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:
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.
The Rent Must Be Very Generous
Every window in Paris always overlooks the Eiffel Tower.
How else are we supposed to know it's Paris?
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.
One Is Not Connected To The Other
Shooting a monitor to destroy a computer's hard drive.
Breaking a flip phone in half to dispose of the evidence on it.
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?!?!?!?
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!
Again, Just The Most Generous Rent...
People in entry level positions having nice, spacious, roommate-free apartments in places like NYC.
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...
"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
"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?"
"You have thirty seconds"
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You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, or so the saying goes.
The same can be said for your interactions with cops, most of whom are perfectly happy to let minor infractions slide––When was the last time you were actually ticketed for jaywalking?––provided you're not a total Karen should you interact them.
Your local police officer likely doesn't care about jaywalking or the fact that you went five miles over the speed limit unless you give him a reason to, as we learned when Redditor Takdel asked police officers: "What stupid law have you enforced just because someone was an a-hole?"