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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