Movies are often formulaic and follow a certain structure. Generally, this can still make a film enjoyable provided that a fresh spin is taken, the characters have depth and it is a well crafted tale. There are many clichés that are relied on heavily in film, however, and these are overused and often leave the audience feeling cheated. Unless a parody, when clichés are used it is a sign of lazy writing and the film instantly loses credibility. Certain genres are notorious for relying on clichés, leaving cinema goers around the world rolling their eyes and shaking their heads.
10. Murder Misdirection
Seen heavily in Western’s and action films, the murder misdirection is a simple cliché that filmmakers can use to toy with the emotions of the audience without having to put too much thought into it. The cliché sees two characters (usually the hero and villain) in close proximity with guns pointed at each other, meaning that either could die at any given moment. The camera will then frame the shot so that the guns cannot be seen, and a shot will be heard. It will not be clear who has been shot from their reactions, and then suddenly a third character will be shown holding a smoking gun before revealing that the bad guy has been shot. The audience used to gasp when the shot was heard, as for as a moment it is unclear what has happened, but this has now become predictable and overused.http://worldofentertainment.info/2015/06/08/pauls-favorite-films-number-22/ Source: Worldofentertainment.info