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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

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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