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Most Ridiculous Depictions of Technology in Movies

Regardless of how silly some things are in movies, we hardly bat an eye at its ridiculousness. Throughout the decades, we have seen countless examples of far-fetched technological creative freedoms

Most Ridiculous Depictions of Technology in Movies

The most ridiculous depictions of technology in movies are a notch above the rest.

Hackers
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  • Fisher Stevens, Angelina Jolie (Actors)

Hackers

I’ll take “Movies That Age Like Milk” for $1,000, Alex (or Ken, I guess). In 1995, the Internet was very new, so anything that involved it seemed dangerous, exciting, and potentially scary.

Hackers is a perfect example of a movie that came out at the right time that couldn’t be more ridiculous in retrospect. This film made computer hacking look way cooler than it really is.

Certainly, Angelina Jolie could make anything look cool, but we doubt it would have been as exhilarating if she was sorting through code instead of whatever they were trying to do in that movie.

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Independence Day
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  • Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum (Actors)

Independence Day

Speaking of ridiculous plot points around hacking, Independence Day features Jeff Goldblum taking down an alien attack from “giving it a cold.”

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While alien invasion seems to be more plausible than ever these days, we’re not so sure that a human installing a standard computer virus could take down aliens who developed an impenetrable shield for every piece of aircraft in their fleet. It was only the mid-1990s, after all; we hadn’t even figured out how to use a second monitor.

Unless Goldblum’s character was an alien, there would be no conceivable way a virus he developed on his laptop could do anything to the alien invaders’ software. Luckily, this wasn’t real life, and we don’t have a massive spacecraft hovering over several major cities—yet.

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Men in Black
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  • Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino (Actors)

Men in Black

If you think about it, this could be an entire post of Will Smith movies. But for the sake of variety, we’re only going to include one more: Men in Black.

The duo of J and K had a litany of gizmos and gadgets to collect and defend themselves against alien species. However, the most infamous equipment is the handy-dandy neuralyzer, which erases one’s memory.

If these devices existed, it would help sports fans overcome tough losses or allow people to rewatch Breaking Bad for the first time, immediately making them the hottest holiday gift commodity in the world. After all, who wouldn’t want to watch Breaking Bad all over again?

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Back to the Future
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  • Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson (Actors)

Back to the Future

Movies and time travel go together like Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan, but the most enjoyable—albeit absurd—film franchise highlighting it remains Back to the Future.

Albert Einstein, Oppenheimer’s good pal, did proclaim that time travel is a realistic possibility. He did not say that a customized Delorian and a lighting bolt were the way to achieve it. This movie’s “future” did nail a few things, but sadly, flying cars were not one of them.

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Jurassic Park
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  • Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum (Actors)

Jurassic Park

Why is the concept of Jurassic Park ludicrous? For starters, why would we want to bring back large, ferocious creatures who could cause more destruction in a minute than a bomb could? The answer is we wouldn’t!

Secondly, there’s no way DNA molecules would survive a million years, let alone 64 million years. No piece of technology can revive dinosaurs.

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Even with the most ridiculous depictions of technology in movies, most of these movies (ahem, not Hackers) are rewatchable classics. With technology becoming more advanced by the day, it’s difficult for Hollywood to blow our minds. Although, they will most likely find a way from a recycled idea that never made it past the cutting room floor.

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