or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › Factual errors/dumb stuff in movies that really ruin it for you
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Factual errors/dumb stuff in movies that really ruin it for you - Page 15

post #211 of 246
^^^

and for the 'knuckle puck', the fact that somebody had the time on the ice w/o moving around to set the puck up on edge and nobody got in the way to block, check, take the puck, etc. And the suggestion that a 'knuckle puck' is infinitely harder than a flat-puck slap shot, when in reality they're quite a bit slower but are tricky to stop because they don't take a normal trajectory (both in the air and bouncing around on the ice)
post #212 of 246
Also in the shootout, the crowd waits to see the goalie drop the puck out of the glove, as if they needed to confirm it was in the glove. Where else would it be?
post #213 of 246
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but it really annoys me that only one of the three minis in the Italian Job is a Cooper S, despite that they are all equally fast.
post #214 of 246
This seems to have played out, but for years the obligatory helicopter scenes in an action movie would have a hovering helicopter suddenly appear (often from below) right in front of someone who is on top of a building or near the edge of a dropoff.

Two problems with this:
1. You never hear the helicopter until it is right there in the frame. Hint: They are loud.
2. As a pilot, high hover is the last place you want to be.
post #215 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
1. You never hear the helicopter until it is right there in the frame. Hint: They are loud.

we already had this, and as an ex-soldier I can approve there are situations when you don't hear them.

we had this already?
IMPORTANT NOTICE: No media files are hosted on these forums. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website. We can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later.       I AGREE

TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags.
post #216 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but it really annoys me that only one of the three minis in the Italian Job is a Cooper S, despite that they are all equally fast.

In older shows/movies cars are often stopped by hovering a helicopter in front of it.
post #217 of 246
Shawn Bradley contributing talent to the Monstars in Space Jam.
post #218 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by coldarchon View Post
we already had this, and as an ex-soldier I can approve there are situations when you don't hear them.

As a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot I am wondering what kind of helicopter is silent.
post #219 of 246
that's not even the worst helicopter related offense in the movies, not when i've seen many movies where pilots use their rotor blades to chop all kinds of shit up one more thing, and Family Guy did cover this btw - - why the fuck can't Imperial Stormtroopers hit anything with their laser blasters? so here's what we know - 1. they are all cloned from the baddest killing machine in the known universe - Jango Fett (amirite?) 2. they literally spend their whole lives (from birth!) training as elite soldiers 3. lasers are very accurate. much more so than say, bullets and they cannot hit a girl with a danish pastry hairstyle, a lumbering seven foot beast, and a doddering old man?!?!?
post #220 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post
that's not even the worst helicopter related offense in the movies, not when i've seen many movies where pilots use their rotor blades to chop all kinds of shit up


one more thing, and Family Guy did cover this btw - - why the fuck can't Imperial Stormtroopers hit anything with their laser blasters? so here's what we know -

1. they are all cloned from the baddest killing machine in the known universe - Jango Fett (amirite?)
2. they literally spend their whole lives (from birth!) training as elite soldiers
3. lasers are very accurate. much more so than say, bullets

and they cannot hit a girl with a danish pastry hairstyle, a lumbering seven foot beast, and a doddering old man?!?!?


And why the fuck do they wear all that armor if even a glancing shot from a blaster kills them anyway?
post #221 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
As a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot I am wondering what kind of helicopter is silent.

actually I was referring to "situations", as there are some angles depending on the direction, speed and trim, where you will only hear a helicopter if some obstacles behind it reflect the sound waves. But as you were asking for a slient copter:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: No media files are hosted on these forums. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website. We can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later.       I AGREE

TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags.
post #222 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post
Yeah, and when they do arrive here after traveling millions of light years, they use their mind-bogglingly advanced machine replication technology to transform themselves into a fucking Pontiac Solstice

That's because that's the last piece of shit you'd expect to turn into a robot. Haha.
post #223 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
Written by a pedantic prick, I'm sure. Like most things in wikipedia
Well, I feel insulted, as I am a pedantic prick. I however, learned the difference between clip and magazine from my uncle, a retired US army ranger. and little annoys me more by the so-called "Hollywood" magazine. After 8 rounds, the en-Bloc clip of an M1 Garand Rifle is expelled from the internal magazine, not 12, Band of Brothers (or any other war movie).
post #224 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post
that's not even the worst helicopter related offense in the movies, not when i've seen many movies where pilots use their rotor blades to chop all kinds of shit up one more thing, and Family Guy did cover this btw - - why the fuck can't Imperial Stormtroopers hit anything with their laser blasters? so here's what we know - 1. they are all cloned from the baddest killing machine in the known universe - Jango Fett (amirite?) 2. they literally spend their whole lives (from birth!) training as elite soldiers 3. lasers are very accurate. much more so than say, bullets and they cannot hit a girl with a danish pastry hairstyle, a lumbering seven foot beast, and a doddering old man?!?!?
Ummm, The Force?
Quote:
Originally Posted by munchausen View Post
Interesting. Love the final swordfight in that movie. It amuses me that in movies you can go to a bar and order "a beer" and they don't ask what kind. Even the shitty bars in Podunk have at least a few different brands.
Sadly most Izakaya around here only have one beer on tap and nothing in bottles. So really to order a beer you just say "nama" or draft.
post #225 of 246
prolonged death scenes for main characters, specially characters who went into battle and killed countless extras with a single blow from his weapon and they all die instantly and when its time for them to go, they get hundreds of bullets pumped into them or thousands of slashes from a sword and yet they get to see the battle end and even make an impromptu final speech.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Entertainment and Culture
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › Factual errors/dumb stuff in movies that really ruin it for you