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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. Silvanus

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    Well that's just as stupid. I'm pretty sure there's nothing about the gun jamming after the first shot in the script. I've seen blanks make the guns malfunction in movies before and it's almost never a deliberate move.

    I thought they always had some kind of firearms "specialist" at the set of action movies. I'm wondering where they find these guys...:uhoh:
     
  2. John Wayne

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    Almost forgot the scene in Punisher where the sheet-metal armor in the GTO stops a shotgun blast point-blank.

    The Punisher also takes two direct hits to the chest from a 12 gauge while wearing body armor. The shot might not have penetrated the vest, but it damn sure would have knocked him down and broken a few ribs.
     
  3. 45Guy

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    Jeez John Wayne, it's THE PUNISHER :eek: mere shotgun rounds would not stop him!:rolleyes:

    I like the part in Dawn of the Dead where they get into the mall & the zombie attacks Ving Rhames & the girl dramatically fires the 870 from the hip & nails said zombie at but misses Rhames who is in close contact.
     
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    The Matrix shows a Desert Eagle being fired, rock-solid grip, viewed from above, filmed in slow-motion. The fired round is clearly a blank.

    Rifle scopes showing wildly complex & dynamic reticles.

    Snipers who are unable to hit a stationary target at moderate distance despite using bipod, solid grounding, scope, and plenty of prep time.

    Bourne Ultimatum, while otherwise good, made me crazy with the constant cocking of Glocks - even when repeatedly presented in a short period.

    But the most galling thing about guns & movies is that whenever a gun is seen (other than merely on a cop's hip), someone is most likely going to die within the next minute if not few seconds. If not death, then some other horribly bad event. NEVER is a gun carried as a simple matter of mundane daily existence (i.e.: carried without subsequent effect).
     
  5. VARifleman

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    If they were slugs I could see it breaking a rib, otherwise...no. Also, shotguns aren't good against body armor, even slugs. Not knocking down though, if it could knock him down by getting hit in the chest, it would knock the shooter down for sure because the recoil hits them in the shoulder.
     
  6. Feud

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    I personally believe that the walking Adidas ad they call a bad guy in Behind Enemy Lines is perhaps the least scary bad guy in action movie history. He can only hit something if it's within ten feet of him, despite the massive rifle and scope he lugs around the whole movie. All he does is chain smoke, mumble, and glare at the camera, his character is basically a thirty year old teenager lost in Bosnia.
     
  7. Funderb

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    this is kind of a point of contention with me.
    1. recoil does not ever equal terminal impact, terminal impact is greater, because it is point force, and cannot be absorbed in all directions by the barrel and the rifle.
    2. you fall down from trauma, not force.
    (something hollywood does not seem to get)

    Other than that, yup, if you are being shot at with a shotgun, the body armor will definitely save your butt. wait no, just the torso.
     
  8. dmazur

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    Tom Selleck's movies usually do fairly well with firearm historical accuracy, and not too bad for "use accuracy", to coin a term.

    However, one of his fairly recent "Jesse Stone" movies showed his character with Suitcase out at some gravel pit sighting in an AR-15 (or possibly an M16 -- it was a police department) and Suit gets a nice pattern around 1" L of center.

    Jesse (Selleck) says, "You're around 1 inch L" and Suit uses the base of a spent cartridge to adjust the top turret.

    Now maybe because of camera angle, you couldn't see his hand if he adjusted the side turret. Still no excuse. If you gotta see him adjust the top turret, then have the situation be that the group was high (or low).

    I try to watch movies and not pay attention to technical errors, but there are just too many! This one was subtle, perhaps. Still funny.
     
  9. misANTHrope

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    It was probably a scope manufactured in the southern hemisphere. They're backwards, you know.
     
  10. Tribal

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    Really? I was always told that you just turned them the opposite way...
     
  11. alligator94

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    What gets me is all the tv shows and movies where the cop/good guy is pointing a beretta 92 at them with the safety on! But in most cases, at least their finger is on the trigger.
     
  12. rnr4me

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    I'm surprised that no one mentioned revolvers w/ silencers on them.

    And bullets that spark when they hit cars, the street, metal staircases....

    And during target practice when the holes in the paper targets blow out toward the shooter. With a ragged hole, not round.


    And knives that go "thwing!!" when drawn even from a leather sheath. None of mine make any kind of noise when I draw them.
     
  13. clemsonu0219

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    In the Bourne Ultimatum.... towards the end of the movie when Matt Damon is talking to the guy that messed him up, he is holding a Glock to the guys face. There is a long flashback (probably 3-5 minutes) and when it comes back to Matt Damon holding the gun. It is now a pistol w/ a hammer (probably a Sig). Interesting.... i dont understand how or why they would have messed that up
     
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    I really wish i had a revolver that held more rounds than my glocks do. :D
     
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    The lack of reloading in scenes of hundreds of shots fired used to irk me in action movies. Now I just look at reloading the same as using the bathroom. You know that they have to do it, they just never show it.

    And on the flipside, I remember the movie "The Way of the Gun" having some good iron work in it. Haven't seen it in a while but I remember being fairly impressed with the lack of common Hollywood mistakes upon original viewing. I could be mistaken.
     
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    SHOOTER

    How the guy can read the Dinty Moore can at 2000 yards away through a Nightforce.
     
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    Battlestar Galactica, as much as I love the new series, is absolutely horrible with all of the errors. Besides the drill and ceremony errors (such as constantly saluting EVERYONE), there was one particular episode that really irked me. The Cylons were just about to execute a group of prisoners on New Caprica, and a resistance fighter had her face so close to the optic on the rifle that I was positive she was going to have glass in her face.
     
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    Arnold is the "model 101", the liquid metal guy is the T-1000.

    And with regards to all the bullets flying at Neo in the Marovingian's pad being identical; I'm sure they're capable of rendering such a feat as making each bullet look like each guns respective caliber, but that would be an enormous amount of work for a largely unnoticed (albeit an important scene) discrepancy.
     
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    In Death Wish 3, the guy with the zip gun never picks up a real gun when Paul Kersey kills one of the gang members that were using it. :scrutiny: Did anyone else see him shoot twice without reloading? :confused:
     
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    How about "Fight Club" when the main character fires the 9mm in his mouth to kill his other/split personality. The imaginary guy gets his head blown away yet main character only has a whole in his mouth. I'm pretty confident a 9mm going off in your mouth would be more than unpleasant.


    HB
     
  21. Acera

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    Thor BloodAx, I agree with Fued, that is common. Most of the time I have to do the same thing on my M1.


    Check out Inside Man's very last scene. Denzel's character pulls out his duty weapon (a Glock) to place it in a lock box for safe keeping during the night. He removes an empty magazine, and pulls the slide back to check for a round, finds none. I don't know of any cops that carry a completely unloaded weapon on duty.
     
  22. jad0110

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    Pvt Jackson fires at least 6 or 7 shots from the tower without reloainding his '03 Springfield, which holds five rounds.

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    The original Matrix film was loaded with errors. Seems like just about every scene has something out of continuity.

    In the slow-mo scenes of Neo and Agent Smith firing their pistols, the slides do not move. Oops.

    Neo's gun switches from a Sig to a Glock, then back to a Sig in the middle part of the movie where they are betrayed by Cypher.

    Trinity's gun clearly changes from a Beretta 92 to an 84 when she pops the agent in the head on the rooftop.

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    Then there are the standard goofs that crop up constantly. Good guy is armed with a handgun with little ammo left. Good guy has the pick of rifles and shotguns from dead bad guys, but doesn't seem to notice any of them :confused: .

    Or the low-budget flicks on the sci-fi channel in the early afteroon. Some gawd awful ginormous man eater is on the loose, and instead of picking a rifle in .375 H&H, .500 NE, .338 Win Mag, .458 Win Mag or .416 Rigby, the good guy(s) go right for the "super deadly" Uzis and Mac-10s. Then they wonder why they don't work :banghead: .
     
  23. Funderb

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    most of those are mistakes commoners don't notice, and really don't amount to much. as for SPR, you should review the previous posts about adding reloading scenes into the movie.
     
  24. USAFrenegade

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    That youtube video was great!!!
     
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    While a bit larger than mere firearms, everytime I watch "Independence Day" and see the F-18's shoot their load of dinky air-to-air missles at an alien spaceship that's *15 miles in diameter* I really have to mash down hard on the "I believe" button.
    Tomac
     
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