Why are snipers so idealized in movies and films, when their real job is boring as frick and painful?

Why are snipers so idealized in movies and films, when their real job is boring as frick and painful?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lone Wolf Supersoldier Sheep Dog Ultimate Warrior One Shot One Kill Aim Small Miss Small.
    I have an obsession with Shooter from 2007 I have seen the movie thousands of times and I watched it everysingle night for nearly 10 years, now I just watch it maybe once or twice a week.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      maximum autism

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >pulls trigger of loaded firearm while aiming at someone in front of judge
      >click
      >haha I swapped the bolts so it couldn't have been me
      >YOU'RE FREE TO GO

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He removed the firing pins but yeah, it was epic.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He swapped the firing pins for shorter ones I think

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The last part of that movie was so childish and mastubatory. Dude proves his innocence, gets a 'cant win em all' speech and then, just to make sure the punisher shirt crowd is happy, he murders a whole house of comically evil politicians

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >just to make sure the punisher shirt crowd is happy, he murders a whole house of comically evil politicians
          only on /k/ope could this be an "own"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who absolutely loved this dreck.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/EwtlAkD.jpg

      >pulls trigger of loaded firearm while aiming at someone in front of judge
      >click
      >haha I swapped the bolts so it couldn't have been me
      >YOU'RE FREE TO GO

      This movie is still a guilty pleasure for me, but even as a kid, it had a lot of dumb parts that didn't make much sense. The bit about finding the bullet he used for practice and reusing it for the assassination was beyond stupid, and then how they just let Swagger happily walk away once he "proves" he's not guilty. The man is the number one suspect in what was being reported as an attempted assassination of the US president, and there's no trial, just a "see you later" after a private conversation and nothing more. Also, watching this movie in 2007, the whole plot about the assassination to cover up a mass murder in Africa failed to draw me in. I was watching the USA slamming its dick across the whole Middle East every day on the news, who would care about one massacre in Africa? I'm guessing that whoever wrote the story was around to see the significant media response after the My Lai massacre and thought people would still give a shit in the current war. Aside from that, it's still a fun watch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, it was the film version of a 90s novel. as is often the case with those pre-911 scenarios, they feel noticeably out of place when brought to the screen decades later.
        >Point of Impact

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason that your mother is also so idealized in home movies and films: it looks like fun

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's a solo/duo job first of all, don't need to characterise everybody in the platoon.

    Also just the style points of absolutely obliterating someone from way outside of their range and then living rent free in the heads of any survivors.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      imagining a world where some extremely heebed out expert consultant on lone survivor is losing his shit at mark wahlberg for trying to add corrections

      wahlberg shows up with his fricking nerd ass Field Notes full of asterisks about shit that neva happened

      MARK, MARKY MARK, LISTEN TO ME KID. YOU CAN'T SEE IT NOW, BUT I CAN SEE IT. HES FALLING ON HIS ASS, DOWN A MOUNTAIN, AND HE JUST KEEPS. FALLING. IT R E A D S

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drama, anon. That's the reason for everything in a film. Snipers are great because they have all sorts of theatrical uses. They are an "unseen enemy"--done right, this is scarier than some big bad monster that everyone can see. The act of a sniper preparing to shoot, aiming on his target, etc, raises dramatic tension before the shot. Also even moronic normies know that making precise long-range shots is difficult, so that also raises the tension and simultaneously paints the characters who can do that as heroes.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, they really ought to show the reality of military life, like standing around all day kicking dirt and taking turns jacking off in the secret spot.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Generation Kill

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >when their real job is boring as frick and painful?
    you mean like jarhead where he gets shit on the entire movie and never gets a kill with his rifle?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are the only soldiers who actually know that they killed people. And exact number of them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They are the only soldiers who actually know that they killed people.
      No? Plenty of other kinds of soldier can tell when they kill people depending on the circumstance.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Drone operators have far exceeded the highest sniper tolls by now, and have pics to prove it.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why do people think being able to smite someone like the finger of God from far away with little resistance or chances of retaliation is badass?
    A mystery

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cool big gun, cool stoik

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Skill, individuality, and terror when you're on the opposite end of it.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Take it back to PrepHole, pal.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is an interesting part to that scene that goes relatively unnoticed. After Caparzo is hit, the German sniper scans the rest of the area through his scope. When he gets back to Caparzo, he sees him holding the letter & proceeds to look down with both eyes. It was this act of humanity/sympathy that cost the German sniper his own life. When he saw Caparzo with the letter, he knew he had loved ones back home. If German did not do this, he would have preceded scanning through scope to the right & would've saw Jackson creeping up first. Instead of seeing Jackson right when he pulled the trigger.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The shade of mystery. IRL recons and specops guys weren't doing as much firefighting as they do in Guns of Navarone or Where Eagles Dare.
    On the other side, there are some movies where creators did some homework and tried to recreate the events truthfully.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gosh I wonder Anon. Who directed that movie again?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Top 3 secretary of state

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why are snipers so idealized in movies and films
    For the same reason tankers, cavalry, fighter pilots, and nowadays SOF are idolized in film.
    These jobs appeal to the individualistic, "special" mentality that's actually rather common among civilians, if they were to consider doing some kind of job in the military. The typical non-military-aware civilian tends to want to do a job in the military that affords them the perception of heightened safety, lethality, and/or prestige relative to jobs they would assume to be more dangerous, less efficiently lethal, and/or lowly/looked-down-upon (i.e. conventional line infantry).
    It's also a facet of the general lack of deeper knowledge as to what other .mil jobs there are and how important they are to warfighting.
    Snipers, tankers, fighter pilots, etc. are jobs that a "special" and "cool," while happening to have elements that are indeed specialized relative to "grunts" (not that infantry don't get some nifty training and toys, but you'd need to know militaria to understand that, which the typical movie-goer will not have).

    tl;dr snipers and such are what normalgays with no concept of actual military structure and organization would see themselves wanting to do "if war were declared." Infantry riding in the back of an IFV? Not so much. Generation Kill was the closest you'd get to that being mass-appealing, and even those gents were mostly Recon Marines, so the "special" box is still ticked for normalgays.

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