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Stupid Hollywood clichés and stereotypes.

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  1. arno_ed

    arno_ed Contributing Member

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    We all know that there are a lot of stereotypes and terrible clichés in Hollywood movies. I do think it is sad that movies always use these stereotypes. It does influence the way people perceive people from other races. Many movies have made fun of the clichés in horror movies (Scream, cabin in the woods). I thought it would be fun to mention the ones we have seen.


    Asian:
    When you see an Asian guy in a series you can be sure he is there mostly for comic relief.

    African American:
    When a African American appears in a horror movie (or any movie were many people die) you can be sure that he will not survive the movie.

    A love interest:
    Usually the main character has a love interest of the same race they are.

    Bad guys:
    A person from Germany, Russia, or any eastern European country was the bad guy in a movie in the 80-90 and 00. (However nowadays you still do not find many good guys from these countries.
    Now if you see anybody from any middle eastern country (except for Israel) they are the bad guys

    Scientists:
    For some reason a scientist knows everything about everything in the world, even if that is not their area of expertise. For example If he is a biologist you can be sure he also understands everything about physics, chemistry etc.

    Horror movies:
    There are so many clichés in horror movies: Walking up the stairs when there is a killer in your house. Splitting up when there is some monster killing movies.
     
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    The gay best friend in romcoms
     
  3. cheke64

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    The main actor/actress is usually a white person with no type of acting skills.

    The good actor is a foreigner.
     
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    Southerner/Texan - racist hillbilly
     
  6. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    That's not a stereotype. That is real life. Usually, people's love interests are the same race.
     
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    Some lighter hearted ones:

    When something very tall (and relatively thin like a tree) is falling over on top of someone, they inevitably run away on the path that would take the LONGEST to get out of the footprint of where it will land. Like running lengthwise along a toppling building or structure instead of running 20 ft sideways and getting out of the way. Always thought that was weird.

    When people come out of a grocery store, it is pretty common for them to have a bag of groceries with a loaf of french bread and celery sticking out the top.

    Guns almost never jam in movies.

    I love it when someone is looking at someone far away without binoculars and then they squint their eyes. Then the camera view zooms in as if this person squinting someone engages a zoom lens in their eyeball. Bonus points if they also put their hand up to their brow while doing it. This is even funnier when they discover some key piece of information about what they are looking at (which is often impossibly far away to discern any real detail).
     
  8. Bandwagoner

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    They almost never jam in real life either.

    Guns in movies
    • Never run out of ammo
    • Can blow up cars
    • make people fly backwards into a wall when hit
    • sound like star wars laser guns

    Asian males are always bad guys
     
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    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    Trout pout. These people live in la-la land if they think it's attractive to anyone but their strange circle of actor friends.
     
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    why is john leguizamo casted as a latino 90% of the time? that's racist!
     
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    Squinting improves vision a lot if you are nearsighted. If I don't have my contacts in I'm a regular squinter. Something on the other side of the room that is completely blurry can be read perfectly.
     
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    In horror movies: hero looks at the mirror, then looks away, then looks back and there's a monster of some sort standing behind them.
     
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    Look up donna goudeau legally blind. That's a great actor. Epic.
     
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    Any countdown under a minute takes 3-10 minutes to happen.....
     
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    Legally blind and a FEMALE!
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    Another one: hero suspects someone broke into his home because the door is half open. Instead of calling the police, he comes in slowly and without turning on the lights checks out the area while repeatedly asking the rhetorical 'Is somebody in here?'...
     
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    Walking away from an explosion. God how I hate that :mad:
     
  19. cheke64

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    This need it's own thread. I've watched it 5 times awready
     
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    Spanish-speaking person: Always the one working as a maid (except for The Help) or as a maintenance guy. AND they're always cleaning where it's already cleaned.

    People almost never poop... at least in the movies I've seen. The movie is like days or even weeks long, and they don't poop. :eek:
     

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