Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Thunderbear, Jun 7, 2008.
... far more than when I saw those shitty prequels.
He definitely deserves death for more than the "Greedo shoots first" scene recap. Bastard.
It does, however, comfort me that legions of his fans are completely incapable of reproducing.
Apparently Leia needs the recoil reduction of a Cutts compensator on her blaster.
Are those the actual guns?
this looks like an enfield wonder if it shoots?
I love how he couldn't even think up new guns. He just had to mangle old ones.
Suddenly a Mosin pistol sounds like an awesome idea though.
yea, and it'd be cheap to make (assuming no nfa stamp). hmm... what are the legalities on converting a rifle to a pistol?
What was he supposed to do? Make up completely new gun models to base movie props off of?
Hell, the gun from Aliens was basically a Thompson and a SPAS12
It's not george lucas, it's the company that provides the guns and the firearms consulting. There are several companies that do this in hollywood. They have all these real and prop guns. Really really cool stuff, every gun you can image, real class 3's, surpressed everything, specialized paintball guns that shoot friction rounds that creat the "bullet impacts" on dirt, walls, etc.
They got a lot of "space/science fiction guns" too. Many of these are mocked up real guns, a few are complete frabications.
For sci fi films they go off the story boards and try to find something that is similar that they have in inventory and then modify it.
If your some sort of firearms purrist you would cry about some of the stuff they do to your "classics". It's a bussiness.
Wait till you see the new Indiana Jones then you'll really want to murder him.
Not for fucking up any guns but just for shitty fucking story.
yeah i heard the new indy is gay. I don't watch many movies anyway. Maybe 2 or 3 a year.
Ah, to me it demonstrates the limits of his imagination. If some weapons guy came to me with a cut off bolt action anything, I'd fucking can him on the spot.
For fucks sake, at least use -some- imagination.
Well george like most people in hollywood is a gun knob. In that way he is like most people on the internet. He probably took one look and said "cool that will work, time is money and that is one thing I don't have" Circa 1970 something.
It does make me cringe a bit to see a good rifle chopped up for a movie prop but at the same time it's kind of cool in a way. The original Star Wars didn't have a massive budget like the later films so it's likely they had to improvise many of the effects and props. It also adds to the western film aesthetic of the first film to use old military guns as a base for the designs.
Hell, it beats them all running around with polished chrome Desert Eagles
remember this was the 1970's also. Back then the laws were much more relax and many of these so called "classics" had not reached the collector status back then. You could take a hack saw to a pre 70 series colt and not a lot of people would of cried back then. To even talk about re-blueing a pre 70 series now and you might get punched in the mouth.
honestly you're a retard if you have a huge problem with this. Since when did a movie like star wars get thrown under the bus for something not being 100% realistic??? listen to yourselves.