5 Movie Myths About Guns For starters, it's hard to blow up a car with one By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jun 19, 2010 5:00 PM CDT 25 comments Comments Hollywood plays loose with gun facts. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Hollywood just loves its guns, but it doesn't always get the facts straight. Robert Evans of Cracked.com busts 5 common gun myths: Bullets blow up cars and stuff (Jaws, Casino Royale, Matrix Reloaded): If it were that easy to make flammable things go boom, every car accident "would look like a Michael Bay movie." Enough with the cocking (Boondock Saints, Die Hard, Reservoir Dogs): Sounds cool and suspenseful on the big screen, but it doesn't apply to many modern weapons. Silencers make guns silent (Die Hard 2, No Country for Old Men, and nearly every James Bond movie): They don't work as well in real life. For the most part, they make a loud gun sound like a slightly less loud gun. Click here to read about the other myths.