I watched Terminator: Salvation last night, which means I have no seen every movie in the Terminator franchise, including the thoroughly wretched Terminator 3 or whatever it was called. This isn’t a thought so much on the movie itself, but rather on something that got my attention. During the movie, there’s a scene where John Connor, as played by Christian Bale is pointing his USP at one of the other characters, and you get a good look at his grip. To Bale’s credit, he’s holding the gun in a positive two handed grip with his arms extended isosceles style…just like a real pro would be doing in that situation.
Now, we know that Christian Bale is an insane method actor, and having worked on a Michael Mann film and just generally being Christian Bale, it stands to reason that if he was going to play a hardened commando/special ops type like John Connor, that he’d actually learn how a hardened commando/special ops type would hold a gun. For whatever reason, seeing that made me unusually happy. Perhaps I’ve seen one to many TV cops and soldiers tea-cupping their guns lately, and watching someone look like he had actually shot a gun before was very refreshing.
Also, if you can get it on HBO or DVD, you should watch Terminator Salvation. It’s quite fun, stuff blows up and people shoot robots with all kinds of crazy weapons. And John Connor uses an HK USP, so the HK fanboys will love it.