Many of the trends previously targeted within the Pet Hates column here at For A Few Movies More have generally been annoyances that most film fans would be able to attest to being aggravated by at some point or another. They’re the universally criticized flaws plaguing enough films that they in themselves have become a collection of tired and frustrating clichés. But once in a while, you come across a personal pet hate that doesn’t just reach inside you and flicks your aggravation switch, but instead twists and turns it until you reach breaking point. But what makes some of these personal cinematic frustrations so unique is that while it’s easy for them to get under your skin, when it comes time to vent about the personal displeasure this certain aspect had upon your movie watching experience, you soon come to the shocking realisation that nobody else shares the same enthusiastic frustration for this particular element as you. In fact, nobody else even appeared to notice it. And no matter how passionately you may try and convince anything with a pair of ears within your vicinity of why exactly this single apparent flaw is so troublesome, all parties are unperturbed and completely dismissive of your apparent wild claims.
The above perfectly sums up my addition to this week’s Pet Hates column, an irritation I’ve carried around during recent years that would vanish if I could just find somebody who shares the same viewpoint as me. It’s a trend being progressively utilised more and more commonly in a wide range of film genres much to my dismay, a thorn in my side that doesn’t precisely ruin any given film, but does still manage to take me out of any movie I’m watching temporarily due to its jarring nature. So what is this ever so mysterious aggravation that has driven me to the brink of mild annoyance? Well in case you somehow missed the giant heading at the top of the page reading Pet Hates – CGI Blood, then drum roll please…. It’s CGI blood!
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