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Every new Hollywood movie seems to hinge an all-important balance: be novel and innovative, but not so experimental that people could ever feel alienated or too shocked.


After all, those movies are playing to old people, little kids, and the parents in between, all at the same time.

But some of those tropes that appear in every single movie--because they're reliable for filmmakers and comfortable for audiences--can begin to stick out once we've seen them enough.

A few Redditors gathered to share the movie tropes that annoy them most of all.

RB_Liz asked, "What movie tropes need to die in a horrendous explosion?"

Fantasy Films 

"High school in movies is one big trope. I swear to god no one in the film industry has ever been to high school." -- Bloodragedragon

"They went to high-school so long ago they remember it through either rose or black-tinted glasses. It's either a nightmare of cliques and systematic bullying, or an idealised youth cult." -- LalaMcTease

"Yeah, I dont recall seeing so many 30 year olds in my senior year class." -- BaconReceptacle

This Needs Love

"Forced romance."

"Not every movie needs to have a romantic subplot. Few things can absolutely ruin an otherwise great movie like having one tacked on that clearly serves no purpose to the story."

-- lewton_bus

Plenty to Choose From 

"Women going to bed/getting up with a full face of makeup, ridiculous banquet-like meals that people don't eat, obviously empty coffee cups, shi**y exposition where people talk like no one ever would in daily conversation ("Hi sis!")." -- ididitforcheese

"Empty coffee cups have been this minor annoyance of mine that has built over the years. Whenever anyone holds a drink in film these days, my eyes glue to how they hold the stupid thing." -- RB_Liz

When a Text Message Could've Ended the Film Right There 

"Very basic miscommunication or misunderstandings being the basis of major plot points. It's just lazy, unrealistic writing that completely ruins immersion for me." -- VVillyD

"Yea, especially when someone tries to explain and the answer is 'I don't have time for this.' And the hole stupid plot would not exist if they had listened. I get so irritated by this, it's just not healthy." -- FlippyFlippenstein

We Love Us Some Speeches 

"'Before you die Hero, let me tell you about my ingenious plan'..."

"villain starts monologing, Hero finds an opportunity to escape." -- icemage27

"Or the villain has an obvious chance to kill the main character, but just laughs and walks away." -- Mondayslasagna

"I feel like this one is more often parodied than presented straight at this point." -- Mddcat04

In What World 

"The 'poor character' who lives in a normally expensive a** apartment." -- SomeRightsReserved

"Hollywood poor is renting in general not owning a 5 bed 4 bath" -- Arkneryyn

"And is covered in really well done tattoos."

"Quality tattoos cost a lot. Getting them discounted from bubba down the street is an option but they are not going to be high quality, more like weird smudges." -- Stayinschool-tty

How Convenient 

"Gets in random car, keys are above the sun visor." -- kukukele

"Or gets in random car, hotwires it in 3 seconds." -- Mondayslasagna

"Gets in very old car in post Apocalypse that clearly hasn't been used for years. The battery works fine and it actually revs up." -- Tactical_Operations

"Dude worse than all of these: Gets in random car, NOBODY EVER HAS TO ADJUST THE SEAT. I don't think ever." -- OlympusMonsPubis

An Unbelievable Level of Skill 

"Instant and silent death by a knife thrown from 30ft away." -- oblongunreal

"The amount of force required to stick a blade 5 inches into a carcass would surprise a lot of people. Then to do it with pin point accuracy from long distance?"

"All those assassins could have been the best major league baseball pitchers ever!" -- DerangeR14

Setting Feminism Back One Movie at a Time 

"I hate the lifetime movie tropes, she's a strong independent woman who don't need no man....... and the next hour and a half is about how getting a man solves all her problems." -- demonardvark

"Introduce strong female character, who is intelligent, independent minded and very competent. She meets male lead."

"By end of movie: woman is entirely unable to do simple tasks without assistance from male lead, is dumb as a brick with no independent personality." -- BobbyP27

Single File, Gents 

"When the main character is surrounded, but manages to fight off the bad guys because they attack him 1 at a time rather than all at once." -- Wheatleytron

"Well, it's polite to wait your turn. You don't want to crowd the guy." -- SadButterscotch2

"Every time this happens, I watch the goons in the background that aren't fighting the hero, just because they move in such ridiculous ways to give the illusion of extra action to the scene."

"They look like every guy at a club who tries to dance and has zero idea how to do so." -- PianoManGidley


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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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