posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 09:03 AM
So the longer I stay on ATS, the more knowledgeable I grow about various sciences since I have to look up what they say and mean to debate all the
fringe theories on the boards. However, with this increased knowledge, it has started to ruin movies that I would otherwise love. I sit and watch a
scene then immediately go "BULLCRAP!" because that scene is physically impossible. Or I'll watch the stock scientist of the movie who is put on screen
to "scientifically" explain whatever is going on start speaking in techno-babble and because I actually know what the words they are using mean, it
destroys my immersion. For example a famous example of nonsensical techno-babble: Flux Capacitor. Though speaking about time travel, because I am
aware of the way that space/time works, I end up having a tough time watching time travel movies (how come when they go into the past, they don't wind
up in the middle of space?).
I must say that it isn't just ATS either, shows like Mythbusters and the Cracked website (they do some good science articles and myth debunking
articles) go a long way to showing me these things too.
So my question to you guys is, does this happen to anyone else? When you watch Independence Day do you ever find yourself wondering why the giant
space ships flying around the world don't screw with Earth's tidal forces? When you watch a giant monster movie, do you ever wonder how that monster
sustains its size when it isn't terrorizing the planet? When a building is demolished in an action movie, why isn't all the asbestos poisoning and
various other awful things that go along with uncontrolled building demolitions mentioned?
Now I'm not really talking about plot holes here (like how Jeff Goldblum's Apple laptop is somehow compatible with the alien mothership in ID4). I'm
talking about actual plot points in the movies that defy science.
ETA: Just in case it wasn't obvious since we are talking about movies and tv shows, *SPOILERS ALERT!*
edit on 29-4-2015 by Krazysh0t because:
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