5 of the Most Overused Action Movie Cliches You Probably Didn’t Even Realize Were Cliches

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4. The Amazingly Super Quiet Silencer

James Bond with Silencer on Gun

PFFT PFFT! It probably comes as no surprise to you that most Hollywood filmmakers have never actually used guns before. Or even been around real guns, it seems considering all the ridiculous things they have guns doing in their movies. Here’s the truth for you kids out there: silencers/suppressors for guns are NOT THAT QUIET. They don’t produce a soft, barely audible PFFT PFFT! sound when you use them. In fact, they tend to go BANG BANG!. You know, just like when you don’t have silencers attached to your fancy handguns. There is a noticeable difference, sure, between a gun with and without a silencer, but the difference isn’t so dramatic as shown in movies. Sorry to burst your bubble, but having a silencer on your gun won’t turn you into a silent assassin. It will, though, turn you into a slightly quieter (thought not by very much) assassin. Here’s what a real gun with and without a silencer sounds like in real life:

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