As a reader, I’m willing to believe just about anything. But there are some things I have a hard time believing because it doesn’t make sense to me. Or the situation doesn’t seem plausible.
Like in Van Helsing. Kate Beckinsale’s character is a butt kicking, weapon wielding demon/monster huntress. She comes off as fearless and a fighter to the end. But in this one scene, when she’s face to face with some vampires, her kick buttness disappears– POOF! And she’s about to get bitten. I was like, Huh? But being There’s A Reason For Everything Kim, I said, vampires must paralyze their victims before biting them so they don’t move. I could buy that so I kept on with the movie.
Then something happened that I couldn’t justify and a few of the threads suspending my belief snapped. Kate Beckinsale’s character and Hugh Jackman’s fall through the earth. Not to the center, but a couple stories. I’m expecting bumps, bruises and dirt covered bodies. I get those. And Kate’s hair looking like she just got out of the beautician’s chair. Her curls were untouched. Perfect. I couldn’t justify that. So for the rest of the movie, I was in a state of half belief.
So what snaps the threads suspending your belief? Do you keep reading/watching if you can’t believe anymore?