5 Movie Lies That Will Get You Killed
On 16 April 2013
When watching a movie we tend to enter into its world and live every moment of it. It’s OK to do that but you have to draw a line between feeling the action and reliving it.
We've learned many things from movies but most of them are just a bunch of lies and the joke is on you when it becomes dangerous. It is unlikely to be in the same situations but if you manage to do so, you have to be prepared.
Falling into a dumpster will break your fall. First of all, if you are on a building, in a plane or simply flying around, if you fall into a dumpster you will most likely die. If you don’t, you will wish to be dead as the pain and consequences make death seem the best idea ever.
No, you cannot hold your breath for ages! There are people specially trained to hold their breath longer. And that means longer than usual not forever. Remember you are not a fish and you won’t last more than a minute (or two – with the proper training). So, next time you want to be a hero and stay a long time underwater, think twice.
The most common situation is when a clip of ammo lasts for ages. While your guy from the movie is defending with one small gun and the bad guys have 20 automatic gunfires, usually they manage to run out of ammunition while he still has one bullet left. That’s just for the show. Your standard pistol will hold 8-10 rounds, a military pistol has more like 15 so if you’re facing a whole army, you better bring some ammo.
A group of ninjas will attack you one by one. No one waits in line to beat you, especially if they are all working for the same guy. If you’re not in some martial arts competition but you have to face a ninja group you don’t have to play all karate-kid. It’s enough to run as fast as you can. Above all, it’s even more possible to not see the ninjas (they are ninja for one reason).
Turning over a table will keep you safe from gunfire. Not! It’s like the other movie lie about how easy you can avoid automatic gunfire. The table trick is so old that many people think it really works.
You have to find some more substantial cover and if your table isn't made of hard metal or bulletproofed, you have no chance. The same way goes with the bulletproof vest. If the hero wears it, he won’t die since the bad guy always shoots in the chest and never in the head.
So, our conclusion: if you are in trouble you never do something you saw in a movie. Keep running, it might be shaming but at least it keeps you alive.
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