5 Movie Soldiers Who Shot First And Asked Questions Later

Wednesday, February 29 by Frost

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Parents and teachers like to tell your to "use your words" to resolve disputes. Starting up a dialog works for most situations but when you get guns and battle involved, it might just be better to zip your lip and go in with guns blazing. That namby-pamby "talking" crap is for wimps, anyway! Get your fill of snap decision making with these five movie soldiers who shot first and asked questions later, but be grateful your parents never went that route when you broke curfew!

Todd, “Soldier”

Soldier

Raised from infancy to obey his superiors, Todd is a soldier incapable of asking questions or even a conversation. He is, however, perfectly suited to shoot up the enemy at any moment. “Soldier” is the story of a man changing from an unquestioning tool to thinking individual. Watch Todd’s shoot first mentality in the War of the Six Cities battle to see a true killing machine. Also, count  how many lines of dialog that Kurt Russell speaks. It's not many.

Andrew Scott, “Universal Soldier”

Universal Soldier

Reanimating a murderous nutjob is rarely the smart thing to do no matter how desperately a country might need an expendable military force. With the memory wipe that was given to the Universal Soldiers fading, Scott returns to his love of mayhem and death in “Universal Soldier”. Scott’s showdown with police in the grocery store shows that he is a man of few words when shooting is so much faster.

Lawrence Cooper, “Dog Soldiers”

Dog Soldiers

When coming under attack by werewolves, the last thing on your mind should be any questions that don’t deal with finding more weapons. Cooper gets pinned down with his group in a farmhouse and has no need to try and make friends with the furry killing force that is assaulting them. The scene where they go for the spare vehicle is bloody, frightening and a definitive shoot first, ask questions later scenario.

Thomas Beckett, “Sniper”

Sniper

Waiting for days for the chance to shoot at a target, asking questions needs to happen long after the bullet has found a new home. Patience and shooting first keep Beckett alive in “Sniper” Beckett doesn’t ask permission to use Miller, his tag a long companion, as bait but instead uses him freely so he can get the drop on an enemy sniper in a tense scene.

Vassili Zaitsev, “Enemy at the Gates”

Enemy at the Gates

A tale of two snipers, “Enemy at the Gates” sets a German sniper against a Russian sniper where hesitation and questions would lead to a quick death for either of them. The fear is palpable as any exposure can lead to a quick trip to Hades, which fills each scene with a sense of trepidation. As Vassili gets the drop on Konig, there is nothing to be gained from talking so he shoots and kills him thus eliminating another enemy of Russia.