Originally Posted by Roger Lococco
I enjoyed the Heat shootout, however it struck me as a typical Hollwood shootout, Val and DeNiro expended about 900 rounds before a mag change, lol. They also seemed too "flamboyantly invincible", standing up and not really even seeking too much cover behind objects.
Always thought a 733 (Colt Commando) was sort of a large, not too concealable choice for a robbery, and wouldn't passerbys notice they're wearing gloves, carrying huge duffel bags, and see Sizemore's Galil barrel sticking out under his suit?
I'm sure if Mann filmed Heat today, the shootout would have more realism.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0KzR...eature=related
Originally Posted by scowl
But still, can magazines hold that
many bullets? It seemed like DeNiro shot over a hundred before he had to reload.
The characters are shown swapping magazines several times. Also, unlike a lot of shootouts, the characters conserve their individual amo by firing either short bursts or single shots.
As far as hiding, not only do the characters hide, but a couple get hit. Val, for example, hides behind a minivan.
Besides, they have the police pretty well hunkered down, so the rate of return fire is a lot lower. Their goal was to work their way out of their before they ran out of bullets. In their case, getting caught would be worse than dying.