An unnecessary voiceover is a narrative device in Tiradesverse movies where a character--usually the main protagonist? of the film--starts narrating exposition over an establishing shot for absolutely no reason. These are commonly done when it is painfully obvious that the director and scriptwriter have no idea how to actually show something happening and have to tell you what the characters have done, are doing, will do, or want to do.
The number one rule of cinema: Show, don't tell.
Examples in the TiradesverseEdit
- The Legend of Chun-Li
- The Last Airbender - Literally the entire movie was voiceover exposition
- Optimus Prime's narration in all of the movies that shall not be named.
- Highlander: The Source
- Howard the Duck
- Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
- An Easter Bunny Puppy
- Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
- Jem and the Holograms
- Twilight: Eclipse
- The Spirit
- Fun in Balloon Land