Larkmarn on Jul 11th 2018 at 11:15:33 AM
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Larkmarn on Jul 15th 2018 at 6:40:06 AM
Page Type: trope
Need an easy way to show that the villains are on the move, approaching the heroes? Simply show them on the road. But how do you show that these are villains on the move? Easy enough, put them in a bunch of black SUVs with windows tinted black following each other in a single file. Maybe throw in some sweeping aerial shots to show movement, but right here is a recipe for an ominous convoy that's on its way to mess people up. Possibly throw in a handful of Faceless Goons on motorcycles to round out the convoy.
It makes for a striking visual and easy shorthand to inform viewers of who is on the move even if we don't know who is actually in the cars, even though there's always a bit of Fridge Logic about how they never hit traffic and manage to follow each other so easily.
- In Deadpool, Deadpool easily spots Big Bad Ajax's convoy of blacl SUVs and motorcycle escorts down a highway. As Deadpool knows he's in a movie, he may be familiar enough with tropes to know an evil convoy when he sees one.
- A frequent sin in Cinemasins, which frequently points out the predictability of these evil convoys of tailgating black SUVs, providing the page quote.
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