This list examines some of the worst trends in genre film. Genre movies are like the economy and teenagers’ clothing - there’s always a new trend. Usually a film will come along and do something cool like make a funny zombie movie that’s also poignant, and the next thing you know, zombies are in every movie for the next ten years.
Genre film trends aren’t new. Filmmakers have been trying to copy the success of popular films as long as there have been movies. Sometimes trends are cool, like when superhero films started taking their characters seriously, kicking off a new wave of great spandex-clad heroes onscreen. By now, though, it's exhausting to watch Wolverine skulk around and have feelings.About every five years, a new trend comes along and bursts the last bubble. Some of the worst trends in fantasy movies don’t even start out bad, but after years of being beaten over the head with vampires or landmarks being destroyed, people start getting tired of the same thing. Even if you love a particular genre trend, it’s okay when they pass out of fashion, because you know they’ll always come back stronger than ever. Vote up the worst trends in genre film, the ones you hope burn out soon and don't come back anytime soon.