Film tropes are so much fun. Especially those crazy, ridiculous ones that might make sense in a movie universe but which would be completely ludicrous in real life. It’s funny how we’ve accepted them now as part of a shared cinematic grammar. Sometimes we treat them with contempt, other times with affection, depending on the context. At times they can be pretty damn ludicrous, and they deserve a bit of light ridicule. Like cool guys sauntering away from explosions with no physical repercussions. Or people saying, ‘You have no idea what you’re messing with.’ Or the American military being some sort of ultimately benevolent, if occasionally clumsy, entity, rather than the murderous, occupying arm of a racist, neo-imperialist war machine that it is in real life. Hell of a job there, Hollywood. Oorah.
So yeah, film tropes. Fun! Reddit pondered the ludicrous side of things the other day when it asked the question: ‘What unrealistic things in movies annoy the hell out of you?’ You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights:
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