This is a publicity still from the upcoming (2011?) movie The Green Lantern staring Seth Rogan, showing academy award winning actor Christopher Waltz (SS Colonel Hans Landa from Inglorious Bastards fame) holding what appears to be a conjoined semi-auto pistol of some type vaguely resembling two Desert Eagles side-by-side. Sure its a prop pistol, and sure everyone needs to have at least one Desert Eagle in their film in order to be an action film in the Hollywierd by-laws and such, but come on lets take a look at what’s wrong here.
- Obviously no slide on either pistol as the entire front most portion of the pistols are a single piece of material. Maybe they are .22’s and the only piece on the upper portion that reciprocates is the rear portion…maybe.
- The pistol only appears to have one grip on centerline not lined up with either barrel so maybe it has some freaky dual feeding ramp out of a single magazine….or maybe it was just fabricated from some prop guy who knows nothing of firearm design or function.
- There do not appear to be any sites on the pistol, but I guess this is OK when all you need to do is use “Hollywood aiming techniques”.
- A tea cup grip, seriously?
Yeah, I know its just make believe and all that and 99.5% of the audience would never see this stuff, but it does ruin it for me a bit. Its like somebody watching a movie with SCUBA diving in it that was certified in the real stuff and going “there is no way that would ever work”. Us “gun folk” always take this stuff a bit seriously I know, but Hollywood could at least try and make sure that something would/could possibly work before they just go ahead and make it up in the first place..