I don’t think that there are many people out there who in fact love Voice Over Narrations over everything else. Each film book I read dealt with this story device and in each one “complained” about it. And some movies even get their voice over narration cut out as in BLADE RUNNER.

Nevertheless you stumble over it again and again. I can understand why it is used but in my eyes it has some problems too big to be used at all.

The Beauty of Voice Over Narration

Let us be frank: a voice over narration is really easy to write (and perhaps to direct). The screenwriter doesn’t have to think very much about the visuals and can simply show one or many characters do unimportant stuff on screen while the narrator talks