Top 10 Action Movie Clichés

One-liners at the ready



    • ASmileSoDevious

      Apr 18th 2012, 7:34

      Passenger 52? Is this a prequel to Passenger 57? lol :P

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 18th 2012, 11:03

      A villain will never shoot the unarmed hero immediately, even when the hero is at his mercy, but instead choose to start blathering on... Lucius summed in this up perfectly in the 'The Incredibles' : "Yammering! I mean, the guy has me on a platter and he won't shut up! " See : Cohagen in Total Recall; "Blow this thing and be back in time for cornflakes" and every Bond villain.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Apr 18th 2012, 11:11

      Obvious really, but another one is the 'usually office bound by the book j*****s boss', who hinders as much as he helps. Usually in cop movies -Lorenzo in die hard, the boss from lethal weapon..or just some weaselly politician who threatens to pull the plug on the whole thing or is universally hostile while being on the 'good' side.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Apr 18th 2012, 11:14

      "yippie kay ay motherf.......r" is printed, but "jack ss" gets asterisked. This is just bizarre. Its not even a swearword. What if i wanted to talk about breeds of penguin?

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    • writerdave87

      Apr 18th 2012, 13:09

      To be fair, 'We were Soldiers' the guy that gets killed with the new baby was a real life person :p Ice Cube's speech in 21 Jump Street deconstructing the 'angry black police captain' stereotype is priceless.

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    • Heisenberg

      Apr 18th 2012, 14:56

      A Cliche i've noticed, although not only in movies, but TV shows aswell, is that if someone falls down a set of stairs, they are immediately unconscious. No matter how they fall or land, unconscious.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Apr 19th 2012, 9:06

      if the brakes are cut-it only becomes apparent at the worst possible moment. Also no one ever shifts down a gear to use engine braking, the car just picks up even more speed.

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    • FBFPerondi

      Apr 19th 2012, 15:04

      Hey! "Cool guys don't look at explosions, they walk away in slow motion..."

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    • MrScary

      Apr 19th 2012, 18:30

      Similar to the Double Tap, but more of a genre cliche; how about the Killer in every horror movie jumping back up for one more scare?

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