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Railing Kill
Nov 14, 2008

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NosmoKing posted:

Concealment ain't cover.

This. Forever.

Good: Saving Private Ryan. Some jackboots get mowed down at the top of a stairwell by Mellish as he shoots through the wall. In general, the film shows what works for cover and what doesn't.

Bad: every action movie ever made. Concealment is one thing, let alone cover, but so many films have shots bouncing off railings and bullshit all over the place. Every lame action movie has the obligatory factory/warehouse that is almost entirely metal inside and out. Where the gently caress are all those rounds going? Even if the goons are inept enough to hit nothing but the railing the good guy is running past, those bullets don't just hit the railing, make a "pa-TWANGGG" sound, and vanish. They'd be bouncing all over the drat place.

There are two Mythbusters episodes that come to mind: one about trying to get bullets to ricochet back to the shooter by making 3 90-degree bounces (Spoiler: fat chance). Another is the one about shooting into the air and having the bullet come back to earth to kill someone. Movies do dumb poo poo with bullet physics all the time, and I'm glad those guys address it in a fun way.

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