What Is Something Unrealistic That You Often See in Movies That Annoys the Hell Out of You?

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Welcome to the world of movies, where imagination reigns supreme. But, there are times when films take a leap into the unbelievable. We’re about to explore cinematic quirks that have you scratching your head. Join us as we highlight 15 movie moments that might leave you a bit bewildered, brought to you by social media users who aren’t afraid to voice their cinematic pet peeves.

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#1 Superhero Heroines vs. Baddies

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In the world of cinema, it’s all too common to witness pint-sized superheroines taking on towering, burly villains. As one critic rightly points out, this unrealistic portrayal of physical combat can be rather irksome.

“The heroine, who is 5′4″ and 100 pounds soaking wet (usually wearing heels), faces off against a 6′4″ bad guy weighing in at 220+ pounds. She then proceeds to beat the living s*** out of him while absorbing everything he can throw at her.”

#2 Inaudible Explosions in Space

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Space movies often mesmerize us with their cosmic visuals, but there’s one glaring flaw that’s hard to ignore. Explosions in the vacuum of space producing sound? A user who knows the science weighs in.

“Explosions heard in Space. There is no air in space! If something gets blown up, you can’t ‘hear’ it.”

#3 Perfect Work Parking Spots

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Ever noticed how movie protagonists always find the perfect parking spot right at the entrance to their workplace? A user shares this movie cliche that defies real-world parking struggles.

#4 Professors With Chiseled Bodies

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In the realm of cinematic academia, it’s a trend: brilliant professors with bodies rivaling professional athletes. A viewer pokes fun at this peculiar movie stereotype.

“This is something that never happened thirty years ago, but nowadays it’s in almost every movie and TV show. There’s a guy who plays an intellectual, a writer, or like in the last TV show I watched, a philosophy professor, and in the beginning, everything is fine.

However, in the last third of the show, Mr. Professor takes off his shirt and you see that he has the body of a UFC fighter! Everything is ripped and shredded and you can see every muscle and vein, just like in an anatomy book.”

#5 Empty Coffee Cups

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The ubiquitous movie coffee cup, often held by characters, is consistently empty! A perceptive observer points out this seemingly minor but oddly common inaccuracy.

“Whenever someone has a coffee cup, it’s empty!”

#6 Flaming Gasoline From Cigarettes

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Action movies tend to play fast and loose with physics, and one glaring example is igniting gasoline with a mere cigarette. A critic dissects this fiery movie myth.

“Bruce Willis flicks a cigarette over his shoulder into a pool of gasoline at a gas station. The whole shebang explodes. It’s not possible to light gasoline with a cigarette – try it if you don’t believe me…”

#7 One-Punch Henchmen

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In cinematic showdowns, the hero easily dispatches waves of henchmen, who obligingly attack one at a time. A movie enthusiast questions the logic behind this choreographed combat.

“I mean, seriously. You’re in a damn spaceship, and you’re aiming at two slow moving humans. Come on. Star Wars is the most notorious for this.”

#8 Convenient Sprinkler System Activations

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When a fire sprinkler goes off in a movie, they all go off simultaneously. A critic with a keen eye for detail dissects this exaggerated fire safety feature.

“Fire sprinklers are individually activated. Why flood an entire store/office/cinema/factory/etc. and ruin everything if there is a fire in a small janitor closet? Fire sprinklers are basically spring loaded (or pressure driven) valves that are held closed by a piece of metal alloy that melts at a certain temperature or a glass tube containing a liquid that expands and breaks the glass when subjected to heat.”

#9 Overly Talkative Villains

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Why do movie villains spill their nefarious plans to captive heroes? A perceptive viewer points out the flaw in this recurring cinematic trope.

“Imagine you’re a super-villain with money, weapons and henchmen at your disposal. An elite trained assassin is sent to end your schemes and has a license to kill you if he so wishes.

You manage to outwit him and capture him. What do you do?

Kill him the first chance you get so it’s all over?

No. These guys think it would be a much better idea to talk to him, tell him your plans, leave the room and assume that he’s going to be killed in an elaborate way.”

#10 Computer Magic

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Hollywood often takes creative liberties with computers. A computer-savvy critic dissects these tech-related movie blunders.

“Zoom! Enhance! Suddenly that 10×20 blob becomes a fully detailed, easily recognizable face.”

#11 Unrealistic Handling of Firearms

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Movie gunfights rarely adhere to real-world physics. A critic who knows firearms points out the discrepancies between cinematic shootouts and reality.

“Our main man in the movie is being shot at. But guess what, he gets away unscathed.”

#12 Sudden Gills Underwater

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Underwater scenes in movies frequently feature characters who seem to grow gills, enabling them to hold their breath indefinitely. A film buff dives into this aquatic inconsistency.

“Everyone growing gills for endless underwater fight scenes.”

#13 Forced Diversity in Friend Groups

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While diversity is essential, some movies tend to shoehorn it in an unrealistic way. A viewer discusses the eye-rolling presence of unnaturally diverse friend groups in films.

“Not that I oppose diversity. Believe me, I don’t. Hollywood just likes to pat itself on the back a lot.”

#14 Misguided Government Responses

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In the realm of disaster movies, government responses often leave us scratching our heads. A critic dissects the unrealistic choices made by fictional governments in crisis.

“In the first Avengers, rather than dedicate even a minimal number of first response troops, the American government decided instead, that it would nuke one of its largest population centers.”

#15 “I’m Blind Without My Glasses” Trope

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The classic “I’ve lost my glasses, I can’t see” moment in movies might resonate with glasses wearers, but it’s often exaggerated. A user humorously reflects on this common cinematic occurrence.

“Since nobody in the movie biz has ever met anyone with less than perfect vision, let me educate them, so that we no longer have to endure the irritating trope of someone blundering around with their arms out, yelling, ‘I’ve lost my glasses! I CAN’T SEE!!!!!'”

10 Things That Will Fade Away as the Baby Boomer Generation Bows Out

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The winds of change are upon us, and as the baby boomer generation slowly makes its way into their senior years, many users agree that there are certain aspects of life that will inevitably fade into the past. The generational shift is bound to bring about transformations that might leave us both nostalgic and relieved.

10 Things That Will Fade Away as the Baby Boomer Generation Bows Out

18 Things Millennials Do That Annoy Boomers

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Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the demographic cohort born between 1981 and 1996. They have grown up in a world that is vastly different from that of their parents and grandparents, the Baby Boomers. As a result, there are certain behaviors and attitudes that Millennials exhibit that can be perceived as annoying by Boomers.

18 Things Millennials Do That Annoy Boomers

13 Things That Were Once Highly Respected But Is Now a Complete Joke

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We scoured social media threads to bring you the most candid and honest responses from real people. From the mundane to the shocking, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the things that were once highly respected but is now a complete and utter joke.

13 Things That Were Once Highly Respected But Is Now a Complete Joke

11 Old-School Etiquette Rules You Don’t Need To Follow Anymore (And 3 You Do)

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In a rapidly changing world, social norms and etiquette have evolved significantly over the years. What was once considered proper and polite may now seem outdated and unnecessary. While some old-school etiquette rules still hold value today, others have become obsolete.

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22 Things Non-Boomers Share That Makes Them a Complete Boomer

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A social media post asked folks to share what makes them feel like total “boomers” even as they embrace the digital age. Their responses were both amusing and relatable, proving that no matter how advanced we become, some things will always have us shaking our heads.

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Annika Stepanov

Annika is passionate about personal finance and travel, pouring her extensive experience into her writing on these topics. She has a diploma in Creative English Writing and has been working in the industry since 2016.