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DAWN OF THE DEAD--SPOILERS!!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Greg Bell, Mar 19, 2004.

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  1. Greg Bell

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    I just saw DAWN OF THE DEAD. Fun movie--miserable gun technique. Lots of one handed head shots from people who had apparently never seen weapons before. Neat 870s with obligatory surefire forend. Berettas, revolvers, etc. Cheesy line about wimpy 9mm vs. .357.

    One of the characters is a gun shop owner who is camped out on his shop's roof. He shoots zombies with his rifle based on their resemblance to celebrities. :D He comes to a sad end--but then so does everybody!

    Thought I briefly saw a P7 in the gun shop. :D :D . I think I saw a low-cap Glock mag, etc.

    No anti-gun propaganda that I noticed (the opposite really),
     
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    I heard the movie was pretty much pro-gun. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
     
  3. SkunkApe

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    Could you please either edit your post or put "spoiler alert" in the title?

    I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, but thanks to you I just found out the gun shop guy dies.

    Please don't ruin it for others.

    Thanks.
     
  4. brookstexas

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    Uh, thanks Greg

    Guess I can skip my plans for seeing it tomorrow now that I know they all die. Keep hope alive brother! ;)
    BT
     
  5. Greg Bell

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    Sorry! I guess you guys had a lot invested in some characters you have never seen!:D :D
     
  6. tiberius

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    The original (which I love by the way) also has TERRIBLE gun handling, especially by the SWAT guys. :rolleyes: I do lovethe shot when they come out of the mall gun shop ready to clean up though. :)
     
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    Yup I just saw it, thought it was pretty good seen a few instances where finger was off the trigger, and the gun shop owner was way cool and displayed in a positive manner.
     
  8. DMK

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    Hey, even the most die hard antis know that when TSHTF, you will need guns, lots of guns. They just don't think anything bad will ever happen to them.
     
  9. Jim March

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    I want to see a movie about a zombie mafioso leader:

    DON OF THE DEAD!

    "I'd make ya an offa 'cept I wanna eat youz brains with a nice Italian pasta sauce foist! Capische?"

    :D

    As to the movie: the portrayal of the gun shop owner was very good. He had a sense of humor and humanity, and no racial bias (he bonds closely with the black cop). There was zero anti-gun stuff in there; even the gun owned by the gangbanger wasn't put in a bad light. It was mis-used, but only because the gangbanger got too emotionally attached to his family.

    Overall message: when all hell breaks loose, you need guns. LOTS o' guns.
     
  10. KaceCoyote

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    Am I the only one who's wondered just how I would treat a zombie situation? Partially the reason I try and keep 300rounds in the house at all times. That and if any riot should break out for whatever reason. Semper Optus, always prepared.
     
  11. The Undertoad

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    The shotty's were cool I grant that (SPAS-12, Rem 870, and some shorty with pistol grips)...but in a mob scenario like this, where you'd need to reload often, I think an AK or FAL would be useful, since they were dying with headshots. I'm sure there was at least one MBR in that gunshop. On that note, I was amazed at how many headshots the untrained folks were getting under high-stress situations. :D

    It was an awesome movie, though. I really liked the gunshop owner. No doubt about it. I thought it was rather pro-gun, the gun handling was almost all safe and the gun effects were pretty realistic. :) I think they were the creepiest zombies I've seen, too. I really enjoyed the movie, wish I'd brought a date. ;) Lots of "startle" moments.

    Loved the Johnny Cash with the montage at the opening credits too.
     
  12. Jim March

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    What I *hated* was the audience. Or at least some members.

    The ones who brought kids age 4, 5, 6...:cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

    That's just WRONG.
     
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    heh, during the showing i went too, like 5 people got thrown out, good riddance, lots of funny parts, especially the part about rosey o donnell haha.
     
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    I also like to think about the zombie scenerio, and what I would do. I thought that this movie was great. I love to watch zombie movies and then place myself in the movie and think of what I would do if they came to my house, that might be a little strange huh? :eek: The only thing that would have made this movie a little better would have been if they could have found some SAR in the gun shop.

    :D
     
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    Ok, I know zombies aren't real and I don't worry about what goes bump in the night, but after seeing this movie (and I thought it was pretty good), I feel slightly safer knowing that I have my .45 and a couple hundred rounds stowed away. Kinda like thinking, "I know zombies aren't real, but if they were..."
     
  16. Greg Bell

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    You guys are nuts!


    :uhoh:

    O.K. I admit it, when I got home I loaded my 870 police w/surefire.:uhoh: :uhoh:


    You neeeever really know!:uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

    P.S. I also wondered where the "assault weapons" were. Nobody could find an AK? A Cetme? Of course, they were probably all up on the roof with the gunshop guy. I don't think the main group ever made it up there.
     
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    they filmed it in Canada...that makes it a bit harder to get Battle Rifles
     
  18. Kodiak AK

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    azrael they filmed it in Canada...that makes it a bit harder to get Battle Rifles
    Uhm they can get brand new Norinco M1's we can't .:(
    The problem from what I have read is mag limits not the firearms themself up there .

    If they want to keep takeing all the money frm Holywood they realy need to start makeing someexceptions to the rules so to speak . Than again after watching the Special Features of Once Upon a Time in Mexico , I believe the days of the movie prop gun are on the way out .:(
    It is a lot cheaper and safer to use digital editing later on for all of your gun effects and just use rubber props.
    Than again just think of all the cool class 3 stuff that can hit the market if the actualy do change over .:D
     
  19. Gatofeo

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    Ahhhhh but Zombies are real, though not in the Hollywood sense.
    Read, "The Serpent and the Rainbow" by Wade Davis, a Harvard-trained ethnobotanist.
    In the 1980s, Davis went to Haiti to investigate the rumor that a drug produced by medicine men there could lower the body's basic functions nearly to the point of death. In fact, it was said, one given the drug would appear to be dead.
    Many of the Haitiians practice a form of religion called Vodoun, from which we get the word, Voodoo.
    If a Hatian is a lying, cheating scoundrel in Haitiian society, a council of Vodoun leaders may sentence the man to life as a Zombie. The man never knows his sentence. The drug is introduced into his food, or blown into his face, and he falls (apparently) dead.
    A funeral is held and he's buried. Later that night, he's dug up and, still unconscious, whisked away to the other side of the island to work as a slave. He's given drugs regularly to keep him in a stupor while he works. He's also on a strict low-salt diet (somehow, salt counteracts the effects of the drug that keeps him in a stupor).
    His family and neighbors think he's dead, unaware that his grave is empty.
    The story came to light in 1980 when a "Zombie" stumbled into the village in which he'd been buried in 1962.
    His slave owner went bankrupt and released all the slave Zombies, and he somehow made his way back to his home. The story was verified by his death certificate and other documentation.
    Anyway, it's a fascinating look at the subculture of Haiti, Vodoun and Zombies.
    Incidentally, Haiti is the site of the world's only successful slave revolt, in 1791.
    In 1801, Napoleon sent the largest expedition ever to sail from France to Louisiana, to wrest it from American control.
    French soldiers expected to drop off in Haiti, put down the rebellion, and go on to Louisiana. It didn't work out so. The French were quickly bogged down in the revolt and never made it to Louisana.
    The French lost 60,000 troops in two years (disease took most of them) and left the island in late 1803. Louisiana was spared the French invasion; the U.S. purchased Louisiana from France in 1803.
    So, that tiny country in the Caribbean spared America a Franco/American war in the early, formative years of our country when Thomas Jefferson was president.
    Read, "The Serpent and the Rainbow." It's quite a book. It may be out of print but you'll often see it in used book stores in paperback.
    And forget the cheesy movie that was made from the book. It bears no resemblance to the book and is an abomination of cheap special effects, lousy acting and a script apparently written by a dimwitted 6th-grader.
     
  20. WonderNine

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    Now I REALLY want to see this movie! :D

    Am I the only one whose zombie gun is a scoped 10/22 with a carbon fiber barrel and 10,000 rounds? :uhoh: :cool: :cool: :cool:

    You guys gotta plan better. :neener:

    They move really slow.....

    Baseball bat would probably be best though, hahahahha.
     
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    <they move slow>

    NOT IN THIS MOVIE THEY DONT!!!!!....For some reason the "hack" that directed it decided that they could move faster and it would scare the audience...GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR:cuss:

    this movie should have never happened!!!!:fire: :fire:

    the original is called "ONE OF THE BEST HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME" for a REASON:fire:

    the only good I can see coming from this movie is that Romero will finally get the funding for the 4th installment...
     
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    Aaahhhh, but everyone knows "real" zombies move slow, so this movie is obviously a work of fiction. :)
     
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    Of course real zomies move slow. Those old muscles and tendons get dry and stiff when you're dead :)

    This new movie sounds a lot like "Return of the Living Dead".
     
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    saw the movie last night. pretty cool, even with all the AHoles homeboys in the theatre talking to the screen the whole time.

    few things I though were funny though.

    1. the gun-shop guy had plenty of bullets and guns, but ran out of food.

    2. why would you take shelter in a mall if there is a gun-shop right next door- DUH!!

    3. shotty's are nice for knockin the whole head off, but a high powered semi-auto would be preferable, and I find it hard to believe gun-shop guy didn't have any.

    4. if you are sitting on top of a gun shop loaded with ammo, why not spend your waking hours capping zombies. like as many as freakin possible! not just the ones that look like burt reynolds :D

    5. gun-shop guy coulda make some black powder bombs I'm sure, with all the stuff in the store.


    actually this movie was more like 28Days than the original "Dawn of the Dead"
     
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    You answeared number two with number one.:neener:
     
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