There is a thing about Hollywood. It’s that these movies have categorized everything. Like if there is an Asian guy, he would be nerdy; if there is a woman, she would be used as a pillar for main characters; and if there is an old white man, he would be super-rich. Also, Hollywood movies would portray a place in a way, which is not real.
Seeing stereotypes related to race, gender, and status wants to make us scream and say “hey, we get it but real things aren’t this way”.
We are glad that someone has recently asked “What does Hollywood get wrong about your home country?” The response is crazy and we have compiled some of the best ones.
That the Americans are always the heroes in an alien invasion. We can’t even handle putting a cloth on our faces during a pandemic how tf are we supposed to handle aliens.
Americans are Not actually the voice of reason during a global crisis
That all us Irish people are alcoholics. I am actually having a beer at the moment but that’s just coincidence. I actually know a guy that doesn’t drink, but he is a bit of a weirdo. Bloody Dave
If it’s summer in the US, then it’s summer in Russia. I’m not a stickler for truth in movies, but dammit, if you’re showing a sunny summer day in a green-as-can-be Central Park in New York, then there can’t be a blizzard over Red Square in Moscow. Come on people… this is like pre-school level science.
American: Our high school students aren’t in their mid to late twenties.
That my world changes to sepia once I enter my country
Not every window has a view of the Eifel Tower. And it’s painfully obvious when they go to shoot a vineyard scene in California to pass for the French countryside.
I’m Australian and I swear every movie I see where a person from America or anywhere else travels to Australia they land in Sydney or Melbourne and it’s just a few hour’s drives to “the outback”.
It would take you a day and a half to drive from those places to the outback and that’s only if you don’t stop to eat/get petrol
We don’t all live in London or talk like cockneys or royalty
That we in Southeast Asia conveniently provide the fruit carts that people in hot pursuit can knock over because we are strategically in the way. Dudes, there is always plenty of space to play chase without crashing.
Everything, it seems that they think Spain in Mexico
Most American high schoolers don’t go to a school so small that there’s a single popular group that everyone knows and cares about.
British films often have guns casually yet it’s very rare to find a gun outside of serious organized crime.
It’s not all snake charmers, cows, and the Taj Mahal.
99% of British people do not talk like they were born in the 18th Century!
Basically, Italy is 90% countryside and the cities in the remaining 10% are roman ruins, old houses inhabited by septuagenarians or Venice
Bavaria is not our whole country.
Mexico isn’t 100% desert
That the Amazon Rainforest is just a short car ride away from Rio de Janeiro