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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:11 pm

I also find that an action hero's ability to aim is inversely proportional to the ammunition he has left (so when he is down to just 1 round, he is practically guaranteed to hit), and he never runs out of ammunition until it's a critical moment, or he tries to check how much he has left.

Also, most shots seem to be very well in the subsonic region, because you hear the shot, then it hits quite a bit later.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:15 pm

Diving in the air will prevent any shrapnel from a near by explosion hitting you.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:17 pm

You can silence a revolver with something the size of a Kinder egg :roll:

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:20 pm

You actually found a picture of that?

I'm more fond of the previous movie, Desperado, even though it may be more unrealistic, Steve Buscemi at the start is classic.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:25 pm

I remember cringing, but Eva Mendez is a good enough distraction and I'm easily placated :)
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:33 pm

That's where it's better to watch Desperado, Salma Hayek :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:25 pm

For a film that does wonderful satire on action movies, I love "Last Action Hero" - many don't agree, they hate it. Then again, I know a lot of people that love it - It's a bit like Marmite.

For those that have never seen it, a kid gets a magic ticket and enters a film where the main character is played by Schwarzenegger.
It's full of deliberate clichés, mistakes and it's intentionally totally over the top - it includes the infamous bottomless magazine, where Arnie's character fires over 20 rounds from a Desert Eagle (the Internet's verdict is split on whether it was a .44 or .50)

If you're interested, there's a good Youtube clip of the early chase scene here. Don't even ask about the guy killed with an ice cream, the two wheel driving, or the people carrier with a built-in micro-minigun. It's all part of the joke.

I can't fail to love a film with quotes like:
Arnie: "Could I speak to the drug dealer of the house please? It's a beautiful day, and we are killing drug dealers. Are there any in the house?"

Kid: "I can prove this is a movie! An animated cat just walked into the squadroom!"
Arnie: "He's supposed to be back on duty. He was only suspended for a month. Now shut up!"

Kid: "Jeez, how did you know there was a guy in there?"
(After Arnie has fired unexpectedly into a shut closet, opened it and a guy falls out)
Arnie: "There's always a guy in there. Costs me a fortune in closet doors."

Bad guy: "I have just shot someone, I did it on purpose!"

Arnie: "Why am I wasting time with a dime-store putz like you when I could be doing something much more dangerous, like re-arranging my sock drawers?"


If you have a bit of a thing about movie clichés take a look here: http://tvtropes.org/
You'll probably waste many hours browsing that site, but it's a very good site - however, if you read it too much, you won't be able to watch any film without seeing some clichéd item.
The section on guns is here, general weapons here, and general combat is here.
There are also sections on overused lines and other stuff, and... an article I started is here: Deadly Dodging. Read it if you have no idea what I'm on about.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:33 pm

Thanks for the link, it's like Ali Baba's cave for pedants :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:55 pm

It's a wonderful site, the only problem is that you can lose hours browsing it without realising where they've gone.

I'm a huge pedant when watching films. That usually only gets turned off when I'm watching some silly satire that does that side of stuff for me.
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