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Lets kill all the minion but leave the evil mastermind alive. He's probably good deep down.
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It always irks me when no one ever runs out of ammo. Especially when the only time they do run is when it is essential to the plot. Same with cell phones as well. Thing works fine the whole movie, but as soon as it would actually be important *bam* no service.
I dislike the cliched personality type of the 'brilliant sociopath' protagonist.

Even if it's only an act, even if they're able to back up their poor behavior, even if the actor/actress playing them is attractive - if they belittle everyone around them as a result of how intelligent and misunderstood they are and that's a central part of their character (i.e., they continue to be that way well past the climax), I'll feel awfully disgusted. This can ruin entire movies for me, unless the sociopath is an antagonist.

Although really, I guess it's because that personality type is usually poorly written. In a poorly-written show/movie when a hero is a sociopath, people still stay around him for some reason. They put up with his abuse basically because the writer of the story wills it, which feels like the story is bending to the character's narcissistic view.

The writer will throw in some parts that show the sociopath's softer side, to make them more 'human', but they destroy that with the hopes of keeping that audience that only watches for the hero's 'witty' observations of his secretary's lack of lipstick or his partner's involvement in a war/how they're going to be roommates/what his psychiatrist says...
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How everyone acts like they've never seen a horror movie before the movie. xd


Fixed!


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Some say the world will end in ℱire.
Some say in ιce.



"Hey, let's all the four of us go into the woods and ******** party!" emotion_awesome


From what I've tasted of ⅅesire.
I hold with those who favor ℱire.


    "I have a plan, let's split up!"
    Just this, in every movie ever. Why do the characters never learn to stick together? They always have to go off by themselves. In the most dark, remote, desolate and clearly horrific location possible.

    I also hate 90% of romance cliches, especially those associated with love triangles, it just gets so tedious having some 'plain, quiet, unpopular' girl (code for gorgeous and perfectly capable of socialisation) who has two hot guys gunning after her for no reason.
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I dislike the cliched personality type of the 'brilliant sociopath' protagonist.

Even if it's only an act, even if they're able to back up their poor behavior, even if the actor/actress playing them is attractive - if they belittle everyone around them as a result of how intelligent and misunderstood they are and that's a central part of their character (i.e., they continue to be that way well past the climax), I'll feel awfully disgusted. This can ruin entire movies for me, unless the sociopath is an antagonist.

Although really, I guess it's because that personality type is usually poorly written. In a poorly-written show/movie when a hero is a sociopath, people still stay around him for some reason. They put up with his abuse basically because the writer of the story wills it, which feels like the story is bending to the character's narcissistic view.

The writer will throw in some parts that show the sociopath's softer side, to make them more 'human', but they destroy that with the hopes of keeping that audience that only watches for the hero's 'witty' observations of his secretary's lack of lipstick or his partner's involvement in a war/how they're going to be roommates/what his psychiatrist says...


THANK. YOU.

In a semi related note, and encouraged by an overdose of James Patterson books,

-Serial killers who are far too often beautiful, wealthy, impossibly smooth, special forces trained ubermensch who make fools out of EVERY level of law enforcement. Reality is, serial killers are most often creepy losers on the low end of life.

-Even blatantly sloppy killings are written off as "OMG, perfect murders!" Guh.
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"It's impossible for men and women to just be friends and not develop romantic feelings toward one another."

Ugh I hate this one too!! Not only does it reek of heteronormativity, but it's such bull in general. Every once in a while some drama queen posts it as a facebook status and it makes me want to beat my head on my keyboard.
the eccentric ~misunderstood~ genius as the protagonist rolleyes
they never get tired of it

also when the character gets hurt somehow and they recover unrealistically fast. like in Prison Break when Micheal gets brain surgery and he somehow ends up with no scars and is able to walk around fine with no recovery time at all.

and this
Ringoringa
The Standard Female Grab Area, in which a female character that was otherwise competent is somehow reduced to being completely inept and requiring rescue upon having the bad guy grab her arm. Not "pointing a gun to her head," or "holding a knife to her throat;" that would make sense. I'm talking about just. Holding. Her arm. It's amazing how COMMON this still is. Not just for dainty little damsels, but powerful women who would ordinarily be capable of defending themselves from this person. I mean, at least give them the dignity of being overpowered with a weapon, if you absolutely MUST have a male character rescue her. Uhg.


this as well
ManusDei
It always irks me when no one ever runs out of ammo. Especially when the only time they do run is when it is essential to the plot. Same with cell phones as well. Thing works fine the whole movie, but as soon as it would actually be important *bam* no service.


perfectly put!

edit: i just thought of two more

the agent with the ~dark past
and how most law enforcers are dirty or agents have a second agenda (like they're connected to some bigger evil plan)
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1.When antagonist hold at gun point protagonist and talks to him, so...protagonist have much time to take him out

2.Bomb defused in....last second before explodes

3.Damsel in distress
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1.When antagonist hold at gun point protagonist and talks to him, so...protagonist have much time to take him out

2.Bomb defused in....last second before explodes

3.Damsel in distress

I agree with the 3rd one
Definitely horror movie cliches. Because 90% of horror movies have you thinking "b***h, I could totally survive this because I'm NOT A COMPLETE AND TOTAL 'TARD like all those crying, screaming twats jumping around on the screen."

And definitely most romance ones, haha.

Oh, and this is more for Anime, but I am SO over the main female protagonists usually being ditsy airheads with huge ta-ta's
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Fridging female characters/PoC. Happens too often and I'm never impressed when it happens.

Also I hate post apocalyptic shows that just have to include an episode where women are made into baby making cattle machines. See BSG, season 2, "The Farm", for reference.

Oh and while I'm at it, the whole "women's worth is in the fact they can reproduce lolz" yeah cat_talk2hand
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"The Misunderstanding." A staple of the modern romance; the couple almost breaks up over some misunderstanding, they go off to pout for a bit, then one of them, usually the guy, figures out what happened, runs to explain, and they get back together.


This is the worst kind of cliché. Romantic comedies are the chief offenders here. The misunderstandings are always ridiculous, I can not stand to watch them. Especially if the female runs off after getting upset and the male has to chase her. In the rain. It makes me want to pull out my hair.
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I'm not sure if this counts, but I find shark-themed horror movies sooooo stupid! I mean, how difficult is it to avoid getting killed? Here's how it works: Go in water=Get eaten. Stay on land=Don't get eaten. Seems pretty f***ing simple it me!

Also, time-travel movies or episodes that end with the plot rewinding back to the very beginning so that nothing in the movie actually occurred (if that didn't make sense, watch Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and you'll get what I mean). It's such an emotional rip-off!

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