2."Badly implemented product placement. Product placement itself doesn't bother me — like, if there's a character driving a Toyota or eating a Pizza Hut pizza, I don't mind. However, if there's a pointless shot in the movie that shows a Bud Light logo for 10 full seconds, I do mind."
3."Fight scenes where someone (it's usually the villain) makes a big, almost fatal blow...but instead of finishing the job by smashing the brains in, they just start talking/bragging. And then, whoops, the fight is back on like nothing happened!"
11."When the premise of a major conflict in the movie is something that any sane person would have just said, 'Oh no, there's been a misunderstanding!' and they all would've just had a laugh and gone on with their lives...but instead it turns into some convoluted drama."
13."When there is a timer, but it takes longer to count down than the time that was shown. It drives me crazy. Generic example: 50 seconds until a bomb explodes. Dialogue for 30 seconds. Timer is showing 30 seconds left. More dialogue for 40 seconds. Timer is at five seconds. Quick one-liner, bomb defused with one second to go."
14."Violence without consequence. Like, sure, the good guy got beaten within an inch of his life, but the next day he'll get up and mete out justice, when, in real life, he would normally be looking at three months of physical or occupational therapy. I have friends who've been on the wrong end of similar physical trauma, and...it's not pretty."
16."When characters hang up the phone without any warning. Like, 'Bob, we discovered a nuke on its way to Washington!' Click. Or someone answering the door within a couple of seconds of knocking. These two things completely break me out of a movie and are hard to recover from."
18."I can always tell when actors carry fake (well, empty) suitcases, and even when they carry empty to-go cups. There's just something different in the way their bodies/muscles work because they're not reacting to the weight. Like, Jesus Christ, it's a $50 million movie — how hard would it be to fill up the cup and toss a couple of bricks in the suitcase?!"
20."Overused female tropes. The angry Black woman, plus-size women always being loud and clumsy, and, of course, the manic pixie dream girl. This isn't some feminist soapbox — it's genuinely just lazy and uninspired writing."