Point Blank From Long Range 2
Picked up a copy of the new movie yesterday, and it's really good!
Quite a bit different from the first version, went from a more "Group of Hunting Buddies Memories" to a "Helpful and Informative Group of Hunters teaching".
Boyd Heaton is featured and provides considerable narration and video lessons (He appears to be new to public speaking, he does quite well and looses some of the "dry mouth look" quickly).
Bobby Hart has a few clips and there is a hint [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] of marketing but not enough to detract from the video.
Butch is his ever jovial self, sort of what I'd expect if someone made a video of Santa Claus hunting. I miss the part of Butch climbing over the edge of the cliff face at the end stating that long range hunting sure is hard work. I believe all the series should end the same and that was a pretty good ending in part #1.
Areas I believe will draw criticism from several factions (non-hunters and the "TRUE KEEPERS OF THE FAITH HUNTERS".
Two young hunters are shown shooting deer at distance, this will "draw fire" I believe from two directions. "Real Hunters" will believe these young hunters are being cheated out of the real meaning of hunting and the "gun control freaks" will not be too happy either with young folks using firearms.
Those "damn" head shots, the "What Hunter in his right mind!" folks will have a field day with that aspect. The shots are taken and made but they will draw flack as always.
BUT, you can't please everyone so let the movie stand as it is.
I believe the movie is very good, and I look forward to the next installment.
Recommendations for the future movies IMHO:
a. Be careful of the marketing, don't get into the infomercial business.
b. I liked the picture-within-a-picture segments with associated narration. I was watching the movie and learning at the same time.
c. The breakaways for education were well done, keeping interest and teaching were well proportioned.
d. Find a method to do a sloooowwww motiooonnnn "flying circle" highlighting the "trace" from the spotters perspective. Trace was awesome in several segments, very informative for someone aware of it's significance. (The "trace" segments alone are worth the price of the movie!!)
Good movie, one I'll watch several more times and show to friends on numerous ocassions.
[ 02-10-2003: Message edited by: Dave King ]