Movies are a work of fiction; an extension of reality with no limits to the stretch of imagination. You watch a movie expecting something larger than life, something different altogether. While logic needn’t be a necessary ingredient in movies but then at times the boundaries of reason are extended far too much. There are scenes in movies that would make you wonder if the makers actually take the audience to be fools? Let’s have a look at top 10 movie scenes which are logically false.
Speed is a 1994 American action-thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. The scene where the bomb-rigged bus jumps a large gap in an uncompleted section of California freeway makes it the first entry in this list. It seems as though the bus is floating on air. The same stunt when attempted by others proved that a bus, if driven off the edge of a bridge or an abyss, would plunge down and not fly through the air.
You don’t need an introduction to Hangover, do you? It is one of the most popular comedy movies ever made. Now what would make the logical portion of your brain itch in this movie is the fact that while three friends search for the fourth frantically, the latter remains on the terrace of the hotel which is the most renowned in all of Los Angeles. The problem here is that he remains there for two whole days without anybody finding him there!
Who can forget Grease? It was an excellent musical that was released in the year 1978 and went on to become a classic. The film starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. What is baffling from a logical point of view is when the movies ends, Danny and Sandy jump into Greased Lightning car and take off into the sky. Now how is that even possible?
7. Urban Legend:
It is a 1998 American movie. The scene where Natalie, the main character, rushes into an abandoned building alone when she hears screams from inside would make you wonder. Knowing well that a serial killer is on the loose, this step certainly seems dim-witted on her part. In real life people try to get help in imminent danger but in movies they are always shown as nincompoops waiting to get into trouble. Or, perhaps, the plot just wouldn’t go ahead if they applied their brains!
6. Hide And Seek:
Hide And Seek was released in the year 2005 and had Robert De Niro, Famke Janssen and Dakota Fanning in principal roles. In this movie it is shown that Robert De Niro suffers from a type of schizophrenia due to which one of his personalities manages to hide the murder of his wife from himself and the authorities, too. But what seems irrational here is that through most part of the movie he was shown as a very nice man and not abnormal.
5. Die Hard 4.0:
Don’t you just enjoy watching every installment of the Die Hard movie series? Well Bruce Willis does tend to have that effect on you, doesn’t he? Though all the action sequences of Die Hard 4.0 are amazing just as the previous ones, there is one particular scene that would make you wonder if it is actually possible. John McClane – which is Bruce Willis’ character – is shown falling onto a F35 fighter jet’s wings from where he jumps onto a collapsed section of freeway several yards below landing with his legs intact. Now how is that even possible!
4. Django Unchained:
Django Unchained is an American Western released in 2012 with an ensemble star cast of Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. Now, the film is set in 1858 and Django blows up Candyland with dynamite. But the fact is: dynamite was invented only in the year 1867 by Swedish physicist Alfred Nobel. So how was Django able to use dynamite in 1858?
3. Batman Begins:
Batman Begins was released in the year 2005 and was based on the hugely popular DC comic character. It was directed by Christopher Nolan with Christian Bale as Batman. In the film the antagonist Ra’s al Ghul attacks Gotham City’s water supply by vaporizing it but what is strange is that the vaporizing machine has no effect on human body which is made up of 70 % water. I guess we could overlook this but still it cannot be denied that it flouts the boundaries of logic.
2. Fight Club:
Fight Club is a movie released in 1999 starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist who forms a fight club with Tyler Durden, played by Pitt. At the end of the movie when the protagonist realizes that Tyler is just one of his personalities, he shoots himself in the mouth to get rid of the latter. But what defies logic is that shot apparent only kills Tyler and not the protagonist. What was the director trying to imply?
1. ‘A Team’:
The A-Team is an action film starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson, and Sharlto Copley. A scene in the movie where Hannibal – Neeson’s character – and his crew hide inside a dropping tank supported by a few parachutes to survive a crash is among the most logic defying movie scenes. It doesn’t make sense that a tonnes heavy tank is glided through a fall smoothly by parachutes.