Finally, I’ve had enough of big budget Hollywood films demonstrating the same old cliches. I’ve posted the following on my blog, and I would welcome comments and your own views on the subject (on the blog, ideally, though by all means double post here).
cliches in plot i can agree with you on - although the success of films such as the expendables would suggest that we actually like our movies / stories to have a core familiarity from time to time. i,m not as convinced by the linguistist cliche, though. this great language was built on colorful metaphors that transcended into idiom.