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More Cliches for the Never Put This in a Movie Again List

posted by Nell Minow

Mentorless has a great list of movie dialog clichés that should be banned from all future films.  I really miss the old Rotten Tomatoes show that had great compilations for lines like “That wasn’t part of the plan.”  Here are a few from Mentorless:

1. Try me

2. This is your destiny.

3. Donde esta [insert english word] por favor?

4. I was born ready.

5. Are you sitting down?

6. – Is that all you got?

- I’m just getting started.

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7. Cover me. I’m going in.

8. No, no, no, no, NO! I’m not going. [Cut to them going.]

9. No. Come in. ____ was just leaving.

10. We’ve got to stop meeting like this.

And there are lots more great choices in the comments.  I would like to add a category that was unfortunately prevalent in two of this week’s releases, “Expendables 3″ and “Let’s Be Cops,” the casually sexist bro-banter demeaning someone’s manhood.  Enough of coaches and other team leaders referring to the guys as “ladies,” and especially enough of insulting men’s courage by referring to them as p****ies.  Please.

And film critic Dann Gire has a great list of visual clichés that should also be banned, from the slowly circulating ceiling fan to the “Wild Bunch march.”

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