12 Myths That Movies Have Taught Us To Believe

 

Movies are all about the suspension of disbelief. A good film should draw you in and make you forget for a while that what you’re watching is fiction and not necessarily possible in the real world. But, sometimes, long after the movie has finished, we’ve still left with some incorrect beliefs that pieces of cinema made us think were correct. Illustrator Lenya Brick drew a series of graphics for BrightSide.me that cover some of the most common misconceptions caused by cinema. Check out these twelve myths that movies have taught us to believe.

 

 

It might make you look like a badass, but it’s really not practical.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

Tracing a call is much harder than you might think.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

It’s not going to be easy to talk while falling through the air.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

Silencers probably don’t do exactly what you think they do.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

In the real world, you totally can’t do this.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

If you have reason to believe someone really is missing, phone the police!

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

Those things aren’t easy to remove!

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

Forensics is just the start of an investigation.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

It can be hard to spot someone who’s drowning.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

We bet this is one of a long list of medical movie myths.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

Probably not the best way to knock someone out and kidnap them, then.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

 

It probably wouldn’t be too hard to navigate through an asteroid belt.

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Lenya Brick/BrightSide

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