The movie This Means War
(Reese Witherspoon, 2012) contains a scene where two of the characters visit a paintball field.
In an attempt to show off for potential love interest Lauren (Reese
Witherspoon) CIA field agent Tuck (Tom Hardy) takes her to a paintball
Lauren appears and says she's ready, holding a Kingman Spyder MR-1, with a 20-ounce CO2 tank and a RAP-4 Easy Flow hopper.
Tuck tells her it's not going to be fun, it'll be dangerous, and slides
back some camoflage covers to reveal a large and well-built playing
with a heavy game already in progress. The place is an actual paintball
field- the scene was filmed at North Shore Paintball in Vancouver, BC.
Tuck immediately swings into the fray, first kicking the nearest player in the head(!)
He then lands and forcibly takes a marker from a second player by kicking him off the roof of the fort(!!)
He's never seen using it, and it's never seen clearly, but Tuck is
wearing a tactical thigh holster, carrying what is probably a Tippmann
on one side, and probably spare magazines on the other.
Using the commandeered marker, he rolls over and shoots two players
inside the fort. Note he's well into the game, and still doesn't have a
He then spins and fires at (presumably taking out) two more players.
The marker turns out to be a Tippmann Project Salvo Tactical Edition,
also with a 20-ounce CO2 tank and generic 200-round hopper.
Stopping momentarily, he gestures for Lauren to come join the game.
Lauren, flustered at all the violence, struggles to put on a pair of
goggles and join him. While they are, at least, goggles, they're Spy
Targa ski and
snowboard goggles, which are NOT rated for paintball impacts, and thus highly unsafe for actual game play.
The pair wade into the thick of the game. Lauren ignores her marker, Tuck treats his like a submachine gun.
Tuck hears a twig snap, spins, and peppers two players. (Note the
"body" lying on the ground in front of Tuck.) He appears to be firing
actual paintballs- note the full hopper and the orange streak just below the far players' arm.
He spins again, and takes out yet another player- wearing a custom painted Save Phace mask- with a headshot.
He follows up with two more shots to the groin. This guy's carrying what is probably a Tippmann X7 Phenom.
And Tuck fires another burst! Note how he has the rifle sling looped around his arm, as if it were a real firearm.
And another one, with his Kingman MR-1 and Scott Vectra goggles, goes
down. It's okay, he was out of paint anyway. (Feed neck is empty.)
Blap! Still another one goes out!
This player is wearing another custom-painted Save Phace "So Phat"
series mask, and is carrying what is probably a BT Omega M-16.
Note in this movie, paintball hits, like movie bullets, actually cause the person being shot to fly backwards.
Tuck then jumps over to the roof of yet another fort, and inside, we
see a group (herd?) of young kids, all wearing Tippmann 420 Performance
goggles, and carrying more Kingman MR-1 markers.
Tuck, who has momentarily lost his armpads and thigh holsters- and
gained a shoulder holster- lobs a "paint grenade" in through one of the
The kids panic at the sight of the "grenade" (blue, in the center) and try to escape.
As they panic, a better look at the Tippmann 420 goggles.
Moments later, the grenade "detonates", spraying buckets of paint out of every gap and crack.
Tuck goes on, leaping across barricades and pilings, in order to reach the opposing team's Flag Station.
Once there, he grabs the lone flag defender- as he's shouting "it's
just a game! It's just a game!"- and throws him bodily out of the fort.
Tuck then rips down the flag, winning the game. (Although we never see
any referees, hear any start or stop whistles or horns, or
hear anyone shout so much as "game over!")
He then shows the captured flag to a dumbfounded Lauren.
As he jumps down to ask her what she thought, two blue-coated players
limp past in the background, using each other for support as
they pass by a... dead player?
As the blue two limp away, Lauren complains that her gun wouldn't work, so Tuck points out that her safety was on.
You know where this is leading, don't you?
Naturally, the instant she flips the safety off, she shoots Tuck right in the crotch, which doubles him up in pain.
"Are you okay?" "Yeah, I'm good. I'm good... uh... come on, let's go
get something to eat." Note the three "dead" players, and a third
along through the smoke.