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We give ourselves over to the magical realism of movies. Deep down, we know it'd never rain during our first kiss, the ball won't go in the hoop right at the buzzer, and we're statistically not the chosen one selected to save the universe. There's laws, rules, and a societal status guo we need to follow. If anyone lived their lives like the movies suggest, they'd be in a bit of trouble.

That's where the internet comes in. To shatter the magic.


Reddit user, u/CodeBrode, wanted to break the glass of the movie screen when they asked:

What are some examples of "Movie Logic" that don't work in real life?

Hard To See With Lights In Your Face

Whenever someone is in a spacesuit there are always lights inside the helmet to illuminate the person's face. This is, of course, so we know which character we're looking at.

But in real life having lights inside your helmet shining on your face would greatly hinder your ability to see your surroundings. It's like having the light on in your bedroom while trying to see outside in the dark.

quiet_desperado

The Rent Must Be Very Generous

Every window in Paris always overlooks the Eiffel Tower.

samer_shu

How else are we supposed to know it's Paris?

phasmy

It's Like Glass Isn't Sharp Or Something

People jumping through windows, breaking them and landing on the shards but not getting a scratch.

Bennyester

One Is Not Connected To The Other

Shooting a monitor to destroy a computer's hard drive.

Snrub1

Breaking a flip phone in half to dispose of the evidence on it.

80burritospersecond

You're Going To Have To Be Way More Specific Than That

"Did you want to go to dinner tomorrow?"

"Sure. I'll see you then."

SEE YOU WHEN?!?!?!?

slowsol

Probably Shouldn't Point Guns At Each Other

In that scene where the good guy gets completely surrounded by bad guys with guns.

I understand the principle, but if those guys actually opened fire, they'd just end up shooting each other in the face. Fields of fire people!

temporarilyexemplary

Again, Just The Most Generous Rent...

People in entry level positions having nice, spacious, roommate-free apartments in places like NYC.

FieldLeftBlank

There's Never Just "Knocking Someone Out"

knocking people out, in the movies it's a quick smack to the noggin and that person is out cold for a few minutes/hours, in real life depending on how hard you hit someone they can be out for a second or 2, any longer and there will be significant brain damage. knocking them out for several hours... well they're probably dead...

doahou

"hahaha...You Followed Me Home...?"

grand romantic gestures don't convince someone who's on the fence about you that you're worth it. just that you're probably a nut case

nage_

"Wait, What Were You Gonna Do With The Other 11:59:30?"

"Okay, we need to hack into the Department of Defense mainframe. How long should that take?"

"Twelve hours"

"You have thirty seconds"

hits three keys

"We're in."

etymologynerd

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