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Hellboy 2 The Golden Army

It seems kind of insane to suggest that, in this era of endless reboots, remakes, sequels and spin-offs, even more movies are made in the same vein. Because what are these abominations, except for unoriginal continuations of motion pictures that already exist, created purposely to generate profit from the good will of audiences who enjoyed the first installments and have been tricked into thinking they want a little more? And whereas most sequels do fall into that depressing category, there are a few franchises which genuinely do deserve to culminate in trilogy form.

That’s to say, there are some franchises which have been unable to finish telling their stories, and should genuinely be given the opportunity to do so. I’m not saying that every proposed third movie would turn out great, of course, but I think – given the way these franchises have evolved so far – they’ll feel forever incomplete if we don’t at least try. You know, as if they’re lacking an appropriate bookend of sorts. Check out the 10 franchises I’ve gathered up here, then, all of which consist – so far – of just two movies and would do well to embrace another installment in the near future…

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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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Prestige

Films can be a paradise for the imagination. These days, we can think of literally anything, and through a combination of practical effects guile and special effect wizardry, we can make it happen. Really, it’s a blessing, and allows us to stick any sort of wacky speculative invention on screen.

However, with great power comes great responsibility – though we can think up anything we like and stick it in the plot, we must be careful not to go too far, or we might end up with a plot-hole like no other. After all, if you can create an everything-proof shield using future technology, then how could there possibly be any sense of risk in your film?

Yet a hilarious amount of script-writers fall into exactly this trap, and it requires picky obsessives like myself to point them out. Whether through laziness, forgetfulness or a lack of forethought, some writers create technologies so powerful that they can actually break a story and solve the whole thing in a heartbeat if they were used correctly. Yet somehow, they want us to forget these shocking oversights and say ‘it’s just a film.’ Well, I guess we can, but we could also be overly analytical and critical as well, because dammit, if we don’t pick up on this stuff, how are they going to learn?

Beware, there might be a few SPOILERS in this article. Read on at your own peril.

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