MOST FAVORITE CORNY MOVIE TROPES
They're so unrealistic but they're so great.
- •A character who had previously been starving or forced to fend for themselves finding themselves at a buffet and looking awestruckThis is so obvious, but so enjoyable for me to watch. Key example: Castaway
- •Nonsensical clappingWhen people just start randomly clapping for the main character. Even though that would never happen. Key example: Step Up ("OK Everyone! We're back to the old dance, with Tyler" yayyayayyaa 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽yayayayayaya)
- •When it says "The End" but then some invisible hand crosses out or erases "End" and writes "Beginning" or something equally cheesyOh gawd I LOVE this. Talk about closure. But you guys, I've been looking for an example of this for HOURS and can't, even though I KNOW it exists and I'm getting kind of upset so please just believe me.
- •Name chanting (in a non-sporting event)Nobody chants names in real life! But I wish they would. Good overlap here with nonsensical clapping. Key example: Save the Last Dance ("Sara! Sara! Sara!")
- •Dance sequences in a non-dancing movieStaple of the late 90s to early '00s teen movies. Prom was made for this. Key example: She's All That (duh)
- •Blowing up something and calmly walking awaySo satisfying and simultaneously ridiculous (how are they not also blowing up?). Especially good when it involves a criminally hot guy. Key example: Wolverine
- •Being saved by a rock (close relative to above)When there's like a giant wave or an avalanche and this one lone rock saves them. Hahahah sure. Key example: Mulan
- •Making it work montagesIdeal over-laying songs: "Taking Care of Business" "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves" "Working For The Weekend" Key example: First Wive's Club
- •When an actress/singer has an excuse to sing in the movieNot like a musical, like they have to sing as part of the plot. Mandy Moore is queen at this, but I gotta give the key example to my girl Brit: Crossroads.
- •An alien or foreigner is transfixed by our normal food and can't get enoughOh man, I eat this one up (pun INtended). Key example: Thor
- •MAKEOVER SCENESI will watch a movie I don't even like that much solely for the makeover scene. Key example: The Devil Wears Prada, the ultimate case in point
- •Characters making it onto the cover of magazines100% h/t @ChrisK. His key example is Ghostbusters, which is an excellent call. However, my egregiously bad but maybe favorite key example: Maid in Manhattan.