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Top 10 tech tricks we're sick of seeing in movies

Oct 27, 2010, 13:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Toeman)


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"Think how awesome it was the first time you saw a lightsaber in action. Or how your mind was officially shredded when Neo mastered the Matrix. Technology in movies is cool. When artfully filmed, gadgets, gizmos, robots, and computers can captivate and amaze audiences.

"But for every thrilling example of cool-ass tech, Hollywood seems to produce a tired, dated cliche. There's the obligatory no-cell-phone-service scene in horror flicks. There are robots with ATTITUDE in science fiction. There are impossible user interfaces in action films. The list goes on and on.

"Here, then, are the Top 10 tech tricks that are officially played out.

"10. Zoom in! (aka enhance!)
You know the scene I'm talking about..."

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