Musings: Not Like the Movies

So last night, I decided to take myself to the cinema to see Jason Bourne as I hadn’t been in a while and I longed for the taste of cinema popcorn (there’s something disgustingly enchanting about it).

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Jason Bourne was a solid 8/10 action movie and considering I haven’t seen any of the other movies from the franchise, it did make sense but also inspired this blog post…
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What is it that they can get away with certain in the movies but not in real life? Is it because movies are a form of escapism therefore must we suspend ourselves into disbelief and accept the onscreen flaws? Or am I taking this all too seriously and reading into the misé en scene a little too much… Anyway, these are a few of the things that bother me:
  • Why does no one lock their car? Or their home for that matter?
  • How the f*ck are they never jet-lagged?
  • When do they shower/bathe as they always seem to be in a rush.
  • What luggage allowance do they get?
  • If they’re always in a rush, how do they manage to look so ‘perfect’?
  • How do they build up their stamina?
  • When do they sleep?
  • Why does no one say bye – they just hang up? (This is one that really bugs me)
  • Why do they never adjust the seat and mirror when jumping into a new or stolen car, even if they have time?
  • When they arrange plans over the phone, how is it they both know exactly where to go?
  • Why do the baddies always know some niche form of martial art?
  • The amount of bullets that’s fired – why does no one reload?
  • Who is paying for these flights?
  • Why do they never seem to pay their taxi drivers – they just seem to hop out the car.
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From looking at the list I’ve just made, I’m sure 87% of these points can apply to a lot of action movies today! What things in the movies bother you?
Char xo

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