No matter how great a movie is, a few elements always ruin it as badly as a cliché. These things could be anything and we absolutely hate them.
In an attempt to find out what things in the movie spark anger within people, a Reddit user Gosenco has posted a question saying “What’s a movie trope you absolutely HATE?”
Scroll down to find out some of the lazy plot conveniences and painful exposition in dialogue shared by people.
Domestic violence against men = Comedy
“You have to trust me” or “there’s no time to explain”. In 9 out of 10 cases, there’s definitely time to explain, and the explanation would take less time than trying to convince the other party to blindly trust you.
Turning on the TV at the exact moment a relevant news report starts.
if any woman between the ages of 16 and 50 vomit, it means they’re pregnant
Everyone with Autism is a super genius.
When the LGBTQ+ character comes out and suddenly being LGBTQ+ is their entire personality and story arch.
Prosecutor introduces a “surprise” witness or evidence in a middle of a trial.
You would get disbarred for pulling something like that.
A male or female character love bombing/stalking their love interest into a date or relationship. Like their attention and affection will just wear down the other person until they capitulate.
That stuff isn’t cute or sweet, it is definitely not attractive, and does not make for good cinema.
I’d like to see a movie where the would-be love interest runs the heck away and gets the police involved.
Not exactly a trope, but nobody has a problem finding a parking spot in a movie.
If your plot can only be maintained by your characters not having a simple conversation to resolve things, you’re a bad writer and I don’t like you.
Character 1: *Explains something in technical language*
Character 2: “Uuuhh, in English?”
Painfully unfunny and overdone.
Everyone’s home is spotless & well decorated.
Characters about to kiss for the first time — get interrupted. Every damn time.
Jumping/being thrown through a window and emerging without any cuts.
Female characters are only written to display how they’re a strong feminist female. It’s f***ing cringe. If you want an actual strong female character, then show that through her actions as a person without drawing back to meta s**t. Not everything has to be “wow and she is a FEMALE doing this.” It’s counterintuitive and only disvalues her character.
Romance for the sake of romance. Man? Woman? LOVE! Nooooo. For f***s sake. Now is not the bleeding time.
As an aside lots of these romances are just downright s**t because there is absolutely NO time put into the relationship, it’s not like movies DON’T put time into relationships, friendship/buddy stories are VERY fleshed out. But because it’s a straight romance, and it’s just expected that they fall in love, no bloody effort goes into it. Leading to hundreds upon hundreds of boring, non-fleshed-out romance plots that are not organic in the slightest and come out of absolutely nowhere.
Frankly, it’s a trope used to hide lazy writing IMHO.
- “We’re not so different, you and I” or any variation of that
•Person is fighting another person, falls to the ground, reaches with their hand and magically there’s something there that ends the fight
•Two people get in a fight — the guy who is obviously winning just throws the other person from place to place (nobody fights like that) in between basically taking breaks to state long-winded monologues
•WHhhhaattt??/!!! She’s a LeSbIaN! And oh wow she can toss around guys who are 100 pounds heavier than she and she don’t take any shit?! Never saw THAT coming. I bet she can drink shots like all the boys and never get drunk and has promiscuous sex after grab-assing at the bar. Because that’s what guys are like, right? But she’s a GIRL so it’s really progressive!
•Main character randomly saved by some other character we haven’t seen for the last 20 minutes who just sneaks up from behind and shoots/hits the villain over the head. And literally, NOBODY heard them coming. Even if it’s wide open in a field — this magical person just pops up out of nowhere and saves the day.
•Guns that have no recoil.
Those are some of the ones that make me roll my eyes the hardest.