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Events in Film that are not possible. only list examples that fit the description
- This is expressly not the philosophy of the James Bond creators.
"Wildly beyond the probable, but never beyond the impossible..."
- Good example: Goldeneye has a Chase Scene with a tank. The director of the following movie thought topping it would be hard due to a bigger vehicle being impossible, and put a chase involving a smaller one (a motorcycle) instead.
- Counter-example: In Die Another Day, he uses the parachute from a rocket-powered ice-sled, plus a piece of the sled itself, to parasail and ride a giant wave caused by a collapsing ice shelf to safety. It's even more ridiculous than it sounds.
- The Mask. The title character's powers are this: If there's a rule, you can break it. Considering this mask belongs to Loki, Norse mythology's Trickster Archetype, the disrespect makes sense.
- Another example when one considers the animated series; movie says the mask only works at night and when the mask is used during the day it doesn't work. The mask apparently decides to break that rule in the series.
- Dream experts from Inception clearly state that two levels deep is the maximum stable level. Presumably, this means anything deeper would be just a mental mess and not a true walkable world. The Five-Man Band breaks that rule twice. First by using Applied Phlebotinum to tweak the rules and reach a third and the second time they just decide to do it, reaching the fourth. Going to the fourth was not part of their Plan and they had nothing to help them. Possibily justified as Cobb disagreed with the other dream experts and was a pioneer in the technology.
- There's so many levels in regards to the movie as whole, its hard to tell what level they're on without Word of God. The page's Headscratchers has more speculation about how dreams are supposed to work.
- Tangled states Rapunzel's power comes from her hair, and if its cut than her power will be gone forever. This is even demonstrated when the Big Bad cuts one lock and it reverts to normal hair. The Power of Love enables her to break that rule, if only once.
- The a Team flies a tank.
- Solomon Kane: The hero uncrucifies himself, and then repairs the damage with some strange pagan magic. Not only is this medicially impossible, the film's metaphysics state that Christian ideas of God and demons and damnation etc are real, I.E., no pagan magical stuff.
- In the first Hellboy film, the villain Rasputin offers Hellboy the choice of bringing about the Apocalypse to gain enough power to save his desouled girl Liz, or to save the world and lose her forever. Hellboy initially sees this as no choice at all, and begins the procedure of summoning the Ogdru Jahad and end the world, before Naive Newcomer Myers throws Hellboy his father's cross. The cross burns into his flesh, reminding him that this is his choice. Save the world, or save Liz, and his father always did say that a man is made by his choices. He then chooses the world, tears off his newly regrown horns, and stabs Rasputin to death with one of them. Bittersweet Ending right? Nope. He manages to save the girl anyway by sheer Badassery. A newly awoken and somewhat confused Liz asks him how he saved her. His answer?
- Discussed to make a point by Hattori Hanzo on his latest sword, "I can say with no ego that this is the finest sword I have ever built. Should you encounter God on your quest, God will be cut".
- Played straight in Man of the House. A Texas Ranger guarding five or so cheerleaders who witnessed a murder. One cheerleader at one point asks "couldn't you just shoot the gun out of the bad guy's hand?" to which the man explains that it doesn't work. Near the end of the movie, it does. As he did not intend to do that, the Ranger was probably more impressed than anybody else who saw it.
- When Don Camillo is reassigned to a small village in the mountains in the second movie, his former flock miss their Good Shepherd so much they refuse to die until he's returned to personally administer last rites.
- Doing a loop in a helicopter is impossible, aerodynamically impossible. Anyone who tells you other wise is a liar.
- Sherlock Jr goes meta with this trope. Sherlock Jr. appears to jump through both his disguised assistant and the wall behind him, and Gillette spins around and walks away immediately afterward. This, like the quick change, is a stunt Keaton learned in vaudeville, but unlike the quick change this gag is not fully explained within the film.