When we watch movies we love to shut our brain off and get entranced by the story. Because of this we might miss the lies Hollywood keeps telling us in every movie. Some of these you might know, but there are some that will change the way you watch your next movie.
"In movies, it only takes a flash drive to upload a virus. The programmer puts a message saying 'Uploading Virus' while it is actually happening. In real time, no programmer is concerned about putting a fancy component telling that virus is being uploaded. No gradient images to show the progress. It's a hacking attempt, something illegal not a OS regular operation to show a fancy progress bar with Genie effect or similar. Hackers can hack any cell phone, any radar system, CCTV camera as well. I mean most of the CCTV cameras are not on internet even"
"People meet, conversation exchange for 4--5 mins and bang. It starts right from Laundry, restaurant restrooms, hotel corridors even in Airplane restrooms. I mean I am not so fat but restrooms in flights are not so spacious at-least for that thing, isn't it"
"In all those apocalyptic movies you see these days, there's usually a big scary black hole that comes along and gobbles everything up. Well, this isn't entirely accurate. Firstly, we'd all die _way _before we get sucked into the black hole. See the glowing light in that picture? That's an accretion disk. It's the carcasses of the space matter that has been gobbled up by this stellar beast. This accretion disk is locked in an orbit around the black hole, much like how planets orbit around the Sun. Now, this accretion disk releases energy. Loads of energy. In fact, around 40% of the energy released by a black hole comes from the accretion disk. That's a lot. So what happens when this black hole gets close to Earth? Earth gets fried to a crisp. Everybody Dies(tm) However, it's more likely that this black hole, when passing through the Oort Cloud on the edge of our Solar System, will disrupt the orbital paths of asteroids, comets, and even planets. While it's unlikely that we'll go plummeting into Jupiter, it is likely that an asteroid will smash into Earth and cause the same kind of mass extinction that killed all the dinosaurs. And then another asteroid will smash into Earth. And then another. And then another. And before you know it, Earth is just space debris, dessert for a black hole"
"While this is true for some people, for many others, the love of their life doesn't come along until their 20s, 30s or even later. Not that Hollywood would ever tell you those statistics.... because in a Hollywood movie everyone finds their 'the one' in high school. Did you ever notice we never see beyond the wedding too? That's because divorces don't exist in a Hollywood movie"
"This pretty much explains itself. In a Hollywood movie there is apparently nothing a women can't do in heels. She can run, she can escape, she can jump between buildings. She can kick and fight. And she never looses her balance. Which is not only incredibly impressive - but also incredible inaccurate"
"Come on, this is something Hollywood seems to believe like the gospel. Bring it On, Mean Girls, American Beauty, John Tucker Must Die, Never been kissed... plot lines almost dependent on b--chy cheerleaders. But actually, if you've ever met a cheerleader in an American high school - they're just nice, normal people. Weird that"
"Every manufacturer has to obey certain rules for safety and many of them are standard rules by the govt. So a single bullet shooting a high-end car like Mercedes brand to blow it up? Naah! Here is more detail on it. Can you blow up a car by shooting the gas tank"
"'You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say yada, yada, yada...' You've definitely heard that speech a hundred times before. In reality, though, cops don't have to start reciting the rights like a poem as soon as you are in cuffs. They have to make you aware of your rights when you are in custody, but this usually happens during interrogation when there's an official record of it"
"I don't mean that the gore is ridiculously exaggerated, I mean that it's toned down significantly because if audiences were shown what getting blown to bits by a mine really looks like, those movies wouldn't be approved for debuting. First, let's talk about napalm shall we. People think getting hit with napalm is akin to getting set on fire. It's not. Napalm was designed to clear out forestry and vegetation, and the chemicals in it cause it to keep burning, and burning, and burn continuously until it razes its target to the ground. One movie I saw in my old high school history class(I forget the name), one scene stuck with me, it was during the Vietnam war, and they called for an air strike. The air strike hit the coordinates they sent them too, but unfortunately hit some American soldiers as well, including one Japanese guy who was fighting for the U.S., 85% of his body was charred black and his flesh was literally falling off, the rest was blood red, and his face was swollen. He had to be air lifted and died on the way to receive treatment. Getting blown up by mines isn't like getting hit with a foam bat with minor consequences either, you can and often will literally have appendages blown off, be eviscerated, or have shrapnel shred and pierce your skin and damage your organs. And getting riddled with bullets isn't akin to getting shot with foam darts, there are soldiers who get shot and continue on, yes that's true, but it really depends on placement. If you get shot in the lung odds are you'll be gasping for air while your lungs full up with fluid and blood and you suffocate, if you're shot in your stomach, your stomach acid will leak out and slowly erode/liquify your organs, if you got shot in the heart you're not gonna live to give a climactic speech about all your life's regrets or whatever, it's going to end with you possibly choking on your own blood breathing your last shallow breaths where you lay, with only your dog tags or a fellow soldier to identify you. And you have to bury the bodies of the soldiers on both sides at the end. And deployments typically last 9 months to a year. I guarantee you if movies depicted war realistically instead of providing wish fulfillment and glorifying it, people would feel differently about war, and probably not treat PTSD as a joke"
"That superstar actors and directors are anything more than ordinary people (albeit sometimes with extraordinary talent). They wake up with funky hair and no make up, they sometimes suffer from social anxiety, they enjoy lounging around in pajamas and eating ice cream while watching their favorite shows. For some people (like Harrison Ford for example), it's clear from public interviews and things that they are downright uncomfortable with this disconnect, but they like the work so they keep at it and try to downplay the limelight. I don't mean to call attention to him, it's just one example that surprised me since on screen he seems so outgoing and confident. In interviews he seems like a guy who is serious about his job and wants to get back to it. Why does Hollywood lie about this? It makes money. People don't get excited and pay money to see these people on the silver screen"
"If you are a movie geek, you must have noticed this. One Man or Woman, Fighting against all odds and a lot of goons, Always ends up surviving. Do you know how? It is because people following villain's order in all movies are not unite. They will all come one by one and will wind up dead"
"Human trafficking is one of the most awful and horrific crimes imaginable. People, particularly young women and girls, are kidnapped from underdeveloped countries and sold into various forms of unthinkable slavery. Many trafficking victims come from within the U.S. itself. The FBI estimates that about 100,000 young women and girls are trafficked through the U.S. and only about half come from other countries.
American citizens can also end up forced into prostitution -- The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children estimates that about one in six abducted children end up in sex trafficking. So before Liam Neeson sets to cleaning up Paris, maybe he ought to spend a few weeks going all Taken in the Peach State"
"There are no pistols that come with an unlimited supply of preloaded ammo. There are no machine guns that can be fired continuously without the heat build up damaging the barrel. Good guys do actually miss some times, car doors don't stop bullets, and many bad guys can actually fire accurately. Not all americans carry guns"
"When was the last time you saw a real live car chase outside of the movies? They do happen occasionally, but it seems to be a requirement in every action movie. How about the shows that have a helicopter all warmed up and ready to go at a moments notice to track and catch those bad guys"
"Have you every noticed that most police and secret agents can jump in their cars and be on the scene to catch the bad guys in less than 5 minutes. No need to call back up or find someone available closer to the scene. Therefore, the most dangerous neighborhoods in America, the ones with the most bad guys to catch, all have to be located less than 5 minutes away from police headquarters, or FBI, CIA, CSI, headquarters"
"Where do the aliens always attack? Where do the Super Hero's always gather to 'protect'? Where do the stocks collapse? You get the picture. New York is a busy place and it's very active and crowded - but it's also surprisingly low-key. You probably won't see a celebrity, you probably won't get beaten up and mugged and you probably won't see any aliens"
"The hero always gets the girl. This is dangerous and insidious, as we are all the 'hero' of our own private stories. No matter how irritating, stupid, violent, sexist, ugly or geeky the man is, as long as they are the 'hero', they win the woman. And when some guys don't get the hot girl they were promised, they go a bit odd: It's the [specific] girls' fault. I'll just keep stalking them! It's a conspiracy against males - attack the feminists! All girls are sluts, and don't go for heroes like me! (often said by those with unattractive personality flaws) This leads to a (small but vociferous) group of young men who think women are prizes, objects or 'not real people'. They attack anything that might be 'feminist' or anyone who points out gender imbalance. They cannot cope with females in traditional 'male' roles or industries. They at simultaneously desperate for female attention and so full of loathing for all females that they don't get any. Most grow out of it. Some do not"
"That life is a 3 act play. That we live in a structure of life that plays out according to the dramatic structure we see in plays, TV and movies.While we may think that our lives can fall into this formula. (We have a problem that gets worse until it reaches a climax and we solve it.) This thought is just an oversimplification of what really happens in life. It is like saying that every story is about two people in conflict. Sure, it is but it also has a lot more too it. That other stuff that is not included in the simple explanation is what creates the uniqueness of the story. The big problem is that life is not so neat and life does not end (until death). In a movie, every scene logically follows from the last so that the audience can follow the plot progression. A movie flies by so quickly that the audience needs to have plot points repeated and the plot points have to be simple enough to be understood the first time around. In life every scene does not logically follow from the last"
"Commanding officers have to constantly order their lower ranking comrades to fire, and studies show that when the commanding officer is not present that accuracy goes down 85% because the guilt of killing another human being outweighs the drive to shoot accurately"
"The single operative who completes the mission and takes out everyone is a myth: when you're in the military, you serve in a team with several other members of your branch of the military, and you must learn to be cooperative, even if you hate each other. There is no lone wolf badass who wins the war almost singlehandedly and makes it out unscathed. Even within special forces, while you may specialize in a particular area of expertise, you are assigned a unit and cross-trained because if someone goes down you all need to be able to move on and finish the mission"
"Psycho serial killers are not all either super intelligent or unstoppable killing machines. Sorry Dr. Lecter and Jason Voorhees. Most serial killers are average intelligence and it is rare for someone to survive one single gunshot wound(bleeding and infection) ,much less multiple knife wounds, stabbing, electrocution..."
"Some of the best actors in the world work in movies, no doubt, but many movie actors are nothing special, but rather got their jobs by being well-connected or by mastering the game of power. It's nice to think that it's a meritocracy, that all Hollywood actors stepped off a bus and competed to determine who in fact deserves to be a star. However the reality is, acting for a living is a privilege, and it typically goes to the privileged. Fact is, most actors come from rich, privileged families and attended private schools their whole lives, often rubbing elbows with future directors whose parents had the money to fund their fledgling careers and connections to get them started. Money isn't enough, though, and many actors and actresses either have close relatives in influential positions (e.g. Nick Cage being the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, Gwyneth Paltrow's father was a successful director) or are from families connected to Hollywood in some way. Others became known for something and are hired for their 'screen persona' more than their actual acting ability. During the '80s and '90s, two of the biggest money-makers were Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All due respect to Stallone for penning Rocky, but you can't tell me that at any point, either of these two were among the best actors in the world, nor Jason Statham, for that matter. Along with this, stars do not make Hollywood but rather, Hollywood makes stars. Hollywood knows this and talent agencies like CAA and William Morris Endeavor know they hold the keys to power. 'Casting couches', where many actresses (and sometimes male actors) must convince an agent or casting director of her 'talent', still exist. If you see an actor in enough roles along with other, more established stars, you'll eventually accept that actor as a star himself, regardless of his skill level. I remember seeing young-at-the-time actors like Colin Farrell and Heath Ledger put into supporting roles alongside Al Pacino and Mel Gibson, respectively, until they were deemed big enough stars to lead their own movies. Both Farrell and Ledger have/had some talent, I'm not suggesting they were bums, but they were picked and groomed to star, they were not super-talented actors in their own right at that time (or ever were, in my opinion). This isn't meant to disrespect some of the truly great actors out there but the truth is, being a merely good actor isn't that hard and most people of intelligence could handle a variety of Hollywood acting roles in a capable way. Most acting roles don't demand any special skill or craft. There are some truly great actors in showbiz (loved Philip Seymour Hoffman prior to his demise, John Hawkes is a character actor I'll watch at any time. Among stars, Jennifer Lawrence has chops) but not many truly challenging roles to fill and consequently, those roles are fought for among the Hollywood acting elite, who get few chances to show what they can really do as actors and actresses. While I mention earlier that being a merely good actor isn't that hard, being a great actor is as challenging as being great at anything else. However, the truly great actors are just as likely to be working on a stage near you as they are to be in Hollywood films. A great stage actor will try for a small role in a Hollywood film or TV series (or a TV ad) to help pay the bills so he can keep honing his craft on the stage, where he'll generally get more challenging roles"