People Say These 30 Things 100% Ruin A Movie For Them Every Time
If you have your favorite movie of all time, nobody can ever convince you it’s crap. Because film preferences are totally subjective, they vary from one person to another, and if you and your crush can’t find common ground about it, it raises a red flag.
All seriousness aside, some movies are genuinely nothing more than a piece of crap and it doesn't take another person to prove that to you. So when someone posted the question “What 100% ruins a movie for you every time?” the comments started to pour in on r/AskReddit and reached 20.8k in total.
The inquiry has surely resonated with 32.6k people who pressed upvote, and many felt relief that finally, we just laid it all out on the table. From flawed characters to self-explanatory dialogues that make viewers feel like they're first graders, these things will spoil any top-notch movie. Film directors, take notes.
Having to constantly have my remote in hand to turn down the absurdly loud action scene, to then have to crank the volume for the next dialogue that is far too low.
I'm freaking sick of it.
When the movie calls for an ugly guy, they get an ugly guy.
When the movie calls for an ugly girl, they get a sexy girl and dress her in dumpy clothes.
The bit where hackers take 20 seconds of furious typing to disable a countries infrastructure.
In a world where every single opinion counts, getting your voice out about a movie you just watched may be quite hard. Luckily, we live in the world of reviews, and if it’s not you who writes one, then there will be film critics who do this job for us. Or you may simply go to Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregation website, that will tell you the truth about what it is that you'd like to watch.
According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, the award for the worst movie of all time goes to Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002). Critics’ synopsis describes it as “A startlingly inept film, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever offers overblown, wall-to-wall action without a hint of wit, coherence, style, or originality.”
The second worst entry is One Missed Call (2008), as it’s thought to be “one of the weakest entries in the J-horror remake sweepstakes,” completely undone by bland performances. The third worst is the 2012 movie A Thousand Words, which is described by critics as a “painful mess” with “bland jokes.” So yeah, not all movies are born to be perfect, but some of them are hardly watchable.
"There's no time... save yourself!" when there's clearly ample amount of time for both characters to get to safety. made even worse by the fact that they usually waste a minute or more arguing about it, saying teary-eyed goodbyes, and making out before character 1 finally gets up and leaves.
Overused female tropes. The angry black woman, plus sized women always being loud and clumsy, and of course, the manic pixie dream girl. This isn't some feminist soapbox, it's just lazy and uninspired writing.
I can often tell when actors carry fake (well, empty) suitcases, and even when they carry empty to-go cups. There's just something different in the way their bodies/muscles work then.
Jesus Christ, it's a 50 million dollar movie, how hard would it be to fill the cup and toss a couple of bricks in the suitcase?
Women wearing heels through out an action movie where they are running constantly and never once take them off.
Added love story to an adaptation of a book with no love story.
When things explode for no reason. “Vehicle had minor collision or simply rolls over and spontaneously explodes”
When the premise for a major conflict in the movie is something that any sane person would have just said "oh no there's a misunderstanding" and they all have a laugh and go on with their days... But instead it turns into some convoluted drama.
Fake snow and low temperatures that never matter. Like in Game of Thrones where nobody wore a goddamn hat on the wall. I was watching “his dark materials” the other day and I almost started to applaud when heroes actually got dressed for the cold weather.
Also, Russia in snow. We have summer too.
Sex scenes. They're always really cringey to me and I prefer the implication rather than the blatant butt shots. Idk, sex scenes to me always seem kind if unnecessary.
When there is a timer and it takes longer to count down than the time that was called/shown. It drives me crazy.
Generic example, 50 seconds until a bomb explodes. Dialogue for 30 seconds. Timer is showing 30 seconds left. More dialogue for 40 seconds. Timer is at 5 seconds. Quick one-liner, bomb defused with one second to go.
When one character who's an expert in some field stops to explain the most basic concepts to another character who's also an expert on the same subject.
Maybe not 100%, but close to it. Fight scenes where someone make a big blow(usually the villain), but instead of finishing the deal by smashing the brains out they start talking, bragging or some other cocky sh*t. And woops, the fight is back on like nothing happened..
The whole "america good, russia/middle east/any other f**king (insert noun here) bad" trope. It's such a tired and obnoxious ego stroke. Case in point... Independence Day. People are shooting at the aliens with all sorts of guns and they don't even flinch... Willy punches one wearing a full space suit and somehow knocks it out cold?! Then says "welcome to erf!" Ugh... cringed so hard it hurt.
When there’s a 20+ year age gap between the leading actor and actress and it’s not addressed in the movie, especially when the movie pretends like they’re around the same age.
“We’re both experienced, leading scientists in our fields, even though I look like a grizzled war veteran and you’re fresh off the set of High School Musical.”
The very strong/smart main villain turning weak/dumb in the end fight so the heroes can win.
When all you have to do is beat the boss and the entire army just collapses. Pretty much every alien and robot-using invasion has this hive concept.
When it's very obvious when someone isn't actually having a conversation on the phone. They just say their lines without giving enough pause for the other person to respond. I also hate when you're supposed to be looking at security footage but it's clearly just a previous shot that's had a filter put over it.
Just 10 seconds left before the bomb explodes. The hero is taking all the time in the world to kiss and hug his girlfriend a last goodbye before returning to deactivate the bomb..
Badly implemented product placement. Product placement itself doesn't bother me. If there's a character driving a Toyota, or eating a Pizza Hut pizza, I don't care. If there's a pointless shot in the movie that shows the f**king Bud Light logo for 10 seconds, I mind
I know it sounds cliche, but movie clichés. Like in hallmark films. Busy business woman doesn't have time for love. Goes home for Christmas because something is wrong and could be her parents last Christmas. She meets a guy. Too busy to enjoy life. A parent dies. She realizes she needs to enjoy life more. Gets together with guy. You can just tell the way s**t is going to go because the movie is already cliché. Or in action films. Oh let me guess, X is behind that door isn't he? Or he was. Look at that.
Teenagers who sound like screenwriters trying to sound cool.
Never in the history of humanity have two 15 year olds randomly recited 18th century poetry to each other on the day they met, and all those snarky remarks makes the kids sound insufferable and annoying a lot more than clever.
Also notice that somehow every clever 15 y.o. always listens to music that was huge when the screenwriter was growing up, never something that is... you know... listened to by 15 year olds... as if there was no good music around presently.
PS. Also the whole sarcastic genius with no social clues...yes we get it Dr. House was a hit 20 years ago, now can we get Cumberbatch to play any other freaking role?