Awful Movie Scenes We Can’t Stand—Wit Without Wisdom, Ep. 05

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Obviously when you sit down to a movie or television show you expect a bit of fantasy. You’re willing to suspend your disbelief and allow the filmmakers a bit of creative license. That is, after all, part of the fun.

But there are often things in movies—and usually the smallest of things—that are so contrary to the human experience and the laws of physics, or so obvious in their attempt to sell a message that they jar you from the fantasy.

It’s downright annoying.

It makes you wonder if filmmakers live in some bizarre universe, if it’s just lazy filmmaking, or if they really believe this is how the world operates.

So in this episode, Austin The Millennial joins us as we roll tape on our list of the most annoying stuff they just get wrong in movies.

Plus, we reveal:

* How Netflix almost ruined Raymond’s Social Media feed.

* The type of movie kissing that disgusts SK!

* Why none of us would have sex during the zombie apocalypse.

* Why movies makers seem to have a bizarre concept of time.

And, of course, much, much more!

What are some movie scenes you’re tired of seeing?
Do they make you feel like you could do it better?
(Come on! Admit it, you know they do! 😛 )

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  1. Oh, this was a fun one, and I linked it on my FB writers page while I was listening. You raised so many things that I want to comment on, but that would turn it into a blog post in your comment section, so let me just touch on the last one, cell service. Movies and telephones developed in parallel, so movies of a certain style have always had to deal with isolating the victim. As a Boomer, the cliche of my youth was the psycho villain sneaking up outside the house and cutting the phone line. “OMG,” the response always went, “he’s got her now!” With the advent of everyone having a portable phone in their pocket, Hollywood has consistently taken the cheap and easy way out. Either they’re in a no-service area, or the villains employ some high-tech jammer that somehow only kills the service within about a 50-foot radius. We’ve been binge-watching Hawaii Five-0, and if you want to see how common cell-phone jammers are, that’s all you need to do. In another area, I’m pretty sure Alex O’Laughlin has set and repeatedly reset the world record for jumping off a building, landing on concrete with a simple tuck and roll, and running off after the bad guys like he hasn’t done anything particularly strenuous.

    But back to cell phones: Hollywood seems to have ignored a golden opportunity to invent a whole new set of responses to the new technology by just saying “What a stroke of luck for the bad guy, he caught up with his victim right in a cell service dead spot!” Perhaps because of the immersion in H50, which we love by the way, all this elicits any more is the dreaded groan-and-eye-roll. Time to catch up with society, Hollywood!

    By the way, I edit, because every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.

    Great episode, guys, loved every minute of it!

    1. Jack, so many great observations in your comment that I want to do another episode just on cell phones lol. Your comment reminded my of an “old” movie, When a Stranger Calls. The movie is only worth the first fifteen minutes but when we discover the “killer is calling from inside the house” it is priceless. Today, I guess we don’t have a lot of phone extension hanging around the attic. Anyway, I digress, thanks for stopping by . . . and for revealing that you are a part of the Grammarian Conspiracy.

      1. Revealing? Part of? Listen, Junior, I’m a proud leader! Anyway, aren’t the conspirators the ones on the outside, trying to bring down the established system? Like grammar, for example? Seriously, though, as a steampunk author, I work in a period, and among a society of people to whom proper grammar, as well as a fair number of other conventions that seem completely weird to us today, were staples of life; [See that semicolon? Used with precise precision!] hardly surprising, then, to find me squarely in the grammar camp. Hard enough to learn one way to write, without keeping a whole second language on tap for modern use. I also don’t do text-speak, so instead of closing with lol, I’ll just say 🙂

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