Certain movie tropes persist, despite their not adding anything to character or plot, and despite their not making a whole lot of sense. For example: the last-minute magic bulletproof vest, wherein a bullet-ridden protagonist reveals he had the foresight to wear a vest and jumps back up to wreak havoc on his would-be murderers. Or the cliffhanger, where the hero pulls up another character (almost always a woman) who is about to plummet to her death from a cliff (always a literal cliff! Though sometimes the top of a skyscraper). It doesn’t matter how much this character weighs—the hero has incredible arm strength.
Flashlights always run out of batteries in horror movies, a protagonist is shown to be badass by walking away from an explosion wearing sunglasses and not looking back, and during a chase scene, a baby in a stroller survives by a hair.
We have questions. Mainly, WHY DOES NOBODY SAY GOODBYE BEFORE HANGING UP THE PHONE?
why do men in movies always dramatically chop wood when they’re frustrated?? does this happen in real life or what
— lexie maechler (@lexmaechler) December 12, 2018
WHY DO GUYS IN MOVIES KISS GIRLS IN THE MIDDLE OF THEM RANTING SHE GOT SOMETHIN TO SAY
— 🐝 (@qarrettmaine) June 29, 2016
why do men in movies always tell their wives to pack up and go to their sisters when there is a threat?
— YoubetterwatchoutYouBetterWatchOutYOUBETTERWATCHOU (@veggie_delight) June 15, 2017
how come for every movie date ever the guy is always like "pick you up at 8" but if that happened in real life I would die of hunger waiting
— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) January 5, 2016
why do men in movies always go to bars alone
— Kareem Lauren Short (@kareemlaurens) February 7, 2012
Why do men in movies shove guns into their pants? I always imagine them blowing their dicks and asses off!
— Suz Korb (@SuzKorb) February 21, 2015
Why do men in movies laugh at an old story then out of nowhere turn all serious.
If you ruin the mood like that in real life you can fuck off.
— Mr. Kilian (@KilExperience) October 2, 2018
Why do guys in movies think proposing in restaurants is romantic? That sucks.
— tifferz (@Tiffrrs) February 1, 2014
Why do men in movies swallow pills without water? You're not in the desert water is EVERYwhere. And if you're tryna be hardcore: FAIL. Choking back chalky aspirin is not bad ass#RandomThoughts
— 1nceTweeted2wiceShy🇨🇦🇯🇲 (@MsBelladonna925) March 25, 2018
Have men in movies ever considered that their aftershave stings because they slap it on?
— Danette Chavez (@BonMotVivant) January 12, 2019
According to movies, this is how men shave:
1. Lather face.
2. Make a couple of random strokes with a razor.
3. Wipe off rest of lather with a dry towel.
NB: all this must be undertaken while talking to someone and sharing important plot related stuff.
— Michael Pryor (@michaeljpryor) August 6, 2018
According to movies and TV guys cut themselves while shaving every single time
— Westin Lee (@westinlee) September 30, 2018
Why do guys in movies and shows wear letterman's jackets? #Unreal
— Superb Owl (@MaddieBurch) June 4, 2012
Why do guys in movies always keep the engagement ring in their coat pocket.. you know she’s gonna find it
— chaotic steph (@notdannydevito_) August 13, 2018
Why do men in movies always propose in crowded restaurants? THAT SEEMS LIKE A LITERAL NIGHTMARE! pic.twitter.com/duMTljBEU9
— Kait Carmichael (@kaitcaarm) December 7, 2017
Why do men in movies grab each other by the neck instead of just hugging normally?
— Homobsession (@homobsession) October 25, 2017