Via J.E. Sawyer, another good example of how real life is NOT like action movies. I remember that Cracked did a great article about this sort of thing once. No wonder we have a “gun culture” in this country; our movies depict them as having magical powers!
It reminds me of the movie Last Action Hero. A lot of people hated it, but personally I thought it was brilliant. If you haven’t seen it, what happens is: Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a generic action movie hero in a movie-within-the-movie. Then he gets magically transported into the “real” world, and is confused when all the stuff he did in the movie world doesn’t work. Like, there’s a scene where he shoots at a car the bad guys are in, and is shocked when it doesn’t explode.
Still, that’s why people watch movies: to see stuff that doesn’t happen.