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

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by rdawson808, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Zooming into a photo and pressing a big button that says sharpen.

    Remember the scene in Super Troopers?
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Remember the scene in Super Troopers?

    *click click click* "Enhance"
    *click click click* "Enhance"
    *click click click* "Enhance"
    *click click click* "Enhance"


    [​IMG]
     


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    Teacher Senior member

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    Passwords are always visible when typed (rather than obscured with **** etc.). In huge fonts no less. The most sensitive government databases are always connected to the internet, and can be queried with simple english statements.
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    I love these too. I also love the fact that the CEO of a megacorporation -- who's also usually an evil genius -- uses his dog's name or his pet name for his secretary as his password...and the good guys get it on the third guess:

    "Wait. Try..."

    (dramatic pause)

    "...'fluffyblossom!'"

    (the screen proceeds to light up with dramatic announcements that 'fluffyblossom' is the password)
     


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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    This thread is currently annoying me because ever since it's been posted, I've been racking my brain for this one movie that always annoys me because it doesn't make any sense, but I simply can't remember what movie it is.
     


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    What about Bloodsport? Some guy who is in the American military, was raised by a Asian-American family from the time he was a child, and yet speaks with a weird Belgian accent. Makes no fucking sense.
     


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    I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but what about every scene in every action movie ever made, where the hero is being fired upon by the evil villian's entire security force...and kills them all with just a handgun, one shot per bad guy, while never getting hit. Bullets pinging off everything in the background, but the hero can magically dance through all the bullets, or at least crouch below them [​IMG] Makes me think of I, Robot in the final scene where Will and the girl shut down the computer in the glass skyscraper, with 100's of robots attacking them. Or when bad guys all stand in a circle around the hero, and attack the hero one at a time, giving the hero time to defeat them all with a knee to the groin or swift kick to the face. One more, NO ONE ever takes headshots in movies! Shit, in real life, they don't either! Anyone seen the North Hollywood bank shooutout back in the 90's? Now I'm not into guns, and I don't know how hard it is to shoot someone's head, but still...a small bullet-prrof vest conveniently takes all the rounds, which the hero then removes before the final battle.
     


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    Reminds me of that movie with Owen Wilson where he's an airplane pilot that gets shot down in Serbia and he single handedly defeats the entire Serbian army.
     


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    What about Bloodsport? Some guy who is in the American military, was raised by a Asian-American family from the time he was a child, and yet speaks with a weird Belgian accent. Makes no fucking sense.

    Evidently, that bothers you more than the fact that Sean Connery has been an Englishman, a Russian, a Spaniard-cum-Egyptian, an Irishman (twice), and an American (I think), all with the same Scottish accent.
     


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    One more, NO ONE ever takes headshots in movies! Shit, in real life, they don't either! Anyone seen the North Hollywood bank shooutout back in the 90's? Now I'm not into guns, and I don't know how hard it is to shoot someone's head, but still...a small bullet-prrof vest conveniently takes all the rounds, which the hero then removes before the final battle.


    It's true. Police and military are trained to aim for the torso at all times. The head and limbs are much smaller (of course) and they move.
     


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    Anything that has to do with nuclear power, reactors, weapons, will, 99.9% of the time, fuck it up beyond savings.

    K19 Widowmaker couldn't even get the hiroshima yeild correct.
     


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    What about Bloodsport? Some guy who is in the American military, was raised by a Asian-American family from the time he was a child, and yet speaks with a weird Belgian accent. Makes no fucking sense.

    how about a cyborg from the future that was sent to the 80s, 90s and 00s with a thick Austrian accent? you'd think they'd fix that language chip up first or you think they realize they're sending the cyborg to Anytown, America instead of Baden, Austria.
     


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    how about a cyborg from the future that was sent to the 80s, 90s and 00s with a thick Austrian accent? you'd think they'd fix that language chip up first or you think they realize they're sending the cyborg to Anytown, America instead of Baden, Austria.

    Duh, everyone knows that computers speak with a German accent.
     


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    how about a cyborg from the future that was sent to the 80s, 90s and 00s with a thick Austrian accent? you'd think they'd fix that language chip up first or you think they realize they're sending the cyborg to Anytown, America instead of Baden, Austria.

    They tried to explain this in one of the deleted scenes in T3, where the voice was based off of one of the designers.

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    I have gotten to accept pretty much all movies are totally unrealistic, but it used to bug me

    pretty much all action movies have unrealistic shootouts

    when people fire bazookas indoors, or with something/someone behind them

    most explosions in movies are made with liquid fuel - they don't look like real explosions

    as somebody said - when people light up gastanks with a pistol shot

    pet peeve - in die hard two, why didn't they just use the radio from an ariplane on the ground?

    survalance in pretty much every movie ever made is crap.

    pretty much every movie about intellegence - they simply ignore all the hard work of intellegence and either "buy" the intellegence from some private company or some friend or geek gives them the information, no attempt to explain where the information came from
     


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    Evidently, that bothers you more than the fact that Sean Connery has been an Englishman, a Russian, a Spaniard-cum-Egyptian, an Irishman (twice), and an American (I think), all with the same Scottish accent.

    No, just never thought about it.
     


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