29 Examples Of “Movie Magic” That Never Have, And Never Will, Work IRL

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We all love movies! ~However~, we can all agree that there are things that happen in movies that are unrealistic AF.


New Line Cinema

Well, recently, Reddit user CodeBrode asked, “What are some examples of ‘Movie Logic’ that don’t work in real life?” and these responses will give the you validation that you NEED!

Here are a few of the biggest lies movies have told us:

1.

This “cover me” lie:

“People who work in retail or as a waiter/waitress just saying ‘cover me’ to their co-worker and leaving in the middle of a shift to go take care of a personal matter, catch a murderer, etc. You can’t just tell a waitress to cover twice as many tables like that. It won’t work. And you won’t work either, ’cause you’ll get fired.”

Victor_HardApple

2.

This lie about hiding:


Marvel

“It drives me nuts every time a movie has a scene where a person is hiding on the ceiling a few feet above someone else and is never seen. Just because the camera is angled so the person in the movie can’t see them, doesn’t mean a real person wouldn’t notice Tom Cruise hanging from their ceiling fan.”

MegWithAMouth

3.

This post-coitus lie:

“When a woman gets out of bed after sex and pulls the ENTIRE sheet off the bed to wrap around herself.”

proseccoponies

4.

This lie about helicopters:


Paramount

“Flying airplanes and helicopters extremely low to the ground. There’s absolutely no reason to fly a helicopter between buildings during a car chase.”

clocks212

5.

This car chase lie:

“When the good guy follows the bad guy in a car and the bad guy never notices, even though they’re the only two cars in the road.”

poodlemom74

6.

This lie about a car’s capabilities:


Paramount

“Like 99% of car ‘jumps’ are phony; for most cars, the jump would destroy the suspension or at least blow out the tires.”

Northviewguy

7.

This lie about final stand-offs:

“In that scene where the good guy gets completely surrounded by bad guys with guns. I understand the principle, but if those guys actually opened fire, they’d just end up shooting each other in the face. Fields of fire, people!”

temporarilyexemplary

8.

This lie about how living works:

9.

This lie about being in retirement:

“Trying to convince a retired guy to do ‘one more job.'”

velour_manure

10.

This lie about garage bands:


Nickelodeon

“When they show what is supposed to be a sloppy teenage rock band playing, and yet everything is perfect. The drummer’s keeping excellent time. The vocals and background vocals are spot on. And the guitarist is nailing perfect bends and playing at Satriani levels.”

Argyleuntold

11.

This lie about how plans work:

“‘Did you want to go to dinner tomorrow?’

‘Sure. I’ll see you then.’

SEE YOU WHEN?!?!?!?”

slowsol

12.

This lie about space helmets:


Warner Bros.

“Whenever someone is in a spacesuit, there are always lights inside the helmet to illuminate the person’s face. This is, of course, so we know which character we’re looking at. But in real life having lights inside your helmet shining on your face would greatly hinder your ability to see your surroundings. It’s like having the light on in your bedroom while trying to see outside in the dark.”

quiet_desperado

13.

This lie about tuning into the news:

“Turning on the news/radio at the most convenient time for the plot.”

migsahoy

14.

This lie about catching flights:


20th Century Fox

“Last minute airport dashes.”

lob0lobo

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15.

This lie about computers:

“Shooting a monitor to destroy a computer’s hard drive.”

Snrub1

16.

This lie about jumping out of a window:


BBC

“People jumping through windows, breaking them, and landing on the shards but not getting a scratch.”

Bennyester

17.

This lie about guns:

“The gun that never runs out of bullets.”

lilrhodeisland

18.

This lie about romantic gestures:


20th Century Fox

“Grand romantic gestures don’t convince someone who’s on the fence about you that you’re worth it — just convinces them that you’re definitely not worth it.”

nage_

19.

This lie about parking:

“Finding an easy parking spot next to the building you’re going into, usually out in front.”

moby_dyckens

20.

This lie about being underwater:


20th Century Fox

“People holding their breath underwater for UNGODLY amounts of time.”

thomascaticus

21.

This lie about breakfast:

“When the wife in the movie prepares a massive breakfast spread every morning and the husband just grabs coffee and takes one bite of bacon before heading out the door.”

The_Collector4

22.

This lie about high school:

23.

This lie about police work:

“Police have to account for every bullet fired. The sheer amount of paperwork behind the scenes in most crime and police thriller movies would be unreal.”

D-Rez

24.

This lie about TKOs:


MGM

“Knocking people out – in the movies, it’s a quick smack to the noggin and that person is out cold for a few minutes/hours. In real life, depending on how hard you hit someone, they can be out for a second or two, any longer and there will be significant brain damage. Knocking them out for several hours…well they’re probably dead.”

doahou

25.

This lie about giving birth:

“Giving birth to super clean babies that look several months old, and there’s no after-birth.”

mjzim9022

26.

This lie about glowing up:


Miramax

“If you are ‘frumpy’ and ‘ugly’, just take off your glasses and let down your hair. Instant beauty queen.”

CrazyCatLadyBoy

27.

This lie about cost of living:

“People in entry-level positions having nice, spacious, roommate-free apartments in places like NYC.”

FieldLeftBlank

28.

This lie about crowds:


Summit

“When there’s a large crowd and they push everyone out of the way to get through. Yeah, that’s not how it would go down in real life lol.”

Lugiaaa

29.

And, lastly, this lie about Paris:


Pixar

“Every window in Paris always overlooks the Eiffel Tower.”

samer_shu

What are some examples of “movie magic” that grate your nerves? Let us know in the comments below!

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