An age ago, we wrote a couple of blog posts listing films which should have, but didn’t include water jet cutting.
Now, by what is either popular demand, or just because we fancied writing about something a bit quirky this month, here are a few more films where the director really should have given us a call at TMC.
The Saw films are pretty awful, well, we assume they are. The first one was an interesting idea, the second film was a disappointment, the third got terrible reviews and we haven’t really paid attention since then. How many Saw films have there been by now, 8? 10? 100? They probably bash one out every week.
But in all those films, they have yet to use a water jet as a way to finish off a poor unfortunate, this feels like a mistake.
Water jets are incredibly accurate and they are efficient to run. Jigsaw could get rid of someone and reduce his energy bills all at the same time.
A Few Good Men
Jack Nicholson is in full flow, raging at Tom Cruise.
“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines.
“You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know — that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.”
Cut to Tom Cruise.
“Err, sorry, what was that. I was just thinking about the statue outside. Apparently that was made by water jet cutting. Incredible, so accurate. You couldn’t repeat what you just said, could you…
That would improve the scene, bring a little light to the shade. As it is, it;s just that bit too serious.
The A-Team Movie
Never seen this movie? Good, leave it that way, it’s terrible.
However, one thing we can say about the A-Team is that they were invented. Lock them in a garage or shed anywhere and they’ll emerge with a fully-functioning B52 bomber.
Many things would improve this movie – a plot for starters. However, an easy way to make it more engaging would have been to fill 30 minutes with video of them locked in said shed, using a water jet cutter to craft some part or other.
What’s that, you don’t go to the movies to watch 30 minutes of water jet cutters in action. Watch the A-Team movie and then get back to us if you still think it wouldn’t be an improvement.
Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 is a fascinating glance at a possible future and, as with all the best sci-fi, there’s a worrying chance it will prove to be pretty accurate.
However, one question remains answered; how far will water jet cutting have advanced? Such huge strides have been made in the past few years, surely it’s going to be even quicker and cheaper to run in years to come.
Of course, the answer might be there, sat on the cutting room floor. There will almost certainly be a director’s cut in years to come, let’s hope that version focuses a bit more on the state of water jet cutting in three decades’ time.
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