overly long title sequences. let's say the film is about factory workers, there will be a 5 minute opening where we see them working and close up shots of the machines while music plays and the actors names appear on screen, one by one.
i know it's supposed to be "setting the tone" but as soon as one begins i just know i have to spend the next 5 minutes bored. yeah ok they work in a factory, let's fucking get on with it. i'm not that impatient with films, i generally have a good tolerance for cinematic indulgence, but this one's annoying because it's less indulgent, more lazy.