We have New York accents
Sure, some of us still say "wooder ice," but mostly people from Philly sound like everyone else nowadays, so it's curious that movies/TV shows set in Philadelphia try to use an accent at all, especially when they are so invariably bad at it. Seriously, it's hard to believe South Philly bartender Vince Papale is trying out for the Eagles in Invincible when every single character who's supposed to be from the City of Brotherly Love sounds like they're from Noo Yawk City, or that Babe Heffron from Band of Brothers isn't from the South instead of South Philly. And the worst of them all? Our greatest fictional character ever, Rocky, who either just mumbles or mixes a New York accent with some wise-guy Italian.
Center City looks like... Pittsburgh?
Listen, we understand that movies take some “liberties” when it comes to locations when filming. Still, we’d hope for a little more continuity when it comes to portraying downtown Philly. Like not shooting in Glasgow (World War Z). Or Boston (American Hustle). Or Pittsburgh (!*@!). Actually, on that last one, Pittsburgh can keep the god awful 10th & Wolf for itself.
And Center City's landmarks are next to each other
And for the movies that actually were filmed in Philadelphia, let’s get some geography straight. Yes, City Hall, Reading Terminal, and Independence Hall are all off Market St, but they aren't that close to each other (cough, cough, National Treasure). But the most egregious example of Hollywood's lack of respect for geography has to be Rocky’s trumpet blaring run(s) around Philly. Doing his best impression of a Google Maps car, the Italian Stallion darts around the city for what ends up being something like a 30.61-mile jog.