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21 Things That Completely Ruin The Movie Experience

Imagine you are watching the perfect movie you spent a long time looking for, filtering through tons of options. You grab your favorite snack, and as you enjoy the movie, something tiny yet nonsensical occurs during your perfect movie night. Of course, it would ruin your movie experience and sometimes makes the rest of the movie a burden to watch.

Recently, a user u/pickanamehere posted an interesting question on r/AskReddit asking, “What 100% ruins a movie for you every time?” and people listed tons of things that ruin their movie experience. Here we have listed the best 21 annoying things that completely ruin the perfect movie experience.

1) Constantly having my remote in hand to turn down the absurdly loud action scenes, only to then have to turn the volume up for the next dialogue scene that is far too quiet.

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2) Badly implemented product placement. If there’s a character driving a Toyota or eating a Pizza Hut pizza, viewers don’t mind it. However, if there’s a pointless shot in the movie that shows a Bud Light logo for 10 full seconds, it annoys the viewers.

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3) Fight scenes where someone (it’s usually the villain) makes a big, almost fatal blow…but instead of finishing the job by smashing the brains in, they just start talking/bragging. And then all of a sudden the fight is back on like nothing happened!

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4) Unnecessary love scenes where the main character and a side character fall in love just ’cause, despite having known each other for like five minutes.

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5) When a movie calls for an ‘ugly’ guy, they get an ‘ugly’ guy, but when the movie calls for an ‘ugly’ girl, they just get a sexy girl and dress her in dumpy clothes.

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6) When it’s quite obvious that someone isn’t actually having a conversation on the phone. They just say reply without giving enough of a natural pause for the other person to respond.

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7) When things explode for no reason. Like, a vehicle has a minor collision and simply rolls over, then it spontaneously explodes.

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8) When one character who is an expert in some field stops to explain the most basic concepts of that particular field to another character who’s also an expert.

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9) Unnecessary and bad CGI. It shows lazy filmmaking and annoys the viewers.

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10) When a hacker takes 20 seconds to disable a country’s entire infrastructure using his furious typing skills.

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11) When the premise of a major conflict in the movie is something that any sane person would have just said, ‘Oh no, there’s been a misunderstanding!’ and they all would’ve just had a laugh and gone on with their lives…but instead it turns into some convoluted drama.

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12) Using Pac-Man or Space Invaders sounds when mentioning ‘video games’ in movies.

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13) When there is a timer, but it takes longer to count down than the time that was shown. It drives me crazy. Generic example: 50 seconds until a bomb explodes. Dialogue for 30 seconds. The timer is showing 30 seconds left. More dialogue for 40 seconds. The timer is at five seconds. Quick one-liner, bomb defused with one second to go.

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14) Violence without consequence. Like the good guy got beaten within an inch of his life, but the next day he’ll get up and mete out justice, when, in real life, he would normally be looking at three months of physical or occupational therapy. I have friends who’ve been on the wrong end of similar physical trauma, and…it’s not pretty.

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15) When all you have to do is beat the big boss and the entire army just collapses. Almost every fantasy, alien, and robot-using invasion movie use this hive concept.

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16) When characters hang up the phone without any warning. Like, ‘Bob, we discovered a nuke on its way to Washington!’ Click. Or someone answering the door within a couple of seconds of knocking. 

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17) Teenagers who just sound like a screenwriter who is pretending to sound cool. All of those snarky remarks and one-liners just make them sound insufferable and annoying rather than clever.

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18) I can always tell when actors carry fake (well, empty) suitcases, and even when they carry empty to-go cups. Their body movements show that it is not reacting to the weight and is empty. Like, Jesus Christ, it’s a $50 million movie — how hard would it be to fill up the cup and toss a couple of bricks in the suitcase?!

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19) A bad ending. For some viewers, their experience is ruined even if the movie’s great but the ending is bad.

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20) Overused female tropes. Plus-size women always being loud and clumsy, and, of course, the manic pixie dream girl.

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21) When the trailers reveal most of the plot.

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Now it is your turn, tell us what ruins your movie experience in the comment section below!


Source: BuzzFeed