Sleeping-woman.2.j… Unrealistic things in movies/TV Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 02:38:38 AM 1020
Discuss the things that you find unrealistic in movies/TV that seem to go unnoticed regularly/is so ingrained in society that it's not a real "issue".
One thing for me is make up when a woman is sleeping/showering/just waking up/whatever. No matter how far I'm supposed to suspend disbelief, that little detail always fucks me up. I know it's because real people's skin is gross but why not just PS that shit later? Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 02:38:58 AM 1021
Also, sorry if this should go on some other board, I wasn't sure.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 03:19:23 AM 1022
On the subject of makeup, I always wondered why every character in a movie that wears obvious makeup always wears the exact same looks. I feel like in reality, people play with different makeup looks a lot more.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 04:18:13 AM 1023
Hahaha OP picture is funny.
They always have perfect WHITE teeth.. no matter what. Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 04:58:17 AM 1024
As I've gotten older, the one thing that has been getting more and more annoying is unrealistic housing. Like all the shows set in New York and the people have 2+ bedroom apartments but are 'struggling 20-somethings' or 'poor waiters' and yet live in central Manhattan with only one or no roommates.
This is applicable to most shows and the cities they're set in but just NYC is such a popular choice that it's the one I see most often. Stop giving me unrealistic housing expectations!!!! Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 08:49:38 AM 1025 >main character gets a phone call >when the conversation ends they don't even say bye >just disconnects the call and puts the phone back in their pocket Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 04:39:12 PM 1026
This may seem like a minor one, but the whole "Character A says something funny/insightful and then leaves room/house/restaurant." You'd be surprised how rarely people ever "exit stage left" IRL. Usually people just hang around exhausting conversations even when they don't want to, they're far too polite to get up and leave. This happens all the time on TV and it's always extremely distracting to me.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 04:58:25 PM 1027
In some movies when they want to show an ugly character they use a very good looking person and just put glasses, freckles and regular clothes on them. That kind of bothers me but usually movies like that are trash anyway.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 05:29:15 PM 1028 >character makes a bold claim in front of another character who's usually an antagonist of sorts > pause > pause > pause >antagonist laughs in a good natured way and their henchmen join in
Just stop. Whether it's done for comic relief or dramatic tension it never achieves either and you can see it coming a mile away.
Excision does that, but I think it more than gets away with it.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 05:47:14 PM 1029 >>1026 >Character A says something funny/insightful
The rapidfire conversations also get to me. It's like no one pauses to "think" of what to say next but everything they say is (obviously) very well crafted to be witty/funny/insightful/scathing
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 06:43:05 PM 1030
When there's a huge age gap between a female character and her love interest. People have just come to accept it and don't notice often. It's giving men this impression that women don't age and putting pressure on women to remain eternally youthful. I hate it.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 07:08:52 PM 1032 >>1030 >>1031
Eugh yeah actor age gaps is a whole other disgusting mess that is completely normalized in Hollywood. I hate it so much.
Another trope that drives me nuts is the "misunderstanding from walking away" trope. Where like, a character gets kissed or says something or lies and their partner/love interest sees it and then runs away and gets pissed at them without asking about context or waiting to see what will happen. JUST TALK TO ONE ANOTHER! 90% of romance movies would be finished in 20 minutes if the people actually had a healthy relationship and talked about shit lol.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 07:27:16 PM 1033
alien-covenant-mic… >Female android >Perfectly smooth skin, no pores, no blemishes, make-up and photoshop out the wazo >Male android >Lol lets have a zoom in of Michael Fassbender's god awful skin If I payed $$$$ for a robot and got one that fucking haggard looking I would sue. Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 07:35:14 PM 1034 >>1031
kek, i went to the cinema last week for the first time in ever. this trailer came on before the movie started and I just died laughing with my boyfriend. He's pushing 60 and she's like 20. Kept making jokes about how it was going to be about girls with daddy issues who dislike their otherwise fine moms.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 08:12:36 PM 1035 >>1031
Oh wow! Natalie Portman's (Léon: the Professional) or Kirsten Dunst (Vampire diaries) graphic must be quite disturbing.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 08:15:23 PM 1036 >>1035
Interview with the Vampire
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 08:44:36 PM 1037 >>1034
Saw the exact same trailer last week and it's what inspired my post above. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. The audience laughed really awkwardly and my bf turned to me in shock and he was like "Surely that's part of the horror element right?" but then there was a sex scene.
I'm fucking nauseated.
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 08:57:35 PM 1038 >>1035
Obviously I can't take their personal life choices into account, but isn't it funny how these actresses who grew up as major leads are now the ages of the male leads they were typically cast alongside (early to mid 30s) and they are barely getting lead roles anymore, and are delegated to "old spinster" at 35?
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 09:12:42 PM 1039
This is a rubbish description, but the faux-awkward, stammer speaking Americans do when they're improving in comedies is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I noticed it like two years ago and basically every American comedy since then has been ruined, not that I mind because it's so lazy it doesn't deserve laughs.
That started off looking quite interesting, then by the end it was just nonsense. Also who would let Ed Harris inside never mind sleep over? lol
Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 10:39:07 PM 1043
Movies or series that are set in dystopias or something like that and the women
always have perfectly smooth skin, not even a single leg or armpit hair to be seen. Anonymous 08/24/17 (Thu) 11:14:55 PM 1044 >>1043
when I was a teen, in any survival/dystopian type of movie I would spend the whole time wondering about the women's periods and shit. You mean to tell me, in this zombie apocalypse where EVERYTHING is scarce, you aren't freebleeding like a stuck pig?
That and periods and things in general in movies/shows.
Anonymous 08/25/17 (Fri) 12:48:50 AM 1045 >historical period drama is airing" >"oooooooh I'll give that one a watch" >every single female character is inexplicably devoid of body hair Anonymous 08/25/17 (Fri) 12:53:07 AM 1046 >token ugly duckling female character gets a makeover >they comb her hair and take off her glasses Anonymous 08/25/17 (Fri) 01:28:04 AM 1047 >>1020
When an ugly/below average man gets a really beautiful woman. Especially when they set it up so that the girl is ~finally happy~ when she settles for the uggo ''good guy''.
Anonymous 08/25/17 (Fri) 02:38:37 AM 1048 >>1047
Omg this so much. And of course the reverse has literally NEVER happened.
Anonymous 08/25/17 (Fri) 05:38:47 AM 1049 >>1043
And makeup + nice brows ((:
Another thing I hate is when two characters HATE each other, and of course later they fall in love, ugh
Anonymous 08/25/17 (Fri) 09:29:14 AM 1052 >>1034
>27 >Javier Bardem >48
Literally old enough to be the damn woman's father, jfc.
Anonymous 08/26/17 (Sat) 12:22:14 AM 1066
Tbh the current Game of thrones season, especially the most recent episode (I'll spoiler this rant)
the teleporting around?? Like hello? Gendry running to eastwatch to send a crow and dany appearing to save the day… whilst they wait the whole time?? Doing what? It didn't even indicate how long they were there? Just the knight king just downing the dragon with OP spear throwing when he could of just thrown spears at them the whole time they're stuck on the ice? I know it's fantasy but come on. It's been so "real" until now and you had a good sense of time passing. Now it's like mega rushed and annoying.
Anonymous 08/26/17 (Sat) 01:51:52 PM 1072
Sex scenes in scary situations. Like horror movies where the female character will be like "omg we're going to die better fuck"
I can't have sex if I hear a weird noise outside let alone some fucking murderer or disease was after me. I just don't think fear's the aphrodisiac the gimps who write horror/scifi think it is. Anonymous 08/26/17 (Sat) 01:59:00 PM 1073 >>1066
I read a neat "rewrite" that would have solved this teleporting problem.
Just have Dany and dragons go to Eastwatch with them and hang out there, so when Gendry runs back to the wall, it would take maybe a day or two for her to actually show up with dragons, instead of having to come alll the way from Dragonstone.
If Season 7 and 8 actually had 10 episodes each like the older seasons, then I don't think this would have been a problem.
Anonymous 08/26/17 (Sat) 11:07:02 PM 1078 >>1073
that rewrite would be ideal! And yeah I totally agree, less episodes is making this potentially my least favourite season due to the above mentioned. A lot of cool scenes have happened
(I lived for the brianne and arya spar. it gave me so much LIFE.)
but the lack of good pacing is messing up the story for me a lot.
Anonymous 08/27/17 (Sun) 04:48:18 AM 1081 >>1033
Man, Alien Covenant as a whole was godawful. Ridley gone senile.
Anonymous 08/27/17 (Sun) 10:47:08 AM 1082 >>1081
God bless him for 2 hours of Michael Fassbender on spandex tho
Anonymous 08/27/17 (Sun) 04:54:28 PM 1084
I hate when two characters are supposed to be falling in love by just standing there and staring at each other without saying anything. Take out the bg music and it's so awkward and weird.
Anonymous 08/28/17 (Mon) 12:03:06 AM 1085
30 year olds playing high schoolers
Anonymous 08/28/17 (Mon) 12:05:46 AM 1086 >>1032
But anon, that would mean they'd have write actually good love stories… ain't nobody got time for that!
I love romance shoujo manga but fuck am I tried of this trope. It happens literally every time.
Anonymous 08/31/17 (Thu) 03:00:59 PM 1140 >>1026
Believe me anon, you don't want this irl. A family member always does this to give their message meaningful undertone in discussions or whatever the fuck but it's just completely annoying.
Anonymous 09/09/17 (Sat) 12:39:47 AM 1181 >>1033
He's a handsome man but needs loion
Anonymous 09/16/17 (Sat) 10:28:30 PM 1218
I really hate anything in media to do with computers or technology. I'm sick of people "HACKING INTO THE SYSTEM"
tap tap tap or really clear CCTV footage or people putting files containing huge amounts of infomation onto a usb that takes like 2 seconds to transfer. Anonymous 09/20/17 (Wed) 03:53:27 PM 1236 >>1218
I was watching the X-Files last night and I couldn't stop laughing when they managed to extract this perfectly clear face from a blurry distorted polaroid
Anonymous 01/14/18 (Sun) 12:23:48 AM 2093
I wonder why they're STILL making regular technology seem so weird and foreign. It's not like in the past where a regular person didn't know what a file transfer looks like.
Anyway, I'm reviving this thread because I'm watching Black Mirror season 1/2 and they showed on two separate episodes a couple having sex, the guy finishing (inside her I guess, they do that covered by the sheets thing) and they just roll over and go to sleep. WITH ALL THAT SPLOOGE STILL INSIDE HER/ON HER/SOAKING INTO THE BED that is just absolutely fucking d i s g u s t i n g
Anonymous 04/25/18 (Wed) 10:59:18 AM 2555
When they put high heels on female characters despise any circumstances.
Like Silk Spectre on Watchmen, why put her on those heels when her characters had to do so many fighting scenes. Anonymous 04/25/18 (Wed) 06:41:09 PM 2558 >>1020
Yeah, I saw that new netflix cloverfield movie and a female character had completely flawless makeup after being
transported into an alternate universe, resulting in her being phased into the wiring of the ship and the crew literally had to remove dozens of wires and cables from her body.
It just pisses me off that men can look however the fuck they want, but women are supposed to look flawless and made-up and
in any situation.
Anonymous 04/25/18 (Wed) 06:46:18 PM 2559 >>2093
Agreed with the technology. And when the "techie" character says "I'm opening Google Chrome" and the other characters are like "what the hell are you talking about?"
Also, re:Black Mirror, so much of that show seems so male… like, filtered through the male lens of seeing the world. Like does anybody else notice the weird cuckolding theme in several episodes? Also, in the episode where general hux is the perfect robot boyfriend, there's a scene where he's shown to be super good at sex and says he learned it from analyzing internet porn – as if someone who learned about sex entirely from porn would be anything but horrible at it.
Anonymous 04/28/18 (Sat) 12:51:25 AM 2565 >>1020
Whenever a couple kiss after waking up because how do they not have morning breath
Anonymous 04/28/18 (Sat) 01:02:51 AM 2566
Whenever I watch movies like these, I ALWAYS notice their makeup first and think "what the fuck."
Anonymous 04/29/18 (Sun) 07:57:33 AM 2575 >>2565
My boyfriend and I kiss when we wake up, I'm happy to see him first thing in the morning and don't care about morning breath.
Saged 'cause off-topic.
Anonymous 04/30/18 (Mon) 09:43:27 PM 2586 >>2559
I haven't watched very much black mirror, but I'm curious to hear more about what you're talking about here.
Anonymous 04/30/18 (Mon) 09:48:42 PM 2587 >>1039
Do you have examples of this, anon?
Anonymous 05/24/18 (Thu) 01:51:37 AM 2635
this is my first c… >it's early in the morning >skinny high school character is served breakfast >huge fucking plate filled with bacon, eggs, sausages and toast. next to them a glass full of orange juice >mfw am i insane or who the fuck has the time or the cholesterol for that shit. in high school i grabbed coffee maybe a crunchy bar and i was gone. Anonymous 05/24/18 (Thu) 04:46:34 PM 2637 >>2635
Well, they never actually seem to eat all that breakfast either. As a mother, that pisses me off to end. If I'm making you all that food you better eat some of it goddamn wasteful little shit.
Anonymous 05/24/18 (Thu) 08:12:11 PM 2638 >>2587
Yeah, things like the Ghost Busters Remake and A Million Ways to Die in the West. No one acts like a person, even an over the top, comedic person. There's plenty of others, but I don't want many comedy films these days.