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Old 03-16-2009, 06:31 PM
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I didn't think Heat was realistic.
Well, it's more realistic than most movies, but not very realistic compared to real life. I guess that's the best of putting it.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:40 AM
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Street Kings is pretty realistic, usually following magazine capacities and realistic shootouts. Keanu Reeves took training courses to be more convincing as a well trained cop (and I think he is the only person to ever use the decocker on his pistol). Gunshots were kind of crappy though.
Though I wouldn't classify the gunfights as extremely realistic, if you watch the opening scene of Casino Royale, when Bond eliminates Dryden, he operates the decocker of his P99 as he quips, "Yes...considerably." I think he also uses the decocker once more when he recieves his Aston Martin and another P99 from M while in Montenegro.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:47 PM
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I'd say that Man on Fire was pretty realistic. Although there wasn't that many shoot outs, Danzel Washington was pretty convincing as an ex-counter terrorism specialist.

The movie Taken starring Liam Neeson, who also plays an ex-counter terrorism specialist. It had some pretty realistic gun fights as well. I really liked the action in that movie, it was very smooth and looked like Neeson's character was a true trained professional.
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I'd say that Man on Fire was pretty realistic. Although there wasn't that many shoot outs, Danzel Washington was pretty convincing as an ex-counter terrorism specialist.

The movie Taken starring Liam Neeson, who also plays an ex-counter terrorism specialist. It had some pretty realistic gun fights as well. I really liked the action in that movie, it was very smooth and looked like Neeson's character was a true trained professional.
Eh....I dunno...I dunno about Taken. They didn't seem that realistic. Awesome, but not particularly realistic. Then again, I've never been in a gunfight, so...
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:09 PM
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I think Last man standing was one of the least realistic, especiallly where his 1911s not only have 50 round mags apparently but can launch a man airborne, make him flip, and land across a street, while the shooter experiences no recoil.
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That's the thing with gun battles on screen. It's hard to translate what really happens in the real world and what is on TV and in movies. What we see most of the time is there for thrills and because it's cool to watch people shooting and people getting shot. That's the general response of the audience. "Realistic" or not they are designed to get a specific reaction out from those who enjoy it and most of the time we rarely nit pick the scene.
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Just watched Appaloosa. pretty realistic except for the 8 gauge sending a guy flying. Gunshots were weak indoors but handling was great. I have street kings too gotta check that later.
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BTW, never watch any "Operation delta force" movies, they all suck. Especially 4 where the bad guy actually has a volcano lair and once someone even said "whoah you hit someone at 300 yards." (sniper rifle)
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BTW, never watch any "Operation delta force" movies, they all suck. Especially 4 where the bad guy actually has a volcano lair and once someone even said "whoah you hit someone at 300 yards." (sniper rifle)
Oh, man, tell me about it. I absolutely loved those as a kid, but today I can't for the life of me understand why.

They are great as "gun comedy" movies, though.
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I love the low speed mountain chase where the skiing bad guys all wear orange jumsuits. And the fact that highly trained delta operators waist fire and one hand the whole time.
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