Plot Devices You Hate

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Hollywood loves telling stories. It also loves a good shortcut, and one of the quickest ways to get a story told is by throwing in a familiar trope to fill in those pesky-to-film details.

Our readers are here to tell you that they're 100 percent over that, and demand that the following hack shortcuts be swiftly and permanently retired from the scriptwriter playbook.

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Not every children's character needs a depressing origin story.

Can we get rid of the scene where a character gets all their signature traits at once?

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burn notice HOUSE Hush Laurie It's time to stop ending shows with faked deaths. WHITECOLLAR DEXTER

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Twister The Parent Trap Making divorced people fall back in love is just lazy and predictable, with the addition of giving kids false hope for their o

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A character dies but comes back to life for the sequel: CRACKED COM Gandalf hello~ dies in part 1 alive for part 2 Spock X X HI dies in part 2 back to

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CRACKEDOON (KNOCKED UP) The trope of the lead characters breaking up in the second act, just to get back together in the third act is one of the mos

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It is hard to take a movie seriously when the main character has an obscure hobby that gives them the exact skill needed to advance the plot. Billy-fr

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CRACKED COM Enough of the new hair = character development shortcut. It's time to be a little more creative.

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CRACKEDCO It's time for writers to retire interrupted kisses. The X-Files Zombieland Were we supposed to feel anything other than annoyance? The Guard

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STOP! YOU CAN'T SOLVE A PLOT WITH THE ZOOM AND ENHANCE SCENE BACK WHERE SOMEONE MAGICALLY ZOOM TURNS A IN! 240P IMAGE INTO A 4K ENHANCE! WONDER. YEA

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CRACKEDcO Can we please stop having 'Chosen One movie heroes? It's a lazy way for writers to make a character a hero without proper development.

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Something unbelievable just happened! Oh, no, wait. It was just a dream. CRACKEDCON

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I'm tired of seeing sitcom weddings that get cancelled CRACKEDCON at the last moment. New Girl It's always obvious they're not adding a new main chara

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CRACKEDCOR COM Surprise twist villains are always underdeveloped. Zootopia Incredibles 2 Frozen Having to hide their true character robs them of valua

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Prequels trying to tie every single character together too early. CRAGN Built by Anakin Brother to every stormtrooper Star Wars Was Episode on Queen A