So I was bored one afternoon and flipping channels and ran across a movie on HBO called “Panic”. I only watched a few minutes of it becase I saw this brilliant scene and my brain hurt so much I had to turn the channel:
A father and his son are in the woods where the father is teaching the son to use a gun. They spot a squirrel sitting on a log a few yards away and the father orders the son to aim and fire. The camera then cuts away to show a cute and lively little squirrel sitting on a log.
The boy fires the gun and of course, misses. That’d be fine except for the fact that two seconds later the father tells the son to try again. To aim and fire at the same squirrel on the log! The boy fires again and this time hits the poor squirrel.
Umm…unless that was an incredibly stupid squirrel I seriously doubt that it was still sitting there calmly waiting to be shot at again.
I’m sure I can think of many more examples of movie scenes that defy logic but right now that’s the only one that’s stuck in my head. Scenes like that completely distract me and then I can think of nothing else for the rest of the movie. It drives me nuts!
(It’s almost as bad as “dead characters breathing” in movies. But that’s another thread unto itself. I have a bad habit of looking for that sort of thing.)
What’s the worst example of bad movie logic you’ve seen?