Adult Content Warning

This community may contain adult content that is not suitable for minors. By closing this dialog box or continuing to navigate this site, you certify that you are 18 years of age and consent to view adult content.

Zoom in on that grainy spot. Rotate... good, now enhance it

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Supertramp, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Supertramp

    Supertramp
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,043
    I just saw this post on WarmingGlow. About this video:


    Don't you hate it when movies and TV shows get very basic computer/tech stuff completely wrong? Or when the producers use the worst, most over done cliches and expect the audience to go with it?

    Focus: What are your pet peeves when it comes to movies? Any favorite cliches?

    Other than the above video, I really don't like the way gunshots sound in movies. A gunshot is REALLY LOUD. Watch Black Hawk Down and then compare it with the flimsy pea-shooters in The Dark Knight, which is easily the weakest point of an otherwise great movie.
     
    #1 Supertramp, Dec 28, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2015
  2. Primer

    Primer
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    933
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB - The frozen suck.
    Nedroid anyone?
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Tibbsy

    Tibbsy
    Expand Collapse
    Village Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    London
    Nothing ruins a movie quite like when the lead actor, who is being paid millions and millions, can't even do the fucking accent they're meant to.

    A few I can think of:

    1)Leonardo Di Caprio's "South African" accent in Blood Diamond:



    2) Brad Pitt in Seven Years In Tibet ("Himilayas...")

    3) Don Cheadle's Attempt at a "Cockney English" accent in Oceans 11
     
    #3 Tibbsy, Jan 4, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2015
  4. stone2k

    stone2k
    Expand Collapse
    Village Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    One movie cliche that skeeves me out a little is when a bartender uses a towel to clean or dry a glass. If I went to a bar and saw someone doing that, I'd probably leave... I don't need a sanitized glass polished with the same rag used to clean up beer puddles or Special Ed's slobber from the bar top.
     
  5. Supertramp

    Supertramp
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,043
    Minor Spoilers

    The movie (500) Days of Summer had was interesting and well directed. There were three HUGE problems however:

    1. The 12-year old sister with dispensing sage wisdom (this also applies for the series Californication). I don't think I should elaborate on how stupid it sounds when a tweenager is suggesting that her older brother should get a hard drink, sit down and vent about his love life.

    2. He works a phony, dead-end job that he hates (Greeting card writer) and aspires to be a successful professional but also creative (architect). Architect, seriously? How many times have we seen this?

    3. The breakdown montage. I think the biggest travesty was that the movie had real scenes, real situations but was mired in Hollywood cliches like the ones above. The breakdown montage symbolizes everything that is wrong with romantic-drama movies. Recall the second-half of Wedding Crashers, when the jokes finish and it's just boring? Now remove Vince Vaughn from it, shorten it to twenty minutes and you have the end of (500) Days of Summer.

    3a. The girl he meets at the end, Autumn?. Why does every story have to have a happy ending? I can only remember three movies that don't, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood and Up in the Air.

    On a more minor note, I think that every police precinct has a hard-nosed take-no-prisoners Detective/Lieutenant and I wish that he were on my case every time I have an issue.
     
  6. Dcc001

    Dcc001
    Expand Collapse
    New Bitch On Top

    Reputation:
    322
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,032
    Location:
    Sarnia, Ontario
    Anybody here own an animal? Or have you ever worked on a farm? Animals are tons of work, right?

    Not in Hollywood. You can drive cross-country pulling horses in a trailer and you never have to let them out to be fed, watered, exercised, whatever. You can also stop at any Holiday Inn and just leave the trailer, with animals, in the parking lot. Or something, because precisely how you travel a long distance or look after an animal for any length of time is never really addressed. I guess it 'just happens.'
     
  7. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    618
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    16,377
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    -If you get in a car chase, you will end up in Chinatown. You will then be stalled by some sort of parade, because the Chinese obviously throw parades every single day of the year. P.S: LOOK OUT FOR THAT FRUIT STAND AND PANE OF GLASS, RIGGS!

    -Outunning a hallway fireball (Long Kiss Goodnight, Judge Dredd, Watchmen, etc.). It simply cannot be done, not even in a fucking SR-71. STOP DOING IT.

    -The steam and sparks factory. Nothing is made in these action movie settings, but lots of sparks and steam shooting out of things. For example, See: Gone in 60 seconds, Ladder 49 and other ultra-shitty Hollywood product movies.

    -The high-place fight. If characters chase each other up to a high place, the bad guy will fall to his death onto the roof of a car or skylight or something that will allow the filmmakers to not have to show what an ACTUAL ground impact does to a body (think "smashed into a million bloody chunks"). Exception: Last Of The Mohicans (fucking awesome movie). Mogwa fights Hawkeye's father, gets FUCKED UP, and dies on the EDGE of the cliff.

    -Making love in a room with 500 fucking candles in it. Do you have ANY idea how scorching that would be?!?!?! And who's got that kind of time to light all those fire hazards? Five minutes after engaging, I'll be watching Family Guy reruns and scratching my ass with a melon scoop.

    If your movie stars Adam Sandler, you will see 500 product placements before they even show the fucking Warner Brothers symbol at the beginning. Seriously, asshole. You need THAT much money to make more over-boiled tripe you call a "comedy"?
     
  8. Benzilla

    Benzilla
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    267
    "I'll create a GUI interface using visual basic/see if I can track an IP address"



    Also, snipers. Movies will always show the shooter place the cross hairs right over the target's head no matter how far away they are. Depending on the distance the shooter may have to aim above the target's head in order to allow the bullet to drop onto its target like an arrow would.
     
    #8 Benzilla, Jan 4, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2015
  9. Danger Boy

    Danger Boy
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    107
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,812
    Location:
    In a flyover state hoping your plane crashes
    In movies, every farmer is a bib overall wearing retard who runs a farm operation from the 1940's. Any work he does involves moving bales, shoveling, or something involving a pitchfork. In movieland it's like everyone in a rural area doesn't realize that it's the 21st century.

    Guns are another thing that drives me nuts. I've yet to see a movie made where they had enough attention to detail to have the character not shoot 15 rounds out of a revolver.
     
  10. Spekkio

    Spekkio
    Expand Collapse
    Village Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    Quite simply, the fight scenes need to stop being so damned fast. In most action movies, you can't even see the most entertaining parts, like the action of a fight. The view changes every second, and it's just boring.

    One movie which was done correctly, was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The last fight scene, where Shredder beats the shit out of the Turtles was perfect. Good angles, good overall fighting and martial arts. The only shitty part is where Shredder loses his cool, gets emotional, and loses to Splinter.




    You might notice in that scene Casey Jones jumps into a garbage truck that just happened to have BOTH it's doors open, and then managed to hotwire it in 5 seconds. What the fuck?
     
    #10 Spekkio, Jan 4, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2015
  11. scotchcrotch

    scotchcrotch
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    16
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,957
    Location:
    ATL
    When a computer is being hacked it always has a graphic interface which not only explains what it's doing on a very basic level, it also has some sort of cute animation displaying it
     
  12. VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    15
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    644
    Location:
    Memphis
    I hate the way movies act like the blast from a shotgun or pistol will literally lift the bad guy off of the ground and throw him through a door or window. It is also capable of killing instantly when someone is shot anywhere on the body. Public Enemies got most of the gun stuff right, however, which was pretty cool for a gangster movie.
     
  13. Dcc001

    Dcc001
    Expand Collapse
    New Bitch On Top

    Reputation:
    322
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,032
    Location:
    Sarnia, Ontario
    Forgot to mention...apparently you can fire a bullet into the general vicinity of any car's gas tank and it will instantaneously erupt into the most violent, fire-ball-laden explosion the EMS in that area have ever seen.

    Happens every time.
     
  14. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    375
    Location:
    ND
    Same thing when the car careens off a cliff. That always causes an explosion, even though mythbusters showed how unrealistic it is.

    Reminds me of a simpsons episode. The kids start a mini riot in their classroom, someone flips over a desk, and the desk erupts into flames.
     
  15. breakylegg

    breakylegg
    Expand Collapse
    Experienced Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    221
    Location:
    The Devil's Elevator
    Don't worry about the size of your erect penis. Nobody will see it. Ever.
     
  16. Benzilla

    Benzilla
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    267
    College dorm rooms are always fucking gigantic in TV and movies. I don't think I've ever seen a realistic situation where two people are crammed into a one person room. I don't care if big rooms photograph better, there has to be some way to depict how dorm life really plays out. I think the first show that does that will get accolades from current and former students for finally getting it right.
     
  17. JoeCanada

    JoeCanada
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    73
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,360
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB
    When a man and a woman are being chased, the man is usually pulling the woman by the hand. That's fucking stupid - how would that help? Even if the man is faster, it's not like you can pull somebody faster than they could run. Furthermore, have you ever tried to sprint while holding hands with someone? Of course you haven't, it's completely unnatural and counterproductive.

    Another pet peeve with this kind of scene is when the man, who's leading the woman by the hand, keeps saying "Come on!" and "This way!" every time there's a new camera angle (Transformers 2). You're pulling her by the hand, and she has eyes. "Oh, we're going into that alley that you're pulling me into? That one right there, the one that I can clearly see? Ok... well, I guess it's time for a break, maybe I'll just sit- Oh right, we're being chased by a robot, good thing you said 'come on' again!"
     
  18. Stealth

    Stealth
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    857
    Whenever anyone is typing on a computer , noone ever makes a spelling mistake or typing error , the backspace key on Hollywood computers is non existant.
     
  19. jordan_paul

    jordan_paul
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    454
    Location:
    Binbrook, Ontario
    How about racing movie like the Fast and the Furious, where everyone shifts gears 10 times in under 15 seconds?

    Also, when a bad guy flicks a cigerrette at some gasoline on the ground, and it ignites. Ive tried it. It dosent work. Mythbusters tried it too. Same result.

    What about peoples bedrooms in the popular movies like the American Pie movies, Disturbia, Eurotrip etc. There almost bigger then the main floor in my house.
     
  20. Kubla Kahn

    Kubla Kahn
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    407
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,181
    First they don't need a mouse, everything is done in a super graphic version of DOS. Then any 15 year old laptop with said DOS program can hack into anything that runs on electric. This is why I hated Die Hard 4 so much. The techno bad guy hacks into the pentagon mainframe and the controls of a F-22 Raptor with the same fucking DELL!

    The only other thing that really bugs me is that no matter how shitty the jobs held by the main characters they still manage to live in million dollar apartments in the highest rent cities on earth, NYC, Chicago, and LA. Fuck even Rosanne won the fucking lottery to update her shitball house.