Sharpshooter recreates G.I. Joe Retaliation trick shot

Remember this scene from G.I. Joe Retaliation?  You know– where Roadblock and Duke have a post-operation shooting contest to determine whether Roadblock takes his next promotion or if Duke babysits Marvin’s daughters?

Well, it seems that professional sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss wanted to put the scene to a Mythbusters-style test and determine if it was possible to shoot out the flame from a candle.   Was she successful?

HA!  Not once, but twice!  She’s now two up on Channing Tatum’s portrayal of Duke.  Granted she didn’t have Duane Johnson asking her about the barometric pressure and the wind conditions but it just goes to show that a talented marksman, er, markswoman is more than a match for Hollywood!  While G.I. Joe Retaliation was a fun film in this Joe fan’s opinion it would seem that real life marksmanship wins the day.

You can view more of Kirsten’s marksmanship videos on her YouTube channel!