know what I like to do with all my free time? Rent movies. I love
renting movies, a whole big stack of them, and I think a lot of other people do
too. (TIP: for added fun, try watching the movies you rent!) Anyhoo,
when I need some ideas of what to rent, I head over to the Internet Movie
and browse around.
also has a 'goofs' section, where they point out factual errors and continuity
gaffes in particular films. I was looking over the goofs for the movie Jaws,
when I saw this one:
errors: It has been proven that great white
sharks do not eat people. People are attacked when sharks mistake them for
preferred prey, mainly seals. Humans, possibly tasting unpleasant to sharks,
are almost always released by sharks.
you know what? That is an error. A big one. How
could they screw up so badly? I think Spielberg should re-edit the film to
correct this enormous blunder. Sure, there's nothing
too exciting about a safe, fun, and altogether pleasant weekend at the beach
while a great white shark cruises offshore, ignoring everyone, but at least it
will be factually correct.
these goofs are submitted by readers of the site, I thought I'd contribute some
of my own. Some big movie goofs I
hope get corrected someday:
Story: Toys can't talk and move of their own accord. They are composed
of lifeless plastic and other manufactured materials, and any movement or
emitted sounds generally come from battery powered mechanisms.
An alien being who looks just like a man, but has superhuman powers of flight,
invulnerability, x-ray/heat vision, and super-strong breath and hearing?
Angry Men: Some of them were downright level-headed! Come on,
Hollywood, let's be more careful!
Hunt for Red October: It is highly doubtful that the Soviet
Union would entrust their prototype silent submarine to a Scotsman with a speech
impediment. Nice try!
Saddles: Oh, there are so many historical inaccuracies in this
"Western" I can't even count them all. Mel Brooks, shame on you!
Dalmatians: In their hurry to create all those dogs, the animators
seem to have forgotten to draw the 101 ENORMOUS MOUNDS OF STEAMING TURDS.
Starring Bill Paxton: You want to put Bill Paxton in your film?
Fine. But don't make the common mistake of listing his name with the other
actors. He is quite clearly a prop.