“This week’s episode [of The Walking Dead] featured a Rick/Daryl motorcycle/jeep chase,” Paul Tassi writes at forbes.com writes. “It should have been one of the most badass action sequences the show has done to date, but instead it just felt stupidly goofy. As the two pursue the truck loaded with the heavy guns, one of the Saviors pops one out of its crate and starts opening fire on their vehicles . . .
This is not a peashooter. This is a .50 caliber machine gun that is designed to shred vehicles, and those in them.
The problem? The Walking Dead treated the gun like it was lobbing paintballs at Rick’s car.
We see these little spatters of CGI light on the metal and Rick swerves around like this is some kind of movie from the ‘50s, and it’s just so bizarre. This gun should be carving up Rick’s Jeep. If you want the engine to survive so the car can keep going, fine.
If you want Rick to survive because he’s a lucky SOB, fine. But at least pretend you know what a gun like this can do to a car like that. Show giant holes being blown in the metal, shatter the windshield, anything. Make it feel powerful. Instead, it barely felt like a threat at all, and it totally killed the scene for me.
A minor complaint, perhaps. Especially given the fact that in one episode Ezekiel’s captor pulled the slide back on a GLOCK to load another round — after having fired the gun. D’oh!
What’s the biggest Hollywood or TV firearms fail you’ve seen? Do gun mistakes ruin your enjoyment of TV shows and movies?