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 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

A woman is being choked out by a madman. She squirms and her eyes bulge in terror as her tiny hands tightly grip the assassin's wrists. But, why doesn't she just finger poke the guy's eyes? I'm pretty sure the bad guy would let go. It worked for Moe.

Except in real life, most people would probably react like her, not a stooge or action hero. Likewise lacking the leverage to knee the attacker in the groin. Speaking of leverage, there's a particularly egregious scene in "Taking Lives"(2004) where the killer is hiding under a cot that's a foot off the floor. The heroine lies down, and he punches THROUGH the mattress despite no room to swing his arm. Ludicrous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmE5ryLi34o

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Just saw this in a film...

A woman is being choked out by a madman. She squirms and her eyes bulge in terror as her tiny hands tightly grip the assassin's wrists. But, why doesn't she just finger poke the guy's eyes? I'm pretty sure the bad guy would let go. It worked for Moe%.


Why?!
Because there is always a scissor or paper opener.close enough to grab, and stab him.with..
See: my previous post on.this trope.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

You're better than the rest of us, Marshall. Just say it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

You're better than the rest of us, Marshall. Just say it.

I'm no Stuart Smalley ( obscure SNL reference)

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

A woman is being choked out by a madman. She squirms and her eyes bulge in terror as her tiny hands tightly grip the assassin's wrists. But, why doesn't she just finger poke the guy's eyes? I'm pretty sure the bad guy would let go. It worked for Moe.

Except in real life, most people would probably react like her, not a stooge or action hero. Likewise lacking the leverage to knee the attacker in the groin. Speaking of leverage, there's a particularly egregious scene in "Taking Lives"(2004) where the killer is hiding under a cot that's a foot off the floor. The heroine lies down, and he punches THROUGH the mattress despite no room to swing his arm. Ludicrous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmE5ryLi34o


You obviously never watched KILL BILL.
Awesome scene of Uma punching her way out of a coffin!
The rest if the.movie sucked.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

You obviously never watched KILL BILL.

But that's the kind of movie where impossible feats are the norm, not the exception.
The twist at the end of "Taking Lives" (involving a disguise and long-term planning) is just unbelievable, but there's an even crazier, completely unpredictable twist in the Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "Death Scene" that lingers in the mind. Has to be seen to be believed.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

You obviously never watched KILL BILL.

But that's the kind of movie where impossible feats are the norm, not the exception.
The twist at the end of "Taking Lives" (involving a disguise and long-term planning) is just unbelievable, but there's an even crazier, completely unpredictable twist in the Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "Death Scene" that lingers in the mind. Has to be seen to be believed.


Martial artists can do some amazing feats.
Bruce Lee.once stood inches from another fighter and with just a short punch sent.him flying ( I think the story is on the ENTER THE DRAGON supp).
Not to say some thug could perform. like that!

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...a character is wandering a post-apocalyptic landscape, and all canned or boxed foodstuffs he comes across will still be edible, no matter if the apocalypse in question occurred ten years ago? Next time you're at the supermarket, look at the "best by" dates on the back of a half-dozen random items in your carriage, and if any of them are good for a year after the date you're shopping on, I'd be very surprised. The Walking Dead has been running for almost ten years now, and they're STILL finding random cans of veggies or whatever and yet there's never a scene where a character eats something that's gone over and gets a raging case of food poisoning.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

...a character is wandering a post-apocalyptic landscape, and all canned or boxed foodstuffs he comes across will still be edible, no matter if the apocalypse in question occurred ten years ago? Next time you're at the supermarket, look at the "best by" dates on the back of a half-dozen random items in your carriage, and if any of them are good for a year after the date you're shopping on, I'd be very surprised. The Walking Dead has been running for almost ten years now, and they're STILL finding random cans of veggies or whatever and yet there's never a scene where a character eats something that's gone over and gets a raging case of food poisoning.

Not to mention how fast EVERYTHING else would deteriorate once the skilled workforces and techs would no longer be around.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Not to mention how fast EVERYTHING else would deteriorate once the skilled workforces and techs would no longer be around.

Yep...most major highways and railways would become impassable after only a few years. And any houses not inhabited by survivors of the apocalypse squatting in them would quickly become decrepit and run down.

Also, people jump-starting cars that have been rotting by the side of the road for years. Not only would the gas left in the tank have evaporated or turned into sludge long ago, not only would the batteries be flat as a pancake, but any vehicle left unused in the elements for years on end would need a LOT of work before it could start up again. And yet anytime the characters in Walking Dead or any post-Judgment Day Terminator movie need to get somewhere quick, they just pull out some wires under the steering wheel, twist them together, and they're good to go. roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

...a character is wandering a post-apocalyptic landscape, and all canned or boxed foodstuffs he comes across will still be edible, no matter if the apocalypse in question occurred ten years ago? Next time you're at the supermarket, look at the "best by" dates on the back of a half-dozen random items in your carriage, and if any of them are good for a year after the date you're shopping on, I'd be very surprised. The Walking Dead has been running for almost ten years now, and they're STILL finding random cans of veggies or whatever and yet there's never a scene where a character eats something that's gone over and gets a raging case of food poisoning.

Not to mention how fast EVERYTHING else would deteriorate once the skilled workforces and techs would no longer be around.


Actually the "Best By" dates are just a recommendation by the manufacture for optimal freshness and taste. It doesn't mean the food becomes inedible, spoiled or rotten after the suggested consumption date.

Most air tight packages "Best By" dates are one or two years after it was manufactured. Past that date most food is safe to consume for another three years. In the best of conditions maybe even a few years after that.

Same is true of fresh food. You can safely eat eggs a couple of weeks past the "Best By" date.

Of course it all depends on storage of the food. And food can spoil early for various reasons. Best bet is the "smell" test. Smells bad, toss it out. If a can has a bump on it or obviously leaking toss it out.

Otherwise its likely very safe to eat.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Probably already stated but I saw this in The Punisher and The Boys tv series; long fight in public washrooms at a busy bar or train station and nobody comes in other than those fighting.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Bank robbers make everyone lie on the floor. They.just want the.money, no killing.
But, the minimum wage security guard ( or bank manager) decide to risk their lives by trying to stop them- and are killed!

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Probably already stated but I saw this in The Punisher and The Boys tv series; long fight in public washrooms at a busy bar or train station and nobody comes in other than those fighting.

Not just fight scenes, either...in The Heat, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock have a long, drawn-out conversation in a restroom in a bar on a busy night, and NOT ONE OTHER WOMAN enters or exits during all that time. One of the Blu-Ray commentaries (by the MST3K crew) humorously points this out.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Not just fight scenes, either...in The Heat, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock have a long, drawn-out conversation in a restroom in a bar on a busy night, and NOT ONE OTHER WOMAN enters or exits during all that time. One of the Blu-Ray commentaries (by the MST3K crew) humorously points this out.

Yes, the absence of other people in certain situations is a bit annoying. Same when characters go visit tourist-heavy places, and there are hardly any tourists around. Like when Lara Croft goes to Angkor Wat, and there's hardly anyone around. I've been to Angkor Wat and the place is teeming with tourists all the time.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Over choreographed action sequences. I love exciting action scenes but today I just roll my eyes and yawn they're so over the top. Not only are the sequences impossible, they're so over designed they look like "dance competitions". Most guilty are the Avengers movies. But just about any other action film are the same like John Wick.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Speaking of John Wick or those Olympus films, where the entire film consists of shooting people in the head every 30 seconds non stop for 2hrs.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Over choreographed action sequences. I love exciting action scenes but today I just roll my eyes and yawn they're so over the top. Not only are the sequences impossible, they're so over designed they look like "dance competitions". Most guilty are the Avengers movies. But just about any other action film are the same like John Wick.

Pointed!
As bad as those horrid " bar room brawls" from old tv westerns!

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Over choreographed action sequences. I love exciting action scenes but today I just roll my eyes and yawn they're so over the top. Not only are the sequences impossible, they're so over designed they look like "dance competitions". Most guilty are the Avengers movies. But just about any other action film are the same like John Wick.

Pointed!
As bad as those horrid " bar room brawls" from old tv westerns!


Its all money shots and no foreplay. What makes classic action sequences exciting was setting the scene and build up. Also there was a sense someone could be injured or killed. There's no sense of threat or danger anymore.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Bank robbers make everyone lie on the floor. They.just want the.money, no killing.
But, the minimum wage security guard ( or bank manager) decide to risk their lives by trying to stop them- and are killed!


I wonder if that ever happens in real life. There are people who would probably do it, not because of the job, but from pride or being provoked (fight or flight?), even if reacting means certain death. But I don't know if they're the same kind of people who would be security guards.

 
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