Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Dumbest War Movie Scene Ever

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • R. Evans
    replied
    Originally posted by Glidah Drivah View Post
    We're talking about Destroyers and Destroyer-Escorts here. Depending on age and class, these types were armed either with 5" (about 127mm) guns, or 3" (76.2mm) guns. A 3" shell is only about the same size as one fired from a Sherman or T-34. I believe that the 3" gun on the M10 Wolverine was actually based on the Naval Rifle. A 5" gun is bigger, but the shell is still somewhere between a 105mm and 155mm in size. On D-Day, each gun team often attacked defensive positions singly. Keep in mind as well that the Navy was an early convert to the proximity fuse, so the shell would have exploded above the position.
    I'm tending to agree with Mountain Man here. The explosion in question comes in about the 2:10 mark in this video. Doesn't look like naval gunfire to me.

    Leave a comment:


  • Glidah Drivah
    replied
    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Can't be - naval gunfire would have caused a much larger explosion and greater dmaage.
    We're talking about Destroyers and Destroyer-Escorts here. Depending on age and class, these types were armed either with 5" (about 127mm) guns, or 3" (76.2mm) guns. A 3" shell is only about the same size as one fired from a Sherman or T-34. I believe that the 3" gun on the M10 Wolverine was actually based on the Naval Rifle. A 5" gun is bigger, but the shell is still somewhere between a 105mm and 155mm in size. On D-Day, each gun team often attacked defensive positions singly. Keep in mind as well that the Navy was an early convert to the proximity fuse, so the shell would have exploded above the position.

    Leave a comment:


  • Mountain Man
    replied
    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
    Livestock explode too easily
    !!

    Leave a comment:


  • GCoyote
    replied
    Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
    I always thought the end of Rambo III where a tank faces off a helicopter was very silly.
    I don't even count that as a "war movie" but you are correct. How he aimed and fired the gun while he has also driving the tank is just

    Leave a comment:


  • Miss Saigon
    replied
    Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.

    Thank Goodness the real Crocket did not die in this way. He may have been executed, but his last words were not Hollywood stupid.

    Leave a comment:


  • Sparlingo
    replied
    Originally posted by skoblin View Post
    Why didn't they just put some livestock on the rail line?
    Livestock explode too easily

    Leave a comment:


  • Mountain Man
    replied
    Originally posted by Glidah Drivah View Post
    In fairness for the scene from SPR; I believe that the destruction of the German position was as a result of Naval Gunfire. Earlier in the scene CPT Miller has a Naval Beach Battalion Radioman try to arrange gunfire; (he also gets into an argument with a NBB Officer). While that particular radioman is killed (and his radio destroyed) another one presumably got through. Several Destroyers and Destroyer-Escorts engaged in gunnery duels with German gun positions. (Best summarized by V Corps Commander MGEN Leonard Gerow's comment "Thank God for the United States Navy!" to Omar Bradley.) Having Miller interact with Naval personnel alludes to the gunfire support.
    Can't be - naval gunfire would have caused a much larger explosion and greater dmaage.

    Leave a comment:


  • Glidah Drivah
    replied
    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    As far as I am concerned, any film that relies of that level of unrealism is a prime candidate for Dumbest War Scene, including a couple of scenes from Saving Private Ryan starting with the beach scene in which the sniper fires a single round at a German sandbagged MG position and the entire position explodes from the impact of a single .303 Springfiled round.

    Here's their sign...
    In fairness for the scene from SPR; I believe that the destruction of the German position was as a result of Naval Gunfire. Earlier in the scene CPT Miller has a Naval Beach Battalion Radioman try to arrange gunfire; (he also gets into an argument with a NBB Officer). While that particular radioman is killed (and his radio destroyed) another one presumably got through. Several Destroyers and Destroyer-Escorts engaged in gunnery duels with German gun positions. (Best summarized by V Corps Commander MGEN Leonard Gerow's comment "Thank God for the United States Navy!" to Omar Bradley.) Having Miller interact with Naval personnel alludes to the gunfire support.

    Leave a comment:


  • Matt Jones
    replied
    I agree...he did do that.

    -Matt

    Leave a comment:


  • skiplc
    replied
    Hey, Wilson did give a pretty good "Oh Crap" look.

    Leave a comment:


  • R. Evans
    replied
    Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
    Did you know that you can avoid fragments just by running really fast?
    Maybe throw in a hip fake just to be on the safe side.
    BS meter goes to max around the 2:15 mark.

    You know what really makes that ridiculous??

    Owen Wilson as an action star!

    Leave a comment:


  • R. Evans
    replied
    Originally posted by Dano View Post
    I think Magneto was on that train making the their bullets kill them
    Magneto would be useless. Lead is not magnetic.

    Leave a comment:


  • MonsterZero
    replied
    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Dumbest scenes in war movies - fireball explosions caused by non-flammable things blowing up.
    I agree, this has always annoyed me. In defense of the movie directors, we have to point out there are insurance companies may will not allow them to detonate military grade explosives because of unacceptable risk to the insurance company covering the movie production. That's why traditionally they had to use cheap gasoline 'explosions'. Realistic explosions became possible recently because of the advances in computer-generated special effects.

    Real explosions of military-grade explosives produce a tremendous amount of black smoke, not orange flames, especially if the filling is TNT. This is because a TNT reaction produces a very large amount of carbon, which is responsible for the black sooty smoke.

    Leave a comment:


  • Dano
    replied
    Originally posted by MonsterZero View Post
    I don't know the title of the film but aging Kojak is in it.

    The train wipes out probably 60 Germans by doing nothing at all, just rolling down the tracks at 10 mph. The train doesn't even fire back.

    I think Magneto was on that train making the their bullets kill them

    Leave a comment:


  • Dibble201Bty
    replied
    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    Any thing from "Pearl Harbor"
    Not anything, the whole bally film is at fault!

    Paul

    Leave a comment:

Latest Topics

Collapse

Working...
X