Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Good Ol' Boy, May 7, 2021.
Am I missing something or is this just Hollywood?
Ah, i just watched further, and while I am not an expert, it does appear he is racking a semi. It also looks like there is a fail to eject at one point perhaps the ammo was loaded down blanks, and it just did not have enough energy to cycle correctly.
They were talking about it and when the question came up, they said that the gun got dirt in it and failed to work. So they had to rack the bolt for every shot.
I would've thought that a Barrett could get some dirt in it and keep on working. Guess not!
I wouldn't want to be within 20 yards.
Quick way to ruin a dogs hearing is to shoot to close to them. They can go deaf, just like humans. The difference is, we know better and we should think about our four legged friends.
Yeah, I barely even notice stuff like this unless it's /not/ stupid because so many of these sorts of failures in 80s action movies, e.g. SPAS 12s that are pump action only.
In all the years I owned one, never had a failure. Use the proper ammo and the gun will always work!
Having the folding stock and carrying handle always made shooting one handed awesome. I wish I still had mine, even though my Benelli Super 90M3 is a better gun.
Never was sure if everyone involved was just completely clueless or if it was on purpose. Like the exterior shots of the jet airliner in the movie Airplane that had the sounds of a prop plane dubbed in.
Every time I watched that movie I saw or heard something new. I think that may have been on purpose there are so many little Easter eggs in it.
The book is almost always better than the movie in my opinion. They just don’t provide the instant gratification we have all gotten used too.
You're so right!
I guess I like all of Stephen Hunter's books. Especially the ones about Bob Lee. The movie was entertaining but would have been more so if I hadn't read the book. They kind of butchered the whole thing up.
Honestly my favorite is "Hot Springs," the first in the Earl Swagger trilogy. But they're all good up until recently where they've gone downhill a bit.
Old western movie stuff I took for granted before I moved out to Colorado and began to actually shoot real guns:
I love it when a bullet ricochets "Pweeeeeeeeeng" in a closed room. I suppose it's possible, but come on, huh?
I also love watching them swing their revolver down from an upraised position without any pretense of aiming and hit their target with extreme accuracy. I think there's actually a name for that, "throwing the bullet" or some such.
Then there's shooting the gun out of someone's hand. Yeah, right.
I could go on.... the Lone Ranger's silver bullets...
I wish they'd make at least one of the Earl Swagger books into a movie. Pale Horse Coming would be my first pick, then Hot Springs, then G-Men.
Any of Hunter's books made into a movie sorely needs to be produced and directed by Michael Mann, of course... then stupid movie errors such as the one the OP notes wouldn't happen.
Hunter did put out one book, Soft Target, that seems as though it'd translate to a screenplay. Dirty White Boys was one of my favorites.
Like the others here, that scene with the dog on the mountain was far more questionable.
My thought. Getting an automatic to appear to function on blanks can be a major prop shop project.
They don't always bother, I recall one movie scene of a woman dealing with an unfaithful spouse; racking the slide of her nickel plated Star every shot.
Hunter has written a lot of really good novels but IMO has slipped down considerably in his last few endevors.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard some movie cupcake cocking back the hammer on a Glock, I'd be rich.
Apparently the Abrams-Zuckerberg-Abrams team, since they were ripping 6 or 7 airplane disaster movies (Terror in the Skies being the main one), they tried to use as many different "airplane noises" as possible. On purpose.
They did that, some, in the sequel, but it didn't "work" as well.
A bunch of the recent stuff on screen no longer uses blanks (BBC productions are required to use "reduced noise" blanks). The flash and noise are installed in post-production. Which means the actor has to make the gun move for the pew-pew parts.
Will be interesting to see if the prop houses start using CO2 versions to get the "actions' to move, and do all the rest in post.
Oh, they do that plenty on TV and low budget movies these days, you can usually see the small barrel for airsoft guns and everything. It's sad and distracting but it's part of the game.
Probably why I mostly only watch older stuff and don't much worry about new shows and movies.
I will say in terms of CGI muzzle flashes and empty cases out of airsoft guns there are a number of Hong Kong and Korea produced films that do a much better job than most of the stuff out of Hollywood
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