Monday 7 February 2011

Those mistakes that sink a film! Mega shark vs Giant Octopus

I'm all for suspension of disbelief. Besides I have so little attention to details that I never, ever notice continuity mistakes and goofs in films. But don't you find it annoying when a mistake is so bleeding obvious in a film that it ruins it all for you, ruin the dramatic intensity... I won't go on about the most recent crime against realism in films because it's been well documented (I'm talking to you Kathryn Bigelow! A soldier in Irak in a story set in 2004... playing Gears of wars on an xbox360! And they gave you an Oscar!)

But there has been worse. There I was, enjoying Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus... and like I said, I am all for suspension of diesbelief, I am all willing to accept that gigantic beasts can wake up from their frozen , prehistoric slumber within seconds, swim half way around the world within minutes, eat an oil rig, jump out of the ocean and catch a plane in mid-air, I mean it COULD happen.

But let's go back to that "shark jumps out of the water and catch a plane in mid air", watch it carefully and see if you notice something wrong...

Notice the plane from the outside, a Boeing 747, easily recognisable thanks to its bubble with an upper deck. These planes are twin aisled however once inside the plane, what do you notice? One aisle!! I mean how are you supposed to take the rest of the film seriously after such an obvious mistake? It ruined everything for me and I just could not get into the multi-layered and complex storyline after that!

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