Monday, August 27, 2007

Common Movie Misconceptions

The other night, Troy and I were discussing the misconceptions that Hollywood creates. We started to make a list. (In no particular order...)

1. My Water Broke!
A woman's water will always break before they go into labor (i.e. Nine Months, No Reservations). The truth is only 11-12% of women's water breaks.

2. It's My Way or the highway!
All Christians are bigots or hypocrites and have no clue what is really going on (i.e Saved, The Simpsons, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, etc, etc, etc.)

3. I Feel Pretty!
Women go to bed with makeup on and wake up looking just as nice. (Almost any movie with females in it!)

4. Just Like Lookin' In A Mirror!
Characters based on "real-life people" are just as attractive as the good looking actors/actresses that play them. Sadly, in Scotland, there is a statue of William Wallace that looks a little too much like Mel Gibson. (Erin Brockovich, Braveheart)

5. Homer Simpsonitus
Middle-aged, white guys are almost always idiots. It doesn't matter what you do, if you're over 40, white, and a little lumpy, everyone is smarter than you (including your dog). (The Honeymooners, The "Vacation" Movies, Almost any show on TV).

Here is a short list of those misconceptions. The list could be much longer. Do you have any ideas? We'll add to it as we observe the cinema.

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