"Having to constantly have my remote in hand to turn down the absurdly loud action scene, to then have to crank the volume for the next dialogue that is far too low.
I'm freaking sick of it."
"When the movie calls for an ugly guy, they get an ugly guy.
When the movie calls for an ugly girl, they get a sexy girl and dress her in dumpy clothes."
"When the trailers reveal most of the plot."
"Unnecessary sex scenes."
"The bit where hackers take 20 seconds of furious typing to disable a countries infrastructure."
"Overused female tropes. The angry black woman, plus sized women always being loud and clumsy, and of course, the manic pixie dream girl. This isn't some feminist soapbox, it's just lazy and uninspired writing."
"Added love story to an adaptation of a book with no love story."
""There's no time... save yourself!" when there's clearly ample amount of time for both characters to get to safety. made even worse by the fact that they usually waste a minute or more arguing about it, saying teary-eyed goodbyes, and making out before character 1 finally gets up and leaves."
"I can often tell when actors carry fake (well, empty) suitcases, and even when they carry empty to-go cups. There's just something different in the way their bodies/muscles work then.
Jesus Christ, it's a 50 million dollar movie, how hard would it be to fill the cup and toss a couple of bricks in the suitcase?"
"SFX volume: 11
Dialog volume: 3"
"Fake snow and low temperatures that never matter. Like in Game of Thrones where nobody wore a goddamn hat on the wall. I was watching “his dark materials” the other day and I almost started to applaud when heroes actually got dressed for the cold weather.
Also, Russia in snow. We have summer too."
"When things explode for no reason. “Vehicle had minor collision or simply rolls over and spontaneously explodes”"
"If the dog dies."
"Women wearing heels through out an action movie where they are running constantly and never once take them off."
"When the premise for a major conflict in the movie is something that any sane person would have just said "oh no there's a misunderstanding" and they all have a laugh and go on with their days... But instead it turns into some convoluted drama."
"Maybe not 100%, but close to it. Fight scenes where someone make a big blow(usually the villain), but instead of finishing the deal by smashing the brains out they start talking, bragging or some other s#$t. And woops, the fight is back on like nothing happened.."
"When one character who's an expert in some field stops to explain the most basic concepts to another character who's also an expert on the same subject."
"We only use 10% of our brain"
"When there is a timer and it takes longer to count down than the time that was called/shown. It drives me crazy.
Generic example, 50 seconds until a bomb explodes. Dialogue for 30 seconds. Timer is showing 30 seconds left. More dialogue for 40 seconds. Timer is at 5 seconds. Quick one-liner, bomb defused with one second to go."
"Sex scenes. They're always really cringey to me and I prefer the implication rather than the blatant butt shots. Idk, sex scenes to me always seem kind if unnecessary."
"The whole "america good, russia/middle east/any other [email protected]#king (insert noun here) bad" trope. It's such a tired and obnoxious ego stroke. Case in point... Independence Day. People are shooting at the aliens with all sorts of guns and they don't even flinch... Willy punches one wearing a full space suit and somehow knocks it out cold?! Then says "welcome to erf!" Ugh... cringed so hard it hurt."
"The very strong/smart main villain turning weak/dumb in the end fight so the heroes can win."
"When it's very obvious when someone isn't actually having a conversation on the phone. They just say their lines without giving enough pause for the other person to respond. I also hate when you're supposed to be looking at security footage but it's clearly just a previous shot that's had a filter put over it."
"When there’s a 20+ year age gap between the leading actor and actress and it’s not addressed in the movie, especially when the movie pretends like they’re around the same age.
“We’re both experienced, leading scientists in our fields, even though I look like a grizzled war veteran and you’re fresh off the set of High School Musical.”"
"When all you have to do is beat the boss and the entire army just collapses. Pretty much every alien and robot-using invasion has this hive concept."
"Badly implemented product placement. Product placement itself doesn't bother me. If there's a character driving a Toyota, or eating a Pizza Hut pizza, I don't care. If there's a pointless shot in the movie that shows the [email protected]#king Bud Light logo for 10 seconds, I mind"
"Teenagers who sound like screenwriters trying to sound cool.
Never in the history of humanity have two 15 year olds randomly recited 18th century poetry to each other on the day they met, and all those snarky remarks makes the kids sound insufferable and annoying a lot more than clever.
Also notice that somehow every clever 15 y.o. always listens to music that was huge when the screenwriter was growing up, never something that is... you know... listened to by 15 year olds... as if there was no good music around presently.
PS. Also the whole sarcastic genius with no social clues...yes we get it Dr. House was a hit 20 years ago, now can we get Cumberbatch to play any other freaking role?"
"I know it sounds cliche, but movie clichés. Like in hallmark films. Busy business woman doesn't have time for love. Goes home for Christmas because something is wrong and could be her parents last Christmas. She meets a guy. Too busy to enjoy life. A parent dies. She realizes she needs to enjoy life more. Gets together with guy. You can just tell the way s**t is going to go because the movie is already cliché. Or in action films. Oh let me guess, X is behind that door isn't he? Or he was. Look at that."
"Just 10 seconds left before the bomb explodes. The hero is taking all the time in the world to kiss and hug his girlfriend a last goodbye before returning to deactivate the bomb.."
"When they explain the plans like...to an 8 year old.
I like movies where things just happen."