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 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

the film ends and there are characters in the film you cared for, but they don't explain what happens to them.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I hate family drama that rings false to me. For instance, the thing where a character finds out that his or her biological parent was not who they thought, usually someone unpleasant or evil, and they go through the whole "You're not my real parents!" "My whole life was a lie!" routine, often with a side of "My parent was evil so I must be evil!" Maybe I'm just weird, but I'm pretty sure I'm secure enough in my identity that even if I found out my parent was not who I thought, I'd know I was still the same person I was before I learned the truth. And my real parents are the people who raised me, regardless of who my biological parents are. The amount of angst these topics stir up in the movies is very annoying.

On a similar note, when a parent finds out that the child was switched at birth, and starts questioning his or her own relationship with the child raised instead. I don't get it. If I'd raised and loved someone from infancy through childhood, that love wouldn't disappear because I found out that child didn't share my genes. There are legitimate dramas involving anger at the hospital, concern for the wellbeing of the other child, etc, but questioning the relationship with the child in your life because you got a bit of news? Goodness.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

When a main characters friend, or family member are killed or die, there's a few minutes of mourning then the show goes on without much afterthought for their loss. This is especially bad in family films where they feel they have to move right along into a happy scene so not to traumatize the kiddies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I hate it when people in films wear their glasses in torrential rainstorms. Then they use their finger to clear the lenses.

People don't wear their glasses in the rain. I never have in 40 years.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

On a similar note, when a parent finds out that the child was switched at birth, and starts questioning his or her own relationship with the child raised instead. I don't get it. If I'd raised and loved someone from infancy through childhood, that love wouldn't disappear because I found out that child didn't share my genes. There are legitimate dramas involving anger at the hospital, concern for the wellbeing of the other child, etc, but questioning the relationship with the child in your life because you got a bit of news? Goodness.

Have you seen Kore-edo's Like Father Like Son? It goes into great detail about this very subject.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Luckily, I've never had a close friend or family member killed in front of my eyes, but if that did happen, I don't think I'd scream "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" on my knees in that way. Not sure about that of course, but it doesn't quite ring true.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Luckily, I've never had a close friend or family member killed in front of my eyes, but if that did happen, I don't think I'd scream "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" on my knees in that way. Not sure about that of course, but it doesn't quite ring true.

He, he...indeed. Also, after that scream, I wouldn't automatically become an angry monster raging against whoever did it. I would be in shock and/or channel all my energy on the person who is wounded or killed.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

the film ends and there are characters in the film you cared for, but they don't explain what happens to them.

Clint Walker in The Dirty Dozen... he deserved at least a few scant seconds of close-up death, if that's what happened. I think there was a long shot of the machine gun nest getting blown up by a mortar or grenade, but was he wounded or dead? Maybe he was alive, captured and sent to hospital where he ended up falling in love with the German nurse who gave him sponge baths. Her name was Greta and wow, did she have some swell knockers!

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I hate it when people in films wear their glasses in torrential rainstorms. Then they use their finger to clear the lenses.

People don't wear their glasses in the rain. I never have in 40 years.


I did...I had no choice, as I was almost legally blind without them. Thankfully, I got corrective eye surgery a few months back, and will never have to deal with wiping rain off my glasses again. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

In old films like the Tarzan ones, people look through binoculars and the screen goes all "binocular-shaped", so we see what they're supposed to be seeing - complete with perfect editing and close-ups of crocodile fights.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

A villain does his or her evil laugh. It's so 1930's. Hang it up already. Ever see a villain stroke his mustache anymore? No, not unless it's done as a parody. Which is where the evil laugh belongs.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

whenever someone buys something, they always have exact change, or, never bother to accept the change owed them.
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

They curse more then they do in real life.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

whenever someone buys something, they always have exact change, or, never bother to accept the change owed them.
brm


Yeah, and sometimes they don't even appear to pay!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

whenever someone buys something, they always have exact change, or, never bother to accept the change owed them.
brm


Yup, esp. in westerns. I don't think I've ever seen anyone given change in a western saloon. I think I already noted that, but I can't be bothered wading through all the thread.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2014 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

fainting ... I hate seeing fainting used as a prop

I borrowed Dances With Wolves from the library, and see Mary McDonnell conveniently faint for sake of dramatic opportunity, and I'm not buying it. It's a major distraction.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2014 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

In any action movie set on a train, the hero and the villain wind up duking it out on the top of the train cars as a tunnel looms just ahead.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2014 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Using real life disaster footage in a fictitious movie. You know when your watching a fictitious movie no one really dies. It's incredibly disturbing when they use real footage of ppl dieing for entertainment purposes.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2014 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...character "A" places a small object (pendant, ring, whatever) of Great Plot Significance into character "B"'s hand...and then folds "B"'s fingers over the object. Have you EVER done this in real life? The only reason it happens in movies is so that "A" can say some variation on "This belongs to you" and have enough time to walk away while "B" just stands there for like thirty seconds watching them go, then slowly opens their fingers to reveal said small object to the audience. I see this ALL the time.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2014 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...someone uses the phrase "This is above your pay grade" as a reply when a low-ranking character asks why he was not privvy to important information. I hear this line all the time, mostly in political/techno/spy movies.

Heard it AGAIN in Iron Man 3 recently, and supposedly it pops up in Fast & The Furious 6. mad

And AGAIN in White House Down.

Mother FUCKER!!!!



And AGAIN in this week's Legend Of Korra... mad

 
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