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Sometimes knowledge can ruin stuff -- have to learn to turn it off

 
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Have you ever watched a show and thought... "come on! that can't happen". Only to realize that you are in the minority, and that most people would accept it?


Here is a scene from one of my currently favorite shows (be careful may not be work safe).



It was a great scene, but.... The boiling point of water is 100C. The melting point of gold is over 1000C. How the heck can a pot that was cooking soup able to melt gold in less than a minute?


Anyone else has a scene that is ruined by knowledge?

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Oh, just look at any science fiction movie or series, there isn't a single one that isn't filled to the brim with incredible and unrealistic stuff.

Almost all science fiction series and movies that involve space pretend that you can hear sound in space. "SWOOSH", a large asteroid goes through space. "ROARRR", a space ship fires up its engines. One movie in which there was deliberately no sound in space to make it more realistic is "2001: A Space Odyssey".
 
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HEHEHEHEHE I saw south indian superstar Rajnikant's movie where He killed 2 men with a single bullet by cutting this bullets into two pieces with help of a shaving razor..Also in bollywood a Hero called Mithun.. where he killed approx 100 men with 6 bullet revolver while this 100 men's are keeping AK-47 or some kind of machine gun with them....Totally non sense...Well also saw such things in many hollywood movies also where the leading star like Arnold, Vam dam, Sylvester etc comes immortal and in the end save United States Of America with millions of terrorist... God bless them
 
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I'm sure you've heard the term, but back in my theatre days, we called it "willful suspension of disbelief". I know that spaceships don't/won't/can't actually fly like an airplane. I know they make no noise. I know that pandas, tigers, and snakes can't talk. I know ogres, trolls, hobbits and orcs don't exist. I am sure (ok...somewhat sure) that I am not plugged into a giant computer and experiencing life through some kind of virtual reality as my body produces electricity.

But I also don't care for that 120 minutes (give or take) during the movie, or 30-60 minutes of a TV show.

Usually.

My wife is STILL mad at me over something that happened almost ten years ago. We were at Walt Disney World, and saw some cool effect. She said "I wonder how they do that...", and I, as a former theatre technician, told her exactly what the trick was. She hit me and said "The PROPER answer is DISNEY MAGIC".

So now I don't tell her how they do stuff.

and she still (sometimes) gets mad.

 
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fred rosenberger wrote: I know that pandas, tigers, and snakes can't talk.

... in a language that Human understands. But they can certainly communicate.
 
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TV Tropes is a very addictive website that lists hundreds of things where science and movies don't agree.
 
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Saurabh Pillai wrote:
fred rosenberger wrote: I know that pandas, tigers, and snakes can't talk.

... in a language that Human understands. But they can certainly communicate.

I was specifically thinking about the movie "Kung Fu Panda", where they all speak in English. Clearly they should be speaking Mandarin, right?
 
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It could be Cantonese.
 
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Movies, and all works of fiction, are allowed to create their own internal logic, which might be very different from the real world. Readers or viewers have to accept these differences to enjoy the work. That's what's meant by willing suspension of disbelief, and covers things like talking animals, flying cars, and superheroes. However, if the work doesn't stay consistent to its own internal logic, many readers and viewers justifiably feel betrayed. So, to take a famous example from my youth, Superman flying is fine, but when Superman flies so fast that he causes the world to turn backwards (when he earlier had trouble catching up to a missile), and that somehow causes time to go backwards, and he doesn't even bother to re-save all people that would have become un-saved, then we have a problem.
 
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He could go faster when flying backwards around the world because he was more EMOTIONALLY involved, what with Lois Lane being dead and all. Catching up to the missile was only for faceless strangers. No emotional attachment there.

Duh!!!

 
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In fiction I like Harry Potter... It was an awesome thought...I wish that world will be a real world...Except Voldemort in it
 
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:In fiction I like Harry Potter... It was an awesome thought...I wish that world will be a real world...Except Voldemort in it


I found this in the FB status of one of my friend.

Dear Harry Potter,

"If it took me 8 damn movies to defeat one lame bald villain, I'd give people their money back..!!"

Yours Truly,
Rajinikant
 
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Sameer Jamal wrote:
Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:In fiction I like Harry Potter... It was an awesome thought...I wish that world will be a real world...Except Voldemort in it


I found this in the FB status of one of my friend.

Dear Harry Potter,

"If it took me 8 damn movies to defeat one lame bald villain, I'd give people their money back..!!"

Yours Truly,
Rajinikant


HAHAHAHAHA No doubt... no one can beat mighty Super Star RAJNIKANT...You better MIND IT
 
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Henry Wong wrote:


Here is a scene from one of my currently favorite shows (be careful may not be work safe).


This is one of your currently favorite shows? And the scene is ruined by your knowledge? ;)
 
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I guess the people here didn't actually understand what this thread is about.... XD
 
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