Insider has shared a new video that features former special ops sniper Nicholas Irving from the US 3rd Ranger Battalion. He has 33 confirmed enemy kills under his belt and in the video he breaks down, analyzes, and rates 11 sniper scenes from the movies. Some of the things he looks at includes the realism of the weapons used, body position, stealth, and environment.
Nicholas Irving, author, and former soldier rates 11 sniper scenes for realism in movies. Known as “The Reaper,” Irving says he killed 33 enemies as a sniper for the US 3rd Ranger Battalion. He is the co-author of “Reaper: Drone Strike: A Sniper Novel
Irving rates the realism of classic war movies such as “Clear and Present Danger” (1994), “Enemy at the Gates” (2001), and “Saving Private Ryan” (1998). He breaks down long-range-sniping scenes featuring Will Smith in “Gemini Man” (2019) and Mark Wahlberg in “Shooter” (2007).
He also looks at modern-day war movies set in Iraq and Afghanistan, such as “American Sniper” (2014), “Jarhead” (2005), “Lone Survivor” (2013), and “The Hurt Locker” (2009). Irving rates the realism of the weapons used, along with body position, stealth, and environment.
Check out the video below and learn something new about snipers!