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People Share Their Biggest Movie Related Pet Peeves

People Share Their Biggest Movie Related Pet Peeves
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The theater is a sacred place. There are behaviors that decent people need to follow.

Be quiet, pay attention to the film and respect others.

But, films can be filled with things that are annoying.

Why can't Hollywood find more originality? Who is writing the characters?

The same old isn't flying any longer.

Redditor freebird451 wanted to know what all the dos and donts when it comes to screening films by asking:

"What is your biggest pet peeve about movies?"


Cheap imitation of news network graphics lol. What really ticks me off is that many of these studios are owned by the same companies that own both the studio and the TV stations yet they can't nail graphics for news reporting segments most of the time? SMH.

CNN coverage graphics on Warner Bros movies are mostly spot on though. EnoughPM2020


Housing Issues. 

Everyone has immaculate, well decorated living quarters. TheGreatMongor

Or its exceedingly messy and the bumbling character tries to straighten it up.

Like, throw a few old receipts and a coupon book on the table. Maybe a key bowl with all the spare and extra keys in there too. CB-Thompson

Sexy Time. 

A couple will have sex and after just roll over and go to sleep like there's no clean up involved. BobSacamano86

Yeah this bugs me. Like at least pee after sex so you don't get a UTI. And why do so many sex scenes have the woman wearing a bra? Who has sex with no knickers but a bra on? The bra is the first underwear to come off. Smokeylongred

Maybe it's just that everyone in those movies is oblivious like me.

People in movies and tv will believe the stupidest, most unbelievable lies and will even roll their eyes at how weird the person is acting, but still believe what they are saying. OnionTamer

I might be one of those people you are talking about. I tend to be oblivious to everything and never really pick up on when people are being weird. Or if I do, I just say to myself they're being weird, and then go about my business. I've been caught by surprise parties for me so many times, and I never see it coming, even though people are acting so weird just beforehand. Maybe it's just that everyone in those movies is oblivious like me. GovernorSan

Useless People.

The classic sequel "let's add a character that came out of nowhere and make it mostly about them."

The majority of those characters are flat, annoying and the main character seemed forced interacting with them. Transparent-Paint


Boys & Girls...

Male and female counterparts don't always have to be a love interest, men and women can save the world and just be friends. mister1bollock

Can I take this further and say that not every movie needs a damn love interest? The one that immediately comes to mind is Wonder Woman. clemboy500

Terrible People. 

When characters that are supposed to be super out there looks-wise for narrative reasons just aren't. Usually it happens more with terribly ugly people not being ugly at all, but it also happens that amazingly attractive people are also not at all more attractive than anyone else in the movie.

The whole "take your glasses off and straighten your hair and you're suddenly beautiful and all is solved" thing is sort of a sub trope of that for me. Rahvithecolorful

Bad Guys....

How the main character can cause massive collateral damage and no one bats an eye. Addboiz

I like it when he kills a dozen minions, but is somehow redeemed when he lets the main bad guy live. 2243217910346


Just SECONDS.....

People who text in movies theaters.

But actual movie wise, when bad guys give a long ass speech to the good guy who's down, calling him names and insulting him and telling him your plan, all until help comes at the last second. Just SECONDS of shutting your greedy little mouth and the win would've been yours, you dumb fool. ireplytodumbidiots


The hammer cocking sound they use every time someone pulls out a pistol. Glocks do not have hammers. Hollywood stop it already. Gritch

Also the steel scraping sound whenever a sword or dagger is unsheathed. Like, are they all hiding rocks in their scabbards. pronoun99

I Need a Hero...

The hero gets punched and kicked in the face multiple times, and there's no swelling. Just a little blood at the corner of the mouth, which can be wiped away. In real life, your face would look like a bag of purple potatoes for more than a week. BobbyVolcano


"gun shot fake out."

I don't know what this trope is officially called but I call it the "gun shot fake out."

it happens usually when the bad guy has their weapon pointed at the good guy and goes to pull the trigger, the camera will then focus on the good guy closing his eyes to accept his fate, and then we hear the gun shot.

good guy opens his eyes and the camera pans out revealing that he's unharmed. we then get a view of the bad guy realizing he's in fact been shot, as he fall to the ground dead revealing a second good guy who was hidden behind the bad guys figure until he fell. Second good guy will then say some generic line like "I told you, I always got your back"

God! it's so overused, it makes my eyes roll. the thing is you can always see it a mile away too and it's not like many films/tv shows even try to mix it up or hide it. ThatKiwiBloke

Drives me nuts.

When there is an issue that could be solved by someone taking 10 seconds to explain properly, but someone else won't let them talk. Drives me nuts. athaliah

So Dumb. 

Whenever a character does something stupid that doesn't make sense in order to convenience the plot. Hypronic

Like nebula in infinity war xD "hey Pete, I know Thanos is subdued into a temporary sleep and we're about to defeat him, but I just want to let you know now that he killed your girlfriend. Oh you're going up to him aggressively? Oh okay, well I won't stop ya!" ireplytodumbidiots


When a gun is drawn in a movie, there is always a metallic sound effect when the gun moves at all. If your gun makes a clacking sound every time you move slightly to the side, YOUR GUN IS BROKEN. Lovebot_AI


​Roger Ebert calls....

Roger Ebert calls it the idiot plot device. Rather than 2 characters actually talk and have a civil conversation, they are just idiots and assumes the worst. This is what drives the story forward.

Character wasn't actually cheating, it was just a misunderstanding which they try to explain but idiot character number 2 doesn't want to hear it so idiot character number 1 just lets it stew and doesn't try to explain it at all until the end of the movie. insane__knight

Speed is what i Need....

This is just my latest one, but after recently watching Ford vs. Ferrari it is fresh in my mind. It is especially inexcusable in Ford vs Ferrari actually, but I'd say the Fast and the Furious movies are among the biggest offenders, which is maybe a bit more excusable since they are just silly movies all around.

And that is the idea that when in a car chase or maybe a race, you can be driving along doing your best to go faster than the other guy, but then he begins to catch up to you. So the only option left for you now is to suddenly shift into another gear which somehow makes you go faster.

Now, which way are they shifting? Up? or down?

And if shifting could somehow give you this added speed, why were you waiting to shift anyway?

The reason it is especially bad in Ford vs Ferrari is that it occurs in a race on the Mulsanne straight where both cars would be going flat out, yet somehow, Ken Miles is just flying down that straight keeping some extra gear in reserve that he doesn't use until the Ferrari catches him and he needs just a bit more speed. gcm6664

The Liquid...

When it's obvious there is no liquid in a coffee cup. like I can understand an actor not wanting to sip on coffee for hours if a scene is going to take awhile to film but jeez would it hurt you to fill it up with some water so that your actions look normal? ThatKiwiBloke

"you are the last of your kind"

My pet peeve with movies: corny lines/tropes like, "you are the last of your kind" and stuff like that. It's just overdone at this point.

My pet peeve about going to the movies: hecklers. We get it. You're funny (not always). Don't take me out of the movie with your yelling at the screen. And when hecklers tell a lame joke it just gets really awkward and makes me want to leave the theater. ThunderingSacks


Their trailers. Gives too much away or is a lie. missesr0b0t0

Trailers are one of my favorite things. I actually think there should be an award category for them at the Oscars because there are some that have truly been masterfully created. AshtonLinnea


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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.