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I hate this trope with a burning passion.
I've removed this from the Avatar entry:
"The human air combat vehicles seemed to have been designed by an idiot: You know why modern armed forces don't have open gunner's nests on their aircraft and use bomb bays rather than having soldiers push explosives out the back? Because the crew would be too easy of targets and they'd get slaughtered, that's why. In a nutshell, Cameron didn't have an open encyclopedia in his lap when he wrote the movie, so you're under no obligation to use any logic when watching it. Just repeat to yourself..."
The "aircraft" in question was actually the surface-to-orbit shuttle, which had been re-purposed as a bomber specifically for the mission to take-out hometree. They had no need of a bomber before this point. So that's why there was no bomb-bay, and the machine-gun nests were a lot better than nothing at all.
A simple explanation for why adding lasers makes anything cooler.
Lasers have negative temperature.
I have the perfect quote for the page, but do I have to ask permission from anyone to put it up here?
Normally, no, but this page has a special hidden note saying that there shouldn't be any quote. Feel free to add it to the quotes page instead.
What about "There's a car in space; argument's invalid."?
I saw that James Bond film recently; Skyfall. I think that it used the Rule of Cool trope quite a bit. There was that scene when they were at the bar in Shanghai, and 007 fell into that place where a Komodo dragon was kept. I went on the internet to see if there were bars or restaurants like that in Real Life. I couldn't find any, so I'll assume that they don't exist. But I'm not going to criticize Skyfall for unrealistically having a bar that keeps Komodo dragons. I would rather criticize real life for not having them, because they're awesome.
I think it should be noted that this trope can be used poorly. For example, when a work wants to take itself seriously, then the Rule of Cool will make it look like some rediculous story written by a particularily immature twelve-year-old.
Axe Cop should be added to the Rule of Cool Webcomics section.
Anyone think that this should be the new picture instead:
(Just take out the asterisks and the hyphons, the site won't let me post a direct link to my own photobucket account)
I mean nothing is cooler than the above.
No, THIS is the most awesome thing ever, and it's the alternate cover of the same book that the current image is of!
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