45 Movie Trends That Need to Die Right Now (A Sequel)

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See also: 55 Movie Trends That Need to Die Now.

Somewhere on Earth right now, an Alf movie is in the works.

Rebooting and rehashing big film ideas isn't a new Hollywood trend, but the modern Hollywood is notable for taking a huge, caustic dump on an already-beloved franchise.

Earlier this year, we noted 55 trends that we thought needed to be blown up like so many buildings in a Michael Bay film. Thanks to Judge Dredd, Total Recall, Paranormal Activity 106, new trailers for G.I. Joe, and the exhausting influx of mostly terrible horror films (Cabin in the Woods was actually awesome), we have a new list.

1. Demonic possession
2. Oh my God! The ghost hand is coming from my hair / mouth / sheets / shirt!
3. Movies with Internet slang as a title
4. The You Already Know This Movie's Bad So We'll Mark Up the Ticket Price By Making It 3D marketing strategy
5. Man, Clint Eastwood sure is angry and alone
6. The found footage / "home video" shot-movie
7. The lack of respect for awesome puppets (AKA Alf being in development)
8. Any future plans with Jurassic Park sequels
9. Ghostbusters 3 without Bill Murrary
10. Sylvester Stallone

Intensely serious Fairy Tale adapation.
11. Arnold Schwarzenegger
12. A Rocketeer reboot
13. Finding Nemo 2
14. Dax Shepard
15. Whatever the hell is happening with the remake of Videodrome
16. The immutably serious fairy-tale adaptation
17. Shockingly boring movies about the Thunder God
18. Lack of appreciation for Guy Pearce
19. Jim Carrey in a kids movie
20. Thinly-veiled attempts to reproduce The Hangover or Bridesmaids
21. Fake IMAX
22. 3D Fake IMAX
23. Characters falling from buildings onto cars unharmed
24. Characters falling through windows unharmed
25. Face punches that leave no marks
26. Characters exposed to space unharmed
27. Bad James Bond movies
28. CGI blood
29. CGI Yoda in a live-action film
30. The superhero origin story
31. Ron Howard thinks he's cool
32. Shitty Dr. Seuss adaptations
33. Fast the Furious: Whatever The Fuck sequels
34. Eddie Murphy
35. We need a African American character so let's cast a famous rapper that can't act
36. Movies based on Hasbro toys
37. The torturous, hair-ripping eternity where commercials are screened before films' trailers, then three hours of trailers, then the movie
38. Milla Jovovich action films
39. Misuse of really funny SNL or Daily Show-based actors
40. "The bullet went clean through so I'm fine"
41. The unbelievable wait in between P.T. Anderson films
42. The superhero learns his super powers montage
43. Perfunctory Liam Neeson casting
44. Oliver Stone sucking
45. Films whose only premise is to revitalize Tom Cruise's career

Bonus ending movie trend: Any future JFK movie not shot in Dallas

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What about the rapid-fire editing in fight scenes where it moves so fast you can't tell who hit who or where they hit them? 


@Wolfsenior Number 35. Indeed.


Indie Font.


Quirkiness (Wes Anderson is exempt)


Children - none, please.


More Delroy Lindo!


So Thor is bad but Guy Pearce is the best thing ever?  Go back to the Angelika you dirty hippy!

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I have one.  They need to cease and desist with the camera-shaking while filming.  That ruined "Hunger Games" for me.


Please don't forget: Tyler Perry and Friday sequels

Jerauld Brown
Jerauld Brown

Remakes. Aren't there any original scripts out there?

Hulon Pate
Hulon Pate

There are some quality movies on the way for end of 2012 and 2013 . The Cloud Atlas, On the Road. However the "On the Road" movie will just perpetuate the bad 50's styles. Specially in Dallas Hipster-Rock a Billy market of rummage store clothing and iffy anti fashions. (Think Joshua Radin hat on the tonight show)

Roman Belmarez
Roman Belmarez

I think you pretty much knocked it out of the park. I see re-hashing as pure laziness and being 28 I'm actually offended that they keep trying to bring back 80's films. Rob Zombie re- doing Halloween was cool but he went above and beyond the original.

Daniel Cook
Daniel Cook

Useless bitching. Thanks for the update DO & Nick Rallo.

Eric Steele
Eric Steele

sequels... bad handheld camera work... general pandering to audiences with A.D.D : (

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