The '90s launched some of the biggest action franchises of all time, from sci-fi mind-benders like The Matrix to action-comedies like Rush Hour. It also saw a fair number of one-off hits, like The Fifth Element and Demolition Man. Something all these flicks have in common, though, is amazing attention to detail when it comes to weapons and combat. Some details are hard to spot, but thankfully fans online have done the dirty work for us. In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, for example, when the T-100 is piloting the helicopter, it actually produces a third arm in order to reload a gun. Great symbolism creeps into these moments from time to time, too. In The Matrix, when Neo and Morpheus spar in the dojo, an overhead shot shows their kicking bodies form a Yin Yang symbol. There are even details that showcase great accuracy. In Jurassic Park, Dr. Grant throws down his shotgun before it's out of ammo. On the surface, this appears like a foolish move, but if you look at the gun on the ground you can see that the last shell is jammed in the chamber.
Check out this list of weapon and combat details fans noticed in 1990s action movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!
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Arnold's Shotgun Swirl Required A Modified Prop Gun In 'Terminator 2'Photo: Tri-Star Pictures
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'Rush Hour' Stunt Pays Tribute To 'Police Story'
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Agent Candidates In 'Men In Black' Practice Trigger DisciplinePhoto: Sony Pictures Releasing
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Zorg's Bomb Accidentally Saves The Day In 'The Fifth Element'
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Hot Air Escapes Gunshot Victim's Chest In 'Heat'Photo: Warner Bros.
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Neo And Morpheus Sparring Form A Yin Yang In 'The Matrix'