Nothing is new under the sun. That is especially true in Hollywood.
Do you ever turn on a movie and just roll your eyes? Not THIS again!
You are not alone--Hollywood has gone too far this time.
Here were some of those answers.
It's A Trap!Giphy
It was his plan to get caught
Every time the bad guy gets caught before the final act... who really gets surprised by this.
Austin Powers did a great parody of this, where Dr. Evil gets legitimately caught in the first act, then wonders how the hell that happened for the rest of the movie.
Reboot Boot Boot
I'm honestly just sick of old movies being recycled (aka 'reboots'). I really seems like original ideas are very few and far between (or at least aren't actually accepted/moved on)
Even worse than the reboots are the "Alternate Timeline" movies. Literally the laziest writing on the planet
THWOOM THWOOM THWOOMGiphy
I'm sick of helicopters sneaking up on people.
Like... those things are loud as HELL! I don't care if you're in the middle of an epic gun fight. You will hear the aerial screw coming from a long ways off.
She's All That
Nerd girl likes popular boy. Boy date girl as joke. Girl get makeover. Now she is hot. Boy starts to like girl. Girl find out it was dare. Girl cry. Girl yell at boy. Now both girl and boy sad. Boy makes dramatic apology to girl. She accepts. Now they happy couple. The end.
Clearly The Monster Is Winning
Stupid/inept military forces.
You have hundreds of missiles capable of hitting moving targets from 1000km away. But no. Someone decided that the best way to kill a giant monster is to fly close and shoot it with a machine gun
Everywhere, It's EverywhereGiphy
Boy tries to get girl. Girl ignores him.
Boy tries super hard to get girl. Girl shoots him down.
Boy has some impossible thing that happens that distracts girl long enough to fall for him.
It happens EVERY DAMNED TIME! Look at something like say, How To Train Your Dragon. Hiccup tries to get Asterid, and fails. He tries to be himself and fails, he tries to be what she wants and fails, she utterly shuts him down repeatedly.
But soon as he gets a magic dragon and takes her on impossible joyrides in the sky? Bam, he gets the girl.
Whats the message this sends? Women are judgemental stuck up pricks who are only interested if you can literally do the impossible. That nothing you do, no amount of being yourself, nothing will ever make someone pay attention to you unless you flat out do the impossible.
And once you recognize that trope, you see it EVERYWHERE in one form or another.
Okay Fine BUT IT'S SO COOL
Non-super-hero dude takes down 12 guys who, ostensibly, have zero training or planning or tactical thinking abilities but still managed to make it onto a team of paramilitary dudes. He does this using nothing but over-the-top fighting choreography and plot armor.
Anything where the main conflict is driven by a misunderstanding that could be easily cleared up by normal people. One character couldn't spit the truth out, or the other one wouldn't listen and now it's gonna take ninety minutes to resolve.
This Is Why We Need SatireGiphy
The plot of every single romcom... Protagonist meets love interest. Protagonist and love interest start dating/hitting it off. Protagonist does some kind of mild betrayal/a circumstance is misunderstood by one party causing sudden emotional jeopardy. Protagonist commits minor act of self sacrifice to show how much they care. Then they ride off into the sunset.
Bonus points if there is a competing love interest at the start. They either display abhorrent behaviour that the audience has to hate or they are such nice people that they happily let their SO go off with someone else.
Exorcism movies are ALL the same. I guess there's not much you can do with them anymore. But I LOVE scary movies and keep getting disappointed by the same damn movie over and over again.