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  1. 1. Which one really needs to burn

    • Romance Sub-plot
      6
    • All characters being underpants models
      1
    • Over the top cg effects
      0
    • American jingoism
      1
    • Badly coriographed dancing ...I mean fight scenes.
      0
    • Russian baddies in the 21st century
      0
    • Terrorist crap
      3


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Plots involving Russia trying to threaten the U.S. in this day & age. The Cold War is over, the Russians are obviously crippled by the loss and there's nothing they can do to threaten us today like they did way back when.

I'm not trying to make a nationalist post or anything, but rather I'm pointing out a dated cliche that has no place in today's cinema, and should thus just go away.

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All of those are pet peeves of mine. But if I have to pick one, it will have to be the dreadfull romances that crep out of the woodwork without any reason what so ever.

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Of the options, I chose Romance Sub-Plot, because it's always gonna be SOOOO awkward (gnash your teeth awkward).

But overall, the worst things I dislike about a movie are:

Cursing for no reason

Sexual references for no reason

Lying for no reason

Awkwardness for no reason

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Of the options, I chose Romance Sub-Plot, because it's always gonna be SOOOO awkward (gnash your teeth awkward).

But overall, the worst things I dislike about a movie are:

Cursing for no reason

Sexual references for no reason

Lying for no reason

Awkwardness for no reason

^What he said, lol

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Plots involving Russia trying to threaten the U.S. in this day & age. The Cold War is over, the Russians are obviously crippled by the loss and there's nothing they can do to threaten us today like they did way back when.

I'm not trying to make a nationalist post or anything, but rather I'm pointing out a dated cliche that has no place in today's cinema, and should thus just go away.

This, for starters. ^

But mainly, I've had enough of jingoism.  Our nation is going down.... :( along with many others...

The Victoria's Secret models can stay, but everyone else we can do away with :P.

I agree!

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I've got to get that M Bison clip from somewhere at some point.

I'll add the cold war, if you want. One I forgot to add as well is terrorists. They have been around forever, even 80s cartoons have them, but they are all middle eastern to the point of it being annoiying.

In a recent episode of law and order, they catch a guy stealing radios. Turns out he was a terrorist and they save the city from a terrorist bomb the end. What if he was just a guy stealing radios and happened to be middle eastern?

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What if he was just a guy stealing radios and happened to be middle eastern?

I know, I mean really.

Real life experience, really quick: I bought a used copy of Star Fox Adventures from a Middle Eastern guy for $10, and it did'nt work. Sure, the bastard ripped me off, but he's no terrorist, just a common scumbag.

P.S.

Thanks for adding the 2 other options. If I could change my vote to "Russian baddies in the 21st Century", I would.

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Terrorist crap has to go. Featuring them as the invulnerable bad guy masterminds in movies and TV is pretty much just giving in to their methods. And it may be slightly/extremely flattering, depending on the specific group you're thinking of.

I, for one, love a good Russian bad guy. I always find myself cheering them on anyway.

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I actually don't have that much against bad guys with russian accent. It's kind of a "classic" cliche. Not always, but in small doses, it works well.

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Thanks for adding the 2 other options. If I could change my vote to "Russian baddies in the 21st Century", I would.

You should be able too.

I actually don't have that much against bad guys with russian accent. It's kind of a "classic" cliche. Not always, but in small doses, it works well.

Same. It worked well in call of duty for instance.

I just saw a clip of transformers 2 that my family is watching down stairs. Man that's a terrible movie. The fact I had to ask what it was proves how little it has to do with transformers, and I don't even like them that much. In the scene that was on, the boy goes crazy and starts scribiling stuff all over the walls, the chicks reaction to this? She tries to have sex with him right there. I get straight jacketed when I do that.

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I'll add the cold war, if you want. One I forgot to add as well is terrorists. They have been around forever, even 80s cartoons have them, but they are all middle eastern to the point of it being annoiying.

In a recent episode of law and order, they catch a guy stealing radios. Turns out he was a terrorist and they save the city from a terrorist bomb the end. What if he was just a guy stealing radios and happened to be middle eastern?

You got that right, by always making a terrorist character Middle Eastern, it just adds to the image they're all terrorists, which isn't true, and it helps add a racist view of them too.

I think American Jingoism needs to be toned down also, I'm proud to be American, but stuff like that just adds to our already bad image.

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