It Just Irks Me
This is about a pet peeve of mine, and thus contains no wisdom, insight, or thought- provoking queries that will enthrall the reader and leave him waiting for my next post. In other words, here comes the same old crap I usually write about on here. This particular vexation is on a Hollywood phenomenon that is quickly becoming overused and annoying. It's the scene in so many action movies, they're often put into the movie's trailer, where the main character sets off an explosion and casually strolls away -never looking back and often in slow motion- while a huge building and half a town is blown apart four feet behind him. Of course he's never hit by any shrapnel or knocked down by the blast, that wouldn't be very heroic-like now, would it? Am I off target here, or has that scene been in about a dozen action movies over the last few years? Just once I'd love to see a Nicholas Cage character do that and get his arm blown off and his bad-ass self flung across the street, crying in pain. Yeah, maybe you'll think about using a longer fuse next time, loser.
You can tell I've got earth shaking thoughts on my mind today.