Thursday, February 15, 2024

Tropes: My favorite

 I watch a lot of TV and have since I was a young whipper-snapper. Therefore, I am pretty familiar with the major tropes. Stupid sayings or things that happen over and over in movies.

One of my favorite, which cracks me up and takes me completely out of a scene is this one:


Hero or heroine- and let's face it, normally a female - is on the run from bad guys intent on killing them. Then someone, normally a stranger, pulls up in a car or runs around a corner, and these words are said with a snarl.

Come with me if you want to live. (that it's allegorical twin, "If you want to live, come with me.")


Now this has been happening in movies and TV for decades, but the most famous one is Arnold in Terminator II.

But my favorite since looking up is this one. Which isn't real, but should be....

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