7 Bullshit Police Myths Everyone Believes. Hollywood has never been afraid to sacrifice realism for the sake of an entertaining story.
And since pretty much every movie or TV show features the police in some way, we as an audience get fed a lot of total horseshit about how the law works and how cops operate in the USA. But as most of us are on the outside of the judicial system (for the moment) we usually don't even realize that what we're being told is incorrect. So we just accept things like... Forensic Science is Magic As Seen On: The various CSI shows, Bones Typical Scenario: There has been a murder. His one mistake was having hair. Why it's Bullshit: First, do you have any idea how much random DNA you are carrying on the soles of your shoes this very instant? Also, certain laboratory tests such as DNA samples, toxicology and blood reports can take weeks or even months to process, and when they do finally arrive, they are about as clear cut as the plot to The Phantom Menace.
"Wait, they're racing now? " Yes, it would. 11 Celebrities Who Were Secretly Total Badasses. One of the small comforts of watching a movie is knowing that, yeah, those guys might be idols up on the big screen, but off-camera they're probably just like the rest of us: 30 pounds overweight, living in an abandoned semi-truck cab and selling weed for denture money.
But every now and then, we come across actors whose real lives are even more incredible than their fake ones. Like ... If there's one thing that Han Solo is really good at, besides stupid ear-piercing decisions, it's being America's favorite aging action hero. The assumption, of course, is that in real life, Harrison Ford is nothing like the smooth operator he plays in movies, especially after we get a gander at that screaming midlife crisis of an ear hole up there. And especiallyer after watching Ford high times it up on Conan a few weeks back. Sure you've flown a blimp Harrison Ford. The Badass: Ford is the real-world Han Solo, if Han Solo piloted helicopters, worked for free and actually liked helping people.
9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along. Some people complain about movies having simple stories and not challenging the audience, but really that's why we like movies in the first place -- most people find the real world to be plenty challenging all on its own.
Hell, just developing an opinion on today's big important issues (like the crisis in Ukraine, the Academy Awards and Gwen Stefani's new kid) requires research and thinking and potentially being wrong about something, all of which are terrible. It's way nicer to just watch a movie because an unambiguously noble hero means never having to argue about Woody Allen or imagine Gavin Rossdale's O-face.
Except it never really works out that way because our world is so messed up and confusing that we can't even make up a good-versus-evil story without accidentally giving the villain just cause. Being a movie villain is not easy. Nobody respects your work, everyone loves your sworn enemy, and cheers if he straight up murders your ass. Of course, the villains deserve it, right? 6 Plot Threads Famous Movies Forgot to Resolve.
Writing a movie is hard work, and when all is said and done, there are always going to be a few small subplots that get ignored in the third act.
But sometimes a filmmaker forgets an important plot thread. And by "important," we mean "one that was actually way more important than the main plot. " So we have to ask ... Inception -- What About Cobol? Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is a corporate spy hired by shady companies to investigate their competitors' dreams. "Boy, I sure could go for a spontaneous running gunbattle. " But Cobb has bigger problems to deal with. Finally (SPOILER!) Spoiler: Leo is a replicant.