The movie HEAT is notorious. It had a huge effect across the USA. Because of this movie, cops are now wearing heavier levels of body armor and carry rifles more often than shotguns in many departments around the country. This is because the bad guys saw this movie too… and decided to do it like that did. Especially 2 fellows who held up a Bank Of America in LA. This flick also had an effect on Hollywood. Since then many movie makers have strived for more realistic gun fight scenes. The reason is because HEAT has the best gun battle in it. Ask any group of gun nuts about celluloid fire fights, and HEAT will always come up. Always. Enough has been said about he movie by me and every other critic out there, so I’ll just do what I do and talk about the guns.
The movie RONIN is on of the more interesting action movies out there. The story line is simple and the plot is pretty straight forward, but it is subtle. Action movies traditionally are about as subtle as a brick to the head, so this sets Ronin apart.
The movie “Knight and Day”: One of the more interesting selections of guns for a cheesy action comedy. The Tom Cruise character”Roy” is packing a SIG P250. The first time I’ve seen that gun in a movie. He’s got a light and laser combo on the gun, which is cool, but not something people normally back concealed. Especially when later he pulls out a Glock 19. I’m not sure if a SIG P250 is the ideal weapon for firing from the hood of a Lincoln… but I think the Glock would have been a better choice. Perhaps. I’m not sure. I’ve never had to engage threats while riding on the hood of a Lincoln.