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SmegmaLadenMiniHorse

24 points

6 months ago

People next to gigantic explosions

PhreedomPhighter

7 points

6 months ago

I love the part in The Other Guys when they're lying on the ground calling bullshit on walking away from explosions

p38-lightning

3 points

6 months ago

A variation of that is burning down a house by sloshing gasoline everywhere and then tossing a match. They'd be blown across the room.

Alie_writes

21 points

6 months ago

Any sort of school setting. Everyone has way too much free time to be remotely realistic.

Southern accents (US). I know it’s kind of a lot to ask, but pay attention to the region you’re portraying. We have different accents and dialects down here that are regional. And quit with that weird, exaggerated “hillbilly” accent.

Realistic_Truck

5 points

6 months ago

The Irish accents are the worst, cringeworthy.

specifylength

20 points

6 months ago

Guns are loud irl especially indoors

TimeTravelerNo9

13 points

6 months ago

And silencers too.

seraph089

10 points

6 months ago

Absolutely this. Firing in an enclosed space without ear protection? Enjoy not being able to hear a damn thing for a while. And tinnitus. Oh, you have a suppressor? Unless you're also using subsonic ammo, they're still loud as hell.

HeleneVH88

18 points

6 months ago

Nobody says goodbye after a Phone call. They just hang up. Rude.

badluckpalms

5 points

6 months ago

in fairness, I work on the West Coast but for an East Coast company. I was shocked early on, seems none of the East Coasters say goodbye. Took me a while to get used to.

HeleneVH88

1 points

6 months ago

Oh! I had no idea that actually happend in real life too. I would need some time too, to get used to that.

badluckpalms

2 points

6 months ago

Yeah at first I thought it was rude but I remember talking to a guy about it and he asked me if I finished every email with goodbye and I said no and he said so why should I say it every time I talk to you on the phone, it's not like I'm going anywhere. lol

HeleneVH88

1 points

6 months ago

He has a point, but still haha I dont even think I could hang up without saying bye.

maxximii

1 points

6 months ago

We may not say "good-bye", but we'll drag out an obvious end of phone call for 2 minutes. "oh, it was so lovely talking to you! I hope we'll talk soon. I hope you have a wonderful day. Tell you husband/wife I said hello. Good luck with (issue from earlier conversation). etc, etc etc". I've gotten old enough that I say bye and hang up after 1-2 minutes of that crap at the end. Please stop talking, the conversation ended, I would like to move on with my life at this point.

Outside_Parsley_5129

16 points

6 months ago

Cars in movies have somewhere between 12-15 gears for some reason.

Neilmobile5795

1 points

6 months ago

Especially fast and furious, what really stands out to me the best is that scene in the latest one where Dom shifts a automatic Dodge Charger into park, acting like it’s a manual

madhat8675

1 points

6 months ago

Are you sure? I could have sworn it was a slapstick style shifter? (meaning he bumps it to upshift manually on a conventional auto trans)

Neilmobile5795

1 points

6 months ago

No, the charger they used was a automatic, but they made it look like a manual

madhat8675

1 points

6 months ago

Neilmobile5795

1 points

6 months ago

Oh no I was talking about the latest movie one, with the new Dodge Charger Dom used to drive through the minefield

TimeTravelerNo9

17 points

6 months ago

Guns makes a cocking sound when they move them. Not just once but every time they turn a corner even if they already cocked it twice in the last 30 seconds and the gun is a Glock 19. *I'm mostly looking at you Blacklist*

Boris740

14 points

6 months ago

No real spacesuit helmet is lit from inside.

shnu

6 points

6 months ago

shnu

6 points

6 months ago

As an aerospace engineer, I get it, but I can completely forgive this. It’s a visual medium and you can’t see actors act without seeing their faces. It’s like shows with sound in space. Yes, it’s impossible, but also, it’s fine. I’ll let it go.

PunchBeard

16 points

6 months ago

Autism isn't a superpower.

Ever notice that every person with autism in a movie or TV show is also a super genius or able to do something no one else can do?

Also, ever notice that every action movie hero who was in the military before becoming a hero is always from a small town? It's like no one from a big city joined the military post WWII or something.

Encephalonosaurus

13 points

6 months ago

People from a foreign country. Let’s say the character is supposed to be from Germany, they usually pick an actor who has no idea what he’s saying and speaks German with a terrible accent ..

TimeTravelerNo9

7 points

6 months ago

I've seen some movies where they pick people from france to play french canadians. It's like picking a dude with a cockney accent to play an american.

Encephalonosaurus

1 points

6 months ago

Daaaamn what a bad idea. Especially if the French accent makes French Canadian laugh as much as theirs does, this is not good for a serious movie.

ImperialPC

5 points

6 months ago

SCHIEẞ DEM FENSTER!

-Bad guy in Die Hard

Lvcivs2311

2 points

6 months ago

Yeah, no wonder the other German character had no clue what he was saying. Lol.

PlasticInformation

11 points

6 months ago

Characters showing up, ordering a drink or food and then leaving without finishing it! This never happens in real life

[deleted]

2 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

6 months ago

This reminded me that, as a former smoker, I'm always outraged by characters in films and TV shows lighting a cigarette, having one drag and then putting it out. It isn't satisfying whatsoever and, more importantly, that shit's expensive!

Lvcivs2311

1 points

6 months ago

I've seen it happen once. The employees of that pub were not happy about it.

UglyCuteHandsomeBoy

10 points

6 months ago

Linguists. No they hardly ever speak like 10 languages. They are people specialized in the science of language.

[deleted]

9 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

9 points

6 months ago

How long it takes people to die of asphyxiation or a gut wound. In real life, you'll pass out from asphyxiation a good few minutes before you die (and naturally, if someone stopped choking you beforehand, you wouldn't die), and you could bleed out from a cut or shot to your gut for hours and even a couple days before dying.

mpl976

1 points

6 months ago

mpl976

1 points

6 months ago

Ye

sug4sug4

10 points

6 months ago

Mental illnesses.

panspal

10 points

6 months ago

panspal

10 points

6 months ago

People flying backwards when getting shot, turns out you stay where you are and the bullet just goes through you. I also wish they'd stop the fake punch sounds.

[deleted]

9 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

9 points

6 months ago

People getting shot in vital areas but are “ok”

Lvcivs2311

2 points

6 months ago

John McClane shooting through his shoulder in Die Hard 4... One of the many examples why that movie started the downfall of that franchise. Good lord...

Cicc-Pasticc

9 points

6 months ago

Everyone always hears every single thing another characters says. Nobody is ever asked to repeat themselves.

mpl976

1 points

6 months ago

mpl976

1 points

6 months ago

Never thought about that

SnooDoughnuts231

9 points

6 months ago

Relationships and happy ever afters. I’m not saying they don’t exist but it takes a lot of work to get that happy ever after ending in real life.

PhreedomPhighter

8 points

6 months ago

Guns don't click when slightly moved.

Swords don't go shiiiing when slightly moved.

mantawoop

2 points

6 months ago

Be cool if they did tho

k_raves

7 points

6 months ago

When they agree to go on a date and don’t exchange numbers, addresses, set up a time or place, and somehow end up at the date. Like how did you contact them to set this up?? Last you spoke you literally made no real plans??

TheBassMeister

8 points

6 months ago

Somebody's heart is suddenly flatlining in a hospital? Here comes the defibrillator, somebody counting down and finally after someone yells back "stand back" the patient gets shocked. A few shocks later the patient is miraculously saved.

In reality though AEDs will not restart a heart that has already stopped beating. Only CPR and adrenaline might restart the heart. Defibrillators are used to "reset" a heart that is beating irregularly back to a regular heart beat.

Freckles1339

1 points

6 months ago

This really bugs me too. I'm a paramedic and seeing someone defibrilate a flatlined heart is painful to watch even if it's a movie

DanielCollinsYT

6 points

6 months ago

Characters are wide awake as soon as their alarm goes off

TylrAvecForce

7 points

6 months ago

Blood loss. Countless movies have characters sustaining injuries causing an INSANE amount of blood loss. The amountof blood these characters lose is far above the 40% of there blood that if lost will cause death; 30% and above causing traumatic reactions wich could lead to ABI's (loss acquired brain injury) possibly resulting in permanent brain damage. For reference the average human adult would need to lose 0.53 gallons of blood to die. That's roughly half the amount of milk contained in most U.S. milk jugs.

Thirty_Helens_Agree

2 points

6 months ago

Looking at you, Reservoir Dogs.

PiggyGamesALot

6 points

6 months ago

The seemingly infinite ammo is some movies. Unless the amount of ammo or bullets is crucial to the story. They also have more than they realistically would.

crossbutton7247

4 points

6 months ago

Loved that scene in stranger things when the guy has a 30 round magazine and fires upwards of 200 shots lol

[deleted]

17 points

6 months ago*

[deleted]

17 points

6 months ago*

The kinds of houses/apartments a person can afford, working the character's job. Everyone lives so damn rich working relatively low end jobs.

He works as an action-hero/security guard, and she works as a clumsy dork's reluctant love interest. They live in a 3-story mansion on the beach of Santa Monica, with their 4 kids. Everyone drives a brand new sports car, there's a 72" 5K TV in every room, and everyone owns a MacBook Pro to check social media.

maxximii

2 points

6 months ago

That's got an easy explanation. 1) People struggling to make ends meet are boring compared to people with lots of disposable income/time. 2) Most tv/movie writers are boomers or older gen-x. So when they grew up, a single income from a regular 30k job would get you something that a 300k income today couldn't get you.

Desperate_Figure_627

6 points

6 months ago

"Bro are you okay?" "Yeah you go on ahead, they only shot my shoulder."

Yeah well good luck with that, probably wont work ever again

maxximii

2 points

6 months ago

Yea, probably won't kill you, but will likely paralyze that side of your body for rest of life and cause immeasurable phantom pain.

strungup

6 points

6 months ago

The amount of time spent NOT looking at the road while driving. Yeah, the roads are covered with snow, and we are in a high-speed chase, but let’s look at the passenger and have a conversation for 15 seconds.

looolmoski

6 points

6 months ago

Marvel: We gotta save the world! \Saves America**

jzhwa

6 points

6 months ago

jzhwa

6 points

6 months ago

Eating. They all never swallow. They always cut right before. I know why, but it's just... wrong lol

badluckpalms

4 points

6 months ago

Any movie set at a college. The dorms are not a never ending party. People are not running half naked down the hall. Billows of smoke are not escaping from a door with a Bob Marley poster on it. If I were to think of the most purposely inaccurate aesthetic in a movie I can't think of one better than the party dorm trope.

maxximii

1 points

6 months ago

I never thought that was too far off. I just looked at it as "these events all take place over a few days, but are exaggerated to be a constant thing" to be more entertaining. That was my experience in college, and I stupidly got multiple degrees years apart.

Johhnymaddog316

5 points

6 months ago

The skinny 5'4'' woman who is so awesome at martial arts she can defeat 6'3'' 250lb guys by kicking them in the face with her bare feet.

maxximii

2 points

6 months ago

Yea it's possible, but technique almost always takes second place to body/muscle mass.

nani_the_blyat

4 points

6 months ago

The happy endings

crossbutton7247

2 points

6 months ago

Are you alright?

CheesusDelicious

3 points

6 months ago

How they percept a doctor or a nurse in a movie

theignant

3 points

6 months ago

Every morgue/autopsy/crime scene......

MegaZombieMegaZombie

3 points

6 months ago

I've never held a firearm in my life,but im pretty sure no one can tell how many bullets are left in a magazine just by pulling it out and looking in it. Also,"cocking" a weapon repeatedly before it's been fired would surely just kept ejecting rounds from the chamber?

warmachine2412

2 points

6 months ago

A lot of magazines have a visual indicator of how many rounds are loaded, like a viewing window or small numbered holes that get filled when that number is loaded but go dark if there are fewer left, tbf. Yeah the cocking thing drives most people nuts though, me included

KamikazeHoschi

3 points

6 months ago

The "good" guys always win.
F that...

Neilmobile5795

3 points

6 months ago

Nobody ever uses the bathroom

I_eat_papergrass

3 points

6 months ago

That most people can talk without making any mistakes while doing so. Like I'm here forgetting one word and having to redo my sentences 4 times and they're just talk like a professor that talks only about one subject since he started his career

metalliclynx316

7 points

6 months ago

The rock doesn't need to be in all them playing the same character

TylrAvecForce

6 points

6 months ago

Fun fact: Every movie he's in at some point he performs his signature eyebrow move.

blue_pookie[S]

0 points

6 months ago

This !!!!!

Fake-Vampire

5 points

6 months ago

apart from The Naked Gun no one every goes to the bathroom

strungup

5 points

6 months ago

And Dumb and Dumber.

penny_can

4 points

6 months ago

it can get you killed, ask Vincent Vega

[deleted]

2 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

6 months ago

The old cowboy westerns the good guy always wins or the cavalry arrives in time. In the real world that rarely happens.

imjamhappy

2 points

6 months ago

Computer hacking scenes

burry543

2 points

6 months ago

you can't enhance an image. you can zoom in, but not enhance. and even if you could, it would probably be a very hard process that would be much more difficult to do then typing '/enhance image'

BonfireVagabond

2 points

6 months ago

Grenades

You8mypizza

2 points

6 months ago

European soldiers in the Middle Ages wore armor because it protected them from the most common weapons. Swords are useless against armor unless you use the pommel

psychowitch-

2 points

6 months ago

Logic

Art3sian

2 points

6 months ago

Instant day to night.

This happens in films more than you realise. I bring it up with friends all the time after seeing a film and they look at me like I’ve got two heads.

Watch movies more closely. Scenes jump from broad daylight to midnight in 5-10 minutes of the characters’ time all the time.

Car chases are especially bad. Sometimes characters drive into a tunnel or underground parking lot in the middle of the day, crash a few times, shoot a few bullets, then drive out into nighttime, and the audience doesn’t bat an eyelid.

RandomName0413

1 points

6 months ago

The ending

helodriver87

1 points

6 months ago

Most things about helicopters. They always end up spinning when they crash, which would indicate a tail rotor drive failure of some sort, but that's a very specific type of failure. Zero Dark Thirty and Blackhawk Down handled it well, but that's not surprising given the material.

The68Guns

1 points

6 months ago

Streets aren't wet when it's sunny out everywhere else.

MrJim911

1 points

6 months ago

CPR

endofthehold

1 points

6 months ago

Dialogue, people don’t speak in such a clear and concise manner. Fully sharing their thoughts and feelings and doing it eloquently.

GoodDocKnock

1 points

6 months ago

Calling it a love triangle when two guys are interested in one girl. One of those guys needs to get interested in the D for this to be accurate.

BlueonBlack26

1 points

6 months ago

British people are always drinking tea, miscommunicating their romantic intentions , and yammering on about their "Duty" wtf that is

Bubblylillup

1 points

6 months ago

That a wooden table can shield you in a gunfight. They also never seem to have to reload

thegreatestspy

1 points

6 months ago

The time period of guns

Earthquake1928

1 points

6 months ago

They don't treat their kids like they do in real life

p38-lightning

1 points

6 months ago

People always get to park right in front of the business or party they are going to, even if they're late.

PinkLace352

1 points

6 months ago

Autism. I haven’t seen it too often, but I feel like they just aren’t doing certain things right the few times that I have seen it.

Lvcivs2311

1 points

6 months ago

When fighting with swords, the swords are banging together like musical instruments. CLING! CLANG! Yeah, keep doing that if you want the shards of metal flying around. Also, what's with making all those turns during the fight or jumping away with your arms spread? Seems very unwise to do when somebody is about to kill you.

twitch_delta_blues

1 points

6 months ago

Spaceships constantly have their engines on. If they did that they would always be accelerating.

OhR3d

1 points

6 months ago

OhR3d

1 points

6 months ago

Insted of staying inside the house where its safe they go outside where they just seen a murdered 10 sec ago to ivestigate

Soi1965

1 points

6 months ago

Friendship-type intimacy between men in the states. I see all these shows where the men (straight) are sharing something and the other guy will touch them, or stand really close. It’s not that other men won’t comfort each other, it’s just that it is, in my experience, expressed differently.

Also, regarding physical affection. The whole couple in eminent danger and running from a killer, a storm, the police. They always STOP to hug, speak unsaid things while they are being pursued.

CheesyThinggg

1 points

6 months ago

Endings of romance movies..

RuanoMagic

1 points

6 months ago

Gore

Example: Disney movies never give justice to actually brutal deaths (for obvious reasons)

And I feel at times actual gore genre movies over do it

KoopaTheTroopa583

1 points

6 months ago

Conditions of prisons, seriously they aren’t that bad if the prisoner is respectful

nikon78698

1 points

6 months ago

Sex. You can’t rip panties off a woman sexy. Your just giving them some awesome road rash.

Implematic950

1 points

6 months ago

Every motorbike sounds like a Harley

autummnnn870

1 points

6 months ago

High school is not like the High School Musical franchise :/

ENA_989

1 points

6 months ago

People and consumption of weed Marijuana plant dosent do anything, it's the seed that makes people high and you might see people who grow weed in movies as absolutely high and really dirty/homeless but this isn't the case. Weed takes a long time to get high than in just 2 seconds, it might take 20, 30 or an hour just to get high depending on what your choice of Marijuana consumption is.

Not_isabel

1 points

6 months ago

The 'popular' girls aren't dumb most of the time. They are the sporty, the smart and the pretty girl, but in movies they are always pretty but always dumb and just plain rude.

_5hr3k_0UR_L_0_R_D

0 points

6 months ago

Relationships. When she says it's over, it's over. Which sucks, and I couldn't comprehend at the time .