Movie tropes can be useful. They are twists in reality that we learn to accept because they make sense in the context of the movie. They help the movie along. Some movie tropes are acceptable. And some movie tropes are so ridiculous and weird it's a wonder that we aren't rioting in the streets every day about how dumb they are. These silly tropes are the one that people are mocking on Twitter via the most pop culture-y universal meme in recent history.
Each tweet is from the perspective of something that is portrayed in movies in a specific, clichéd, and unrealistic way. Movies that use many of these tropes are totally lazy. It's bad storytelling! But it also happens a lot. I swear, by the time you get to the end of this list, you're going to be so aware of movie tropes that you won't be able to watch a movie in peace again.
Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell… https://t.co/N46HHtkUif— Rory Turnbull (@Rory Turnbull)1546370847.0
AlienTo be fair, the U.S. would be the easiest to overtake because it's a real mess over here. I hope no real aliens are reading this...
HousewifeThis! Is! The! Most! Infuriating! Trope! Ever! Why do we insist on this in movies? It's so far from reality it's not even funny.
Person using a phone
Hello. I am a person using a phone in a movie. I don’t say goodbye before I hang up, the way literally every human… https://t.co/urq3xicc26— Matt Singer (@Matt Singer)1546526640.0
Hello, I'm a writer in a movie. I write one piece a week and live in a two bedroom New York apartment with a walk-i… https://t.co/Kjqauo1ntE— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Kayleigh Donaldson)1546525626.0
@_roryturnbull Well, now. I’m the police tech who can miraculously ‘enhance’ that grainy bit of CCTV footage and zo… https://t.co/DoxOJfDqiF— Aziraphale plays the ukulele (@Aziraphale plays the ukulele)1546495675.0
Hello, I’m a bar patron in a movie, I can walk into any bar for the first time and say “Two beers please” and the… https://t.co/R9zqc5Xpwv— T.J. Chambers (@T.J. Chambers)1546533420.0
@_roryturnbull I’m a guy in a movie asking a girl out on a date, she says yes and we part ways smiling, without dis… https://t.co/h7QQaveiYl— Jodie DeSantisPorter (@Jodie DeSantisPorter)1546627580.0
@_roryturnbull Hello, I'm a lab scientist in a movie. I wear my hair down in flowing waves, and don no gloves as I… https://t.co/6cMBgza95C— mia ☆ (@mia ☆)1546651677.0
@_roryturnbull Hello, I’m a disabled person in a movie. My condition is either inexplicably terminal, or result of… https://t.co/SxQLvthlnb— Abbi Brown (@Abbi Brown)1546682427.0
BathtubBathtubs 100 percent set unrealistic expectations for me about what my tub situation would be like in my adult life. I'm still waiting for the luxurious bathroom.
DadDads in movies need so much help figuring out what really matters that I'm always like, if it took you that long, do you even deserve to be happy now?
'Nerdy' girlThis trope is so frustrating because I always wear glasses and they can certainly be sexy.
Older woman of color
@_roryturnbull Hello, I am an older woman of colour in a film. I am extraordinarily wise, and dispense pertinent ad… https://t.co/MpfzFujQp9— Dr Nandi Simpson 🕷💚 (@Dr Nandi Simpson 🕷💚)1546647905.0
@_roryturnbull Hello, I'm a microphone in a movie. Anyone comes near me, THERE WILLL BE FEEDBACK! But only until th… https://t.co/5yX76xQUqh— 👻 Spooky 🎃 Antifa 💀 Bus 🕸️ Driver 🕷️ (@👻 Spooky 🎃 Antifa 💀 Bus 🕸️ Driver 🕷️)1546664208.0
Chubby black woman
@_roryturnbull Hello, I am a chubby black woman in a movie. I am just here to be your sassy friend with the witty c… https://t.co/AbMIIjC6NF— monique thee journalista (@monique thee journalista)1546639099.0
@_roryturnbull Hello, I'm an answering machine in a movie. It only takes one ring to get to me. Sometimes half a ring.— Danny Ray Bellini (@Danny Ray Bellini)1546624529.0
@_roryturnbull Guten Tag, I am ze German in ze movie. I am kold-hearted and methodical and have a plan to first tak… https://t.co/oYpAOW5VxI— Johannes Haushofer (@Johannes Haushofer)1546678766.0
@seanjonesqc @_roryturnbull Hi, I'm a soldier in a movie. I show you a picture of my girlfriend and at that point y… https://t.co/0X5lffYuWJ— GedsJeep (@GedsJeep)1546669432.0
@northjerseydan @_roryturnbull Hello, I am sleeping in a movie. I roll over, my hand touches where my partner shoul… https://t.co/UCG8bwxZ25— Steve Quick (@Steve Quick)1546664979.0
@Hannajandro @_roryturnbull Hi I’m a Chef in a movie , I have 30 staff doing all the work around me, as I talk to m… https://t.co/5cpdik4bfK— Dougie Henderson (@Dougie Henderson)1546630288.0
@_roryturnbull Hi, I'm any character in a movie that uses a taxi. After reaching the destination, I don't wait to h… https://t.co/cCCXcWvrAr— Stuart McDermid (@Stuart McDermid)1546644827.0
Loyal office employee
@_roryturnbull @ahmetgundo Hello, I am the loyal office employee still working behind my desk despite some huge ali… https://t.co/KjimgpIcRB— Cagri (@Cagri)1546635200.0
@_roryturnbull Hello. I’m a computer geek in a movie. I can break into any system by typing random keys extremely f… https://t.co/lPnhpeY7rt— Chris Hollis (@Chris Hollis)1546628444.0
Eiffel TowerWhat, that's not the case? Paris is larger than a few square blocks? Who knew?
@_roryturnbull Hello, I’m a trans woman in a movie but I’m played by a man and there will be shots of me looking at… https://t.co/ZhGfP5AgwY— Rachel Crowl 😈🤦♀️🤷♀️ (@Rachel Crowl 😈🤦♀️🤷♀️)1546656176.0
@_roryturnbull Hello, I’m a grocery bag in a movie. I always have a baguette in me and I’m alway made of paper with no handles.— Casey Balsham (@Casey Balsham)1546648497.0
Wacky next door neighbor
@GinaMChen @_roryturnbull Hi, I'm your wacky next door neighbor. I run over to your house whenever I want, shouting… https://t.co/cNLJnGDJve— DC Working Girl 2.0 (@🏡) (@DC Working Girl 2.0 (@🏡))1546672697.0
@_roryturnbull I’m a mom in a sitcom. My hair, body, and clothes are perfect, and I’m gorgeous and look 20. My husb… https://t.co/STzzF9N8Mv— Gina M. Masullo, Phd (@Gina M. Masullo, Phd)1546657385.0
@_roryturnbull Hi I am a 55 year old woman who looks like a 55 year old woman. I don't exist in movies.— Just one voice (@Just one voice)1546657341.0