I love watching films. I love being sucked into a great plot. Believability is key. There’s nothing quite as disappointing as watching a great piece of cinema, only to be pulled right out of that experience quicker than you can say ‘yeah, right’.
I’m talking about the way technology is portrayed in Hollywood. Some great films, mainly set in the future, maintain the illusion because who’s to say that we won’t have that in another hundred years? Minority Report springs to mind as one of those films that just get it right. The Matrix, Fifth Element and the amazing Star Wars of course, draw you into the story. Their use of technology only enhances the experience. Time machines and aliens aside, it’s still believable within the context of the world they are displayed in.
My hate, and I ALWAYS complain to anyone who will listen, is when technology is used in film or television that isn’t supposed to be unreal. Yet they have ‘experts’ that hack passwords with 2 clicks of the mouse, and people that type as if they are having a muscle spasm on the keyboard.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this though. See the video below, The Worst Hacking Scenes in Movies by College Humor, and have a little chuckle to yourself.
Come on guys, this is NOT how it works…