People Reveal Which Things Only Happen In Movies And Not IRL
You know those totally unrealistic scenes in movies that never, ever happen in real life? If they bother you, you're not alone.
Nest-egg asked: What's the thing that always happens in the movies that NEVER happens in real life?
Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.
The bad guys are always terrible shots.
5 machine guns somehow missing the protagonist in the room.
And then the protagonist shoots five bullets from his pistol and gets each of them right through the heart.
I still can't use Excel.
Brand new technology being incredibly intuitive for first time users. Seriously, regular characters just walk up to enemy sh*t for example and just start manipulating the system. Yeah, because Bill here can even find Task Manager let alone log into and use some new software at an enemy's base.
IT'S A UNIX SYSTEM!
And the breakfasts are always fit for a king.
Leaving the house without even touching the breakfast mom made. My mom would kill me.
Stack of six pancakes with syrup and butter, eggs, bacon, muffins, juice, everything kid takes a sip of juice "BYE MOM I'M LATE FOR SCHOOL" lookin ass.
Yeah, bad plan.
If a girl is arguing with you in real life and you kiss her to shut her up she will most likely not appreciate it.
But it IS an excellent way to find out if your girl knows how to throw an effective punch.
Do you have questions? I have questions.
A single, simple stab wound kills a person instantly.
Like, no, you can be stabbed dozens of times and still live; sometimes even without medical intervention.
Source: Has a family member who was stabbed sixteen times by his wife. He's still alive and was able to calmly talk to her right after she did it.
It's somewhat bothersome honey. Maybe we should just watch TV.
I get it, you're a little on edge right now.
Oh dear it seems I am being murdered.
Honey that isn't a very good way to express yourself.
5 bad guys attacking the hero ONE-AT-A-TIME.
In these scenes I enjoy watching the baddies fannying about in the background waiting their turn. They're usually flailing their arms.
There was one day in 2001...
Phone call: "turn on the TV"
TV: *exactly the correct station at the beginning of the news story the person called about*
That actually happened once in my life. 9/11, it didn't matter what station I was on as it was only covering that.
That's the exact scenario I thought of. My sister did literally call me and yell "turn on the TV!" and whatever random station it was on was showing NYC. It's the only time I can remember that happening in the modern more-than-3-channels era. Before cable, it was a lot more common because there were 3 or 4 major channels and they all showed the news at the same time.
When you get out of bed after having sex and your underwear is still on.
Or covering your boobs with the comforter when you sit up even tho you just had sex.
It makes sense when it looks like the room is cold, but that's pretty rare, and usually the guy is there topless and comfortable.
Real life isn't scripted.
Fluid, witty and well rounded dialogue where the characters never do stuff like pause, mumble, hesitate, miss a reference, have nothing to say, etc.
Every teen TV show in the 90s. High-school kids bantering with university-level vocabulary because the writers wanted to wank their own skills.
I felt Rick and Morty did this really well with the dialogue. Lot of stuttering, repeating words, misspeaking and quickly correcting themselves, talking over each other, belching, etc. Made it feel a bit more authentic.
A lot of shows, Rick and Morty included, get around this issue by being ad libbed to some degree, which can help the dialogue feel more real in that way.
Wha's something you've seen in a movie that you wish could happen in real life?