Dumbest things people have told you about movies

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Rocker, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member Thread Starter

    Ontario, Canada
    You know... when you're have a discussion with someone about a particular film, and they spout off the most idiotic, ridiculous "fact" that just makes you roll your eyes in disbelief.

    I'll get things started with an example from The Terminator (1984). Someone once tried to convince me that during the final scene in the factory, when Sarah is injured by the pipe bomb explosion, that the object she pulls out of her leg isn't a piece of metal schrapnel, but rather a piece of her leg bone.

    Skip ahead to the 4:40 mark...

    How anyone could possibly be that stupid is beyond me.
  2. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Media Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    Just now: that Fargo is a true story.
  3. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    That Napoleon Dynamite is as good as The Big Lebowski. I wanted two hours of my life back.
  4. jawaka1000

    jawaka1000 Forum Resident

    That's not dumb at all.
    In the opening credits it says that the movie is based on a true story.
    I know its not, but if someone believes its true is understandable.
  5. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    That Bohemian Rhapsody is a true story.
  6. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member Thread Starter

    Ontario, Canada
    Let's keep opinions out of this thread, please... I'd like to focus on bits of trivia and/or other "facts" that people have told you which are blatantly incorrect.
  7. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    There's a ghost in Three Men and a Baby
  8. Mothmanica

    Mothmanica Forum Cryptid

    • ...''Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece!''
    • ...''Tom Hanks is truly amazing as Forrest Gump!''
    • ...''I stood in line to see The Phantom Menace the day it came out!''
    • ... ''I'm obsessed with Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings movie trilogy, I can't wait to see The Hobbit!''
    eek! .. :hurl:
  9. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member Thread Starter

    Ontario, Canada
    What did I just say? :rolleyes:
  10. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    The Quiet Man was the way Ireland was in the 50s.
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  11. stepeanut

    stepeanut Only the innocent can lie with conviction

    Not quite what you’re looking for, but I used to work with a guy who claimed he had 2,000 films (most of which he’d downloaded illegally), and, therefore, he’d seen everything worth seeing ever made. A friend of mine had more time for this guy than I did, and he reported back that his entire collection never once deviated from the Hollywood mainstream.
  12. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member Thread Starter

    Ontario, Canada
    "Evil Dead II is a remake of the first one."
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  13. I usually forget these comments, or at least just put them out of my mind, once I understand the comment is false.
  14. BrentB

    BrentB Urban Angler

    Midwestern US
    The common adolecent assessment of Pink Floyd The Wall... "You have to be high on drugs to understand it."
  15. leavingthistown

    leavingthistown Forum Resident

    yes, that should be "...to enjoy it"
  16. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Anyone who mentions “Adam Sandler + Comedy +So Funny” in a sentence.
  17. planetexpress

    planetexpress Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity.

    The one where people claim Prince plays one of the victims in Fargo due to an in-joke during the end credits concerning the prince symbol. Makes perfect sense to me. :doh:
  18. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Media Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    It seemed dumb that they did believe it, and wanted to argue the point. Like, what if they saw This Is Spinal Tap? Oh well, it's going to be sort of funny that they might keep believing Fargo was a true story. :laugh:
  19. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Media Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    I totally missed that, but then I was busy saying how the true story bit was a joke instead of reading any credits. :sigh:
  20. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    I think the cult that believes THE SHINING is director Stanley Kubrick's coded confession that he helped fake the moon landing has to take the prize in this category.
  21. Nick Drake fan

    Nick Drake fan Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    That The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars film.
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  22. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Actually, being with somebody who doesn't "get" the movie the two of you watched together, and goes for the "I want two hours of my life back" routine.

    I mean, I'm all for different interpretations of the film you just saw, but sometimes I think it's better if you just switch theater-going partners, if they can't see in something at least a little bit of what you saw.

    My example is Terrence Malick's Tree Of Life. I came out awed by the trajectory and musical quality of the filmmaking, and my friend was just aghast with, "what was THAT crap-?!"

    Again, I can understand one person not seeing the same thing you did onscreen when you both have different expectations, but I began to wonder what he might have thought of seeing 2001 with me for the first time.
  23. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Media Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    Is he gonna eat those 'tots?
  24. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    I recall somebody insisting/arguing that the end of Jacob's Ladder was just a dream.
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  25. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria
    That „2001: A Space Odyssey“ is the worst movie ever:angel:
    somnar, rocnred, Chris DeVoe and 2 others like this.

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