History BeyondTheImpossible / Film

15th Apr '16 11:41:19 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Dream experts from ''Film/{{Inception}}'' clearly state that two levels deep is the maximum ''stable'' level. Presumably, this means anything deeper would be just a mental mess and not a true walkable world. The FiveManBand breaks that rule twice. First by using AppliedPhlebotinum to tweak the rules and reach a third and the second time they just decide to do it, reaching the fourth. Going to the fourth was not part of their {{plan}} and they had nothing to help them. Possibily justified as Cobb disagreed with the other dream experts and was a pioneer in the technology.
** [[{{WMG}} There's so many levels in regards to the movie as whole]], it's hard to tell what level they're on without WordOfGod. The page's HeadScratchers has more speculation about how dreams are supposed to work.

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* Dream experts from ''Film/{{Inception}}'' clearly state that two levels deep is the maximum ''stable'' level. Presumably, this means anything deeper would be just a mental mess and not a true walkable world. The FiveManBand TheTeam breaks that rule twice. First by using AppliedPhlebotinum to tweak the rules and reach a third and the second time they just decide to do it, reaching the fourth. Going to the fourth was not part of their {{plan}} and they had nothing to help them. Possibily justified as Cobb disagreed with the other dream experts and was a pioneer in the technology. \n** [[{{WMG}} There's so many levels in regards to the movie as whole]], it's hard to tell what level they're on without WordOfGod. The page's HeadScratchers has more speculation about how dreams are supposed to work.
27th Mar '16 6:18:04 PM intastiel
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** Counter-example: In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', he uses the parachute from a rocket-powered ice-sled, plus a piece of the sled itself, to parasail and ride a giant wave caused by a collapsing ice shelf to safety. [[SpecialEffectsFailure It's even]] ''[[SpecialEffectsFailure more]]'' [[SpecialEffectsFailure ridiculous than it sounds.]]



* The trailers for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' include a shot of Captain America's "completely vibration absorbent", impenetrable, {{Unobtainium}} shield snapped in half. Note that this is the same shield that reflected a full-powered blow from a ''Norse God''. [[NeverTrustATrailer However]], in the film itself, this is merely in Tony's vision caused by Scarlet Witch's mental abilities.

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* The trailers for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' include a shot of Captain America's "completely vibration absorbent", impenetrable, {{Unobtainium}} shield snapped in half. Note that this is the same shield that reflected a full-powered blow from a ''Norse God''. [[NeverTrustATrailer However]], in the film itself, this is merely in Tony's vision caused by Scarlet Witch's mental abilities.
20th Dec '15 3:47:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film, the villain Rasputin offers Hellboy the choice of bringing about the Apocalypse to gain enough power to save his desouled girl Liz, or to save the world and lose her forever. Hellboy initially sees this as no choice at all, and begins the procedure of summoning the Ogdru Jahad and end the world, before NaiveNewcomer Myers throws Hellboy his [[MementoMacguffin father's cross]]. The cross burns into his flesh, reminding him that this ''is his choice''. Save the world, or save Liz, and his father always did say that a man is made by his choices. [[spoiler: He then chooses the world, tears off his newly regrown horns, and stabs Rasputin to death with one of them.]] BitterSweetEnding right? Nope. He manages to save the girl ''anyway'' by sheer ''{{Badass}}ery''. A newly awoken and somewhat confused Liz asks him how he saved her. His answer?
-->'''Hellboy:''' Hey, you on the other side. Let her go. Because for her [[LikeABadassOutOfHell I'll cross over, and]] '''[[LikeABadassOutOfHell then]]'''[[LikeABadassOutOfHell ... you'll be sorry.]]

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* In the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film, the villain Rasputin offers Hellboy the choice of bringing about the Apocalypse to gain enough power to save his desouled girl Liz, or to save the world and lose her forever. Hellboy initially sees this as no choice at all, and begins the procedure of summoning the Ogdru Jahad and end the world, before NaiveNewcomer Myers throws Hellboy his [[MementoMacguffin father's cross]]. The cross burns into his flesh, reminding him that this ''is his choice''. Save the world, or save Liz, and his father always did say that a man is made by his choices. [[spoiler: He then chooses the world, tears off his newly regrown horns, and stabs Rasputin to death with one of them.]] BitterSweetEnding right? Nope. He manages to save the girl ''anyway'' by sheer ''{{Badass}}ery''.''badassery''. A newly awoken and somewhat confused Liz asks him how he saved her. His answer?
-->'''Hellboy:''' Hey, you on the other side. Let her go. Because for her [[LikeABadassOutOfHell I'll cross over, and]] '''[[LikeABadassOutOfHell then]]'''[[LikeABadassOutOfHell ...and '''then'''... you'll be sorry.]]
14th Nov '15 9:45:13 PM ConMan1226
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* In ''Film/OverTheHedge'', RJ gives Hammy, a hyperactive squirrel, and energy drink in a last-ditch attempt to trap the crazed housewife and exterminator inside the laser-defense system they set up in the housewife's yard. Hammy enters CaffeineBulletTime and activates the system...and casually walks past the laser beams as they slowly shoot across the yard. That's right, Hammy just ''went faster than the speed of light''.

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* In ''Film/OverTheHedge'', RJ gives Hammy, a hyperactive squirrel, and an energy drink in a last-ditch attempt to trap the crazed housewife and exterminator inside the laser-defense system they set up in the housewife's yard. Hammy enters CaffeineBulletTime and activates the system...and casually walks past the laser beams as they slowly shoot across the yard. That's right, Hammy just ''went faster than the speed of light''.
2nd Sep '15 11:29:35 AM HighCrate
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* ''Film/TheMask''
** Averted. The mask is supposed to make the wearer a RealityWarper so the breaking of physical laws in the story is justified by its own internal logic.
** Played straight in [[WesternAnimation/TheMask the animated series]]. The movie says the mask only works at night, not during the day. The mask apparently decides to break that rule in the series.
30th Apr '15 8:45:19 AM Anddrix
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* The trailers for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' include a shot of Captain America's "completely vibration absorbent", impenetrable, {{Unobtainium}} shield snapped in half. Note that this is the same shield that reflected a full-powered blow from a ''Norse God''. [[NeverTrustATrailer However]], in the film itself, this is merely in Tony's vision caused by Scarlet Witch's mental abilities.
16th Jan '14 12:13:26 AM Statalyzer
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* Played straight in ''Man of the House''. A Texas Ranger guarding five or so cheerleaders who witnessed a murder. One cheerleader at one point asks [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands "couldn't you just shoot the gun out of the bad guy's hand?"]] to which the man explains that it doesn't work. [[spoiler: Near the end of the movie, it ''does''. As he did not intend to do that, the Ranger was probably more impressed than anybody else who saw it.]]

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* Played straight in ''Man of the House''. A Texas Ranger guarding five or so cheerleaders who witnessed a murder. One cheerleader at one point asks [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands "couldn't you just shoot the gun out of the bad guy's hand?"]] to which the man explains that it doesn't work. [[spoiler: Near the end of the movie, it ''does''. [[AccidentalAimingSkills As he did not intend to do that, that]], the Ranger was probably more impressed than anybody else who saw it.]]
11th Sep '13 12:45:59 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Subverted. The mask is supposed to make the wearer a RealityWarper so the breaking of physical laws in the story is justified by its own internal logic.

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** Subverted.Averted. The mask is supposed to make the wearer a RealityWarper so the breaking of physical laws in the story is justified by its own internal logic.
1st Aug '13 9:06:08 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''TheFifthElement'', two probes are sent to the evil planetoid. One reads a million degrees, the other negative 5000. As anyone with a cursory knowledge in physics can tell you, nothing can go below absolute zero, and that's a much smaller number than that in whatever scale you're using. While it's at least somewhat plausible that ''pure evil'' could play fast and loose with physics because it isn't exactly a normal entity, there's no justification for the probe's sensors, which must conform to physics.
** As anyone with less than cursory knowledge of statistical mechanics can tell you, negative temperature is a well defined concept for many physical systems and it is perfectly possible to design and build a probe to measure it. This has been done, many many times, for example any lab where masers or lasers are designed probably has some way to measure negative temperature. Basically, any material in a highly excited state can have a negative temperature, and there isn't really any reason to think that the evil planetoid wasn't in such a state - in fact from what we see in the film it is very likely. Plus, for added realism, the same sort of system could also measure as having a very very high /positive/ temperature if it's a bit less excited, so the readings actually make sense to a real physicist, even if the film makers intended them to sound nonsensical! Physics is like that...
28th Jul '13 7:01:01 PM lenasbro
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----** As anyone with less than cursory knowledge of statistical mechanics can tell you, negative temperature is a well defined concept for many physical systems and it is perfectly possible to design and build a probe to measure it. This has been done, many many times, for example any lab where masers or lasers are designed probably has some way to measure negative temperature. Basically, any material in a highly excited state can have a negative temperature, and there isn't really any reason to think that the evil planetoid wasn't in such a state - in fact from what we see in the film it is very likely. Plus, for added realism, the same sort of system could also measure as having a very very high /positive/ temperature if it's a bit less excited, so the readings actually make sense to a real physicist, even if the film makers intended them to sound nonsensical! Physics is like that...
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