Filipino Tropers, UNITE!:
edited 2nd Mar '12 4:04:41 AM by judasmartel
edited 14th Mar '12 3:39:32 AM by eternalNoob
edited 23rd Mar '12 6:13:34 AM by eternalNoob
- Better quality of teaching. The teachers should know better to think of everyday applications of the lessons they teach rather than saying "this is needed for the next level" kind of BS and playing God all the goddamn time. And oh, recent studies show that it is actually necessary for the students to get F's now and then get the A's later. Too bad the current system only rewards God Mode Sues so the everyman gets demotivated to do better.
- More jobs for senior high school graduates. I mean come on, a college degree necessary for janitry jobs?
- A system similar to the one used in the UK. Let's say everyone in middle school starts off with the same subjects or they can at least choose a minimum number of subjects to take. Students can't take the next level of the subject if they can't pass the lower-level one. Its benefits are thus:
- The Scrubs can get both the desired and necessary subjects to get the simple yet high-paying jobs, and then the “Stop Having Fun” Guys can try get as many A's as they like in order to get into university studies the masses won't even bother unless necessary, which is something really needed as a Bragging Rights Reward.
- It keeps Math and Science from going Broken Record and instead give focus on what is really needed to survive in Real Life such as school clubs *, home economics * gym class *, English grammar and technical writing.
edited 24th Mar '12 8:32:51 AM by judasmartel
edited 24th Mar '12 10:52:59 PM by Sharysa
edited 24th Mar '12 11:08:59 PM by judasmartel
edited 27th Mar '12 12:42:24 AM by judasmartel
- The Hero is always a Badass on a quest for revenge. He might be a downright Nice Guy, a Super Cop, Loveable Rogue, or just plain be like Robinhood, fighting monsters For Great Justice, but he always suffers from Perpetual Poverty.
- The Hero falls in Love at First Sight of his Love Interest. While Filipino action movies are all about the hero kicking the baddies' asses every goddamn time, it also has romance on the side. The pair is almost always The Beautiful People, because Beauty Equals Goodness.
- The Love Interest is always an Ingenue, a Yamato Nadeshiko, a Tsundere, or a borderline Yandere.
- The Hero is almost always a Chick Magnet, to the extent that a normally Spoiled Sweet Love Interest turns and unleashes her dark side.
- If the Hero is a Super Cop, he's often a family man with a Yamato Nadeshiko wife who suddenly turns into a Tsundere once he discovers her husband's hidden harem.
- If The Hero is a Loveable Rogue on his quest for revenge, he makes it a point to show the audience that All Girls Want Bad Boys.
- The Lancer is almost often the Plucky Comic Relief, and he also serves as a distraction for her wife so she doesn't discover his hidden harem. In the event that The Lancer is an older friend or relative of the hero, he may act as his butler or The Obi-Wan.
- The Big Bad is often a Smug Snake Magnificent Rich Bastard. He might be a Villain with Good Publicity, an Evil Overlord, or a Corrupt Corporate Executive, but they sure are experts in puppy-kicking. Bonus points if he's Hellbent For Leather, even during hot weather.
- If the Big Bad is an Evil Overlord, expect his Dragon to become The Rival.
- The leading lady is often younger than the Hero, like 20 years younger.
- The Hero can rely on his Good Old Fisticuffs, too. The basic technique is evade, parry then punch. Evade, parry, then punch. Repeat that until all the mooks are down. Bonus points if the hero does the Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs at the last mook, especially if the hero is played by Fernando Poe, Jr.
- In the middle of movie, there would definitely be a trip to the country. A calm before the storm, before the asskicking begins.
- Most of the hero's crew almost always perform a dance with coconut trees at the background in the Beach Episode.
- That obligatory sex scene before the big battle. The Love Interest sure is incorruptibly pure, but you probably didn't think she's that good in bed.
- The final battle always takes place in an Abandoned Warehouse or the Big Bad's Big Fancy House. Justified as the hero needs a large space to mow down the Mooks with impunity.
- The death of a loved one drives the hero into an unstoppable Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Bonus points if the hero calls his beloved's name as he/she dies.
- The fight is always a hundred against one. The main reason why the hero doesn't die is that the mooks don't come to him all at once, and the Mooks are top-notch graduates of the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy. The hero has nine lives, he can One-Hit Kill them one by one, even at impossible firing angles.
- Turns out The Chick has Improbable Aiming Skills as well. She can shoot down mooks with deadly accuracy when she needs to, even when she have never held a gun all her life. After all, if the hero has nine lives, she has twice that.
- The Hero and the Big Bad often engage in a Ham-to-Ham Combat Like an Old Married Couple.
- The Good Guys Always Win. Do we even need to ask?
- On the event that The Bad Guy Wins though, the hero almost often takes the main villain with him or the Big Bad himself will get hit by Laser-Guided Karma.
- Law enforcement always arrives at the crime scene late, unless the hero is a Super Cop leading The Cavalry. Double Subverted if said Super Cop Hero's back-up arrives late.
edited 22nd Apr '12 9:04:45 PM by judasmartel