->''"The writing was okay, I guess. But I couldn't take it anymore after [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry returned from his first run-in with the Dementors]] to find the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Ring Wraiths]] had burned the [[Franchise/StarWars Lars Homestead]].\\\
It seems like I already heard these stories before... only thing is, the names sound different."''
-->-- '''Grandma''', ''Ceremony''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->''"You know, you're fast becoming a prey to every cliché-ridden convention in the American West."''
-->--'''[[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]''' to Dodo, [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters}} "The Gunfighters"]]

->''"I can see it now: the lonely little girl [[ABoyAndHisX befriended by empathetic aliens who teach her how to smile]]. It's enough to make you go out and buy a television set. ''Next!''"''
-->--Pulp writer '''Herbert Ross''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ("Far Beyond the Stars")



->''"The catalogue of clichés and obvious situations is as long as the play, which seemed endless. At each rise of the curtain it was possible not only to anticipate the argument but the phrasing of the lines. Probably the only thing that kept the audience from [[FinishingEachOthersSentences chanting the speeches with the actors]] was the [[YankTheDogsChain incurable optimism]] implicit in theatregoing which engenders the hope that the author just could not dare to use such familiar stuff: 'Doctor, [[SoapOperaDisease he's just got to get well!]]' -- 'Go ahead, son, [[ManlyTears every man has to cry sometime]],' etc."''
-->-- '''Donald Maggini''', quoted by George Jean Nathan in his review of the play ''Winged Victory'' by Moss Hart

->''"In due course we arrive at the Mirror Scene: ''"She was not even comforted by the sight of her naturally rosy skin, her round shoulders, the hair which fell down to her hips and took four buckets of rain water to wash."'' The Nubile Scene: ''"She had always avoided undressing even in front of other women, because she was ashamed of her breasts, which were [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment large, big and generous]] even for a woman of her build."'' Wisdom Phrases: ''"The dangers of beauty are well known: narcissism, irresponsibility, selfishness."'' Or, ''"Evil people always support each other; that is their chief strength."'' [[IceCreamKoan Like Hitler and Stalin?]]"''
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''The Top Ten Best Sellers According to the Sunday New York Times as of January 7, 1973''

->''"I had already taken in a Deanna Durbin musical and had just settled down miserably to a 1938 Warner Brothers gangster movie called ''{{Angels with Dirty Faces}}''. Then it happened. Midway through the first reel, one of the supporting players snarled, ''"Them rotten coppers [[TemptingFate will never get Rocky Sullivan]]--[[PrideBeforeAFall he's too smart for them]],"'' and at that instant I knew, as if by magic, everything that was going to take place during the rest of the movie, right down to that final scene where Rocky Sullivan would be dragged screaming to the electric chair... it suddenly dawned on me that the early scenes of virtually every Hollywood movie of that era contained a similar moment of précis--a brief exchange of dialogue, or, in some instances, merely one line, that [[CaptainObviousReveal gave away the entire film]]... Once the experienced viewer extracted this essence he could switch off his set and go to bed, where simply by adding a generous amount of mental hot water he could turn it into a full-length feature, creating what I've lately come to think of as the Instant Movie, a potion that can be consumed in two or three fast gulps just before sleep."''
-->-- '''Thomas Meehan''', "Add Hot Water; Serves Fourteen Million"

->''"''Film/{{Armageddon}} ''reportedly used the services of nine writers. Why did it need any? The dialogue is either shouted one-liners or romantic drivel. ''"It's gonna blow!"'' is used so many times, I wonder if every single writer used it once, and then sat back from his word processor with a contented smile on his face, another day's work done... Characters in this movie actually say: ''"I wanted to say--[[TastesLikeDiabetes that I'm sorry]],"'' ''"We're [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind not leaving them behind!]]"'' ''"Guys--[[TickingClock the clock is ticking!]]"'' and ''"This has turned into [[ShapedLikeItself a surrealistic nightmare!]]"''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''


[[folder:Video Games]]



[[folder: no, that's the zombies ]]

-->-- [[BathroomStallGraffiti Competing graffiti]], ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''

-->-- '''[[NoIndoorVoice Mr. Torgue]]''', ''{{Videogame/Borderlands 2}}''

[[folder:Web Animation]]

->''"Duty bound, the game plot can't do more than go through [[StrictlyFormula the usual motions]]: Ganondorf wants to steal the Triforces of Courage and Wisdom, held respectively by Link and Princess Zelda, Princess Zelda being some kind of embodiment of 'wisdom'--which explains why she thinks she can pull [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime that Sheik bullshit]] a ''second'' time and no one will figure it out.\\\
Still, I enjoyed the story mode, mainly because [[{{Narm}} it kept making me laugh]]. Like at the start, Zelda's mooning about the castle going: ''[='=]Oh If only we could find the new incarnation of the hero?[='=]'' and then walks out into the courtyard and Link is literally the first person she sees. Well, ''that'' was [[ForegoneConclusion easier than usual]]!\\\
Or when Link bursts into the stronghold of the villainess and finds it plastered in pictures of his face like a member of [[BoyBand Boyzone]] walking into a teenage girl's bedroom.\\\
Then a boss shows up that I should by rights been able to wipe the floor with, but the cutscene had to [[CutsceneIncompetence pretend I was in real trouble]] until a bunch of secondary characters showed up, and Link could learn that friendship was the TRUE strength! Also known as '[[CareBearStare standard hackneyed epiphany #6]]'."''
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->''"If the cheap gray suit doesn't tip you off to [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Walken's]] chosen profession, he helpfully waves around the empty coffee cup of [[AndAnotherThing the Shopworn But Still Wily Police Detective.]] I'm surprised he doesn't take a flask from his coat pocket and fill the cup."''
-->-- '''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' on ''{{Film/Gigli}}''

->''"One day this hot babe shows up and is like, 'Yo. Hercules. My dad, JohnHurt, is getting totally douched by this warlord. We'll pay you mad gold nuggets if you come help. Also, centaurs are real.' So Hercules is like fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine, even though Hercules is getting too old for this shit, and they bop over to Thrace in their hero-chariots to do John Hurt a solid...Of course John Hurt immediately looks at the girl one and goes, 'I fear that the task ahead might not be suitable for a woman,' so she's like oh yeah? BOOSH. And she shoots an arrow really good. And John Hurt's eyebrows are all, 'What sorcery is this!?!? It looks like a woman, but it [[YouGotSpunk acts like a human being, kind of]]!' And Hercules is like [pat, pat] on her widdle head."''
-->--'''[[http://jezebel.com/brett-ratners-hercules-is-bullshit-and-i-will-never-for-1611083867 Lindy West]]''', "Brett Ratner's ''[[{{Film/Hercules2014}} Hercules]]'' Is Bullshit and I Will Never Forgive Him"

->'''David''': Shaq comes home to his sassy grandma and his rambunctious cousin, because literally everything in this movie has to be [[TotallyRadical a ’90s sitcom cliche]].\\
'''Chris''': His little cousin could not be more of a walking cliche if this was [[UncleTomfoolery done on purpose.]] I guarantee you that if you have seen more than, say, five movies in your life, you will be able to predict what this kid is about to say with 100% accuracy.
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-steel-1997-part-one/ on]] ''{{Film/Steel}}''

->''"It’s ironic that a movie based on a superhero who’s power is derived from his imagination is so [[FollowTheLeader derivative and unimaginative]]."''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/green-lantern-martin-campbell-2011/ on]] ''Film/GreenLantern''

->'''Picard:''' Great. I whacked some guy with my rifle and [[BreakableWeapons it broke in half]]... Well, now I have an excuse for yet another contrived scene: [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen hand to hand combat]] with Shinzon. I hope the audience won't think to ask why [[FridgeLogic I don't just pick up a gun from the floor]], since I just killed a whole room full of armed Reman crewmen.
-->--'''[[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Nemesis/Pictorial-4.html Adam Wong]]''' on ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''

->''"The most obvious thing to seize on is the fact that the Doctor’s [[HumanMomNonhumanDad half-human nature]], which is explicitly said to be reflected in his retina structure, is never actually used to affect the Eye of Harmony, which we’re told can [[OnlyTheWorthyMayPass only be opened by human eyes]]. A major revelation about the character, repeated three times throughout the movie, never actually has anything to do with resolving the plot. There’s some evidence that this is something that got lost in successive rewrites -- But it doesn’t actually parse or make any sense... The answer, I think, is the logic that it gets at. [[VoodooShark Its sheer superfluousness within the narrative]] suggests that it’s there for no reason other than that everyone involved thought [[NecessaryWeasel it was the sort of thing that belonged in the script]]. The Doctor/Grace kissing scene is similar: a detail that exists for seemingly no other reason than having an [[SatelliteLoveInterest obligatory romantic subplot]]."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/12/clinging-to-skin-of-this-tiny-little.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]''', "[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie}} The TV Movie]]"

->''"[[{{Prehistoria}} Primitives and giant lizards]], is that all they could come up with for the crew to face on the planet? Scenes of Neelix and Kes surrounded by (ugugug) cavemen are painful to watch, it feels as if we have entered B movie territory and leads to hilariously inept scenes of Chakotay being offered a cavewoman in exchange for his people and Tuvok and company appearing over a ridge with bows and arrows and spears to fight them! Follow that up with scenes of them hiding in a tunnel with a giant lizard ready to eat them and you have to wonder if [Michael] Piller [[TheyJustDidntCare is even bothering anymore]]...The [[ChekhovsVolcano volcano erupting]] is the final straw where this episode tips over from being bad to irredeemable – how many obstacles can they throw at the ''Voyager'' crew whilst they are stranded on the planet? If we had had to endure another week of this there would have been a tidal wave, ravenous pterodactyls and an earthquake! Oh give me strength…"''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/voyager-season-three.html Doc Oho]]''' on ''Star Trek: Voyager'', "Basics"

->''"''Smallville'' is a story you can find many other places, better executed, and without the excess fat. ''Smallville''[='=]s like walking to work when you usually drive. Except [[InsultToRocks it doesn’t get you exercise, and the music sucks]]. By this season, the show’s primary appeal was an opportunity to see these specific actors do scenes we’ve seen better in myriad other media."''
-->--'''''[=ComicsAlliance=]''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-finale/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Finale")

->''"Wolfe has absolutely no character of his own -- he’s one-dimensional to the extreme and made up entirely of [[PermaStubble bad]] [[CowboyCop cop]] [[FairCop clichés]]... If you ever saw a chase scene from ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'', a movie where a guy has to [[BombDisposal disarm a bomb]], or a scene where someone has to [[TheCaper go undercover in a casino]], watch that instead. Nick Wolfe does all those things, and he does it in the most boring way possible. The only fun that can be derived from most of his scenes is [[SerialNumbersFiledOff naming off all the movies his character is ripping off from]] as he speaks."''
-->--''[[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/highlander-the-raven/ The Screamsheet]]'' on ''{{Franchise/Highlander}}: The Raven''

->''"You go through bland cityscapes, [[DownTheDrain sewers]], [[RuinsForRuinsSake dilapidated buildings]] and [[EternalEngine empty factories]]. Many areas are [[CutAndPasteEnvironments reused]] (always raining, always at night). Everything is murky and colorless. There's usually only one right solution to every situation and ''Vampire Rain'' does none of the things his betters do... The game tries to go through the usual motions: a [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic past]], the [[RedShirtArmy wiped out advance team]], the ally that [[TheMole betrays you]] [[AssPull for reasons that make no sense]] and the bad guy with an [[StupidEvil incomprehensible motive]]. The scriptwriters, the animators, the voice actors, no one puts much heart into it, though."''
-->--'''[[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/kusoge/kusoge-vampirerain.htm Paul Chênevert]]''' on ''VideoGame/VampireRain''

->''"Most media outlets praise the game for outrageously mocking every aspect of LosAngeles, but it mocks them without any understanding or tact. If you held a gun to the head of the most secluded Eskimo seal farmer and said, "List California stereotypes," you would not be able to distinguish his list from a ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' Mission FAQ."''\\\
'''Eskimo:''' B-breast implants! Bottled water! T-traffic! '''Please!''' This is no way to write a video game!
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-critics-love-about-gta-v-that-actually-suck/ 5 Things Critics Love About GTAV That Actually Suck]]"

->''"[[Wrestling/RoddyPiper Roddy [Piper]]] and [[Wrestling/JerryLawler Jerry [Lawler]]] proceeded to sleepwalk through every trope and cliché in the wrestling world. Cowardly heel trying to [[DirtyCoward leave the match early?]] Check. Improbable [[KickTheDog ref bump]]? Check. Bad guy reaching into his tights for [[DoubleEntendre a foreign object]]? Check. After an evening full of up-tempo, athletic matches, it was refreshing to see the two veterans effortlessly perform timeless spots. You know what else is refreshing? [[SoWasX A fifteen-minute nap]]. That doesn’t mean anyone wanted to pay admission or a bigger cable bill for it, though."''
-->--'''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/piper-vs-lawler/ "Piper Vs. Lawler"]]

->''"[[DiscreditedTrope The gimmicks are all old.]] [[ManBehindTheMan The enemy who turns out to be a front of the real enemy.]] [[EvilMentor The mentor who turns out to be your enemy.]] [[FaceHeelTurn The companions who turn on you forcing a showdown.]] [[SadisticChoice The companions who make you choose which of them is going to die.]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast The dark secrets of your companions.]] It was innovative in its time, but it's all been done over and over again."''
-->-- [[http://spaceramblings.com/bioware-sucks/ Spaceramblings']] criticism of {{Bioware}}.

->''"There are too many stories about hot elf chicks and poor village boys. Or [[FarmBoy farm boys]], whatever. They all seem to get their [[DoomedHometown villages burned down]] and a [[YouKilledMyFather parent murdered]] here and there by a [[EvilOverlord dark overlord]]. And thus begins another cliche-plot!"''
-->-- '''[[http://hownottorunacomic.comicgenesis.com/d/19940702.html Soap Committee]]''', ''How Not to Run a Comic''


[[folder: Web Video]]

->'''Joe:''' Sometimes, the only way to deal with a madman is ''[[BoxedCrook to send in another madman]].''\\
'''Linkara:''' That's a stupid plan.\\
'''Joe:''' Exactly! ''A stupid plan for a stupid man.''\\
'''Linkara:''' Are you high?!
-->-- ''{{WebVideo/Kickassia}}''

->'''Allison:''' Her father was [[FamilyHonor blamed for the operation's failure!]] My God, I just won Movie Cliche Bingo.\\
'''Cecil''': Damn it, you beat me! All I needed was [[{{Retirony}} Killed Two Days Before Retirement.]]\\
'''Allison:''' ...I mean, I realize [[TropesAreNotBad these are all cliches for a reason]], but they're gleaned from multiple sources; it's not like there's '''one''' movie with '''''ALL''''' of these things -- until now.
-->--''[[Website/TheAgonyBooth Good Bad Flicks]]'' and Creator/AllisonPregler on ''Lethal'' (2005)

->'''Mall Santa:''' I'm [[ThatOneCase not a detective anymore.]]\\
'''Jack:''' ''(watching)'' This is henceforth called ''Everything!: The Movie''.
-->-- ''[[WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst Best of the Worst]] Christmas Special'' on ''{{Film/Elves}}''

->'''OOC''': I mean, this film.....they couldn't be bothered writing an original script, so, Cliche #1: [[DirtyOldWoman a really old woman swearing.]]\\
'''Jay''': You can either swear [[OneOfTheKids or you can rap]].\\
'''OOC''': Correct. And she does both, but in [[Film/TheWeddingSinger different movies]].
-->--''WebVideo/OSWReview'' on ''Film/ReadyToRumble''

->At this point the turbolift opens, revealing [[CowboyCop an cop-on-the-edge who doesn't play by the rules]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive a greedy corporate big-wig]] looking to get rich by poisoning the water supply, and a skinny black guy whose job it is to say [[UncleTomFoolery 'Dayymn!' and refer to 'My black ass!']]
-->-- '''{{Website/SFDebris}}''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Twisted"

->''"Here's what 'Fancy' is about: She's fan-''say''. She spends money and is attractive. That's basically every rap song from the past 10 years-- minus all the parts that are threatening, ugly, dangerous, witty or interesting... Minimalist beat, dark tone, trashy vibe; this is fancy in the same way as a 'Fancy Ketchup' packet from [=McDonald's=]."''
-->--'''ToddInTheShadows''' on Music/IggyAzalea's "Fancy"

->''"The music. It's just one loop. One single piece of music that plays over the whole fuckin' game. It's the most cliche horror music they could have found. You recognize it, [[StandardSnippet it's that famous Bach composition]]; y'know, the one everyone thinks is from ''Dracula''. [[IncessantMusicMadness Once you've heard it for a half-hour straight]], you get sick of it. Fortunately, you have the option to turn the music off--but you have to turn it off at ''the right time'' when they're isn't a note playing, or else, it '''[[SensoryAbuse sustains]]''' it!"''
-->--'''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''' on ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' for Sega Genesis

->''"It's a jumbled collection of horror movie references and a throwback to [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 RE4's]] gameplay (which is ironically [[StrictlyFormula not that uncommon these days]]). A lot of things that 'worked before' got thrown in a blender. The final game is this messy cliche-smoothie. The good ideas that got thrown in are ruined by just how worn-out this whole ride is.\\\
It's not uninteresting because it's bad and I hate it, because I ''don't'' think it's bad; I think it's derivative as hell. I've been there. I've done that. And it was better the first time...The law of diminishing returns is, after all, the law."''
-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCmmYF4rOwo George Weidman]]''' on ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin''

->''"It has an orphan, a dame, and a rusty old fighter nobody believed in, and damned if it doesn’t play every terrible cliché completely straight."''
-->-- [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/real-steel,62913/ Onion A.V. Club]], on [[RealSteel Real Steel]]