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Or when the villain has a chance to instantly kill the protagonist in cold blood but then decides it's not good enough. "Nope! I'll just point a gun at your face because I delight in being considered evil-- oh... crap you just got away. How did that happen?"
Mr. Badguy, you don't need to tell the hero why you're going to kill them. They'll be dead and unable to remember your pointless lecture.
In real life, the villain would shut up and kill the protagonist. BAM! Dead.
To borrow a term from the incredibles, when the Villian starts to Monologue.
Other things, such as StarWars. Why did they have to make R2 such a filthy mouthed part of the movie. I mean good lord, they bleeped every word that he said.
Many films don't even follow history, Like Brave Heart or Gladiator. Might have been better to me, if they had followed the actual places and went with the true outcome of battles.
Don't get me wrong, I can suspend my own belief to a point, but at least try and make an effort.
I remember an old western a long long time ago, where the Cherokee where about to come crashing down on a wagon train. (Part Cherokee myself friends), and the Chief looks down and yells (In Cherokee) Hello!!! and rushes in.
John Carpenters the Thing. Loved the movie, but the whole plot was explained in the first 2 minutes (If you spoke Norwegian.)
I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
Apparently you didn't pay attention because Maximus was the lead general in Marcus Aurelius's army. He was going to become a leader of Rome but Marcus's son, Commodus, wouldn't have it. So after Commodus killed his father, and had Maximus arrested and was to be killed. Maximus almost died but was picked up by a caravan and sold as a gladiator. He wasn't a slave. He was a well respected and successful general who's best friend (like a father) and his family was murdered by a narcissistic leader who only became a leader by murdering his father, thus by default.
Even though I am an American I honestly hate the America is invincible type movies. Maybe because they are American made movies they do this but it seems like a pretty cocky attitude imo.
Edited because for the life of me I couldn't think of the name Commodus. =/
Edited by Avaryce on 4/2/2012 2:15 PM PDT
Why would you go for anything else other than these? If you want to conquer them, then you want to keep their food. Food sources are also far more spread out than cities, so it would take much longer to do that than to wreck their population by hitting a city. A city is also usually harder to hit ( not really a problem for advanced alien lifeforms), since they are better defended. Attacking somebody where they are strongest is going to leave their pride hurt. Why do you think terrorists always attack in major population centers? Frankly, they are more valuable targets compared to the space they take up.
Edited by Irinatar on 4/4/2012 9:00 AM PDT
I wish that at least one movie would come out and it would crush your soul. Have the person you have been rooting for become the loser. Have the world be taken over by aliens and we all die. Have the troll catch and eat the baby he was after. Have the movie not care about its audience's feelings and just go for the throat so you walk out of the movie feeling devastated. That would put a smile on my face.
Movies are to hand holding. What if Wall-E didn't didn't save the human race? What if in transformers bad robots took over the world (sorry I dont know their name I hate those movies haha, but yes i've seen them). Would it be so hard to create a different movie other than the "good guys" winning every film.
A couple of films that kind of step on this line are some of my favorites like: Buried
He doesnt make it... Now you think that this would fit my bill. But throughout the film you hear of him cheating on his wife. This makes you dislike him a bit. That is not a true "hero" Plus its a borderline "horror" film... but i thought it was mainly a thriller.
Gone Baby Gone:
This film does their best of crushing your soul in the middle of the film... Yet its brings it back up. The real pay off is the ending because you honestly do not know what is right and what is wrong. This can play out either way. But both decisions aren't that bad... its just what is right and what is wrong.
Id tell you more but i have to go off to work. That is of course just what i think.
Damnit, I was thinking of chiming in with this one.
I first got sick of it back in the 2nd Bourne movie (Supremacy?). I went to see it when it was in theaters and walked out because the shaky cam was just pissing me off and ruined the movie for me.
I never did finish that movie and didn't bother with the 3rd one either.
When hackers only use their keyboards, and when something goes wrong while hacking they only type faster.
When in action movies pistols seem to have endless ammo.
And those really dumb movies where someones practically gets a papercut, and blood squirts out like a stream.
When cops/detectives look at the video from a security camera and shout "ENHANCE!" As if zooming in adds more pixels.
-Pixar movies: granted, I like Disney/Pixar movies cause they seem to actually do a cartoon movie right, but if it JUST Pixar...well then it goes in a different direction altogether (sad moments anyone?)
-Any movie that has a timed kiss
A kiss that you know is going to happen is fine and dandy, but I just don't like the one's where it's just "oh noes were going to die, so let's kiss m'kay". I don't know why, but I get very embarrassed from having to just watch it
-Movies where there is too much cut out (bookwise)/Scenes aren't like they are supposed to be
There are some movies, where I feel it COULD have been better if they did it just a bit longer. However, I have a hate much greater than that and that is when there is a scene (from the book), that the movie does completely off.
A good example would be the maze challenge in HP4. In the book, the maze is made to feel like it side-by-side a bunch of stands, where the onlookers can see the heroes going all out and seeing their fights. Not only that, but they took out the Sphinx, Giant Spider, a few other choice moments and instead just made it "The maze is the real beast". Granted, the maze was a big part and was a beast of its own, but hey, whatevs.
-Unnecessarily long credits in the beginning
I like the Superman movies (no, I'm talking bout THE REAL one's), but the beginning in each and every single one is so long and drawn out that I usually find myself fast forwarding way past where I should be
To bad the third one is the best.
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