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    Feb 8, 2018, 2:26 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3601

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    Often followed by cauterizing the wound with a hot knife or something. Good as new!
    Always loved this take on that trope.
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    Feb 10, 2018, 9:50 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3602

    matty matt said: View Post
    Often followed by cauterizing the wound with a hot knife or something. Good as new!
    well known fact in movies that any wound, no matter how severe, will stop hurting instantly once it's been cauterized, stitched, or even just properly bandaged.
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    Feb 10, 2018, 12:52 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3603

    Speaking of wounds, don't you just love how everytime somebody gets stabbed or shot in the gut they'll, at some point, inevitably lift up their shirt to show the audience the wound. It's always done the same way too, they carefully lift or roll their shirt up to just above their shirt, look down at the wound and wince or hiss, sometimes both. While I've never been gut shot or stabbed in the gut I don't think that I'd want to lift up shirt to take a look at it, for one, I'll probably be in too much pain to even think about it, and add to that I'm not exactly all that fond at the sight of blood, especially when it's my own.
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    Feb 10, 2018, 6:01 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3604

    Riceball said: View Post
    Speaking of wounds, don't you just love how everytime somebody gets stabbed or shot in the gut they'll, at some point, inevitably lift up their shirt to show the audience the wound. It's always done the same way too, they carefully lift or roll their shirt up to just above their shirt, look down at the wound and wince or hiss, sometimes both. While I've never been gut shot or stabbed in the gut I don't think that I'd want to lift up shirt to take a look at it, for one, I'll probably be in too much pain to even think about it, and add to that I'm not exactly all that fond at the sight of blood, especially when it's my own.
    This could generate it's own sub-thread: Have you noticed the tendency for heroes to have their wounds bandaged, over their dirty jeans. Nothing about sterile bandaging, lets show a roughly tied hankie to stem the flow of a severe arterial bleed!
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    Feb 12, 2018, 12:05 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3605

    somerset fox said: View Post
    This could generate it's own sub-thread: Have you noticed the tendency for heroes to have their wounds bandaged, over their dirty jeans. Nothing about sterile bandaging, lets show a roughly tied hankie to stem the flow of a severe arterial bleed!
    On a similar note, I've noticed that in Hollywood people (esp. heroes) reguarly surviv wounds that would kill a normal person while other characters (esp. the nameless, faceless goons) will die just about anywhere And also, armor never seems to work for bad guys either, whether it's mail, plate, modern ballistic body armor, the good guys' weapon will cut through it with no problem, like it wasn't even there. But how many times do we see the good guys get shot only to get back up and show us the flattened bullet lodged on the surface of their body armor and sometimes this occurs with the main, big bad villain too.
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    Feb 12, 2018, 1:08 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3606

    Gotta love heroes who can take bullets to the shoulder or thigh and jusr keep going.
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    Feb 12, 2018, 12:53 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3607

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    Gotta love heroes who can take bullets to the shoulder or thigh and jusr keep going.
    It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!
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    Feb 12, 2018, 2:16 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3608

    And how do bionic limbs work? They always seem to imbue the character with superhuman strength even though the bionic appendage is grafted to their regular shoulder or elbow or whatever. How can they suddenly pick up a car or throw people twice their size around the room?
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    Feb 12, 2018, 3:08 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3609

    Also on bionic limbs (cyborg ones anyway), when they are covered in skin they are totally indistinguishable as robotic. As soon as the skin comes off, which it always does, all you can hear are the super loud servo motors whirring away. Surely with the skin on, someone nearby would be hearing a strange hum.
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    Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3610

    I just saw two things in less than five minutes on "The Hitman: Agent 47". First, somebody grabs the slide on a semi-auto hand gun and pulls it right off with no effort. Those things are design to not come off that easily so people don't get hurt. To remove a slide you have move the slide to a specific location and remove a pin or turn a lever.

    The second one is after a shootout one of the bad guys was still alive and was about to shoot a woman. Instead of shooting the bad guy, the hit man jumped in the way.
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    Feb 12, 2018, 5:05 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3611

    Lots of sparks in dark abandoned factories.
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    Feb 12, 2018, 5:06 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3612

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    I just saw two things in less than five minutes on "The Hitman: Agent 47". First, somebody grabs the slide on a semi-auto hand gun and pulls it right off with no effort. Those things are design to not come off that easily so people don't get hurt. To remove a slide you have move the slide to a specific location and remove a pin or turn a lever.

    The second one is after a shootout one of the bad guys was still alive and was about to shoot a woman. Instead of shooting the bad guy, the hit man jumped in the way.
    You can actually do this with a Beretta 92/M9 it takes a bit of practice to do it quickly and smoothly but its design does permit this.

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    Feb 12, 2018, 11:45 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3613

    mattycsi said: View Post
    Also on bionic limbs (cyborg ones anyway), when they are covered in skin they are totally indistinguishable as robotic. As soon as the skin comes off, which it always does, all you can hear are the super loud servo motors whirring away. Surely with the skin on, someone nearby would be hearing a strange hum.
    That's because synthetic skin has tremendous sound-deadening properties.
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    Feb 13, 2018, 12:57 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3614

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    And how do bionic limbs work? They always seem to imbue the character with superhuman strength even though the bionic appendage is grafted to their regular shoulder or elbow or whatever. How can they suddenly pick up a car or throw people twice their size around the room?
    Well, and how are the bionic limbs powered? If they are like my iPhone, they should run out of juice after 5 hours of normal use. I don't ever see these cyborgs (other than the Borg of "Star Trek") put themselves or their bionic limbs into recharge stations.
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    Feb 13, 2018, 12:28 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3615

    1. "World is going to end" plotlines
    2. Endless waves of faceless/nameless baddies
    3. No heroes ever die
    4. Jokes at the end of every heavy/dark scene

    Oh wait! I just described every Marvel movie...
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    Feb 13, 2018, 12:40 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3616

    HanSolo2187 said: View Post
    1. "World is going to end" plotlines
    2. Endless waves of faceless/nameless baddies
    3. No heroes ever die
    4. Jokes at the end of every heavy/dark scene

    Oh wait! I just described every Marvel movie...
    Sounds to me like someone that has worn out a copy or two of Batman v. Superman from constant rewatching :P

    Why can't you just trust joy?!

    On topic; I always really liked how the second Spiderman got DocOc's robot arms "right". So many film makers would have had him performing feats of strength using his regular arms and his robot ones; instead they understood that Doc was just a little sock filled with meat, that hung around in-between the 4 robo arms, and they only ever used themselves to do ripping/tearing stuff.
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    Feb 13, 2018, 2:40 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3617

    [QUOTE=Strikerkc;4410316]Sounds to me like someone that has worn out a copy or two of Batman v. Superman from constant rewatching :P

    I do like BvS, at least about 80% of it. The worst thing regarding that movie was the editing/pacing. Just horrible. Just as the move was climaxing into the fight between Batman and Superman, we cut to Wonder Woman checking her email. Seriously?
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    Feb 14, 2018, 5:59 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3618

    Strikerkc said: View Post
    On topic; I always really liked how the second Spiderman got DocOc's robot arms "right". So many film makers would have had him performing feats of strength using his regular arms and his robot ones; instead they understood that Doc was just a little sock filled with meat, that hung around in-between the 4 robo arms, and they only ever used themselves to do ripping/tearing stuff.
    Um, not true. As soon as he walks out of the hospital he flips a car with his arms and later he throws another one at Peter and MJ in the diner.
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    Feb 14, 2018, 7:30 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3619

    I remember all that being done with the robot arms only.
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    Feb 14, 2018, 11:15 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3620

    Ok, I get what you're saying now--using his real arms as super strength. Gotcha.

    Still, they do use his real legs as having super strength. To pick up a car with the robot arms would mean his real legs would have to be able to withstand a ton or two of weight. When he flips the first car he is not standing on the robot legs. Don't really know about the second one because they don't actually show that part.
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    Feb 14, 2018, 12:05 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3621

    mattycsi said: View Post
    It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!
    These guys know what they're worth and they go out and get what they're worth... they're winners!
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    Feb 16, 2018, 9:58 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3622

    When in super hero movies a villain appears after the ordinary person becomes a super hero.
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    Feb 17, 2018, 3:32 AM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3623

    If it’s magical it has to glow.
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    Feb 22, 2018, 4:02 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3624

    Any bad guy on the run will always be able to Hotwire a vehicle in seconds, any hero wrongly accused or in need of "borrowing" a ride will find the keys in the sun visor.

    NO ONE LEAVES THEIR KEYS IN THE SUN VISOR.
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    Feb 22, 2018, 4:16 PM - Re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3625

    SethS said: View Post
    Any bad guy on the run will always be able to Hotwire a vehicle in seconds, any hero wrongly accused or in need of "borrowing" a ride will find they keys in the sun visor.
    NO ONE LEAVES THEIR KEYS IN THE SUN VISOR.
    Yeah! My dad always leaves his in his ignition.

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