Post by pinkhamster on Feb 10, 2010 23:19:35 GMT -5
Yeah, I agree, the HG World scene was superior. A lot more tension and a lot more intelligent dialogue than it looks like occurs in this.
I guess the movie "Crank" (or "Crank 2," not sure which) did it, too! I understand this happens all the time. Things germinate in the "collective unconscious" and pop up in different places...
One logistical problem with the HG World scene occurred to me in retrospect... I may not be remembering the scene correctly, but am I right in thinking that the way the HG World scene went was that McInnes pulled his virtual trigger finger and the sniper fired instantly? It just occurred to me to wonder if this would work, because the sniper would have to focus her rifle scope on McInnes's hand in order to see when he "fired," and then have to take time to refocus on the person whom he was aiming at in order to shoot. Not that this occurred to me while listening to the scene, mind you! I don't remember... if he said the word "bang" or something like that (I don't remember if he did or not) then I guess she wouldn't have needed to watch his hand.