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More movie stupidity-Sniper 2 ??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dfariswheel, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Member

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    I was changing channels tonight, when I came across a movie billed as "Sniper 2" staring Tom Berringer.

    There's the mysterious sniper himself holding a rifle, and saying:
    "This'll do. It's a Mauser 7.92. One of the best rifles the Germans ever built".

    He's holding a Russian Mosin Nagant
     
  2. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    How would he know?

    How would the director know?

    How would the prop man know?

    How would the technical advisor know?

    How would the writers know?

    Worst of all, how would the average movie goer know? :(
     
  3. PATH

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    Only savants like us would know. I find myself trying to identify guns in every show and movie I watch. My wife thinks I am nuts but it is a fine madness!
     
  4. Psssniper

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    Well he's still missing that trigger finger that he lost in the first movie, now that's continuity.
     
  5. Hkmp5sd

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    You know you've got it bad when you freeze the DVD and start flipping through your gun books trying to match the picture! :)
     
  6. Schuey2002

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    Then, I must have it Reeeeeeaaaaaal bad. ;)
     
  7. tlhelmer

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    Never saw the movie. I kinda liked the first one despite its typical gun handling flaws.
     
  8. trapshooter

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    Maybe

    real Mauser's aren't on the PRK/Hollywood 'ok' list, but M-N's are?:confused:

    Besides, they probably just whipped out the first bolt gun they had in the truck, to save time, knowing that only a few would know the difference.;)

    "Hey. It's supposed to be a German rifle"

    "No sweat. Nobody'll see it long enough to know. Besides, the Mauser's are all the way over in Nevada, and we have to shoot this scene now ."
     
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    Sniper??

    Feeeeel the rush! = :confused: Now theres some real Hollywood drivel.

    Movie sucked, script was a joke = [inaccurate] T.B. only added to the folly.

    Liked his T.B."s character in the movie "Platoon". Sargent Barnes was a likeable sort.

    12-34hom.
     
  10. gwalchmai

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    I just saw "K-19". At one point one guy opens the weapons locker to reveal a row of AKs and a dozen Maks. The actor even pulled out the Mak magazine with no problem.
     
  11. Cougar

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    Sniper?

    I, for one, thought the first Sniper movie was a load of BS. A real sniper like Carlos Hathcock, USMC is probably spinning in his grave over the portrayal of 'snipers' in that turkey. C'mon! Humping through an open field in broad daylight wearing guillie suits is the mark of a trained sniper? Sheesh :rolleyes:

    Let's have the two day stalk, bellycrawling all of 200 yards, getting bitten by every form of nasty bug out there and not being able to even squash them, much less scratch the itch. Not eating or sleeping for days. Being constantly alert to all around you. These are things that Hathcock had to endure many times. That is the true discipline that a real sniper has. Being a sharpshooter is just a fraction of the skill of a true sniper. Fieldcraft plays a major part. Choosing the proper shooting position. Establishing a plan to obtain the best possible one shot that you will take. Planning a route of egress even before the shot is taken. Discipline. You don't want to just saunter up, blaze away and get wiped out yourself. This is not a suicide mission. You have to come and go totally annonymously and without leaving a trace.
     
  12. Harold Mayo

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    I kinda liked the first one. It's just a movie, after all. I don't think that the audience would sit through a movie that was nothing but a sniper crawl across a couple of hundred yards in two days...

    I just hated tha Billy Zane turned out to be a hero in the first one.
     
  13. Redlg155

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    That Billy Zane guy acted too much like a wuss for my liking. I doubt that the second movie is any better.

    Good Shooting
    RED
     
  14. 4v50 Gary

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    My strongest memory of the first flick is the bouncing crosshairs. It bounced better than a basketball. Gee, I wonder what flea-market scope they used for that reticle? :D
     
  15. Mike Irwin

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    Sniper was one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen.

    I was forced to watch it, though, as my brother liked it, and it was his system.
     
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    It starts at 7:15 PM 513 MMAX. guess I will try to catch it, only a couple of minutes away!
     
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    I caught that part tonight, just started to laugh as he gazed at the Mosin calling it a Mauser.
    I like how it had iron sights when he was holding it, and ten seconds later it was wearing a scope, nothing about finding the scope, sighting it in. All of a sudden it was just scoped and on target.
     
  18. John G

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    Cougar is correct. But Hollywood will always be Hollywood. They never let truth get in the way of progress.
     
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    Situation resolved, post deleted. Thanks to the Mods.

    -Twycross
     
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  20. Darth Ruger

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    They had a real USMC Scout/Sniper on the set as technical advisor (he's listed in the credits at the end). If anyone would know the difference between a Mosin/Nagant and a Mauser, I'd think a real sniper would know.

    One cliche that's getting old is when the good sniper shoots the bad sniper through his scope and into his eye. They did that in Saving Private Ryan, Sniper, and Sniper 2.

    Now there's "Sniper 3" on DVD. I saw it at the video store the other day.
     
  21. Darth Ruger

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    That's the problem. Some people would say it in front of their dear old Grandma... :D
     
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    My dear old grandma says things like that in front of me:what: :uhoh:
    :D :D
     
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    I watched the first one tonight, and if its true that sequels get worse, I'm afraid of the second and third:neener:
     
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    Anyone see and care to opine about "Enemy at the Gate"? Koenig vs Zaitsev, truth or fiction?
     
  25. Lone_Gunman

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    Is this a movie or a documentary?
     
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