Sometimes I think some movies and stories would be better if they just said, “oh yes, and here is the big battle scene, shall we move along?”
Or the 900 pound bear could have reached out one giant paw and swatted him into 1985. Over in half a second.
I wholeheartedly recommend “Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story”, the film by M. Winterbottom, which has just such a big battle scene. Among other wonderful stuff all through it.
Or like the scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Ford was supposed to fight the guy with the big sword in the marketplace, but he had some kind of food poisoning (dysentery?) and just wanted to go back to the hotel and be sick. So he said to Spielberg, “Look, I’ve been carrying this pistol around the whole film. Why don’t I use it?” So they set the shot, BANG! done in one take.
I don’t care HOW big your knife is, it’s a bad idea to bring a knife to a gun fight. Mythbusters aside.
The fallacy with the Mythbusters clip was that they assumed the gunfighter would have to pull out his pistol, cock an automatic and then fire. By the time things elevate to fighting, the gunman already has his pistol out, locked and loaded. In fact, single-action autos are usually carried with a round in the chamber when trouble is possible. After all, how many times do madmen with knives suddenly run at you screaming out of nowhere for no reason?
@War Pig, You REALLY need to have holiday dinner at my place sometime.
Mythbusters also ignores the fact that a gunman is just as mobile as a knife man. If someone is running full speed at you, there are options other than stand in place drawing and cocking a gun that will give you more time.
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