10 Amazing Futuristic Technologies Utterly Wasted In Their Own Movies

Prestige Films can be a paradise for the imagination. These days, we can think of literally anything, and through a combination of practical effects guile and special effect wizardry, we can make it happen. Really, it€™s a blessing, and allows us to stick any sort of wacky speculative invention on screen. However, with great power comes great responsibility €“ though we can think up anything we like and stick it in the plot, we must be careful not to go too far, or we might end up with a plot-hole like no other. After all, if you can create an everything-proof shield using future technology, then how could there possibly be any sense of risk in your film? Yet a hilarious amount of script-writers fall into exactly this trap, and it requires picky obsessives like myself to point them out. Whether through laziness, forgetfulness or a lack of forethought, some writers create technologies so powerful that they can actually break a story and solve the whole thing in a heartbeat if they were used correctly. Yet somehow, they want us to forget these shocking oversights and say €˜it€™s just a film.€™ Well, I guess we can, but we could also be overly analytical and critical as well, because dammit, if we don€™t pick up on this stuff, how are they going to learn? Beware, there might be a few SPOILERS in this article. Read on at your own peril.
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