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Clichés in Movies

Posted on the 16 July 2012 by Unforgettable
There’s an abundance of clichés in movies—not only the lines spoken but also the repetitive themes and scenarios. That’s why we some times say, “that movie was so boring that I could tell the end after the first 15 minutes.
That’s good news for you, actually. Next time when you’re on a date and go watch a movie, you’ll have plenty materials to joke about.
Here is a sample of clichés of heroes (including the one you’ll see next time) in movies:
  1. If the hero has a psychological or physical problem which has prevented him from effectively dealing with problems, you can rest assured that this problem will disappear at an opportune time.
  2. The hero always misses the villain leaving the scene by seconds.
  3. Stripping to the waist makes the hero invulnerable.
  4. The hero will always be paired off with a female character. The sidekick never will.
  5. The hero's best friend/partner will usually be killed by the bad guys three days before retirement.
  6. The hero's new wife will be mowed down by 80 machine guns right after the wedding or during the honeymoon.
  7. Heroes can go without food or sleep or toilet breaks, with no measurable drop in physical or mental faculties, for at least 72 hours.
  8. The hero will always have a small trickle of blood in the right corner of his mouth after a fight. His lip will never be split in the middle, and his upper lip will always be invulnerable. He will wipe the blood from the corner of his mouth with the back of his hand, and then look at it. If his face displays any other injury, it will usually be a small abrasion on his right cheekbone. He will wear a band-aid on this for one day, after which it will be miraculously healed.
  9. The hero will always refuse the assistance of friends or medical personnel after a fight.
  10. If the hero gets into a second fight, his most injured body part will always be punched or kicked.
  11. A hero will show no pain even during the most terrific beating, yet he will wince if a women attempts to clean a facial wound. When a hero is paired with a weak sidekick, that sidekick will invariably save the hero's life at a crucial moment, or show remarkable proficiency with weapons in a key scene.
  12. If the hero is a white male and has an assistant/sidekick who is either not white or not male, the assistant/sidekick will die, preferably in an act of heroic sacrifice.
  13. If the movie hero has a sidekick and he mentions his family in the first two minutes of the film, the sidekick will surely be killed.

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