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Crab Mentality - 2016-12-30

I haven't seen this movie, but it looked like there were a lot of ways to avoid being killed by that thing.

chumbucket - 2016-12-30

As I recall, Willis' character is hired to do a "brutal assassination". This goes a bit over the top, obviously.

kingofthenothing - 2016-12-31

Willis was going to kill him anyway. He was this assassin that nobody could track down, and Black had seen his face.

Also, Jack Black's character kept asking for more money to complete the project. This was basically an assassin's way of firing the IT department.

Ugh - 2016-12-30

best jack black movie

chumbucket - 2016-12-30

Over corrected a bit on the windage.

duck&cover - 2016-12-30

Funny, even though Jack Black didn't have a gun, he was the one disarmed.


Binro the Heretic - 2016-12-30

I'm not that into guns and so have only basic knowledge of them.

That being said, it still seems to me a weapon like this would be absolutely impossible to create and operate.

I've never seen the movie, so I don't know what level of firearm realism they were going for.

godot - 2016-12-30

Looks like a M2, oldest weapon in the arsenal, with a Canon DSLR w/ 600 mm L lens on top. Supposedly using depleted uranium discarding sabot ammo, but the real ones use tungsten. Overkill against a soft target like Jack Black.

It would work fine, except the alignment between DSLR scope and weapon would get jarred pretty easily in that mount.

Binro the Heretic - 2016-12-31

Yeah, I thought it was supposed to be some kind of sniper weapon, but it seems useless for that. And it also seems useless as a machine gun.

I gather Willis' character is supposed to be some kind of assassin? This doesn't seem like a professional practical weapon to me. This looks more like the gun equivalent of a monster truck.

godot - 2016-12-31

I don't plan on wasting my time on this film but this sort of thing would be useful for a small team ambush of a lightly armored target. Find a straightaway the entourage will take, have this thing at one end shoot out the engine blocks, hire some cut rate rooftop snipers to pop anyone that stands up.

Militarily, remote mounts like this make huge sense for static defenses with big signatures, like heavy MGs, AT/AA missiles, etc. Have one guy for every three, somewhere in a cave or behind the hill, and networked defensive weapons could shut down an advance with practically no casualties. Artillery barrage knocks out mount 1's wires, just switch channels (and run a new line to 1 at night).

Robin Kestrel - 2017-01-01

If I recall the movie correctly, the thing was mounted in a parked minivan within range of the sniper's target and then operated remotely.

Waugh - 2016-12-30

this is more like it

kingarthur - 2016-12-30

I remember seeing this in the theater and marveling at how stupid the whole film was. This bit was oddly satisfying however.

Cube - 2016-12-31

That was the longest I've ever waited to have Jack Black's arm shot off.

Gmork - 2017-01-01

Literally the only good part of the entire movie.

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