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7th Aug '17 11:23:29 AM Grey_Wolf_c
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** Cars can be fixed. Besides, to the police, one car might be a small price to pay to stop a car thief from stealing dozens of others.
24th Jul '17 10:49:35 AM RadiatedRonin
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* Speaking of the ZF-1, what was Zorg's plan to explain how these aliens obtained prototypes of his brand new gun? He never expects the Mangalores "revolution" to amount to much, even going as far as to call them "hopeless." Granted, it seems that Zorg has a lot of influence in the government, but even influence wouldn't save you from a treason charge once the military/police discovered that you had been ''arming aliens with weapons that are superior'' to the ones ''you sell to the military''. If the plan had come off as Zorg expected, the Mangalores would be happily shooting up the galaxy with weapons that '''Zorg''' clearly gave them, so what was the endgame there? Not even the ridiculous amount of money that Mr. Shadow seemed to have promised would make this action make sense. What good is money if you can't really spend it anywhere?
22nd Jul '17 5:24:47 PM YT45
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**** Covering/suppressing fire is a lot more effective if each round is fired with the intent of killing the guy you're suppressing. Sure, the first round over their heads makes them duck, but soon they're going to recognize that your bullets aren't that close (as lampshaded in ''Film/TheExpendables'' franchise), and pop up to shoot at you again. If you're shooting to kill, they either die or figure out in a hurry that they need to stay ''well'' behind cover--far enough that they can't shoot back--if they don't want to die.



** ''Resistance: Fall of Man'' has a gun with exactly this feature, and it is ''awesome'', though granted the enemy are quite hard to kill anyway.

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*** You might be able to market this as a feature that lets you more reliable defeat a moving armored/hardened target. It's still a lot more tacticool than tactical.
** ''Resistance: Fall of Man'' ''VideoGame/ResistanceFallOfMan'' has a gun with exactly this feature, and it is ''awesome'', though granted the enemy are quite hard to kill anyway.
19th Jul '17 6:02:06 PM VeNoo
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** From his limp (always accompanied by clank as if he had artificial leg) it's clear that he experienced some serious trauma in the past. I always assumed that the plastic thing is some sort of protection for his broken skull. That would also explain why he bleeds while having talk with Mr. Shadow - he becomes nervous, have high blood pressure and blood comes from the injured portion of his head.
11th Jul '17 1:51:02 PM lorgskyegon
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* A better question might be "Why do the police open fire on a supposed car thief?" Aren't they just going to destroy the stolen car and put the people it might crash into at risk?
12th May '17 4:56:24 AM Disembowell
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** Not to mention 5,000 years per cycle is plenty long enough for advanced, space-faring species to find a way to propel it back into the far reaches of outer space, only for it to reawaken and - as seen in the film - come tearing back.




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*** Probably also the realisation that in 5,000 years humanity hadn't changed one bit.


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** Not to mention the dense smog that's seemingly engulfed the lower portion of the city, that Korben uses to escape the Police. Flying cars are, considering the tech level present, likely more efficient and "safer" than trying to purify the smog; it may not even be normal smoke, but a lethal bi-product constantly billowing out of whatever futuristic machinery powers the city.
12th Jan '17 5:26:09 PM elmerg
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** The novelization explains the crying/etc. in more detail. The Diva is telepathic, and she's in contact with her people and Leeloo during that sequence. It's why she reacts in such a way when her people are shot up. It's explained/implied that Leeloo is getting some telepathic 'boosting' from the Diva.
14th Nov '16 5:42:22 PM AbnormalMoose
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**** The Evil is never referred to as wiping out all life on Earth. The Evil is consistently referred to as wiping out ''all life''.
21st Oct '16 9:29:14 PM timemonkey
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* How did the Diva reasonably expect Leeloo and the priests to get to Fhloston Paradise? The only reason she got there was that the galactic government rigged the contest to get Korben there while not even factoring Leeloo into their plans. Why didn't the Diva send a private invitation to the priest instead of him having to clobber Korben over the head and steal the tickets?

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* How did the Diva reasonably expect Leeloo and the priests to get to Fhloston Paradise? The only reason she got there was that the galactic government rigged the contest to get Korben there while not even factoring Leeloo into their plans. Why didn't the Diva send a private invitation to the priest instead of him having to clobber Korben over the head and steal the tickets?tickets?
** Leeloo came to Earth on a ship full of aliens, the same aliens that gave the Diva the stones to begin with. Had the ship not been shot down their next stop would likely have been to meet with the Diva to get the stones. There's no indication the news of the ship being destroyed made it off Earth so no changes were made for the plan.
27th Sep '16 5:16:26 PM ManEFaces
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*** They'd avoid that spot, which is pretty easy to see given that the bullets glow.
*** Yeah, that's kind of the idea of cover fire. Cover fire isn't to ''hit'' anyone, it's to keep the enemy's head down and away from a good firing position. So, if you've got enemies trying to come through a doorway, and you've got every bullet you fire going through that doorway, then it's ''very'' good at cover fire. Alternatively, if you shoot and kill someone who's manning a machinegun nest, that's now a machinegun nest that the enemy cannot use because the next poor sap that tries to fire it is going to get a hail of bullets for his trouble, without ever getting a shot at you.\\\
I think you're misunderstanding the role of automatic weapons in warfare. Thousands and ''thousands'' of rounds are fired in modern wars for every two or three enemies killed. The vast, ''vast'' majority of weapons fire is for suppression, area denial, and cover fire, not to kill anyone directly. Zorg's gun would be ''very'' effective at that if it could reliably spray the same area and keep the enemy away from it.

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*** They'd avoid that spot, which is pretty easy to see given that the bullets glow.
*** Yeah, that's kind of the idea of cover fire. Cover fire isn't to ''hit'' anyone, it's to keep the enemy's head down and away from a good firing position. So, if you've got enemies trying to come through a doorway, and you've got every bullet you fire going through that doorway, then it's ''very'' good at cover fire. Alternatively, if you shoot and kill someone who's manning a machinegun nest, that's now a machinegun nest that the enemy cannot use because the next poor sap that tries to fire it is going to get a hail of bullets for his trouble, without ever getting a shot at you.\\\
I think you're misunderstanding the role of automatic weapons in warfare. Thousands and ''thousands'' of rounds are fired in modern wars for every two or three enemies killed. The vast, ''vast'' majority of weapons fire is for suppression, area denial, and cover fire, not to kill anyone directly. Zorg's gun would be ''very'' effective at that if it could reliably spray the same area and keep the enemy away from it.
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