5 Movie Tropes That Must Die

Now I’m going to preface this whole list by saying that without tropes of some sort we wouldn’t have many movies, but this is a list specifically on 5 movie tropes that have to die, not so much the rest that isn’t done to death. Although not in any particular order, I’m sure as you read on you’ll be hated the most, and you’ll definitely imagine movies and TV shows with these tropes, which backs me up. So here are 5 movie tropes that must die…

5. One Second Left

Top 5 Movie Tropes That Must Die

Countless movies and TV shows seem to use disarming the bomb with only one second left on the timer trope too often. Add a tense defuse while someone is fighting bad guys to buy them time, or a “get out of here and run away” line from the defuser, and you know they’ll do it with a second on the clock. It’s not tense, it’s not scary, in fact, it’s boring. Speed, Chuck and even Face/Off did, but at least the former used the trope in a different way.

4. Speak English

Top 5 Movie Tropes That Must Die

We’ve all seen it when someone tries to explain an idea or a course of action to someone else, and what they say isn’t usually the most complicated description, only to be immediately followed by someone laughing at them and asking them to dumb it down, ‘in English’ or some other combination of ‘i don’t understand and we’re not sure the audience will understand, so please please explain’, which is just insulting.

3. The Off-Screen Gunshot

Top 5 Movie Tropes That Must Die

Imagine this, the villain and the hero are standing opposite each other, the villain with a gun pointed at our hero while they give the standard monologue (another trope) explaining their plan, or trying to explain their actions earlier in the film. BANG. An off-screen gunshot goes off and the camera focuses on the two faces, revealing nothing, until the villain falls dead to the ground, after a secondary hero appears out of nowhere to save the day. Otherwise, you still have the trusty “roll on the floor and fight for the gun” way down with this trope. Stop it.

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2. One day after retirement

Top 5 Movie Tropes That Must Die

A cinematic trope as old as time, at least in action movies, and one that easily makes it onto the list of 5 cinematic tropes that must die. If you don’t know who is going to perish or who is about to be potentially hurt, just wait for the character to mention their retirement, how close they were, what plans they have, and how happy they are. done with his job. . It’s them. They are the ones who are going to die. Just let our characters retire in peace, and if not, maybe have more abilities so they don’t die so predictably.

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1. Cough into a towel

How to show someone that he is seriously ill? Well, have them cough into a towel or their hands, show some blood, then have them quickly hide the evidence while someone else comes in to check on them. Whether it’s a hidden gunshot wound (another trope), cancer they don’t tell loved ones about, or some other affliction the audience needs to know about, but the character suffering for a reason whatever has to hide, it’s boring, outdated and overdone trope.

There are plenty of other tropes that could have been included in this list of top 5 movie tropes that must die, and I’m sure you’ve all thought of many more. Let me know the biggest culprits in the comments!

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