What action set piece are you tired of?

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  1. Jeff Rogers

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    Me?
    I am sick of boat chases. Car chases spring to mind too.
    What about you?[​IMG]
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

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    I've always hated the 'slo-mo sprint away from an onrushing fireball/explosion' - last seen in Collateral Damage.
     
  3. Scott_MacD

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    I almost never tire of particular action set pieces, as long as they have fresh energy and ideas in them.
     
  4. Neil S. Bulk

    Neil S. Bulk Screenwriter

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    I'm tired of seeing thousands of CG created soldiers just before an action set piece.

    Neil
     
  5. KyleK

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    The Large Apparatus That Must Be Destroyed By Our Hero (LATMBDBOH). Death Star, Droid Control Ship, etc.
    I love boat chases[​IMG].
     
  6. Larry Seno Jr.

    Larry Seno Jr. Supporting Actor

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    Im tired of the gun being held so that the butt faces the camera and seeing the hero slap a clip in it.

    Also tired of

    -the behind the car scene where the car peels out while fish tailing.

    -The hero jumping through glass unscathed.

    -The one punch knockout

    -The angry dog that is chained up yet comes at the hero raring its teeth
     
  7. kevin_asai

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    Bullet time being spoof on most of the film. IMO, Bullet time is only meant for Matrix.
     
  8. Derek Miner

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    All of them.

    I suppose an action film will come along soon that will enthrall me and keep me on the edge of my seat, but so far this year, not even Episode II or Spider-Man entertained me with action scenes...
     
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    I'm tired of the good guys shooting the bad guys on sight, but the bad guys tell the good guys to "freeze! Don't move!" (eg- Star Wars, James Bond) I wanna see some bad guys blast away and hit their targets quickly. (And not in one of those movies where you are supposed to root for the bad guys.)
     
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    Cannot stand action sequences on airliners. actually cannot stand any movie set on an airliner besides airplane
     
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    I've got a good one:

    I'm sick of action/cop movies ending up with a shoot-out in some log/fish/car/chemical factory.

    Just soooooo lame! It's always an excuse to decapitate/crush/burn/drown the bad guy.
     
  13. MartinTeller

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    Good guy whose bullets never miss vs 100 bad guys who couldn't hit an elephant.
     
  14. Ted Lee

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    the finale fight
    how many more times are we gonna see the goodguy and badguy have that climactic battle? you know that the badguy is gonna beat the goodguy to a near pulp, but suddenly and miraculously the goodguy will find some inner strength and come back with a few final blows that will send the badguy into oblivion.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. MickeS

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    Car chases. Always hated them, with a few exceptions.

    The "bad guy falling to his death because we won't let the good guy kill him, but we know the audience wants him dead anyway"-scenes are so tiresome too. That was one of the things I didn't like about "Spider-Man", when Uncle Ben's killer fell to his death. In the comics, Spider-Man would never let another person die if he could prevent it, even if it's a "bad guy".

    /Mike
     
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    Car crashes that end in explosions. [​IMG]
     
  17. Joseph Young

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    Cars crashing through fruit stands as watermelons go flying in slow motion all over the street.
    One car chase that I felt purposefully indulged every cliche as an homage (and did it really well) was the SF chase in The Rock.
    -j
     
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    Joseph, since "The Rock" is a Bruckheimer/Bay production, I sincerely doubt that it was done as an homage. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    Ted Lee:
    That sounds like pro wrestling! hehe
    Hulk Hogan gets the crap beat out of him then he does that head shaking no-no thing and miraculously has the energy to finish the bad guy off. Always happens, without fail.
    I should say that the crashing through the plate glass thing without a scratch is pretty tired... my father works as a glasier (person who goes out and installs glass) and he's seen a couple instances of people trying that... let's just say it didn't turn out like in the movies!
     
  20. Will K

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    How about...

    Characters taking cover behind cars and never getting nicked by any of the hundreds of bullets flying into the hull of the vehicle.

    Characters fleeing from gunfire and leaping over a wall, fence, partition, enbankment, or another convenient structure.

    Elevator shaft sequences(or any other type of vertical tunnel or access shaft). If the script involves more than two characters, at least one will die in this sequence.
     

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