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  • kalel 18 Dec 2012 11:20:20 88,454 posts
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    Also the rooftop chase scene which they actually ran concurrently with the marketplace scene for the cliché combo of death effect.
  • LeoliansBro 18 Dec 2012 11:20:42 44,512 posts
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    See also: Skyfall.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2012 11:20:51 60,506 posts
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    Oh, one of the many things that wound me up about the new batman movie was the stupid chief.

    A by the book, politically aware cop that doesnt trust his gut. You wonder how these guys climbed so high, since they are always portrayed as being shit at their jobs.

    IT MEANS HE GETS RESULTS YOU STUPID CHIEF

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  • Blakester 18 Dec 2012 11:21:24 3,636 posts
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    Text coming up to tell you where the scene is set, despite it being completely obvious from the landmarks on display.

    I am particularly infuriated by "London, England" when positioned in from of Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace or Leicester Square complete with red double-decker bus.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • kalel 18 Dec 2012 11:21:48 88,454 posts
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    Did Skyfall have a blend into a passing parade when being chased bit, or was that something else I saw recently?

    Anyway, that's another classic. Bonus points if it's a St Patrick's Day parade.
  • smoothpete 18 Dec 2012 11:22:12 31,581 posts
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    I feel sorry for cities that don't have internationally recognisable landmarks or trademarks. You can bet your arse that if they're in Londo you will see Big Ben, a black cab, and a double decker bus. Paris, Eiffel Tower. Sydney, opera house. Berlin, er... Madrid, er...
  • LeoliansBro 18 Dec 2012 11:22:43 44,512 posts
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    Go watch The Mummy Returns for the most awesome shot of London ever, where they've apparently bent spacetime to fit in Tower Bridge, Westminster and St Pauls...

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • mrpon 18 Dec 2012 11:22:50 29,202 posts
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    Yeah, Skyfall had the blend into police scene.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2012 11:22:55 60,506 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Also the rooftop chase scene which they actually ran concurrently with the marketplace scene for the cliché combo of death effect.
    And one that is almost exactly shot for shot the same as the one in the bourne whatever. Its the same fucking franchise, for gods sake.

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  • LeoliansBro 18 Dec 2012 11:23:48 44,512 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I feel sorry for cities that don't have internationally recognisable landmarks or trademarks. You can bet your arse that if they're in Londo you will see Big Ben, a black cab, and a double decker bus. Paris, Eiffel Tower. Sydney, opera house. Berlin, er... Madrid, er...
    Paris got Asterraped in Armageddon because of a US poll on 'most recogniseable European city'. Apparently Paris, London, Rome, Venice, nothing else came close.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 18 Dec 2012 11:24:50 44,512 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Did Skyfall have a blend into a passing parade when being chased bit, or was that something else I saw recently?

    Anyway, that's another classic. Bonus points if it's a St Patrick's Day parade.
    Fugitive!

    Bonus points for stealing clothing off a market stall or similar and never getting caught for it.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2012 11:25:56 60,506 posts
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    Nobody ever says Italy.

    Two simpsons quotes in three posts... go me..

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  • smoothpete 18 Dec 2012 11:26:42 31,581 posts
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    haha, also bonus points for "random spanish / south american village's religious procession"
  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2012 11:27:48 60,506 posts
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    Down the whole bottle if its a 'day of the dead' fiesta.

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  • mrpon 18 Dec 2012 11:28:11 29,202 posts
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    Another for stealing an apple!

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • kalel 18 Dec 2012 11:28:20 88,454 posts
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    Bourne also featured "driving away nonchalantly from the site of massive destruction as numerous police cars pass you on the other side of the road" scene, which feels like a fairly recent cliché but is still nevertheless very overdone.

    Same is true for the "going to an airport with a false passport and being really nervous as you go through all the checks" sequence, which also made an appearance.

    Seriously, the new Bourne was absolutely terrible. The more I think about it the worse it gets.

    Edited by kalel at 11:30:17 18-12-2012
  • TheSaint 18 Dec 2012 11:28:28 14,623 posts
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    Berlin is used in The Bourne Supremacy and is fairly recognizable from an aerial shot with that big TV aerial.
  • TheSaint 18 Dec 2012 11:31:11 14,623 posts
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    For all it's clichés I preferred the new Bourne to Skyfall.
  • Salaman 18 Dec 2012 11:31:34 19,299 posts
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    Maybe less of cliché but but the way technology always just works annoys me. Whether it's breaking in and finding a super sensitive file containing information that can be the undoing of a huge powerful opponent on a radom computer or just using their own private PC/laptop/whatnot for any task.
    It's always just "here the file" or "I'm sending you the info" or just walking up and plugging in somewhere.

    Never any compatibility, file format not recognised or other issues. Granted it's not interesting to have your protagonist faffing with their computer for ages but someone under time pressure getting anything done from any device within seconds. Meh.
  • MadCaddy13 18 Dec 2012 11:34:26 1,986 posts
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    The henchmen's guns are always useless. They are blazing away at the hero with aim and the hero literally dives out and takes out a small army
  • spindle9988 18 Dec 2012 11:34:43 3,626 posts
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    An old cliche: When people wake up in bed and look great. I wake up with breath like a sewer, a duvet thats been trapping farts all night and a mood like a teenager. I cant even speak to anyone for about 20 mins
  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2012 11:35:59 60,506 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Bourne also featured "driving away nonchalantly from the site of massive destruction as numerous police cars pass you on the other side of the road" scene, which feels like a fairly recent cliché but is still nevertheless very overdone.
    I genuinely couldnt believe he covered his face as he drives away.

    'A man covering his face, driving away from the scene of an explosion? im sure hes cool'

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  • RobTheBuilder 18 Dec 2012 11:36:29 6,521 posts
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    Berlin : the Fernsehturm (aerial ball thingy)

    Well done nick. One from The excellent scorpio episode too.

    Pretty much every horror cliche mocked by cabin in the woods should go here too.
  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2012 11:37:30 60,506 posts
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    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    The henchmen's guns are always useless. They are blazing away at the hero with aim and the hero literally dives out and takes out a small army
    The ammo cliche. They only run out when the plot suits otherwise its a hand cannon with an infinite ammo cheat.

    Which, again, i believe the new bourne movie does when rachel weisz tries to shoot hawkeye.

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  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2012 11:38:16 60,506 posts
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    kalel is right. the more you think about it, the more laughable that movie is. My six is rapidly lowering to a three.

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  • elstoof 18 Dec 2012 11:38:45 7,760 posts
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    Was there a chase down a narrow alleyway, just making it past a junction before a peasant cycles across it and into the path of the pursuers?
  • kalel 18 Dec 2012 11:40:32 88,454 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Was there a chase down a narrow alleyway, just making it past a junction before a peasant cycles across it and into the path of the pursuers?
    Actually, yes, or something very much along those lines anyway.
  • RobTheBuilder 18 Dec 2012 11:40:34 6,521 posts
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    Running through a busy airport being trailed by about 30 people?
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