Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Crappy Film Clichés: THE DUMBASS TRIP

This cliché is very common in all genres of cinema. The scene: You’re being chased by the bad guy/s (again). All of a sudden, a conveniently placed item (rock, tree branch) trips you up. Sometimes the character just falls over for no apparent reason (Tired? But you’ve only been chased a couple of metres!!) you've tripped over, no problem there. Just simply get back up and continue running. But noooooooooooo...................., somehow the fall results in the character losing their ability to control their legs, meaning they never get back up again!!! Why? You’ve got legs use them!! Don’t crawl on the ground. Just get back up, give the guy the finger and fucking leg it. 
A recent example in which this cliché is present is The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Remember when the hobbits and Aragorn camp at Weathertop, then the Ringwraiths came? Yeah? Well, just before Frodo gets stabbed with the ‘morgul blade’, he tries to run from one of the Ringwraiths, but falls over. Why didn’t be use his sword in the first place? Why doesn’t he get back up? How did he fall over anyway? WHO BLOODY KNOWS!!!

Next Week’s Cliché: ‘Why can’t you just say HELLO!!’ 

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