Movie Theater Sniper: The White Raven

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Rented this movie tonight on a whim. Figured what the hell, I'll give it a whirl. Extremely impressed by the movie. It's obviously a Ukrainian propaganda piece, but it's well worth the $. Far better than any liberal drivel that's being produced stateside. It's a little campy and only in subtitles. I'm sure the snipery tactics aren't perfect. What really impressed me is it appeared to be mostly accurate equipment and weaponry. Had plenty of SVD's, Rem 700s, spotted a Savage even; feel bad for that poor sap, lol. Rifles were topped with whatever rusky rifles are topped with (POSP?), Nightforces, Tangent Thetas, and a few others which I didn't recognize. It seemed like most of the camera work through the optics were actually through the optics; no goofy 500x zoom ratio and real reticles.

Overall I really enjoyed the movie. I'm sure the guys who've been there and done that could pick it apart, but for a regular run of the mill fat American like me, I was impressed. Cinematography was shot really well also. Storyline is easy and typical, so don't get ready for your mind to be blown. I just really liked the simplicity of it honestly. Suppressors were utilized as they should be. Cartridges and ballistics were addressed. Bipods and tripods were utilized. Just a really neat movie. There didn't really appear to be any CGI beyond blood spatter, which was refreshing. The shots all seemed realistic also and I believe they dialed each shot for the most part.

If you're after the BAM, BOOM, SMASH, CGI EVERYTHING, you'll be disappointed. My wife fell asleep, so, obviously not super enthralling, lol. I'd rate it a 8.5/10. I can't think of another movie in this genre, or any gun related genre that has been as accurate. Not perfect, but very good.
 
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