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. 7 Bullshit Police Myths Everyone Believes
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.
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.
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. 6 Plot Threads Famous Movies Forgot to Resolve