Going to the movies is a great way to spend a couple hours.
You've got snacks, drinks, and entertainment all in one convenient location!
But sometimes, a mistake in the film can take you right out of the action.It might seem like a small detail to some people, but for those who thrive on accuracy, an error in time, location, physics, or some other realm is enough to ruin a film, or at least keep you from giving it a five-star rating. Here are some of the most glaring errors people have noticed in films.
1. The Airport Runway in The Fast and the Furious 6If you've seen the movie, you knew this was going to be on the list. The film has an incredible 13-minute speed chase on an airport runway. That's right. For 13 minutes, a bunch of cars (and a plane) furiously speed down a runway. The BBC did some rough calculations and determined that in order to be going at those speeds for that long, the runway would have had to have been at least 26 miles long — that's significantly longer than any runway you'll find at an airport.
2. The Universe in PrometheusPeople who didn't enjoy this film are going to tell you that there's a lot wrong with it, but I'm just sticking to the facts here. At one point in the film, Charlize Theron comments that she and her team are "half a billion miles away from Earth" after traveling 35 light years into space. In reality, 35 light years is about 205.8 trillion miles away from Earth. Half a billion would put them right near Jupiter. Whoops.
3. The Physics in Ant ManThe "science" behind shrinking things is that they moved the atoms of an object closer together, making them more dense. That should mean that when objects grow larger, they're less dense, right? But somehow, when an object grows into a giant version of itself (such as with Thomas the Train Engine), it actually gains mass and suddenly becomes stronger. Something doesn't add up here.
4. Driving in Basically Every Movie EverIn most cases, driving scenes are not filmed with actors actually driving on the actual road. Still, couldn't they at least pretend to look at the road and follow the road rules? For us? And speaking of driving movies...
5. The Bus Jump in SpeedYou want me to believe that a bus will explode if it goes less than 50 mph? OK, sure. I'll buy that. But I draw the line at believing a bus can jump a 40-foot gap without losing even an inch of altitude.
6. "Bucharest" in Captain Planet: Civil WarThe chase scene involving Bucky and the Black Panther is meant to occur in Bucharest. There's even a title card announcing Bucky is staying in Bucharest. And yet, the filmmakers decided to film part of the chase sequence at one of the most recognizable buildings...in Berlin.
7. The Bridge Jump in Ghost RiderFilmmakers made a similar choice when filming Ghost Rider. The movie was meant to take place in a nondescript town in Texas. That more or less held together until the moment that Johnny Blaze drives up this bridge which is — unmistakably — a bridge that's located in Melbourne, Australia.
8. The Bible in Book of EliSure, it might have one of the most mind-blowing twist endings ever, but that doesn't mean the film is without its flaws. If you've ever seen a book transcribed into Braille, you'll have noticed something immediately: They're big. Braille takes up much more room than text on a page. In other words, a Braille version of the Bible would be HUMONGOUS. Not something one guy could carry around with him.
9. The U.N. background in Captain America: Civil War
via: TwitterYou probably thought we were done with Civil War. Nope! The background seen here has the words "United Nations" translated into several different languages. Unfortunately, whoever was in charge of translating it into Arabic failed miserably. It's 100-percent backward. It's basically the equivalent of it saying "S NOiT aN DEt InU." That's bad enough, but there's something that makes this particular flaw even worse...
10. The U.N. Background in The Black Panther
via: TwitterThey used the same background in Black Panther. Come on, guys!