Things you're tired of seeing in movies

pengbuzz

Sr Member
Regarding sword fights: As an example. watching Obi-Wan and Darth Vader go at with sabers, there seem to be a lot of flourishes that expose oneself to injury. There are a lot of twirls, twists, changing the saber from 1 hand to another, etc. that might look cool but in reality you would be dead by not guarding your head and center of mass.
Not to mention that with a lightsaber, if you even brush yourself with the blade, it's not going to be a happy thing for you.
 

jkno

Master Member
You obviously didn't know my grandfather and fathero_O:lol: Never did I saw those men in "comfortable clothes":rolleyes:
The only clue I had, as a child, that my father was on vacation was the fact that his dress shirt had the first button undone, collar open and no tie:D
Slacks were the same. The grandfather was worse! When he died; we gave 46 boxes of clothes/shoes to the Salvation Army.
This man had 4 different wardrobes: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Wintero_O...different era and traditions!
I'm impresssed, your highness. :)
 

blewis17

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Do you think the Jedi had some kind of mental control over the on/off button on their lightsabers? Wouldn’t take much to turn Your opponents sword off when they go to block your blow.
In the sequels, Ray and & Finn used the red flash button on the "Graflex" saber to activate de-activate the saber, rather than the circuit board activation switch on the clamp.
 

Mottrex

Sr Member
Crap title fonts or design for the tital of a movie.
When the art department doesn't care there is usually little help for the movie.
There are the odd exceptions of course.
 
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p51

Sr Member
Something that came to me watching Uncharted last night is parkour seems to becoming really popular in TV/movies and it's getting really annoying because, most of the time, it's totally unnecessary and clearly being done just because the directors think it's cool.
I know a guy who does that kind of thing and he said those scenes in movies drives him nuts because they're clearly going through places that the characters wouldn't know about beforehand. He said when he does those things, he carefully goes over every square inch of the places to get an idea for what moves to make. Otherwise, he says, you'd jump or reach for something that's much further or closer than you thought and then bad things happen.
The opening of "Casino Royale," he says, is one of the worst.
He said if he was chasing someone like that, he'd have been badly injured or killed at least half a dozen times through that chase as you couldn't know where you were going or what was ahead if you'd not already gone through there to survey your route.
 

blewis17

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"Bad Guys" who get up and continue the fist fight after being knocked down/ arms twisted/hands broken by the hero. Adrenaline only does so much.

...and multiple bad guys surround the "hero" and decide to take him/her down with fists and feet and various martial arts techniques, and NOT ONE OF THEM stands back with a handgun pointed at the hero, "just in case"

...experienced gangsters/hitmen/thugs not aware of their closing distance with the hero, getting within arms reach where he/she can disarm the shooter.

...and in the sequel/prequel films since the original SW, why do troopers always tell their target to "freeze, don't move" while holding them at blaster-point, RATHER than taking them out of commission with the stun setting? I think the only two times in all 9 films where a captive was "stunned" with a blaster was when they did it to Leia, and she in turn did it to Poe(?).
 

ScourgiousJinx

Sr Member
Michael Cera. Why is he an actor who actually works in big budget movies?!?!
I can't watch anything with him in it. There's awkward and then there's him. The lead in The Social Network (I can't think of his name and really don't care enough to do a search) is the only actor I can think of that irritates me on that same obnoxious level. Then they made him Lex Luthor which was absolutely hilarious casting!
 

Riceball

Master Member
I know a guy who does that kind of thing and he said those scenes in movies drives him nuts because they're clearly going through places that the characters wouldn't know about beforehand. He said when he does those things, he carefully goes over every square inch of the places to get an idea for what moves to make. Otherwise, he says, you'd jump or reach for something that's much further or closer than you thought and then bad things happen.
The opening of "Casino Royale," he says, is one of the worst.
He said if he was chasing someone like that, he'd have been badly injured or killed at least half a dozen times through that chase as you couldn't know where you were going or what was ahead if you'd not already gone through there to survey your route.
That wasn't what I was referring to. I was talking about how prevalent (pointless) parkour is becoming in TV & films. People vault over objects and bounce off of things for no other reason than because they can.
 

Sluis Van Shipyards

Legendary Member
"Bad Guys" who get up and continue the fist fight after being knocked down/ arms twisted/hands broken by the hero. Adrenaline only does so much.

...and multiple bad guys surround the "hero" and decide to take him/her down with fists and feet and various martial arts techniques, and NOT ONE OF THEM stands back with a handgun pointed at the hero, "just in case"

...experienced gangsters/hitmen/thugs not aware of their closing distance with the hero, getting within arms reach where he/she can disarm the shooter.

...and in the sequel/prequel films since the original SW, why do troopers always tell their target to "freeze, don't move" while holding them at blaster-point, RATHER than taking them out of commission with the stun setting? I think the only two times in all 9 films where a captive was "stunned" with a blaster was when they did it to Leia, and she in turn did it to Poe(?).

In a similar vein, like I said a few posts back, I watched The Expendables 2, and at the end
Stallone and Van Damme face off. Stallone has him at gun point, but then throws down all his weapons to fight him "honorably" or something. That is just stupid. I'm going to shoot the bad guy and not risk getting injured! Not to mention, most movie bad guys have a hold out weapon they will use when they are losing!
 

p51

Sr Member
How about the trope where a cop is looking to find someone who committed a crime, tries to get into a certain community of people from which he thinks the preps came, and inevitably finds the themed bar where everyone in there is part of a tight-knit community for said group. And of course, they know everyone in said community (I guess someone into the same thing from a different country who the locals never met before, never happens to walk into the place?) and can spot the 'non-group-guy' just from sight.
 

pengbuzz

Sr Member
How about the one (Steven Seagall was infamous for this one) where the main character just happens to be a former Special Forces Operative that became a cop/ demolitions expert/ cook/ bodyguard/ gardener/ whatever?
 

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