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Movie Pet Peeves

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Urban Werewolf, Sep 28, 2005.

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  1. Urban Werewolf

    Urban Werewolf Member

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    Hey all,

    I love movies, always have and always wille. I'm a movie nut. But I'm finding as I get into shooting and guns as a reality, certain little things in movies start to drive me crazy. It's strange, I don't seem to mind big glaring things like the Mystical Chow Yun Phat Ammo, I find I'm willing to suspend my disbelief for things like that for some reason. But one little thing in particular drives me nuts now.

    Character A: *pointing a gun at Character B* Tell me where the device is!
    Character B: *looking cool* Don't think so.
    Character A: *racks the slide to "show CB how serious he is"* Tell me... now!
    Character B: *utters generic "cool sounding" one liner, probably indicating that CA should attempt carnal relations with himself*

    ARRRRGH! :banghead: Apparently in this scenario Character A was a forgetful moron that only recently remembered that he has to chamber a round to actually make a gun dangerous or mearly wanted to show Character B that he "was serious" about wasting ammunition! And much as I love the sound of a slide being racked when I'm starting out at the range (isn't that a great noise?) it's just asinine at that part in the movie.

    Anyone else have little Hollyweird things that drive them up the wall?
     
  2. thereisnospoon

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    Let's see...

    Sean Penn

    Rosie O'Donnel

    Pierce Brosnan


    A.O.A.G.P (Any Other Anti-Gun Personality)

    Is that what you meant???
     
  3. CAS700850

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    My wife loves the show NCIS (big Mark Harmon fan). Anyways, every time they show one of the characters leaving the office, they pull the Sig 228 out of the desk, slap a clip in, and holster up. While I can understand taking the gun off in the office, why in God's name would you take the mag out? They never rack the slide, so it's purely a dramatic "Oh, he's serious now" kind of thing." Aggravating.

    Oh yeah, I also hate in any movie or television show where someone (mainly bad guy) is using a 1911 and holding someone at gunpoint with the hammer down. Always makes me want to see the victim take it away from teh bad guy and show him how it's really used.
     
  4. EddieCoyle

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    I can't remember which show it was but I once saw a character put his thumb on the back of the slide ON A GLOCK and cock the hammer (you could hear the clicks).
     
  5. Rexrider

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    Some things in life you just have to let roll off your shoulders.

    Hollywood is most definitely one of them. Since movies are not real life you can't expect anything shown, spoken, heard, and so on to be real.

    If Hollywood did try to make a movie based on reality (our reality, not theirs), it would probably be the most boring unwatchable movie ever made. Gun play included.

    I will use your example with Characters A and B. In real life there would not be a device. A and B would be at their respective homes watching the game having a beer in between the kids driving them nuts and the wife nagging about how the trash needs to go out.

    That's real life and who wants to watch a movie about that? :neener:
     
  6. KriegHund

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    Racking the slide is prolly the most often spiff. I counted how many times they did it in....hostage i think, or swat, with a shotgun. At the end of the movie it was 13 times.
     
  7. Sharps Shooter

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    Yeah, that's one of my pet movie peeves too - where someone is holding someone else at gunpoint with a 1911 with the hammer down. But have you seen the movie "Stand By Me?" Near the end this kid fires a 1911 in the air to get the attention of the bad guys who are about to take a knife to his friend. Then he tells the bad guys to leave. When they don't comply, he cocks the hammer back on that 1911 he had just fired! :banghead:
     
  8. Camp David

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    You ever notice how cowboys in movies shoot ammunition like a firing range instructor, yet historically cowboys were poor as Church mice? Always amazed me that Hollywood cowboys always seem to have 150+ rounds in their saddlebags! :mad:
     
  9. M-Rex

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    I'm always amused at the number of 'pops' and 'clicks' that are edited in whenever any character pulls out a firearm.
     
  10. LaVere

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    I do let most gun error in movies and TV just go by. but this thing of NCIS gang leaving their gun in an unlocked drawer. While in the office is just nuts. It appears that visitors can't just walk around in there but other personel can ie Dr. Mallard ( Duckie) his intern,and the do all girl in the lab. I feel that the more times one handles a gun during a, say day, the more things that could go bang.
    Can you immagine the SHTF if you or someong else in your office at NCIS had a ND with your gun.

    Other than that I love the show. And I'm willing to over look anyother errors if there are any.

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. dolanp

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    Yeah especially if someone's about to get busted by a swarm of police. All of a sudden fifty car doors open and you hear "CHKCHK rattle rattle click click" fifty times. :rolleyes:
     
  12. TexasRifleman

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    What you have to do is resign yourself to the fact that you can only watch 2 movies as a person that's interested in guns:

    "Way of the Gun" and "Last Man Standing"

    Way of the Gun in particular has some of the most realistic 1911 handling I've ever seen, including a very nicely executed one handed reload.

    Bruce Willis is also very handy with the 1911 in Last Man Standing, and I can't seem to find any gripes with Christopher Walken on the Thompson either.

    HEAT is borderline.....

    Other than that, I'm with ya, they are pretty silly.
     
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    IIRC, was there not a scene in "Way of the Gun" where two guys are firing rifles down at some other guys from an elevation at a distance and they end up being pinned down when a guy with a pistol fires back? It seems the distance would favor the rifle.

    I suppose if we were car buffs we would be bothered by things like squealing tires on dirt roads. :)
     
  14. TexasRifleman

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    Yes, the firefight favored the guy with the rifles. That's why the guys with the pistols ended up dead :D

    Bringing the wrong weapon to a firefight isn't bad movie making, that's bad tactical thinking. And it played out like you'd expect.
     
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    Or the "click clack" whenever they so much as move the gun an inch.
     
  16. beaucoup ammo

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    When the Foley operators go to work on post production, the audio track(s) are jacked up to the point of unrealistic cocking, etc. Listen to some fire fights in any recent cop / robber show.

    "Band Of Brothers" easily offered the most realistic sounds of "war" however.

    But, yea, more often than not the "cocking" of a pistol, "racking" of a shotgun or semi-auto are jacked up way to high. Not realistic..but sounds good and works in context of the escapism fare you pay to see.

    In the old westerns I always got a kick out the way a guy would use the arm action of throwing a baseball when he fired the six shooter..maybe help that round get there faster! :O)

    Take Care
     
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    I've determined based on any movie I've ever seen, that if you have to get shot, make sure it's in your shoulder!!!!! Shoulder wounds are never fatal!!!! As any cowboy, crime boss or cop in the movies could tell you...get the bad guys to shoot you in the shoulder!!! [Don't worry, your lungs, major arteries and stuff that sits underneath won't be affected!!!]
     
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    I have squealed tires on a dirt road. :p

    Surprisingly, I found most of the gunplay in the recent flick "Sahara" to be pretty good. Fingers were kept off triggers when not shooting (at least by the two protagonists who are ex-special ops), guys check to see if weapons picked up off dead bad guys are loaded, etc. The plot is a bit thin, but it's a fun gun-nut movie.
     
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    That was cool, but tactically unsound, at least from what I've read. Better to stick the gun in the holster and slap in the mag there instead of putting it between your legs and losing the ability to move.

    This bothered me too. In the movie's defense, Taye Diggs' character looked like he was aiming pretty high (which is correct, since the drop at that range for a pistol caliber must be insane).
     
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    Incoming fire still has right of way, even if you're outside its normal effective range. :eek:

    Kharn
     
  21. Mastrogiacomo

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    The one pet peeve that really turns me off is an anti-gun celeb making money off of a gun movie and to add insult to injury, they handle the firearm like a toy.
     
  22. MachIVshooter

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    How true. Recorded gunfire in real life is little pops, usually the voices are more audible.

    Anyone else notice that no matter what gun has the hammer being drawn back, the sound used is the three click monologue of a SAA? I have yet to find an auto that does this.

    I'm also trying to figure out exactly which bullets will spark on impact with car deck lids and steel stairways. No luck yet.

    And yeah, the hammer down SA thing bugs me too.
     
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    :scrutiny: Mastrogiacomo, I think you just nailed it. :scrutiny: :cuss:
     
  24. torpid

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    Oh, man does this thread strike a nerve with me!

    The one that drives me absolutely nuts everytime it comes on TV is when all the stormtroopers are firing up as the Falcon is flying out of Mos Eisely, and the one trooper with the long-barreled Zargonian PA-57 is firing red blaster bolts instead of green- I mean, ***?!!

    :fire:
     
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    Yeah.... Sparks!

    Everything, literally everything, sparks when hit by bullets.

    Cars, car tires, car grills, brick buildings, trash cans, sidewalks, trees....whatever.

    Seems like you just can't get enough sparks during a decent gunbattle.

    :cool:
     
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