Aug 21, 2012

You Just Don't Get It, Do You?

There are certain Hollywood cliches that you see a lot. Dialogue or scenes that have been done so often they are stale, tired and evidence of lazy writing. Here are a couple of examples I can think of right off the bat:
  • The homicide detective who arrives at a crime scene and asks, "What have we got?"
  • A character noticing he/she's being followed by someone, and saying, "We've got company."
  • The irresponsible, reckless, weird or lazy main character whom nobody thinks highly of being the one that somehow saves the day (a tired action movie plot device if there ever was one)
And of course, the line, "You just don't get it, do you?"

It's more commonly used than you might think. 

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