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[–]xluqx 331 points332 points  (14 children)

Overanimated, overacted friend of the main character.

[–]ryanjoseph55 7139 points7140 points 22 (228 children)

Shitty fight scenes where I can barely tell what I’m looking at

[–]Jaakarikyk 2426 points2427 points 2 (51 children)

Gotta do it like Kingsman where the guy kills 51 people in 3 minutes or so in a cramped and chaotic building yet you can constantly tell what's going on because of the superb camera work

[–]_b1ack0ut 615 points616 points  (13 children)

Yeah some movies have really stylish action and it’s brilliant, others just add the shaky cam onto it and call it a day.

[–]buddyknowles 7986 points7987 points 2 (147 children)

When it’s so dark you actually can’t see what is happening. Also characters that’s mumble their lines. Drives me nuts

[–]DeadBeesOnACake 1605 points1606 points  (40 children)

Especially when it’s only dark to illustrate that the story is dark. Cheap as fuck.

[–]captnbass 4465 points4466 points 2 (76 children)

When the characters have the "misunderstanding and break apart" trope. Then the "come back together to resolve conflict" I'm so sick of it, especially when the misunderstanding could easily be avoided in the moment if they just saw the simple solution staring at them in the face.

[–]JumpingJacks1234 268 points269 points  (2 children)

And the breakup sadness is always at the same point in the movie runtime. I’m thinking, good job writers, you remembered to consult the movie romance cheat sheet.

[–]inuvash255 571 points572 points  (4 children)

That's mine also.

No matter if they're a romantic couple, family members, or friends - the whole misunderstanding-leads-to-contrived-anger trope is just awful.

[–]MLD802 14.7k points14.7k points 4 (896 children)

Breaking the rules they set

[–]kingalbert2 6879 points6880 points  (342 children)

the rules of your universe can be as batshit as you like, but once established they should be followed. If an established rule is broken, characters should at least notice that shit isn't right.

[–]ChimpBottle 4190 points4191 points  (186 children)

This is exactly why it was annoying when someone points out a plothole or gap in logic in Game of Thrones, people would always say "the show has dragons in it and you're worried about that?"

Like yeah, dragons are part of the world but things still need to make sense

[–]zenchemin 1881 points1882 points  (99 children)

Dragons causing real-world issues like how much cattle they were feeding on was mentioned once and then never mentioned again. You would think three adult dragons would be devastating to farmers wherever her army traveled.

[–]rudbek-of-rudbek 337 points338 points  (9 children)

Imagine a huge dragon shit falling on your house

[–]WgXcQ 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Imagine a huge dragon shit falling on your house

I didn't until this very moment, but it sure made me laugh.

[–]Vendetta290 4026 points4027 points  (171 children)

I kind of felt this way about Jurassic World. It appeared the main dinosaur was written in by a child, with ever expanding powers.

1: He's a T-rex.

2: Oh good, we can track him down!

1: Errr, no he's invisible too.

2:Thank goodness we have thermal imaging.

1: Ummm, maybe he can cover that up too?

2: At least it's solo...

1: Ya, about that...


[–]_Duckylicious 678 points679 points  (12 children)

I mean, the "it hid from infrared so naturally we shall go into its enclosure to investigate, before receiving tracker info on where it is" was some real dumb shit, no argument there.

But its ever expanding arsenal of powers wouldn't have been so bad... if it had used them more than once each. I guess once you try to imagine more scenes where it makes use of its camouflage, you realize that a creature that shakes the earth with each step so you can hear it coming from a mile away actually makes for a pretty poor stealth assassin (the tendency those kinds of creatures have to pop out of nowhere and save the day in this franchise notwithstanding).

[–]pineappledaddy 19.9k points19.9k points 3 (534 children)

Forced romance. Sometimes movies don't need it and that's ok.

[–]escargotisntfastfood 1779 points1780 points  (35 children)

Also forced teen angst.

I hate movies and TV shows where the world is ending and everyone's fighting for their lives, but the teen characters are still angry at their parents just for existing.

[–]solongandthanks4all 4961 points4962 points  (130 children)

I do love it when films subvert expectations and the two lead characters don't end up together, or just stay really good friends or something.

The romances are almost always do shallow. Born out of shared trauma more than actual compatibility. Nothing suggesting an actual healthy relationship.

[–]labdweller 1153 points1154 points  (8 children)

This is why Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock based their relationship on sex instead in Speed.

[–]idothisforauirbitch 15.9k points15.9k points 72 (457 children)

Whispered dialogue, ear shattering action sequences

[–]richbeezy 3569 points3570 points  (136 children)

Living in an apartment and actually care to not piss off my neighbors, the volume spikes and drops kill me.

[–]idothisforauirbitch 1441 points1442 points  (21 children)

Makes a good movie nearly unwatchable

[–]Ewag715 76 points77 points  (0 children)

Moviemakers could at least pay me if they're going to make me do all the audio engineering in real time.

[–]KungFu-omega-warrior 10.6k points10.6k points  (438 children)

When people figure out someone’s password in literally no time.

[–]Annakha 5674 points5675 points  (248 children)

When they look at various things around the desk and that clues them into the password.

[–]Buffythedjsnare 5517 points5518 points 2 (143 children)

That's why my password is PictureFrame

[–]Annakha 2160 points2161 points  (104 children)

We've got their password. I'll get started hacking their mainframe. Let me just use visual basic to whip up a GUI.

[–]GandhiOwnsYou 1358 points1359 points  (40 children)

Also whenever some scientist gives the main character precisely one USB stick with critical, world saving data on it.

Come on. Flash storage is cheap, duplicate it a few times so society doesn't collapse when he drops it. Hand out a gift basket full to all 5 members of the party.

[–]Prams35 4623 points4624 points 3 (146 children)

When the trailer reveals the entire story.

[–]a_n_n_a_k 943 points944 points  (37 children)

This is why I have completely stopped watching trailers. It's actually revived my enjoyment of movies in a general sense.. I was even able to watch the last two without simultaneously scrolling through my phone. 😆

I don't understand why trailers are like this these days. Does the general population WANT the entire story in 2 minutes?

[–]fmaz008 6402 points6403 points  (175 children)

When they whisper a super important point of the story, and you miss it and feel confused for the rest of the movie.

[–]Putridgrim 2888 points2889 points 2 (54 children)

You mean when the dialogue is 6 decibels so you turn it up and then the next random explosion at 387 decibels wakes up your neighbors and makes your ears bleed?

[–]everydayisarborday 333 points334 points  (5 children)

I recently discovered my roku has a 'sound leveling' mode where it brings up quiet stuff and lowers loud stuff. It's not super strong but pleasantly helps a bit.

[–]theycallmecliff 74 points75 points  (2 children)

The problem is the bad sound levelers actually make things worse.

My cheap tv has one that I can't turn off and everything will get really quiet. The only way to hear is then to turn it up. But then the leveler will make it quieter again, until it suddenly decides it's going on break and wakes up my roommate.

[–]annoyingone 24.8k points24.8k points 43 (435 children)

That all the major issues could be solved by a simple conversation but instead "No, I dont have time to explain", leading to force conflict from misunderstanding.

[–]jovmorcy3 352 points353 points  (10 children)

"I don't even have time to explain why I don't have time to explain."

Ahh yes I know of this one.

[–]dragonard 8662 points8663 points 32 (114 children)

“Lemme esplain.” pause “No, is too much. Lemme sum up.”

[–]Lilscribby 2226 points2227 points  (67 children)

except he actually does sum it up well and they make a decent plan from it lol

[–]sdwoodchuck 2525 points2526 points 2 (39 children)

One of my favorite things about The Princess Bride (more so in the novel than in the movie, but this specific one is prominent there too) is the way every character believes something about themselves that is shown to be just plain wrong. Vizini believes he's a genius--he's a dolt. Humperdinck believes he's brave--he's a coward. Fezzik believes he's wrong about everything, and while his understanding is simple, his inclinations are almost always correct.

And Inigo Montoya believes that he's just a hired sword who is incapable of making a plan. So how do we get into the castle to find the six-fingered man? We need the man in black, so here's a detailed step-by-step plan to find him and free him and get him back on his feet...

[–]shostakofiev 360 points361 points  (7 children)

This was also done in the Wizard of Oz - the Lion was brave, the scarecrow was smart, and the tin man cared very deeply for the other three.

[–]niomosy 161 points162 points  (1 child)

"But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man. That he didn't, didn't already have"

[–]yes_u_suckk 173 points174 points  (1 child)

Or when the character seems to intentionally say something in a way to causes the misunderstanding. It reminds me Game of Thrones when Jon Snow visits the Free Folk to ask them to join the fight against the White Walkers.

- Free Folk warrior asks: "How Mance Rayder (the leader of the Free Folk) died?"
- Jon Snow: "I killed him!"

Everybody in the room goes crazy and they want to kill Jon Snow right now, throwing all the negotiation out of the table until someone intervenes and explains that Jon Snow actually killed Mance out of mercy with an arrow in his heart because Mance was being burned alive by someone else.

I would have made much more sense if he had said from the very beginning that it was a mercy kill, but no, it's much better to say something without any context just to cause some drama in the show.

[–]Dregoralive 2412 points2413 points  (52 children)

Background actors in fight/war scenes waiting for their turn to attack the main character

[–]lucifusmephisto 852 points853 points  (10 children)

JCVD did a pilot for an Amazon original show that talked about this. He's playing a version of himself in it, but he is also a super spy that uses his acting gig as a reason to be in the places he needs to do spy stuff in. Weak, I know, but read on:

He arrives on a movie set where the director tells him this movie isn't going to be like the old-school ones he is used to where all the bad guys wait their turn to get beat up by him. Later on, when he's doing spy stuff, a bunch of 'real' guards catch him and they all rush in.

"Wait, wait-wait!" One guard says, stopping the others. "If we all attack him at once, we'll bump into each other and stuff and it will get really hectic. We should go in one at a time."

All the guards agree, and JCVD smiles knowingly thinking the fight just got a lot easier. The first guard rolls up and utterly annihilates him, just full on beats his ass. It was hilarious.

[–]-_-NAME-_- 11.5k points11.5k points 2 (345 children)

Showing and then telling anyway/ treating the audience like idiots.

[–]ask_your_mother 4158 points4159 points  (137 children)

Or when the big reveal happens, and then they have to give you flashbacks to the other moments in this short movie that foreshadowed the reveal.

[–]Successful_Morning95 34.8k points34.8k points 444 (1797 children)

Characters acting out of character/being morons just to make the plot work. Immediately makes me see them as puppets for storytelling rather than people and I stop caring about them.

[–]brightdark 7230 points7231 points  (207 children)

Whenever I say, "why would they do that?!" at a movie, my husband says, "because it's in the script." and it brings me back down lol

[–]freebird12g 829 points830 points  (16 children)

This includes the "wait I can explain" without actually explaining plot device, which I can't stand.

[–]SingleDevoutlyPanda 1386 points1387 points  (52 children)

Every romantic comedy ever. If the main characters just talked for once, the movie would be over after 10 minutes.

[–]ArX_Xer0 351 points352 points  (25 children)

They do talk in 50 first dates. She loses her memory every day tho

[–]ImReellySmart 24.0k points24.0k points 32 (1501 children)

In superhero movies when the balance of someone's abilities constantly changes.

Especially in fight scenes when a character could end the fight in 2 seconds but that doesnt allow for an epic battle scene so instead that character just randomly decided to avoid using their most valuable abilities.

This completely takes me out of the moment.

[–]Rubels 10.3k points10.3k points  (732 children)

The Flash series lost me because of this issue.. literally every fight with a non speedster would be over in 0.2 seconds

[–]italia06823834 436 points437 points  (2 children)

They show him in one ep feeling a bullet hit him and then dodging. In another ep he goes into "flashtime" where he is moving/thinking so fast that a nuclear explosion is happening in super slow motion.

Also The Flash: Random villain runs around a corner. "Oh no he got away"

[–]BlasterShow 300 points301 points  (0 children)

cisco, I lost her!”

“Barry, she just went downstai-“

“She’s gone cisco!”

[–]dryrunhd 7433 points7434 points  (615 children)

Every single speedster movie, series, or comic is bad for exactly this reason. Their power cannot be matched. They have to fall through plothole after plothole for there to be a story at all.

[–]Necromancer4276 6625 points6626 points  (87 children)

"I am the fastest man alive."

"...except for every villain I meet."

[–]Leon921 2507 points2508 points  (32 children)

I am the fastest man alive! (Loses their speed to gamma radiation for the 7298th time this week)

[–]SavageNomad6 3349 points3350 points  (254 children)

I knew very little about the flash until I watched the show. I began to realize how over powered speed is. Literally nothing should be able to beat him. His fastest speed: 13 TRILLION times faster than the speed of light. He beat instant teleportation on the other side of the universe.

But some non-meta dude with a ice gun beats him multiple times? Get outta here.

[–]TheCynicalCanuckk 1805 points1806 points  (127 children)

I was bored one day reading up on the flash... he's ridiculous. Also processes thoughts insanely fast where he can view the world as if time is stopped. Can learn anything. He's super intelligent. He rivals brainiac. It's insane what the flash could do haha. He can punch stronger then the hulk if he gets momentum I think I read.

[–]DisabledDad 1144 points1145 points  (91 children)

That and he heals instantly because otherwise his punches would be shattered lumps of meat.

[–]Lets_Kick_Some_Ice 745 points746 points  (36 children)

He could carry a handful of .50 cal bullets, run at you faster than a bullet, and just let go.

[–]Cornedbeefandwhiskey 1914 points1915 points  (119 children)

The old Justice League animated show handled this pretty well: The Flash is very clearly just dicking around pretty much all the time.

Edit: I also like that they show in JLU that The Flash is basically a superpowered social worker who considers his real job to be taking care of and improving his community.

[–]DUMPAH_CHUCKER_69 973 points974 points  (83 children)

Not sure about the specifics but I remember everyone else being down for the count and the flash is like "aight lets do this" and then literally hits him from all directions while running around the world to gather speed. Shit is badass.

[–]LegitGingerDude 678 points679 points  (46 children)

Oh yeah that was when Lex Luther merged with Brainiac to form an ultimate being and Flash hits him so hard and fast that he’s like ripping brainiac parts off at a molecular level.

[–]Thirio_ 200 points201 points  (0 children)

You are thinking of his fight against Luthor with Brainiac tech. Funny thing is that Luthor thought Flash was being a coward and running away. Only for him to turn away from the direction Flash went to see him appearing on the horizon behind Luthor

[–]Aerian_ 974 points975 points  (70 children)

I like how they figured out the flash could think at superspeed after years of running at superspeed. How does he react if he's not thinking at superspeed? He would have ran into everything. It's so stupid it's funny.

[–]MoshedPotatoes 310 points311 points  (21 children)

in the CW show they show him 'reading' a book in a second early on in the series, implying that he can read and think at that speed also, and yet conflict still exists.

[–]Chetmatterson 599 points600 points  (10 children)

I like the idea that he has thousands of thoughts in a millisecond and every single one of them is stupid

[–]andante528 127 points128 points  (1 child)

I like it too. Like a superpower won by monkey’s paw.

[–]MoshedPotatoes 91 points92 points  (1 child)

thousands of thoughts per milisecond and not one of them is 'what if i just went faster this time'

[–]Hudre 253 points254 points  (1 child)

It's because for years you could just day "speed force" and it would account for everything

[–]Wanted-TreeGuy 14.9k points14.9k points 23 (1117 children)

Characters that are brought back alive just to keep the show moving

[–]InfiniteLife2 4272 points4273 points  (170 children)

Supernatural would like a word

[–]TheGrimGriefer3 1503 points1504 points  (99 children)

My first thought as well

Somehow it took me until their mom was revived for me to notice

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[–]evilengine 4007 points4008 points  (120 children)

they might as well have just called the movie that. Star Wars Episode IX: Somehow Palpatine Returned

[–]Celebrindor 3222 points3223 points 2 (80 children)

Star Wars Episode IX: The Search for More Money

[–]1Desmadre3 378 points379 points  (25 children)

Merchandising! Merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made.

[–]mushy_cactus 11.9k points11.9k points  (801 children)

When there's a scene that's just advertising a brand.

[–]Ditovontease 979 points980 points  (40 children)

lol I love when movie characters open up bing instead of google

[–]aznmeep 4879 points4880 points  (45 children)

"We've got to save the city from the monsters coming out of Pizza Hut, the place where no one out pizza's the hut!"

[–]Snoo74401 964 points965 points  (17 children)

What does he do if he gets locked in a car? Does he...EAT himself to death?

[–]Smileynameface 408 points409 points  (5 children)

But how else would we know that Brawndo has electrolytes?

[–]ShawshankException 812 points813 points  (60 children)

The Transformers franchise will always have the most jarring product placement for me.

My favorites are the "this material can form into anything at all" changes to shot of Beats Pill full frame and Marky Mark cracking open a cold one in the middle of a firefight for absolutely zero reason.

[–]Toastyy1990 187 points188 points  (6 children)

The muted, almost greyscale coloring of the whole scene along with the over saturated extremely blue cans of Bud is really the cherry on top of the blatant advertising cake to me

[–]TheVentiLebowski 2861 points2862 points  (136 children)

Sometimes those scenes are OK.

[–]antipho 1149 points1150 points  (27 children)

i knew exactly what the link was gonna be lol.

little. yellow. different.

[–]mhoner 330 points331 points  (2 children)

The nuprin inserts still crack me up. They don’t even make it anymore but the commercials live on.

[–]Meewelyne 980 points981 points  (80 children)

When they repeat the same sentence 2-3-10 times in the story for no reason, just to have a kind of motto.

[–]Loganp812 75 points76 points  (3 children)

I just want to tell you both good luck, and we’re all counting on you.

[–]pepperanne08 14.1k points14.1k points 223 (255 children)


"Just let me explain!"

"No!" Storms out


"Just let me explain!"

"Okay. So why did you text your ex?"

"It's a birthday surprise. He owns an engraving company now. I got you something I needed engraved."

"Oh. Cool."

Edit: I have turned movies off that have totally hinged on this plot. I understand you can be already angry and not wanting to listen to what they have to say but ACTUAL STABLE ADULTS IN TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS DO NOT DO THIS.

Find another plot device writers this one is dead.

Edit 2: For those saying "pick another engraving company then!" Maybe she knew his talents and chose him specifically because she knew he was really good at his hobby now career. Besides- people can split amicably.

[–]alxx11 3389 points3390 points  (71 children)

Seriously! One person storms out and the other person just stands there doing absolutely nothing.

[–]Fluffy-Run-7449 1833 points1834 points  (19 children)

And never makes an attempt to explain ever again. Not even sending a message that couldn’t be ignored or getting someone else to explain or simply just shouting the reason whilst they walk away.

The other person says “Don’t bother” & walks away so apparently they can never explain the legitimate reason again.

And in a lot of them they never resolve things by the other person finally finding out the reason either - they actually then go ahead & play out the story as if that person was wrong & they did the misunderstood thing & then they have to “win” them back because of this non existent “mistake” they made.

[–]pseudopsud 273 points274 points  (0 children)

They seem to think "well they didn't listen to me just then, oh well screw our 20 years together, they will never listen to me, they will learn directly and to both our detriment later"

[–]mywordswillgowithyou 393 points394 points  (11 children)

Key to drama in a romance movie is poor communication between the couple.

[–]Wild_Entertainment56 5470 points5471 points  (209 children)

When the heroes survive an overblown car crash that would've crippled or killed most people, only to walk away with a scratch. It's not very realistic, even for an action movie.

[–]barto5 1639 points1640 points  (60 children)

I particularly like Jason Bourne falling down an elevator shaft and walking away because - it’s okay! He landed on top of the bad guy!

[–]antipho 9687 points9688 points  (417 children)

poorly fleshed out character motivation and intelligence; like, an astrobiologist illogically taking off their protective gear on an alien planet. a real astrobiologist wouldn't do the one thing you're absolutely not supposed to do, and now they're infected, and it was just a lazy way for the screenwriter to get from point a to point b.

poor communication between characters; when setting up or resolving conflict depends on characters illogically choosing to withhold information from each other, because "there's no time" or "i'll explain when we get there." more lazy writing.

the older i get, the more it takes me right out of the story when lazy writing shows through.

[–]Birdlover82 2151 points2152 points  (197 children)

Prometheus or Alien Covenant? Alien covenant was even more dumb because they didn’t even bother with helmets, I guess their ship scanned the entire atmosphere.. or something.

[–]Smurf_Cherries 1251 points1252 points  (41 children)

When they started taking off the space suits in Prometheus, I thought being cometely reckless and stupid would be brought up as a major ot point. Like everyone screaming at him, what are you doing!?

Nope. Everyone just accepted it because otherwise the plot wouldn't work (which it did not, anyway).

[–]Learned_Response 486 points487 points  (19 children)

What’s silly is they could have just made the alien force its way into the helmet despite precautions. Them being dumb adds nothing, except makes the human seem unrealistically dumber and the alien less overtly powerful

[–]shady_businessman 2423 points2424 points  (170 children)

I will say when they have a whole well designed space suit or futuristic outfit or something that has a helmet to it or face cover that would normally always stay on or be on 80% of the time, BUT they just decide to never wear it or are constantly taking it off to remind us of the "famous actor" who is playing that person.

I've also seen a few movies where a character will have a whole really cool looking space suit or battle attire, only to ditch the whole thing at the beginning and go the rest of the movie looking like the most generic person ever.

[–]RagingCookie127 933 points934 points  (19 children)

It's law that Peter Parker can't have his mask by the end of a final fight.

[–]likeireallycare 1277 points1278 points  (26 children)

running through wilderness in heels for the majority of a movie. IRKSOME.

[–]ethottly 296 points297 points  (0 children)

I've seen movies where the solution is apparently to cut or hack off the heel part of the high heeled shoe, like that's magically going to make it into a flat shoe. Uh...no.

[–]roostertails47 1080 points1081 points  (64 children)

Main characters being invincible while everyone else dies from one punch. I get that the main characters have to survive or they wouldn’t be main characters, but at least make the damage somewhat realistic

[–]closetothesilence 111 points112 points  (3 children)

Incorrect science. "You only use 10% of your brain" for example...

[–]Warkitz 3915 points3916 points  (259 children)

When you know an actor was chosen for the role for their fame and not for the casting.

Edit: fixed a word. But holy moley it seems like lots of people also hate this. Hear that movie studios?! We hate this.

[–]Tackit286 1899 points1900 points  (88 children)

This is killing the careers of genuine voice actors. I don’t want to spend the entire animated movie trying to figure out which characters Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Rihanna and Ryan Reynolds are voicing. Just give me genuine, good voice actors who aren’t just using their everyday fucking voice

EDIT: seems a lot of people agree although perhaps unfair for me to include Pratt and DJ since they’re not half bad (even though they already get more than enough work elsewhere). Will just replace them with James Corden who I think we can look agree is an insufferable turd.

[–]Bonno51 19.4k points19.4k points 3 (820 children)

A forced romance between two characters which doesn't add anything to the overall plot. Annoying as shit

[–]chrispierrebacon 5267 points5268 points  (81 children)

"How did they fall in love?"

"By being the male and female protagonists"

[–]ErikJR37 1230 points1231 points  (23 children)

Being an attractive male and female is TIGHT!

[–]MindstormAndy 6075 points6076 points  (212 children)

Like rhe Hobbit's love triangle between Kili Tauriel and Legolas

[–]spidermanngp 2214 points2215 points  (125 children)

I hated this one.

[–]milhouse21386 1827 points1828 points  (108 children)

Especially when the movies were over bloated already. The movies are already 3 friggin hours I don't want to spend 15 minutes exploring this relationship that I don't care about

[–]1gardenerd 7332 points7333 points 2 (382 children)

When you can't hear what they are saying so FFS can't follow the plot and the next minute your ears are bleeding from gun noises, fighting, yelling, or anything loud. WTF do they do that for?

[–]ICantGoOnIWillGoOn 1208 points1209 points 2 (33 children)

I’m marathoning the matrix right now, just finishing the third and about to watch 4. They do this so bad and my brother is dead which makes it so hard to watch. Even the background music is louder than the whispered dialogue.

Edit: my brother is not dead. He is deaf. I’ll leave the original cause funny.

[–]LeoneKaizer 3287 points3288 points  (112 children)

When the story includes, "the magic was inside you all along" cliché

[–]Furustafur 901 points902 points  (21 children)

It's not about the destination but the friends we make along the way.

[–]justmoochin 3356 points3357 points  (162 children)

Cringey dialogue, takes me right out the scene, in fact I want to leave the scene

[–]Shorties_Kid 1307 points1308 points  (39 children)

When it’s some super spy badass movie and the protagonist meets a new character. “I know you.. 16 tours in Iraq, special forces, 200 confirmed kills”

[–]DetroitXL 576 points577 points  (23 children)

Time period movies where every car looks like it just drove off the lot. What cars never get dirty in movies?!?

[–]MarcMars82 18.0k points18.0k points 23 (682 children)

When serious injuries(gunshots, stabbing, hit by car) only affects the protagonists for a second then they’re right back into action like nothing happened but if you sneeze on a henchman he’s dead instantly.

Edit: The comments most mentioned offenders

-Black Widow

-Starship Troopers(yes it’s satire I get it, the public has mentioned it continuously that’s why it’s here)

-Netflix the punisher

-John wick 3

-Game of thrones Arya stabbing

-Prometheus c-section

[–]-mopjocky- 5668 points5669 points  (161 children)

For real. Good guy takes two rounds to the torso and one to the liver, and still defeats bad guy in a 10 minute hand-to-hand battle. Minor henchman gets kicked in the chest and he’s out for the duration.

[–]TheElderCouncil 1933 points1934 points  (44 children)

I loved Austin Powers for this reason. It made fun of many silly concepts. Like henchmen pretending to be doing something during a fight with the hero.

[–]PaulBleidl 1172 points1173 points  (23 children)

No I am not going to actually witness the death I will create an elaborate set up and assume it all went to plan.

[–]Loganp812 713 points714 points  (16 children)

“…I have a gun in my room. Give me two seconds. BAM! I’ll blow their brains out.”

[–]__M-E-O-W__ 214 points215 points  (4 children)

Scott... you just don't get it, do you?

[–]TheElderCouncil 2522 points2523 points  (94 children)

"What are you doing, son? Just drop to the floor."

-Nigel Powers

[–]insomzombie 330 points331 points  (4 children)

“Do you know who I am? Do you have any idea how many anonymous henchmen I’ve killed over the years? You haven’t even got a name tag, you’ve got no chance.”

[–]Yoshi_XD 1568 points1569 points  (63 children)

How much do those henchmen get paid? Probably not enough to actually fight. Take a punch or two, make the hero use up some of his energy, let the boss fight to the death.

Get up at the end of it, move on to the next villain who needs some goons. Think there's a temp agency for that?

[–]Paragade 1184 points1185 points  (25 children)

Think there's a temp agency for that?

The Goonion

[–]Augustends 863 points864 points  (103 children)

The worst for me is when they fall two stories and get up like they're just a little bruised. Like my man you probably just broke a bone or two.

Or when they say they broke a rib and then keep going like breathing isn't immensely painful.

[–]Wrongsoverywrongmate 1288 points1289 points  (87 children)

I want to see an "Alien Invasion" film with the humans as the invaders and our protagonists as the aliens that figure out it just takes one konk on the head and humans pass out for hours

[–]Herbacio 395 points396 points  (15 children)

What you are describing seems similar to the episode The Invaders of the original series of The Twilight Zone (season 2, episode 15)

[–]tcainerr 304 points305 points  (32 children)

Hours? That's like, super bad for you.

[–]McBoody_TheMemr 1224 points1225 points  (22 children)

The spoiler heavy banners at the local cinema

[–]Water_Lily_05 696 points697 points  (30 children)

When they force dialogue to put you in "context" at the beginning of a movie. -Hi___! didn’t you just moved from New Jersey. All because your mom passed last year -Yeah but at least I’m 22 and I have a passion for __! -Today 23 of March 2002, is the new school election, I wonder who will be winning. I wish you were president cause you are super responsible and introvert. -Yeah me too, but I’m not that popular or pretty. I wish it could change in one day.

[–]waterfallens 451 points452 points  (14 children)

Ah, the classic: "Good morning sis! I made you breakfast because dad went to work early today." "Thanks bro! Dad's really been working hard since mom died last summer."

No normal person talks like that. Completely takes me out of the film or show.

[–]treedemolisher 9633 points9634 points  (374 children)

Heavy makeup and perfect hair. How am I supposed to enjoy a post-apocalyptic movie when the lead actress looks like a beauty pageant contestant? Drives me insane.

[–]awraq 889 points890 points  (5 children)

Especially the ones sick in a hospital bed. Dying with heavy makeup

[–]jew_biscuits 4579 points4580 points  (56 children)

Unless she's a scientist. Than you get a beauty pageant winner in glasses.

[–]TheIrishninjas 372 points373 points  (6 children)

Ah yes, glasses. The tried and tested way of distinguishing between a smoking-hot person and an ugly-as-sin creep in any movie.

[–]Ditovontease 973 points974 points  (20 children)

I'm like "oh cool so they're running from zombies and still had time to tweeze their eyebrows and mustaches"

[–]SyruplessWaffle 431 points432 points  (8 children)

RIGHT!? I always think this. If I were in an apocalypse, I'd resemble a cavewoman after a month. My eyebrows require maintenance lol. Plus, the unwashed hair!? How come these girls in zombie shows have beautiful flowing hair? My hair looks worse than theirs after just 3 days without washing it, and that's without running for my life.

[–]GrimmandLily 155 points156 points  (0 children)

As a middle aged man, I spend a considerable amount of time trimming and removing hair just from my head area. A month after any type of apocalypse I’d have bushes growing out of my nose and ears, a unibrow and my beard would be connected to my chest hair and creeping towards my eyes.

[–]lookonthedarkside66 1129 points1130 points  (102 children)

This especially in mediaeval style films and TV shows I can't stand how peasants look immaculately dressed!

[–]BrambleNATW 552 points553 points  (5 children)

Same with perfectly hairless women and men with unkempt facial hair.

[–]FlynnLight 4772 points4773 points  (303 children)

Can't say much for other people, but shaky cam. The later jason borne movies for me were completely unwatchable because I couldn't tell what the fuck was happening.

Another personal thing that takes the wind out of some movies for me is when they crowbar in the title of the movie towards the end.

EDit: I just remembered, as a horror fan, Poorly explained monsters that have no rules. I am specifically talking about bird box where the monsters can seemingly do anything and everything.

[–]n0tn3k 1038 points1039 points  (52 children)

And when they have about 10 shaky cams they flick between every half a second so you only see flashes of the fight

[–]Oggmonster42 1796 points1797 points  (88 children)

When they use CGI to make an almost 80-year-old man look like a 40-year-old but he still moves like an 80-year-old when trying to kick a poor shopkeepers ass.

[–]Father_By-Tor 484 points485 points  (42 children)

I couldn't believe that scene was real when a friend sent me the YouTube link. Scorsese must surely have lost his mind.

[–]freebird12g 359 points360 points  (19 children)

Seriously, I get that he's a GOAT filmmaker so people probably rarely question him, but nobody thought, while shooting it, or reviewing the footage, to suggest maybe just using a body double for the beating scene, and just deepfake DeNiro's face onto him? It's like that plastic baby scene in that Clint Eastwood movie. How are there not other producers pointing these things out?

[–]SofieTerleska 146 points147 points  (3 children)

It's even worse because for most of the scene DeNiro's character has his back to the camera. A body double would have been the easiest thing in the world.

[–]Noxage_88 347 points348 points  (7 children)

Somehow, palpatine returned

[–]Aidencore22 20.7k points20.7k points 22 (905 children)

When they give out the whole plot in a trailer

[–]bucketboyisback 1997 points1998 points  (134 children)

Don't watch the trailer for Ambulance

[–]NathanielTheGrublet 1652 points1653 points  (62 children)

Hold shit, they played that when I went to see the matrix. Was laughing so hard when my friend said "Well, guess I don't need to watch that movie anymore."

[–]whitefang22 943 points944 points  (5 children)

Wow, very good film. So nice of them to put it online for free. Amazing how they kept the runtime under 3 minutes

[–]Fearlessmojo 102 points103 points  (0 children)

If it doesn't win short film of the year at the oscars I'd be surprised

[–]bucketboyisback 819 points820 points  (26 children)

The only way they could save it is if all of that happens in the first thirty minutes, but then a portal opens and orcs come through.

[–]FelixGoldenrod 846 points847 points  (5 children)

The only thing missing from that trailer is the end credits.

[–]dog-with-human-hands 132 points133 points  (2 children)

If they just cut it right when jake said “you are all going to have the best story to tell at dinner tonight” it would have been perfect.

[–]Aenrichus 985 points986 points  (84 children)

What is the secret of Soylent Green?

Introduces characters, show their deaths, shows the reveal at the factory.

[–]Jak_n_Dax 5825 points5826 points  (228 children)

I’m getting so tired of 2+ minute “trailers” these days.

And then they take it a step further by releasing 3, 4, 5 of them. Like wtf do you expect us to watch? We’ve already seen all the plot points of the movie…

[–]liashor56 2298 points2299 points  (476 children)

A bad accent

[–]n0tn3k 1086 points1087 points  (205 children)

That generic 'foreign' accent just pisses me off

[–]Pale_YellowRLX 1510 points1511 points  (175 children)

For me it's the generic African accent. Africa has thousands of possible accents. Pick one and stick with it. That generic African accent is so fake and has been dubbed Wakandan accent in my country (Nigeria) because of Black Panther.

[–]cysity 838 points839 points  (74 children)

The Wakanda accent is supposed to be the Xhosa South African accent tho…they based it on the accent of the character who played Tchalla’s father who is actually South African.

The actors just aren’t great at doing the accent lol

[–]papawam 3168 points3169 points  (126 children)

The simple stuff that would never really happen. It doesn't ruin the entire movie, but the scenes where one spouse will wake the other by hitting them in the face with a pillow. Then the one that got woken up, says ok I'm up, then chuckles and everybody's happy. BS. Nobody does that. Wake anybody 30 or older up that way, and you may end up a murder victim. Or the action movies, where a cop saves the country from bad guys and doesn't write a single damn report. Shoots 87 bad guys, and back to work the next day. "Good work Johnson! You're a hero." And at the police department, there's a dumb ass fruit basket on his desk.

[–]SecondTalon 2228 points2229 points  (17 children)

Hot Fuzz was great for the ending scene of everyone doing mountains of paperwork.

[–]jew_biscuits 1264 points1265 points  (54 children)

Or when people have these amazing breakfasts on the table, take a bite of something and leave, and everyone else in the family is just fine with it. If I have that kind of breakfast on the table i am finishing every last fucking bite. If my kid does that right back to the table they go.

[–]becorath 296 points297 points  (5 children)

I hate the 1 bite breakfast, then take a piece of toast for the road...

[–]mo0n3h 498 points499 points  (25 children)

child running by grabbing a piece of toast on the way out - like I’ve just put on this massive spread for you! sit your ass down for 5 minutes and eat something!

[–]indil47 340 points341 points  (15 children)

“Can’t, Mom, gotta run! Love you!”

[–]nadnerb811 276 points277 points  (12 children)

Then they proceed to somehow be at school but never in class. And they leave campus for hours at a time.

[–]listenup78 5001 points5002 points  (275 children)

Firing more ammo than the gun actually holds without reloading. Car keys in sun visors. Hacking a protected computer system in seconds.

[–]Melon-Kolly 2637 points2638 points  (79 children)

Black background with green letters and numbers, and then a loading bar pops up that loads to 100%

"oKaY, i'M iN gUYS"

[–]bulletv1 825 points826 points  (32 children)

Not as bad as that time McGee and Abby start typing at the same time on the same keyboard to stop a hack or some shit.

[–]SpiralDreaming 416 points417 points  (7 children)

*Pulls out the monitor power cable* Hack attempt foiled!

[–]Durhay 243 points244 points  (4 children)

Hack a mainframe, display a list of people, all this graphical info pops up like pictures, videos etc behind each name