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Top Ten Action Movie Cliches

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Lazy Libran, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Read this is in today's The Age. What do you guys think?

    10. Villains, master criminals and professional hitmen always have access to vast warehouses where they can store cars, guns and contraband without anybody knowing. Also, they can yell as much as they like in these warehouses and nobody will hear them.



    9. However congested a city is and however quickly they need it, helicopters will always find a convenient stretch of road or public park in which to land. They are able to do this without anybody noticing.

    8. Every overheard telephone conversation contains vital plot information that leads to either: (1) A shoot out; (2) A knife fight; (3) Somebody getting killed; (4) All three.

    7. Whenever a character is in urgent need of information on the street there are always kids around who are willing to provide incredibly valuable and exacting observations in exchange for a small amount of money.

    6. The delivery of vital, plot-twisting exposition always takes place in quiet locations and without interruption. If this occurs in a flat, it will always be in an advanced state of disrepair.

    5. Shipping container yards are always completely deserted except for those involved in the chase.

    4. Without exception, and regardless of the distance from which they are taken, surveillance photographs are always in perfect focus.

    3. No matter how tightly controlled a location is supposed to be, the protagonist will always get to where he needs to go by locating a gaping loophole in security. This loophole will defy all logic.

    2. Henchmen and prison guards will always place themselves just close enough to a captive so that they can be knocked out with a single, immaculately executed sucker punch.

    1. Professional killers always have relationships with women who have no idea they are killers.
     
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  2. Dont forget:

    All badguys, henchmen and evil doers in a pack with each wait for their turn to fight the good guy and not all pounce at once. So they can easily be defeated.

    I'm paraphrasing here but I remember seeing on a similar list....
     
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  3. No matter how busy the city/town, the hero will always find a parking spot directly out the front of the place which he/she is calling.

    And, despite knowing what scumbags and thieves abound in every street, he/she will always leave the car unlocked.
     
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  4. Found it!

     
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  5. ... and practically NO hero will ride a motorbike, but villains almost always do, especially female ones...
     
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  6. Heroes ride if they have a rebellious side to them.
     
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  7. or a female aid to the hero, or the male with a female pillion,
    but never just a male hero
     
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  8. Exception I can think of is wall street where the only point of the ride seemed to be a well payed ad by ducati and motoczsyz or whatever it is.
     
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  9. terminator 2.

    Mission impossible 2 I think is another.

    They are out there
     
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  10. Tron Legacy? (Perhaps not quite an 'action' movie though)
     
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  11. Dont forget the hero in the middle of a gunfight, 10 bad guys all with fully automatic weapons of all shapes and sizes,against 1 good guy with one 9mm pistol with a magical magazine that almost never needs replacing, can take out each off the bad guys with a single shot no matter what the range is.
     
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  12. f*&k that was a freat scene.
    (ducati ride at the beggining)
    butiful bike too
     
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  13. In car chases, the pursuing vehicle will always be on the tail of the other vehicle regardless of the disparity in power and acceleration.
     
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  14. Why is it in the car/ bike Chase scenes there are evenly spaced cars in traffic that you can weave in and out of. Never two muppets sitting side by side doing the same speed blocking both lanes like on Nsw freeways even though it says keep left...
    You couldn't shoot a scene like in Ronin in Nsw as no bastard will get out of the right lane...
     
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  15. Why is it in the car/ bike Chase scenes there are evenly spaced cars in traffic that you can weave in and out of. Never two muppets sitting side by side doing the same speed blocking both lanes like on Nsw freeways even though it says keep left...
    You couldn't shoot a scene like in Ronin in Nsw as no bastard will get out of the right lane...
     
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  16. In horror movies someone thinks there's an intruder in their house but they don't turn the lights on. When the criminal reveals themselves the person screams and runs outside into what is usually a forest or bushland. After running for about 10 second they trip over. The killer walks after their victim and always catches up to them no matter how fast they run.
     
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  17. And the obligatory young female 'expendable' hears a spooky noise and goes to investigate in a filmy negligee rather than staying in her room with the door shut and wearing a fluffy dressing-gown :LOL:
     
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  18. I didn't read the thread title properly last night, I didn't see the part that said action.

    Fail. :(
     
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  19. The Matrix : Trinity on the Ducati - Freeway chase scene. Awesome! Not a villianess but...
     
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  20. I know its not an action movie but in 'Yes Man' with Jim Carey he's not a villain and he's riding a ducati hypermotard. It's a pretty cool scene on the bike except for what he's wearing...
     
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