DVRs are great. No more are we held hostage to the autocratic whims of the networks. So I was watching last week’s episode of The Event (hey…I’ve been busy) when one of the characters gives one of the others a pistol, telling him “We’ve chosen a .380 for it’s stopping power, and low-power cartridges so that the bullet won’t exit.” (Italics mine) Um…wait a tic, .380? Stopping power? Huh?!
You can say a lot about semi-autos built for the .380 cartridge, as well as the cartridge itself. “Stopping power” isn’t one of them. Small size? Check. Ease of concealment? Natch. Even weight advantages. True. But a .380 never has, and never will be known as the kind of bullet that will stop something like a .357 Magnum or a .45 ACP will.
I love it when writers pay such close attention to detail. Makes me wonder, did somebody knew what they were doing, and wrote in a .380 for concealability, but then changed the script so it sounded more macho, working in catch phrases like “stopping power?” I mean, that’s not even a rookie mistake.
So…question for ya…what TV shows or movies have you seen lately that made some really stupid mistake (and yes, magic magazines that never need reloading count)? Discuss amongst yourselves, then let’s see some comments.