They are actors. In their world style triumphs over substance every time.
+1. Also, the last time I checked...
- Pistols don't automatically make a "ka-CHIK" sound whenever they're drawn from a holster.
- Guns must be aimed in order to hit things, even at close range.
- It's really difficult to hit a man-sized target beyond contact distance while shooting from the hip.
- High-powered rifles have stout recoil that requires shooter recovery, and the muzzle blast is painfully deafening when firing indoors without hearing protection.
- Ammo is heavy. It's physically demanding to carry enough of it to sustain constant rapid fire for several minutes.
- Even a physically fit 19-year-old soldier has difficulty running and bounding over obstacles while carrying a machine gun, several hundred rounds of ammo (see above), full body armor, and a pack containing a full complement of sleeping gear and food.
- There's not an loud "whiff-POCK" sound when you punch someone.
- Tires don't squeal on loose dirt or gravel roads.
- Airplanes don't immediately assume a 45-degree nose-down attitude and make a screeching sound when the controls are released.
- Auto accidents don't sound like breaking glass.
Hollywood fiction is... fiction.
"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules... MARK IT ZERO!!" - Walter Sobchak
Last edited by carguychris; December 4, 2012 at 04:20 PM.