Thursday, January 25, 2007

Movies

Y'know, the more I see modern movies, the more I notice Hollywood's gun views. Sure, there are lots of guns in the movies, but they are all in the hands of cops and criminals. And they are all handguns, autos, shotguns, and sniper rifles. No semi-auto rifle to be seen.

I watched Crank last night, and noticed that a movie that prominently displays a wide array of handguns pays no attention to detail. You hear the sound of a Glock being cocked on the draw, despite no external hammer. You see that the XD clearly has no bullet in the chamber (good old chamber indicator. Really shouldn't blame them for this one, since it's easy to miss). A single-action has repeated trigger clicks. You hear a revolver's hammer get pulled back and later decocked. Problem is, it doesn't actually get cocked. The sound is only matched to the draw and reholstering. It wasn't a bad movie, but it always strikes me as odd when a movie that has plenty of violence feels the need to make guns sound scarier.

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