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Old 04-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: The little things that bug you

There's quite a few lines of dialogue that bug me. Some are so cliche if they show up in a trailer, I won't even bother with the film. "I'm no hero" turned me off Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher film, for example.

One that really gets me is when the villain tells the hero "We're not so different" or "We're the same" or some variant. Trying to be pseudo-philosophical by drawing parallels between the villain and hero, it's horribly clumsy writing. If a movie wants to show that, then do it in a smart way that lets the audience come to the realization that the villain and hero have more in common than they know. Don't just have the villain blurt it out.

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