Things I _don’t_ wanna see anymore in movies/shows (11)

Go alone / Don’t tell anyone about it

Both of them could justify an entry, but I will combine them, because they occur together most of the time anyway. And they are really similar. Not just when it comes to their level of annoyance.

An entire team of highly trained specialists is working around the clock, they have only one goal they care about: find the culprit in time to save the world! Or simply to bring him to justice, whatever. For a reason that’s just unimportant, it has to happen NOW. Now, for one reason or another, a single character will learn the identity of the target. Be it by accident, stumbling over a clue, or because the hunted one is forced to make a sudden move – already knowing everything, the hero, or a friend/associate of the hero, will go to confront the perpetrator. Alone. Even if he is surrounded by henchmen and can hardly leave the room without bumping into them, it will be ALONE.
Completely ignoring the fact, that all of his specialist-buddies do nothing except trying to learn this truth, that they were only written and invented for this very cause.
Often, the stupid-acting character will even have his partners on the phone and just hang up, not giving a single thought to sharing the new evidence/information. Coffins only offer space for one!
Sure, now the bad guy can kill the one person knowing everything and stay in hiding. The story is not over yet.
Maybe “the confronter” (could become a series title; one stupid character killed of every episode – guaranteed) will even have additional drawbacks to deal with (besides being dumb), like sitting in a wheel chair, or being infected with a pathogen from a bio weapon (yes, fantastic move Jack, to go and confront Tony alone)… Things that just scream do it alone, don’t tell anything to anyone, your chances of succeeding are really, really high…


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