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Splitting up Five Rounds Rapid as suggested by this thread.A wild monster has appeared and is reeking havoc in the small town and the random Bus Full of Innocents. Suddenly, the Red Shirt Army shows up to save the day with soldiers, Humvees,
Examples.Film - Animated
- Monsters vs. Aliens subverted: At first it looks like the US military is trying to attack the enormous alien robot with just a few infantrymen with small arms. Then the camera pulls back and you see them throwing everything they've got at it. Tanks, attack helicopters, jet fighters, the works. It doesn't work. To cap it off, even after all that, the President fires a few rounds at the robot just for show.
- Starship Troopers movie, the Mobile Infantry seems to have forgotten everything we've learned about combined arms warfare. The MI's only tactic is to attack in massed numbers using small arms and the occasional nuke. At no point in the movie is there any evidence of artillery or close air support, tanks or armored personnel carriers, special weapons squads with mortars or heavy machine guns. Nor do the ships seem to possess the capability of the orbital equivalent of shore bombardment, despite the fact that one scene has several bombers do a strafing run on the surface. We get the barest of a glimpse of such things in a flashforward near the end, where a trooper has what is functionally a grenade launcher.
- The Salvation War averted: where as normally monsters prove Immune to Bullets and then the heroes have to go find magic bullets or something, the humans just switch to higher caliber weapons and roll in the Tank Goodness and steam roll the invading demons. When in doubt, just bring in bigger bullets.