1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Disproving science in Hollywood

Discussion in 'TV / Movie Geek' started by amusicsite, 1 Dec 2015.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
  2. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    I still cringe whenever I watch a movie or tv programme and hear spacecraft fly past in the depths of space.
     
    BoforsGun and amusicsite like this.
  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    Or that nice explosion in space...
     
  4. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    It doesn't bother me in the slightest. I just enjoy the film or TV show for what it is.
     
  5. 0-markymark-0

    0-markymark-0 Über Geek

    I thought it was demonstrated that there's probably enough oxygen in a spaceship for there to be an explosion?
     
  6. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    I was talking mainly about the sound of the explosion in space :wink: Then again that's not much worse than most sound effects like the obviously 'canned' footsteps or that unrealistic car engine sound. I can often watch a movie without it really bothering me too much but there are always some things that really make a film less enjoyable.

    For example I've always had a problem with The Matrix because the initial premise about using humans as batteries and then creating an artificial virtual world to control them is really a naff idea. If you wanted to use animals for this, which in it's self is a stupid idea, why not use pigs? Much easier to control I would imagine. Though the real problem is they would surely use things like nuclear, wind, geo-thermal energy or some other such means of getting the power they need. The whole concept of using humans really stretches belief. Once you get past that not a bad movie but whenever I watch it there is always the feeling of "Could they not have come up with a better concept than that?".
     
  7. 0-markymark-0

    0-markymark-0 Über Geek

    Apparently in all likelihood we are in a matrix and it's statistically more likely than not being in one.