What is something unrealistic that you often see in movies that annoys the hell out of you?

Two main things that a lot of directors never bothered to make it look natural.

Carrying empty suitcases. Actors, even those who are lean and skinny put the least effort to carry them. It annoys the hell out of me.

Faking coffee drinking in empty cups. Why is it so hard to just fill the damn cup?

These images are just for illustration purposes only.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >guns being fired all over the place
    >nobody wearing ear protection

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WHAT DID YOU SAY

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A balrog of Morgoth

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So?
      I grew up firing guns, we didn't wear headphones, my hearing is fine.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >These images are just for illustration purposes only.
    Thanks, I was having a hard time picturing exactly what you meant.
    It is not practical for actors to drink so much, even if it was filled with water. All those takes, all those sips, they add up. The studio doesn't want to pay Travolta to drain the snake.
    Same thing for the suitcase, take after take, the actor would get tired. If they did a heavy suitcase, you'd be asking,
    >why do films always show Mary Sue with sweaty brow and pit stains from lifting her suitcase once?!

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They never close the door behind them.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any time there's a huge battle scene with a ton of people I can't help but focus on the extras in the background half-assing it. There's a scene in Dune where the Fremen ambush the Sardaukar and you see a couple guys jogging slowly in the background and it looks terrible

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The longer you watch this the funnier it gets. The guy with sectioned blade goosestepping the frick out of the scene to fight ghosts of his pasts.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Absolutely legendary. There are absolutely ways to do 1 vs many in a believable way, like having the hero running away, making space, turning and killing the one guy chasing him who got a little too far ahead of his fellows before turning to keep running, whatever. This is just too perfect though.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >There are absolutely ways to do 1 vs many in a believable way
          Damn right

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Absolutely legendary. There are absolutely ways to do 1 vs many in a believable way, like having the hero running away, making space, turning and killing the one guy chasing him who got a little too far ahead of his fellows before turning to keep running, whatever. This is just too perfect though.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        $300 million

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There is also the reverse situation.
      When you look at the fight scenes with Carrie Ann Moss and foxus just on her, you'll realize that she barely moves or just does incredibly wooden choreography steps and it's the stuntmen who jump around her like possesed to make the scenes look good.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1 vs. X never works, sadly modern movies like to use it way too much.
      sometimes they try to cover it up by having way too many cuts and close ups, which is probably why western fighting scenes suck so much. asian movies do it much better.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At least Nolan tried to make it work (in Begins anyway) by Batman's combat style being up-close krav maga type shit but he dropped the ball in Rises.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >1 vs. X never works
        Jackie Chan is the exception

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wasn't it the first Dune where a cgi guy in the back jumps and lands ass first on a guys face?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Any time there's a huge battle scene with a ton of people I can't help but focus on the extras in the background half-assing it.

      Frick Braveheart is the worst offender for this, the backgrounds look like a preschool play fight

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mooks staying offscreen so the mc can fight them 1 at a time is just as bad

      https://i.imgur.com/Uz8kPXW.png

      Two main things that a lot of directors never bothered to make it look natural.

      Carrying empty suitcases. Actors, even those who are lean and skinny put the least effort to carry them. It annoys the hell out of me.

      Faking coffee drinking in empty cups. Why is it so hard to just fill the damn cup?

      These images are just for illustration purposes only.

      Characters can't see something because it's off cadre

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"Breakfast's ready, honey!"
    >*takes single sip of OJ*
    >"Sorry, babe, I'm late for work, gotta run"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >characters meet in a diner
      >waitress brings a large amount of food
      >five minutes of conversation while taking small bites of meal
      >screws up napkin, drops it on plate signifying they're done
      >characters leave
      >90 percent of food left on plate

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >character lights a cigarette
        >takes a single drag
        >flicks the cigarette onto the ground, 80% unsmoked

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >character lights a cigarette
        >takes a single drag
        >flicks the cigarette onto the ground, 80% unsmoked

        >Goes to a bar
        >Orders a beer
        >Takes 1 sip and then leaves

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      damn you, anon. Now I have to eat.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Waiting until the very last moment to load a round in battery
    > for the dramatic effect of wienering slide

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People just hanging up the phone without saying goodbye

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I say "alright" and then hang up, does this count?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Someone just does this. My brother basically starts mid sentence and then just hangs up when he said what he needed. It's as if he uses the phone as short range radio.
      One of my female colleagues never messages, she gets a message and then replies with the recording of her thoughts. She can do this for an hour.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In my opinion, they should be shot.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Those two are weird, but I know a really annoying guy who routinelly calls you and when you pick it up he talks with someone off screen for good five seconds, every time.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >One of my female colleagues never messages, she gets a message and then replies with the recording of her thoughts. She can do this for an hour.
        I think your colleague might be Agent Cooper.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I do this too. I also never say the customary words when someone sneezes, one day I just thought about how weird it is that we have to say "bless you" to an involuntary bodily function and decided to never say it again.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When you sneeze, your soul flies out of your body. Saying "God Bless you" crams it back in.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i hate when they call someone and they answer immediately, like make they actor wait 8 seconds at least you frick

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When their brushing their teeth they shove the brush in a flurry of random directions instead of going along the full row of teeth.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When a woman beats up a man.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're really insecure aren't you?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you're really insecure aren't you?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He is right though. It's just laughable. I can appreciate when actress puts a lot of effort into it, like Million Dollar Baby, Atomic Blonde, the Barbarian in that D&D flick or the Chocolate.
        Unfortunately more common nowadays is shit like Echo or Ashoka, where it is absurdly obvious that Hayden Christenssen is ten times faster, stronger and more precise than poor 45 years old Rossario Dawson, even thought it's two decades since last time he did choreography for a movie.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Watch this and tell me it's in any way plausible and not moronic at all. Please, tell me it's fine.

        ?t=355

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He is right though. It's just laughable. I can appreciate when actress puts a lot of effort into it, like Million Dollar Baby, Atomic Blonde, the Barbarian in that D&D flick or the Chocolate.
          Unfortunately more common nowadays is shit like Echo or Ashoka, where it is absurdly obvious that Hayden Christenssen is ten times faster, stronger and more precise than poor 45 years old Rossario Dawson, even thought it's two decades since last time he did choreography for a movie.

          Solid efforts are appreciated 3:40

          On of the best such scenes in movies.
          Another is SSarah Connor escape from asylum in Terminator 2

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Watch Haywire, Gina Carano is a shit actor but it's a good movie and the fights are good.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Im not talking about Big Rhonda suplexing little Fez into the Rio Grande...
        I'm not talking about Supergirl saving Krypton...
        I'm not talking about Spiderwoman being Spiderer than Spiderman...
        I'm not talking about Fast and Furious ghetto latina stealing fast cars gooder than Vin Diesel...
        I'm talking about Black Widow and Hawkeye being marvelsop peak moronation cinema sin immersion breaking stakes and story.
        I'm talking about 90lb detective lady punching 200lb brutes in the face and breaking out of prison because jump cuts.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          WHO IS THAT MILK MAID

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >woman could easily be a threat to men with guns or knives
          >NO! She has to punch him through a wall, even though we can clearly see she has no muscle mass and her punches have no power behind them

          Simply baffling trend.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        k so next time a rapist approaches you just beat him up like a man would, no problem. I don't know why you never thought of this before since clearly you're all stronk independent and don't need no mayn. You can get drafted too.
        No I'm not insecure, you need men to validate you with fiction?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We need to mandate see through glasses in movie scenes!

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Faking coffee drinking in empty cups. Why is it so hard to just fill the damn cup?
    They can shoot a lot of takes. If your actors are drinking every take now you need to take piss breaks. Also there's only so much you can drink before getting bloated.
    Same reason actors, when eating on camera, will play with their food. It lets them interact with the dish in front of them to make it look like they're eating but they don't actually eat that much.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Usually on a set the PA has a few piss jugs around for this exact reason

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >brushing teeth and it doesn't get frothy because they didn't actually use toothpaste
    do they not have the budget for this?

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the problem is women like to pretend they're strong so act like they're carrying the "full" suitcases effortlessly. Most men are not insecure morons like this and will act like they are dealing with a full one.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if ya are referring to pulp fictions briefcase then apparently it was not empty. It contained the elvis jacket tarantino is so fond of and can be seen wearing in some of his works

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well knowing Tarantino who makes them do a million takes, its probsbly not feasible to have them keep sucking water down for three hours straight

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Super technologically advanced space aliens living life buck naked.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Carrying empty suitcases. Actors, even those who are lean and skinny put the least effort to carry them. It annoys the hell out of me.
    So they can walk properly. Walking with something heavy in one hand looks too awkward

    >Faking coffee drinking in empty cups. Why is it so hard to just fill the damn cup?
    Messes up the make-up. Especially if you have to do several shots. Yes, actors wear make-up even if it doesn't look like it

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he's a ghost sir, he's not on facebook.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >*phone rings*
    >"Hello?"
    >"TURN ON THE TV, NOW!"
    >*TV turns on exactly on the right channel*

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the president has been shot! Holy shit!
      >no, I meant turn on the premium movie channels. The lesbian scene from Mulholland Drive is about to start

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LMAO

        >we interrupt our programing for a special report

        Exactly. Infuriating.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we interrupt our programing for a special report

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CGI gunfire. You can't unsee it.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IMO (that part's important) they always portray someone who's high on marijuana like someone who irl would look like if they were on benzos and opiates. Or making drinking/getting drunk seem like it's no big deal and that everyone who's drunk either gets violent or it has no effect on them at all, maybe it makes them "silly" or they immediately pass out/throw up. In real life drinking is actually pretty fricked up....like I've never met anyone that drinks who doesn't have a problem—oh they'll deny it or be very good at covering it up, but no one fricking drinks unless they're running away from something, with the exception being holiday toasts and celebratory drinks that are really just more symbolic than they are about drinking DRINKING.

    Kudos to Nic Cage and Denzel Washington for being able to bring the harsh realities of drinking to the screen. Pic related is just too real; like I've literally been in a situation like that where I couldn't even handle the money I was using to buy the bottle of Vodka that I then chugged outside the liquor store.

    Oh and sex scenes always ALWAYS being super passionate, whereas irl it's just humping until you cum (don't deny it!)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A serious man probably has the best depiction of being stoned

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If drinkers make it look like no big deal to others, and the movie isn't about the problem they're hiding, then what should it look like in the movie?

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When someone gets stabbed, they don't scream, they just make a funny face with their mouth open.
    Also they often just continue to stand upright, when in reality if you get stabbed in the torso, your entire muscle system keeping you upright collapses and you won't be able to get up.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >in reality if you get stabbed in the torso, your entire muscle system keeping you upright collapses and you won't be able to get up.
      kek, maybe watch some rekt webms on /gif/

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Faking coffee drinking in empty cups. Why is it so hard to just fill the damn cup?
    This has always bothered me too. Tosh brought it up on his episode with the Hallmark actor.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sex scene with no penetration.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >high school show
    >a boy and a female student have to take care of a bag of flour like its a baby
    I waited my whole life to go to high school and do this BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't high school mandatory in your country

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I did this in high school but with a bag of rice instead of flour.
      We weren't assigned partners. All single parents.
      The couple shit is just for TV. There's no reason to partner up during such an exercise.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >brushes teeth
    >spits once, maybe twice if they feel like it
    >goes to bed, mouth still full of toothpaste
    Do americans really not rinse their mouths with water?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The directions on the toothpaste says the fluoride is good and you should leave lots of it in your mouth.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >American wakes up
      >Starts by brushing their teeth
      >Then goes to eat and drink immediately after

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