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Jaws

Sometimes we can be so distracted by the awesome power of a great movie moment that it’s easy to overlook just about anything else apart from what the filmmakers are asking us to focus on, including the house on fire next door, and a bunch of factual errors that we probably would have noticed had the scene taken place in real life. As movie-goers, we’re usually prepared to suspend our disbelief, you see – we’re not actually primed to nit-pack at everything, which means that we mostly believe all of the things we’re told when it comes to movies in general.

Which is probably a bad idea, given that they’re lying to us on a frequent basis. I mean, sure, we all know that movies take liberties with certain aspects of life, because otherwise they’d be boring as hell, and a heightened sense of reality is why we watch ’em in the first place, right? But that doesn’t really excuse those occassions where filmmakers have simply overwritten history, geography or established logic to bring us moments that don’t really make any sense at all. Wouldn’t it have been easier to do a little fact checking before committing themselves?

In these cases, apparently not. Here’s 10 iconic movie scenes all embedded with mistakes that render them either impossible or illogical (many of which could’ve been fixed with a quick Google search, actually)…

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Inception

As a population of movie-goers who are frequently exposed to the same types of motion picture over and over again, it’s always nice when a movie comes along that laughs in the face of what came before it and refuses to play into the hands of current trends. So to reward this level or risk-taking and innovation, what do we do? Well, we make it a bonafide hit at the box office, of course. That’s what you get for pushing the boat out, Mr. Filmmaker, we say to ourselves. Take all of our money – you know, to show our appreciation for what you’ve done.

Good as our intentions might be though, in embracing this new, trend-less movie, we’re also bringing about our own doom. The moment Hollywood realises that a different sort of picture has made a killing at the box office, they set about on their evil agenda: making even more movies in the same vein. By rewarding the trend-less, we accidently give rise to the next generation of trends. It’s a vicious circle, and there’s no way to stop it. But it also means that for every great, cutting-edge movie that comes along, we get a succession of copycats in its wake.

Here are 10 brilliant movies that inspired horrifying cinematic trends. Unfortunately, we’re still feeling the repercussions of most of them…

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