Prop Guy Sleeping?

May 5, 2009 at 11:07 pm Leave a comment

I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine

It’s a great piece of film work that’s really easy to enjoy.

Well, other than when I heard a loud crash. That was the sound of my suspension of disbelief hitting the floor.

You see, it was going great until they had a scene with a radio conversation from a downed helicopter to the command center, where the call was received on what to me looked very much like a 1986 vintage $29.95 RadioShack CB Walkie-Talkie.

walkietalkieComplete with a long vhf type antenna with a black plastic connector in it.

They spent so many millions and millions of dollars to make this film, and then they had to have a budgetary short cut hit the screen? I can only imagine that the prop master had taken the day off when the director said “We need to have this person on a walkie talkie” and the assistant props person frantically asked around until someone found a teamster with an old CB radio stuck under the seat of their truck that was “accidently” left over from “Smokey and the Bandit III”.

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