Ha! You thought I had fallen, didn’t you!


Guy jumps from a tall building. Everybody thinks he smashed on the floor. Nothing happens for one, two, three seconds, and suddenly… voilà! He appears again, alive and kicking! Because, you know, he landed on a flying car/gryphon/magic carpet/gigantic eagle! Have you ever seen that on a movie? Well, I have seen it not once, but FOUR TIMES! Yeah, it’s incredible that so specific scenes like this become clichés.

1) Back to the Future II

Biff has put Marty in a horrible dilemma: he whether dies being shot in the head or dies throwing himself from the rooftop. What Biff doesn’t know is that there’s a third option: jumping on a flying DeLorean! Guess which option Marty chose 😛

2) Prince Caspian

Edmund is unarmed and confronting two stronger men who do have swords. There’s no chance for poor Edmund, is it? Goodbye cruel world, it’s better if I jump from this very tall tower… and it’s even better if I land on a friendly gryphon! (BTW, I’m sorry for the awful quality of the video).

3) Aladdin

When Aladdin realizes Jasmine is out of his league, he kind of gives up and throws himself from the balcony of her room. NOO!!!, Jasmine cries. What, what? Aladdin answers, as if the most common thing in the world had just happened. How… how are you doing that? Oh, you know… I’ve got a magic carpet, no big deal.

4) The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

When I was watching The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010), I saw once again, a guy jumping from a skyscraper. This time I already knew what was going to happen, and after a huge eagle appeared with the man on its back, my brother told me: Hey, another one for your blog! So here it is 🙂 Unfortunately, with no video this time. Couldn’t find any :/

And that’s it for now… But as always, you know that you can tell us about other movies (or series, or books, or whatever) in which this cliché appears (BTW, is it also in Lord of the Rings?).

9 Responses to Ha! You thought I had fallen, didn’t you!

  1. Pingback: What a cliché! – Ha! You thought I had fallen, didn’t you! | Glutton for books, movies & series

  2. Julieta says:

    ha ha ha! It’s great, girls; you’re so right! Thanks for pointing it out!

  3. Ipodman says:

    Mos recently… Green Lantern… in fact Green Lantern is full of this kind of cliched jokes…

  4. Ben says:

    Oh yes. I recognized this-kind-of scene in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Frankly speaking though, I guess all of the movie scenes and technique are already cliche if you speak of them being repeated twice or thrice. :]

    Thanks for the post :]

    • fictionworms says:

      Mmm, I wouldn’t say ALL of them, but it is true that many are repeated… Anyway, I just try to point out those that I recognise more often.

      You are welcome 🙂

  5. Mark says:

    Ha ha, really made me laugh. I actually love these kinda cliched jokes!

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