Yes, it's definitely the sort of thing that will break the illusion and ruin an otherwise well crafted movie. Like "The Fourth Kind" in case you've seen it. It could have been scary if I hadn't known anything about alien abductions.Yeah, its really annoying. I watch a lot of horror movies, or just supernatural thriller, and when they get the characteristics of the entities wrong (there are lots of accounts of these things from witness observation -- and for example, vampires do not sparkle, demons do not collect your photographs from another house to spook you, ghosts do not appear as actual people to a group of people, they can't affect the physical world much at all, etc.) - so I just get really aggravated watching ridiculous things happen in horror movies where they obviously haven't done their research. I mean if they want to start from scratch and completely make up a paranormal entity then whatever -- like critters, these little mean furry things allegedly from space. Whatever, maybe there are things like that, but in all the accounts of the more popular paranormal entities, they share certain characteristics which make a lot of stories ludicrous. Oh, and they really foul up 'psychic phenomena' in a lot of movies too, making it this godly power. Ugh.
Hah.. yep, that is a good example. I saw it in the theater.. the owl was creepy but the bullshit alien stuff was just too far-fetched. *Waits for someone who knows nothing about the paranormal to tell me that -anything- about the paranormal is far-fetched. x_x*Yes, it's definitely the sort of thing that will break the illusion and ruin an otherwise well crafted movie. Like "The Fourth Kind" in case you've seen it. It could have been scary if I hadn't known anything about alien abductions.
That's ok, as long as you do it afterwards. There's nothing worse than a smarty pants who makes remarks during the show and ruins it for everybody else.I selected sometimes.
I tend to get more amused than annoyed.
Like, "Hah! I just spotted a factual inaccuracy. Am I smart or am I smart?"
Maybe not that grandiose but, you get the picture.
That's more the premise or rules of the story. Like the existence of vampires, time travel and so on. What I mean is when it's just wrong, even on its own terms. A realistic action movie would be like this (not very entertaining):I don't want my movies realistic. I've got real life for that...
however, it does depend totally on how it's done to whether
a fantastical element makes the movie better or worse.
Take, for example, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. There
are a billion Chinese action movies with people fighting on
wires, looking totally ridiculous- and then there's this:
I remember when this scene started up when I went to see this
in the movie theater... in the first couple of seconds of someone
floating up into the air, a couple people started laughing like they
expected this movie to start getting stupid. A couple of minutes
after that, you could feel everyone in the audience totally accept
the movie's self-reality- everyone was on the edge of their seat.