What Movie Mistake About Your Hometown Bothers You the Most?

Image: Day After Tomorrow
Image: Day After Tomorrow

We all know that movies take liberties with things. And a lot of the time, we’re able to suspend our disbelief. But when a movie gets something wrong that you live very day, that can be a little bit harder.


On tumblr, guidancerune posted this diagram of the most upsetting part of Pacific Rim to him:

And it struck a chord with me because I grew up in Los Angeles. And nothing yanks me out of a movie faster than a mistake about the fabric of Los Angeles. You haven’t lived until you’ve screamed “Venice is part of Los Angeles, you idiots!” during Torchwood: Miracle Day. Or literally anytime people magically teleport across Los Angeles instead of spending the requisite hour or so in traffic that would require.

So what mistake about your city, state, or country bothers you the most?

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.



I don’t really get the issue with the Pacific Rim thing...? The wall goes around the city, so I’d imagine it circles the city (and extends out to block the side of the city near the ocean). So is the issue that... the monster swam down the river / water channel and into the wall area? I mean it lines up in terms of geographic locations right?

As for what bothers me? When everything is filmed in fucking Vancouver but it isn’t actually set in Vancouver...