Those inaccuracies...hahaha!

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  1. Spoiler

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    What?

    300 was inaccurate?
    You mean Xerxes wasn't 10 feet tall, rhinos weren't the size of buses, and the world wasn't sepia hued back then?

    Darn, I used to like that movie.
     
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    300 really shouldn't be on the list as it is an adaptation of a comic book, and not at all based on the historic events of the time.

    The historical inaccuracies in "Braveheart" are inexcusable though, considering the true events of Wallaces life are actually far more engaging and exciting than the pile of crap Gibson put on screen.
     
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    Why the hell is The Matrix on there?

    Reminds me of when my high school physics teacher used Episode 1 to point out all the things wrong with the physics... no shit.

    I think scientists get offended and outraged when people have any sense of imagination and they need to prove everything wrong :p 
     
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    if Matrix in the list then Sunshine should be in it too.
     
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    My understanding of 300 was that it was not meant to be an accurate retelling of the Battle of Thermopolye, but rather it being relaid as a story by Dilios to his me at Platea to get them in the mindset for war with the Persians.
     
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    No doubt.
    I especially hate it when people argue against the science of Star Wars for two reasons.

    1. I love Star Wars and find it barbaric and ignoble to find fault in it. :) 
    2. With the exception of midi-chlorians Lucas does very little to explain the science behind Star Wars. There may be the occasional blurb about giving the "navi-computer" time to compute a jump to hyperspace or whatever, but the physical manner in which the technology operates is never explained.

    That's one way to look at it.
    It's just a historical fantasy -that's it.
    It never was intended to be an accurate retelling.
     
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    Wow, what garbage.

    2001 was inaccurate? Really? A movie filmed in 1968 didn't nail the year 2001 down accurately?

    Give me a break.
     
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    I think you missed his sarcasm on that last one. he was basically throwing it in there to make a joke about how much cooler their vision of 2001 was than the reality of the year.
     
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    Yeah I'm in the camp that likes to brand Star Wars as having one foot in sci-fi, the other in fantasy.

    It has a lot of fanciful technology and creatures like the Gungan City for example (i know everyone hates Gungans but bear with) that defy logic and explanation.

    Even worse are those History Channel specials where they compare things in Star Wars to things in real life that aren't really the same in order to point out how unrealistic Star Wars is. Like comparing a lightsaber to a surgical laser or flashlight and going "LOL LIGHT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY I'M A PHD."

    But they fail to realize that it isn't even trying to be the same thing. It could be made out of fairy tears for all we know. (I know about the crystal technology, but still, the beam itself is magic.)
     
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    If you say so.
     
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    All Yahoo website articles are just as useless and a waste of space. Tabloid material.
     
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    Seems pretty obvious to me.
     
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    I use Yahoo as my homepage to quick scan AP headlines.
    who gives a rat's ass what Brooke Hogan thinks? tabloid crap.

    My favorite author and curmudgeon Harlan Ellison once said that Star Wars sucked and didn't like it because it was unrealistic. His example was, "there is no sound in space, so you shouldn't hear laser blasts."
    I think he wasn't separating hard sci-fi from fantasy sci-fi.
    i don't mind science fiction movies that fudge the science to a degree, as long as it doesn't insult me with a ridiculous idea at the end. SW tech was okay in its place (why nitpick the tech when you got Jedi juggling x-wings and force choking each other?) until Lucas threw in Jedi Biology. The Force was vague enough, it was a Deus Ex Machina that worked. Now we got mystic amoeba picking the One? ugh.
     
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    And boy, did they ever drop the ball on that one. Maybe thats why these 'midichlorians' never made it into the original movies. The surviving Jedi knew what happened last time total trust was placed in the vessel of such a high number of them and thought 'bother this nonsense'.
     
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    Sometimes it is best just to say...."IT IS A MOVIE!"

    It is funny how someone goes and overanalyzes movies and go toward saying stuff like this...I mean, that is like saying, "those X-wings in Star Wars couldn't of made those manuevers without some sort of trusters on the ship. The engines on the back alone could not do that..." No one really cares...it is a movie meant to provide entertainment.
     
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    In movies like Star Wars, its never an issue because I'm not scientifically versed enough to even tell what would work and what would not.

    It starts whiddling on our chips however, when a movie made to depict a real event, ie Braveheart, is the rearranged, modified or even adds blatently false material.
     
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    Wow. People sure seem to be taking these articles seriously.:confused2 
     
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    I don't understand why The Matrix has to be in there. Every physics-defying move that takes place in the Matrix makes perfect sense from an in-universe perspective - it's a virtual world, where rules can be bent and broken.
     

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