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Gun Nut Movie Review Disagreement

Caleb watched The Purge so you don’t have to and then reviewed it from a self-defense perspective. However, even though I have not seen the movie, not ever seen a single preview for this movie, and have less experience doing self-defense training with firearms, I know there is something fundamentally wrong in his review.

…if you’re under imminent threat, you get everyone in a central, easily defended location. I would consider the house to be under imminent threat for the entire 12 hours of the Purge, so before the event started, everyone would be ushered into the safe-room/bunker, which would be nicely equipped with cots, video games, food, weapons, and security monitors, and we’d all stay there. For 12 hours. Spending 12 hours with your family is a small price to pay for not getting murdered.

There are plenty of families for whom spending 12 uninterrupted hours together would be a guaranteed recipe for murder. I personally think his advice should have come with a disclaimer on that one.

I was mostly disappointed to learn that movies don’t always teach good self-defense techniques. This means that I might need to reconsider the method learned from my favorite crappy sci-fi flicks: nukes solve everything.

9 Responses to “Gun Nut Movie Review Disagreement”

  1. Patrick says:

    There are plenty of families for whom spending 12 uninterrupted hours together would be a guaranteed recipe for murder. I personally think his advice should have come with a disclaimer on that one.

    For the win.

    Even though I like mine. Even the inlaws.

  2. SPEMack says:

    I think that if my two sisters, with me in the middle, had to spend 12 hours together, someone would come out dead, or possibly chunked nekkid to the marauding bands outside.

  3. Felix says:

    Wouldn’t hunkering down like that leave the rest of the house open to theft? And if the bad guys really wanted to get you, all they’d have to do is fine the ventilation intakes.

    But then, I haven’t seen the movie or any trailers.

  4. Scott Connors says:

    I’d rather teach everyone how to make a range card and make sure that everyone had plenty of loaded magazines, and maybe some decent Russian night vision devices.

  5. Joe A says:

    “This means that I might need to reconsider the method learned from my favorite crappy sci-fi flicks: nukes solve everything.”

    No, they got that one right. Just be sure to do it from orbit.

  6. Jozan says:

    “There are plenty of families for whom spending 12 uninterrupted hours together would be a guaranteed recipe for murder.”

    That’s not a real family. Those are terrible people who happen to be related.

  7. Ian Argent says:

    Put the “12 uninterrupted hours” thing to a test late last century, in a hotel room in New Orleans with a (minor) hurricane raging outside and no available entertainment to speak of. We lived :)

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