15 Weird Things In Movies That Are Actually Realistic
There are rare times when fiction films depict things that seem fictional but are actually a representation of reality. Take a look at 15 weird things in movies that are actually realistic:
1. Bond wearing a crisp tuxedo under his jumpsuit doesn’t really make sense, does it? A Dutch secret agent, however, did the exact same thing during World War II. Peter Tazelaar’s mission was to break two secret agents out of a Nazi-occupied casino, so he did something very James Bond.
2. Batman using shark spray in the 1966 version of the movie might have seemed pretty silly. However, shark repellents are actually a thing!
3. Steve Buscemi’s character was glued to his seat in Armageddon after losing control. This is exactly what NASA says should be done when an astronaut exhibits psychotic symptoms. Tie them up with tape and bungee cords!
4. Ash in army of darkness uses a medieval mechanical hand in the film. A 16th century knight had a very similar hand. Götz von Berlichingen was equipped with an elaborate iron prosthesis, which allowed him to grasp his sword.
5. In Impossible mission, Ethan Hunt hangs on wires to avoid setting off an alarm. The thieves did just that to rob a Best Buy store in New Jersey when they wanted to steal computers.
6. In star trek, Chekov’s accent looks like a bad caricature. However, Walter Koenig copied speech patterns from his father who was an immigrant from the Soviet bloc.
7. In the movie, The Phantom Menace, Amidala is a queen elected by voters. That’s not really how monarchies work. However, elective monarchies are historically common. Many hereditary monarchies were originally elective, and a few still exist today.
8. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Red Skull escapes in a strange plane-rocket-helicopter contraption. It was almost a real thing once. The Focke-Wulf Triebflügel never left the German drawing boards, as it was designed at the end of the war.
9. In the movie Abyss, an oxygenated fluid helps divers reach the abyssal depths of the ocean. It’s not really science fiction stuff, it’s real. Ed Harris didn’t have to breathe the trick.
10. In jurassic park, Lex stands in front of something that looks nothing like UNIX and says, “It’s a UNIX system. It’s actually a real file manager named “fsn” that works on older versions of IRIX, a UNIX-based system.
11. The plot to murder people and make meat pies out of them in Sweeney Todd seemed pretty absurd. Italian Leonarda Cianciulli did something similar. She, however, did not bake her pies with the flesh of her victims – only with their blood. She used the flesh to make soap.
13. In wonder woman, Doctor Poison wears a mask that gives him a strange and distinctive look. It’s also something she could wear in real life. During World War I, artists and sculptors were commissioned to make flesh-colored enamel masks for disfigured veterans.
14. In Doctor Strangelove “Communists are poisoning our precious bodily fluids” sounded like an exaggeration of Cold War paranoia. However, it was a real belief of the American right. Water fluoridation was denounced as “a method of red warfare” by right-wing newspapers in the 1960s.
15. In James Bond: Thunderbolt, Bond’s iconic jetpack looks like another of the franchise’s impossible gadgets. However, it is a real working jetpack. It was developed by Bell Aerosystems for the US military. However, the Bell Rocket Belt was disbanded due to their disappointing performance.