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I especially hate it because it implies platonic love does not exist and that everyone needs to fuck each other somehow. Or the people not interested in romance are seen in a negative light because marriage should be the end goal apparently.
If Hollywood wants representation so badly they should start by normalizing people who give no fucks about relationships or marrying a moid to be happy.
Also want to say that something I've noticed and get really irritated by is when there's a character that clearly doesn't want to/doesn't feel ready to have kids but is then in some way coerced into having one or other characters (usually friends who are parents themselves already) try to push them into it.
It's one thing for someone to be on the fence and then gradually change their mind or prepare, but if you have someone that makes it clear they're not ready yet or don't want kids it really rubs me up the wrong way when they're pressured into it instead of the characters having a rational conversation or not thinking about this aspect at all before committing to each other. I watched the Casecation episode of B99 and some other shows lately that demonstrate this in some form.
Not really a trope complaint per se, but I really hate how standardized movie lengths are. Almost all movies are 90-120 minutes, regardless of their content or themes. A huge number of films would benefit from being shorter because then there's less filler. Nearly every movie I watch, regardless of time or genre, is just too long and it weakens the impact of the film. There are plenty of movies were it's appropriate to be 2 hours+ but there are many more movies where it's appropriate to be one hour max.
I think two genres are especially at risk of being excessively long: science fiction and horror. The reason for this is because both sci-fi and horror are heavily reliant on premises rather than execution. When you watch a horror movie, what you're actually interested in is what kind of monster or whatever is attacking, not the characters. And with sci-fi you're again more interested in what separates their world from ours than the actual plot.
For instance, I recently watched the third episode of Black Mirror, an anthology TV show. That episode is a simple sci-fi story about a technology that allows you to replay memories and how it affects relationships. It's 44 minutes long and has no fat. The length is entirely appropriate for the amount of characters and plot the story has. If this same story had been made into a movie at twice the length, it would have dragged its feet and been a lot worse. It asks a simple question, "What would life be like if you could replay your memories like a tape?" and answers it without padding.
I also recently watched a movie called The Midnight Meat Train. It was a silly gore movie that's 98 minutes long, over twice the Black Mirror episode I mentioned. All I cared about was the killer and weird stuff. I didn't care about the protagonists' lazily written relationship. I didn't need a lot of plot to have the character end up going into the subway at night to take pictures. It suffered greatly from having too little plot for the amount of time the film took up. Had it been half the length, like an episode of Masters of Horrors or something, the story would have been much more compact and vital.
I see what you mean and definitely agree with you on that while some movies suit a longer length, not all of them should be like that. There was one or two I watched a while back that I thought ran a bit longer than needed. I can't even remember what they were.>>225982
Honestly I also think this can apply to some TV show plots too that get dragged out. More interesting miniseries would be great, depends on what happens in them. I'm guilty of sometimes watching Marvel shows for example, I dove into Falcon and the Winter Soldier not long ago and thought there was just too much unnecessary crap while all the stuff that could have made it interesting was cut down on. I wouldn't have it as a movie (or maybe?) but probably as a shorter miniseries that cut down all the cringy/unappealing parts in it or replaced them with what should have actually mattered. It only had 6 1hr long episodes but felt much more sluggish than WandaVision which had 9 but were about half an hour long.
Also I forgot that BBC Sherlock existed, I used to enjoy it a bit. There's no further plans for it now is there?
I also kind of feel like the MCU is going too far now to the point why I see people feel it's cringe, but I still watch their content casually if I'm in the mood to. I did enjoy WandaVision and think it should be fine for casual watching but it does involve her getting emotional about (not a major spoiler but spoilered just in case) her losses and family.
Also it's filmed in a kind of interesting way and the way it changes in format is done for a reason, don't want to give too much away. Does lead up to Doctor Strange 2, which I personally feel kind of sucks, you don't even need to bother watching it unless one really wants to keep up with the whole multiverse stuff which is getting too convoluted anyway.
Not gonna lie I feel like if Sherlock's last season was its ending, I'm okay with that. I think even most of the Tumblr fangirls of its heyday have forgotten about it. The actors definitely seem busy now like you've mentioned, and with the length of time that used to go on for fans to wait between seasons I think it may be safe to guess it's been scrapped after over 5 years and with no word about it.
I only remember the last season also wasn't as well received as earlier ones were and there doesn't seem to be any vocal demand for it to make a return, unfortunately
Una is gone? Wow, it's sad I didn't hear about it at all. I hope she's resting in peace.>>226027
I'd say I was in a similar boat, I also was a bigger fan at its peak although couldn't get into the comics, was overwhelmed with how many there were. Definitely makes sense you feel that way, the overall MCU no longer has the same feeling as it did back in like Phase 2 or 3 around a decade ago. I like some of the shows and think some could be fine as standalones. The Marvel shows that were previously on Netflix are fine on their own, though I'm a little concerned what they're going to do to them now that they're shifting over to Disney+ as people have the feeling they're going to tone way down on the content they had. Loki leads up to I assume a future film but I liked the cinematography and pacing. FATWS just wasn't good in my eyes and I don't think they did the main characters justice. Still getting into Moon Knight.
Curious to know how the people were treated, as I've only heard of mainly Brie Larson getting backlash and having a lack of support while Chris Pratt was being an idiot but still got support anyway, as well as Mickey Rourke criticizing Marvel for cutting down his performance.
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"When she put on make up, she felt like a woman for the very first time uwu" The first time I got make up put on I felt like a clown, thanks.
45 minutes horror movies usually become popular and highly rated shows like The Twilight Zone, X Files and other monster of the week series. Most of the run-of-the-mill slashers are 90 minutes long because producers don't expect someone to go to the theater and pay 10 bucks to watch something as long as a show episode. Movies used to go way above 120 minutes when there was such a thing as intermissions, but for many reasons, including the growing desire of movie theater managers to program as many movies as they could in a single day, they progressively faded out, at least in the US (intermissions are apparently still alive and well in Italy and India for instance)
This could of course change with movies made for streaming, as the service is subscription-based and not on-demand, but it seems like Netflix understood that making one-hour SF movies doesn't hook the audience as much as doing a series of 1 hour SF movies and calling it a show (Black Mirror)
So it's never going to change for theater movies, but that's more of a bad director problem than a greedy producer problem as good two-hour horror movies are still getting released (eg Ari Aster movies). In the case of Midnight Meat Train it was actually both problems as once, as it could have easily got its adaptation as a show with the rest of the Book of Blood short stories but apparently they thought doing a series of movies with mediocre directors would make bank (it didn't!). In their defense it was released in 2008, when people were still hesitating about doing really gory horror series. If it was done today it would probably be released as a horror show, unless they decided to be greedy again and use mediocre writers to create a 2020 Books of Blood anthology movie that SUCKED!
This. I hate the trope where a (supposedly) plain girl gets a glow up and "realizes she was beautiful all along" by looking like a completely different person.>>226043>male lead that is a "loveable idiot" that gets what he wants anyways with little consequence.
This one infuriates me to no end. Especially if he's a pervert too.
Yeah, that was a ridiculous one. Too many movies are guilty of that stupidity.>>226081
Right, like why did so many people buy into this shit back in the day? At least more people would have an issue with that now. And it was usually to impress a guy too. Ick.
There's too many of this. Hard agree.>>226038
Yeah fuck I hate this one too. For fuck's sake just give us a woman who doesn't need makeup to feel pretty.
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I feel like this trope is so overused, you guys can tell me if you agree or not
>very attractive no nonsense female character, usually a detective or something
>seemingly unaware or totally indifferent to how hot she is
>every time she goes to question witnesses or whatever the men are always commenting on how beautiful/hot she is, but she totally doesn't care because she is ice cold
>usually contrasted by a snarky annoying male who doesn't take anything seriously
it's mostly the fact that everyone on the show has to find her so attractive, it always feels so forced. despite the annoying trope I actually really like the character of kate beckett and have a love/hate relationship with the show castle (although I never finished it, lol). another example of this trope is used in psych which is basically just a much worse version of castle, imo.
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yes! picrel is one of those imo
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Bones is different though, there is some aspect of Temperance being naively oblivious to how beautiful she is, but I think what set's her apart is that she's an autistic recluse who cannot interact with other human beings, its booth who is the no nonsense cop and she's the quirky one, its the only police produce I actually like cause the main guy actually acts like a cop and doesn't quip every 5 minutes