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Old 26-08-2013, 21:28
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Ok, so the topic has been done before, several times no doubt but why not go around again for new members and new ideas (if there are any?)

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Car chases. How come a crappy car or jeep/4x4 can keep up with a above decent car or even a motorbike which should be able to leave them for dust?
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Old 27-08-2013, 00:26
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Bad guy standing over good guy about to kill them when oh, what's this, they've been shot by another good guy standing behind them who's saved the day. The second good guy had probably been left for dead minutes earlier only to make a swift recovery.

This gets used wayyyyy too much.
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Old 27-08-2013, 05:35
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Not so much movies but trailers - the annoying fade to black between clips.
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Old 27-08-2013, 10:21
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When the hero of the movie says to a terrified person.

'Look at me, look at me, you can do this'.
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Old 27-08-2013, 10:28
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People not taking the chance to kill the good guy / bad guy when the opportunity presents itself. They'd rather stop the fight they were having to talk for a bit and let some other factor come into play.

People suddenly becoming horrible shots with a gun close up but from far away can hit the tiniest of targets.

Someone firing a machine gun (usually waving it side to side) only seems to be able to hit the walls or objects around the person they are shooting at (usually causing sparks). With that many bullets being pumped out so quickly and with such sporadic aiming, the chances of them only hitting objects around the person and not the person themselves would be impossible.
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Old 27-08-2013, 11:23
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After credit scenes.
Scenes of people walking away from a building which subsequently blows up with no reaction registering whatsoever.
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Old 27-08-2013, 13:22
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When told that s/he has to go to somewhere, s/he says something like "No way!" Next shot, s/he is there.

When a guy, along with scruffy hair, a pair of glasses and maybe an old-fashioned pullover, gets ruffled over something scientific or academic, he's likely to be an absent-minded professor/scientist. Doesn't help that this type is always male. I'll faint in shock if you can cite a film that features a female absent-minded professor/scientist.

Before the climax or confrontation, a shot of the main character or villain (or both!) walks in slow motion with a gun in his hand hanging at his side.

When a parcel or letter is delivered and the distracted main character casts it aside, you just know the parcel or letter will become relevant later on.
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Old 27-08-2013, 13:43
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Father issues. Hero estranged from father, has to work with him, resolves relationship. yawn.
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Old 27-08-2013, 14:02
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People not taking the chance to kill the good guy / bad guy when the opportunity presents itself. They'd rather stop the fight they were having to talk for a bit and let some other factor come into play
Or as per old James Bond films, they tie up the good guy or attach them to some elaborate contraption which they have a chance to escape from rather than just shooting them in the first instance
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Old 27-08-2013, 14:23
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People taking out a cigarette at every available opportunity for no apparent reason.
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Old 27-08-2013, 14:36
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Product placement, seems films in the last 10 years has been increasingly blatant when it comes to sponsors.
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Old 27-08-2013, 14:38
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Someone been kicked in the nuts and then the pain seems to go very quickly.

Romance between characters in stupid situations.They're lives might be in danger but there's always time for a passionate kiss or more.
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Old 27-08-2013, 15:08
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Or as per old James Bond films, they tie up the good guy or attach them to some elaborate contraption which they have a chance to escape from rather than just shooting them in the first instance
And telling 007 in great detail what their evil plans involve before they activate the contraption
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Old 27-08-2013, 15:48
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All the above (esp, people stopping to have meaningful dialogue in the middle of intense situations. The Spork-Uhura shuttle scene in ID was a prime recent bad example of this).

Monologuing
James Bond parking
Over-complicated plots and boring twists
Pointless deaths
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pop culture speeches
Villains resurrecting for one last shot at hero (enough already)
No one having scars, scabs or bruising from fights or battles.
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Old 27-08-2013, 16:00
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My despicable old "chestnut" is the hero is about to retire and has a crack at one final old case, only for him to return in a sequel with no mention (or worse still the retirement is recinded!!!) to continue for many more years of "coping" ie Lethal Weapon movies, ALSO they are "partnered" with a younger and more energetic person who is so stupid they would not be able to tie their shoelaces in the morning!!!!
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Old 27-08-2013, 16:09
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My despicable old "chestnut" is the hero is about to retire and has a crack at one final old case, only for him to return in a sequel with no mention (or worse still the retirement is recinded!!!) to continue for many more years of "coping" ie Lethal Weapon movies, ALSO they are "partnered" with a younger and more energetic person who is so stupid they would not be able to tie their shoelaces in the morning!!!!
Yes, I agree. Another annoying thing I find that is overused in movies is the lens flare. As we all know, J.J. Abrams is particularly fond of using them. I'm not putting his work down at all, I just find he uses lens flares far too much.
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Old 27-08-2013, 16:31
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overused in movies is the lens flare. .
What is Lens flare - I have heard of this before but I am unsure what it means?
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Old 27-08-2013, 16:41
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Romances, why do we need them in every film?
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Old 27-08-2013, 16:43
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Mine is in Action/War movies where someone mentions missing a significant other early on in the plot usually followed by the line "I can't wait to get back home".... Those people are going home in a box.

See also films where someone is a widow/widower and mentions the fact more than once.
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Old 27-08-2013, 16:55
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That music in horror movies, usually quite quiet, that sounds like multiple strings being played frantically, veering all over the place and increases to a crescendo when the scare comes. It's been going on for about 15 years now, I think it was used in The X Files. There must be a name for it.
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Old 27-08-2013, 16:59
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Oh, and the death bluff, where you're lead to believe someone copped it, only to have them emerge from the building/rubble/chasm/gunshot-wound-to-the-head at the last moment. Except you knew full well they weren't dead because the same thing happens every damn time!
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Old 27-08-2013, 17:06
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what about a car chase that crashes into boxes but the boxes are always empty and there is not dirt on the car windows after the crash
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Old 27-08-2013, 17:08
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After credit scenes.
Becomming more annoying these days. Comic book movies are bad for it.
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Old 27-08-2013, 19:57
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over the top shaky camera in fight scenes. or shaky camera in scenes where not much is happening to make it look more dramatic
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Old 27-08-2013, 22:25
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Fights on the top of trains, cars, buses and even flying futuristic things(the last Star Trek movie).
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