People Confess Which Movie Tropes They're Sick And Tired Of Seeing
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Moviegoers go to the cinema to be transported and forget–even for about two hours–about either the mundanity of their everyday lives or the stress of problematic situations.


But if there's one thing cinephiles roll their eyes at while watching a movie, it's the predictable plot twist or a typical scenario often depicted in films that lack imagination.

Curious to hear examples, Redditor cnukles1 asked:

"What's a movie trope you are sick and tired of?"

Hollywood tends to glorify and dramatize violence almost comically.

Brief Inconvenience

"When someone is stabbed/shot, limps around in pain for 30 seconds, then continues on as if nothing happened."

– FioreFalinesti

Instant Death

"On the flipside, it drives me nuts when bad guys get shot in the torso and drop dead immediately. They'd realistically have at least a few seconds if not minutes of consciousness."

– itguy1991

Smooth Recovery

"People being knocked out for hours and no brain damage."

– TankApprehensive3571

That doesn't happen in real life.

Atypical Casting

"The broke 'Single Mom' who looks like she could model for Victoria's Secret. On the flip side, male gangsters, drug dealers or prisoners who look like they could win a state bodybuilding championship."

– Johhnymaddog316

​Unnecessary Extravagance

"Or same broke single mom with an awesome house and perfect clothes/hair. Can't they ever just dress like normal people and living in normal homes?"

– Expensive_Structure2

Disarming Explosives

"Bombs with helpful color-coded wires."

– SuvenPan

Inconvenient Birth

"There's a pregnant woman and she goes into labor right at the worst possible time. For drama of course."

– RogueKatt

When actions depicted on the screen are not plausible.

The Struggle Is Real

"Just once I'd like to see somebody struggle to find parking in Los Angeles."

– stupidlyugly

The Structure Of Romance

"You're a jerk and I have no interest in you despite the fact that you are incredibly handsome, charming, and funny. We have to work together to save the world but make no mistake about it, I can't stand you. Let's just get this over with so I never have to see you again."

"Whoops, we f'ked. I guess we're in love now."

– DickySchmidt33

Love Connections

"Every disaster movie, the love interest always works at a hospital."

– Terrible-Ad-4879

Let's Communicate Better

"When a simple conversation could have entirely solved the central conflict of the movie."

– Katarassein

If everything happened on screen the way it does in real life, would it diminish your moviegoing experience?

Some people just like watching characters make believable choices. But if that's the case, you may as well go outside and film your own movie.

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