Many things aggravate me about movies, but one of the most aggravating things in a movie is the cliché bad guy. Here are some of the things I find annoying:
1. Unlimited henchmen: Somehow, no matter how obscure the criminal is, they always manage to have an unlimited amount of henchmen.
I understand that there are some underground ways of hiring people but come on! How many backstoryless, completely disposable, henchman can you hire? You should not have more henchman than China has people.
2. Monologue: Does this sound familiar?
Bad guy: I now have you in my grasp Mr. Good Guy, and I could easily kill you with my weapon right now, but instead, I am going to give you time to think of a way out or call back up and tell you my entire plan and backstory. That seems logical.
If you have the one guy who is potentially going to destroy your entire plan, you should take him out as quickly as you can, and if you want to wait, do not tell him your plan. This will never benefit you. Trust me.
3. Aim: Finally, the most aggravating of all aggravating bad guy clichés is terrible aim.
Somehow no matter how trained these bad guys are, they cannot hit the good guy if he was 600 pounds, standing completely still, and standing 3 feet away. They almost always miss. Plus, when they do hit, it is usually a random person that was only put in the movie to die.
Somehow though, the good guys can always get a direct hit. I have no explanation.
So there are a few annoying bad guy traits. Hopefully, one day, these traits will be put to rest.
Comment Question: Are you also annoyed by these clichés? What else would you add to the list? What would other movie clichés annoy you?
-The Anon Blogger
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