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 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

A captive gets away and runs through a forest or similar, emerges onto the road and then flags down the first car they see....which... big surprise...is the bloody villains who are trying to shoot them!


 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

CE3K - Flight 19.
Hate? In this case not really I guess, but fictionalized resolutions of real tragedies sometimes bugs me. I watched CE3K last night and I never really have cared for and still don't, the depiction of Flight 19 as being taken by ETs. I would say the treatment was gentle and respectful, but it required a bit too much of disbelief suspension for me. I mean, 14 men died due to a combination of error and circumstances (plus another 13 rescue personnel). Besides, if you were to return 32 years after you vanished and you were still 20, but family/friends/loved ones are now 32 years older, how would that be for them?
Perhaps it would've killed the buzz, but it could have been depicted as a fictional flight. I'm sure I'm overly sensitive about it.
For me it may have started with the old TV movie, The Devil's Triangle and the theory that the airplanes and their crews were "abducted" because no wreckage had been found.
I don't know how the families of the crews felt about that portion of CE3K, but I don't think I'd have approved had I been a family member, even with the rather gentle treatment.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

...when a stuntman dies during filming and the producer says,
"yeah, but it's a great scene, so we'll use it. Get the horse ready for the cliff jump."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

A superhero can punch their way through a spaceship like a knife through butter but can't knock out a villain with a punch to the face - because the script says so.


My son and I were laughing about this just last night!

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2019 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

A superhero can punch their way through a spaceship like a knife through butter but can't knock out a villain with a punch to the face - because the script says so.


My son and I were laughing about this just last night!


Well spaceships are just made of some kinda metal alloy. Superheros have super strength.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

The protagonist confronts the antagonist/villain fact-to-face, like when a detective is interrogating a suspect and that person in a fit of defiance/rage spits in the protagonist's face.
I dislike that from two perspectives:
1. It's old hat. You almost expect it every time and it never comes as a surprise anymore.
2. It makes me want the protagonist to respond in kind, or up the ante (so maybe it's effective).

How about having the antagonist load up on liver mush and hard-boiled eggs in advance and then f*rt the good guys to tears?

wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

How about having the antagonist load up on liver mush and hard-boiled eggs in advance and then f*rt the good guys to tears?

You got a thing about passing gas, don't you?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

....the villain enters a board room of some corporation and kills one or all of the board members, most recently seen in SHAZAM!

....in time travel movies, seemingly every character suffers from severe face-recognizing dementia (the ol' BACK TO THE FUTURE problem) when they can't remember seeing their relatives or friends in the past, most recently seen in the otherwise excellent second season of DARK. Or first season, for that matter.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

oops

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...a movie about making movies shows a scene being shot with various elaborate stunts and pyrotechnics all going off in a single uninterrupted take. This is NOT how films are made! I watched 1986's F/X for the first time today, and it opens with a Hollywood movie with a hitman wiping out a restaurant filled with people with a machine gun, and you see bloody body squibs, a waiter set on fire, several detonating fishtanks, etc. All of these shots would have been done in their own inserts, likely on separate days, in order to get them right. No sane director would set up all of these elaborate, potentially dangerous stunts and try to capture them in a single day's filming!

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

...a movie about making movies shows a scene being shot with various elaborate stunts and pyrotechnics all going off in a single uninterrupted take. This is NOT how films are made! I watched 1986's F/X for the first time today, and it opens with a Hollywood movie with a hitman wiping out a restaurant filled with people with a machine gun, and you see bloody body squibs, a waiter set on fire, several detonating fishtanks, etc. All of these shots would have been done in their own inserts, likely on separate days, in order to get them right. No sane director would set up all of these elaborate, potentially dangerous stunts and try to capture them in a single day's filming!

You obviously never saw one of those behind the scenes of GOT featurettes.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

...a movie about making movies shows a scene being shot with various elaborate stunts and pyrotechnics all going off in a single uninterrupted take. This is NOT how films are made! I watched 1986's F/X for the first time today, and it opens with a Hollywood movie with a hitman wiping out a restaurant filled with people with a machine gun, and you see bloody body squibs, a waiter set on fire, several detonating fishtanks, etc. All of these shots would have been done in their own inserts, likely on separate days, in order to get them right. No sane director would set up all of these elaborate, potentially dangerous stunts and try to capture them in a single day's filming!

You obviously never saw one of those behind the scenes of GOT featurettes.


GOT's maybe the exception but Mr. Jack is otherwise correct and it drives me nuts as well.
Another example is the film The Stunt Man.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Completely organic humanoid androids are disassembled like they have robot parts. Think ST:TNG or Westworld.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

...a movie about making movies shows a scene being shot with various elaborate stunts and pyrotechnics all going off in a single uninterrupted take. This is NOT how films are made! I watched 1986's F/X for the first time today, and it opens with a Hollywood movie with a hitman wiping out a restaurant filled with people with a machine gun, and you see bloody body squibs, a waiter set on fire, several detonating fishtanks, etc. All of these shots would have been done in their own inserts, likely on separate days, in order to get them right. No sane director would set up all of these elaborate, potentially dangerous stunts and try to capture them in a single day's filming!

Yup, the epic car stunt at the end of Hooper is a good example, but if it works well for the film, then the audience is fine with it, most of them don't know any better (& there's no reason why they should).

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2019 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

The antagonist clearly has superior fighting skills to that of the protagonist in action flicks.
It bugs me when you can clearly tell that the antagonist has to dumb-down their abilities so the protagonist can defeat them.
Some actors can pull this off better than others - faking it either way, that is, but sometimes you can easily see how the better fighter has to pause inordinately long or let some blow land that normally never would, eh, you get the idea.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Someone sitting in the car gets shot in the head and blood splatters on the door window. Doesn't anyone drive with the windows down anymore? Its an over used shot just to show blood splatter.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

See below.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Someone sitting in the car gets shot in the head and blood splatters on the door window. Doesn't anyone drive with the windows down anymore? Its an over used shot just to show blood splatter.

Not to mention how the bullet never goes THROUGH the head and the windshield/side window behind it. Also how the back window will get shattered by a bullet, but somehow it evaporates before making it to the windshield.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

The antagonist clearly has superior fighting skills to that of the protagonist in action flicks.
It bugs me when you can clearly tell that the antagonist has to dumb-down their abilities so the protagonist can defeat them.
Some actors can pull this off better than others - faking it either way, that is, but sometimes you can easily see how the better fighter has to pause inordinately long or let some blow land that normally never would, eh, you get the idea.


Right. The superior has the other guy on the ground but doesn't finish him off. He will stand over him gloating... Just long enuf for the other guy to grab some dirt to throw in his face...which " blinds" him.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

Just saw this in a film...

A woman is being choked out by a madman. She squirms and her eyes bulge in terror as her tiny hands tightly grip the assassin's wrists. But, why doesn't she just finger poke the guy's eyes? I'm pretty sure the bad guy would let go. It worked for Moe.

Of course, the assassin could use the nose bridge palm defense, but then he would have to reduce his choking attempt by 50%.

 
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