Posted on Feb 24, 2016
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I love movies, especially old/traditional war movies; I can’t help picking them apart. There was one scene in “WE Were Soldiers” about the Air Cavalry, when they had to blow a new landing zone. It showed the soldiers making a few loose wraps of detcord around sapling trees maybe 1” to 2” or better in diameter. Now from playing with this stuff at demolition ranges, and a few times in the field, I know it’s probably going to take more than a few wraps, and they better be tight, for it to cut those trees.
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Any movie where 50 bad guys with fully automatic weapons open fire on Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone and can't him within 20 yards.
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That's basically all of his movies. Thanks for responding.
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PO3 Steven Sherrill
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A1C (Join to see) That is called plot armor, and it has been protecting movie heroes, and some villains forever. Star Wars comes to mind as another example of plot armor saving the day. I think what they need to do in those situations is bring in extras. Extras can work as bullet sponges for the antagonists without exposing the protagonist to unrealistic levels of plot armoring.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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1 vehicle convoy driving through the middle of Baghdad in "Hurt Locker".......and to add to that, pretty much ALL of "Hurt Locker".....
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SSG (Join to see) - That's what I said!
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MSgt Logistics Planner
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SSG (Join to see) - I've also checked, I can only "Up" your comment once.
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SSG Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn)
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And that movie won the academy award. What a joke
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LTC Paul Labrador, I never served in Baghdad, never saw a 1 vehicle convey in my life, and never saw this movie. For some reason when I saw the promotions for it; it just didn’t strike me as something I wanted to see. With these reviews, it looks like I made a good choice.
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More a pet peeve in 90% of action or war movies: characters are clicking off safe, sound effect is racking a round in. Alternate: after some kind of gun battle or area-clearing, one character confronting another racks a round into the chamber to demonstrate how serious he is, and no chambered round flies.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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Hammer cocking sound or the sound of a safety being disengaged on a Glock..... ;o)
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Capt. Richard P. How true. Thanks for responding.
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PO3 Steven Sherrill
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LTC Paul Labrador - No way. I am going to have to watch for that now.
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