‘One last job’. A character who has apparently been a successful career criminal suddenly forgets all their experience on their Final heist and starts making mistakes to let the plucky hero defeat them.
If someone has to disguise themselves it just so happens the security guard/Doctor/Police Officer they attack will be exactly the same size as them and therefore their clothes will fit perfectly. The exception is a comedy film when the clothes will always be far too tight despite the characters actually looking roughly the same size.
Security at an airport is almost non existent until just before the gate when the inevitable jobsworth will stop the man from proclaiming undying love to his partner.
Any disturbance on a plane eventually leads to overhead bins opening and they are always full of loose paper that blows everywhere. Before long the oxygen masks will follow.
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The length of time someone lets the phone ring while finishing their conversation before answering it .
If I phone someone and nobody has answered after 6 rings , I hang up.
And everyone has their mobile set to vibrate (loudly) rather having a naff ringtone
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Where the goodies are relaxing together in a bar and there's either a band playing or one of the heros is on the karaoke. They all dance about like an embarrassing uncle with ridiculous cheesy grins on their coupons.
In period films or dramas, the veteran/vintage cars they use are always in showroom condition. None have rust or have any damage. There's no sign of dust or mud from everyday use. Straight out the Motor Museum.
There has never been two people with the same first name in a movie. Ever.
Apart from Batman and Superman's respective mothers of course 😂
Another cliche on the "one last job" or war film trope..... One of the group of heroes mentions his gal back home and how he's gonna buy a boat/build a house/move to New York with her etc. Said hero is guaranteed to get killed in the next 10 minutes.
Another one that annoys me. The hero or cop is chasing a baddie, he doesn't want to kill the guy but as the baddie runs away he doesn't just shoot the guy in the leg
When there is a high speed chase and both cars are going flat out, the 'good guy' always seems to have a magic extra gear and you can see the foot pressing the peddle to the floor, as though they were only half coasting the chase in 4th gear and get that extra speed needed to catch up.
In US cop shows, the chief is always getting a hard time 'from the DA downtown'. Often described as 'he's busting my balls'. The chief then shouts at the détective hero to 'get results' and often 'your ass is on the line' is the threat.
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MYTHBUSTERS. I would guess.
As for cliches, the entire squad of "space marines" in 'Aliens'. The officer who fouled up last time out, the big-mouth who turns chicken and then finds the courage to die "like a man", the wee latina girl with the big mouth and even bigger gun ....
Like the Keystone Cops, man.
Not to mention the slimy "company man" and the unjustly suspected cyborg who saves the heroine and the wee girl (her too a cliche, yes?) right at the end.
And 'Aliens' is a perfect example of the hack director's crummiest plot device - the False Ending. Major bloodshed, violence wall-to-wall throughout the film, then, finally, PEACE. Everybody breathes a sigh of relief. It's over. Everyone has a cuddle, or they're going for a drink, or they're putting the injured in the miraculously newly-arrived ambulances while the bad guys are being led away in handcuffs, or something, when SUDDENLY ...
... the psycho/monster/alien bursts out of the cupboard, comes back to life, drops out of the ceiling, with a gun or a harpoon or a machete or something and the hero/heroine has to put him/her/it/them down finally, once and for all,for the last time.
I suppose once upon a time way back in the dim and distant past, it was new and it worked.