Part of the magic in action movies is seeing things on screen that probably couldn't happen in real life. We see driving skills that are impossible, natural disasters that are exaggerated, and most importantly for this list, we see people survive the unsurvivable. There are just too many scenes like this to mention them all. Almost every shootout, every fall and every explosion would kill a person in real life. That being said, there are some that are so ridiculous, so hilariously unbelievable that we have to discuss them. So we will.
Over the years, audiences have become more critical of action film realism. As viewers have become more informed about what is realistic and what isn’t (the internet is a powerful tool), many directors have altered their strategies to make their action more reasonable. Well, more believable at least. Yet, there are still directors who couldn't care less about realism. To them, the more overblown the action the better. Either that, or they’ve completely lost touch with reality. Here's looking at you, Michael Bay.
Then there's the classics. The scenes that we've all watched countless times and thought, "oh my God, that guy's dead," but he's not. He never is. No. He survived with little more than a scratch. Most often these scenes happen with the heroes of the films because they never die, but plenty of villains survive seemingly insurmountable odds as well. Let's take a look at the best and most unrealistic of these moments. Here are the 15 most laughably unrealistic death-defying moments in film.
15 Hard Landing - Iron Man
14 Just Hanging Around - Transformers III
13 Flipping Out - Casino Royale
12 The Impossible Tunnel - Mission Impossible
11 Invincible Bad Guy - Panic Room
10 Unbreakable McClane - Live Free or Die Hard
9 Falling From The Sky - Bond Skyfall
8 The Cold Black Hole - Interstellar
7 Unkillable Henchwoman - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
6 Soft Landing - The Island
5 Nuking The Fridge - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4 Freefalling - Crank/Crank 2
3 The Infamous Black Knight - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2 It's Raining Bricks - Home Alone 2
1 Parachute Raft - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones, Shorty and Willie are abandoned by the pilots in an airplane flying over the Himalayas. Thinking quickly, Indy gets an inflatable raft and jumps out of the plane with the other two close behind him. Flying through the air hundreds of feet above the mountains, these three are surely dead. But no. They land on the side of a mountain in the raft like they’re falling into a cushiony bed and slide down it with no problems. They're not crushed and their bones aren't shattered. Everything is going to be alright.
Sources: LOLWOT; IMDb; Youtube
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