Blake
10-21-2008, 09:01 AM
Zombie movies almost always show a hand punching through the ground as they excape their grave. They have the power to get through a casket with six feet of dirt on top of it but then they cant get through a couple of wood planks over a window.

So true!! :rotfl