Yesterday, while having a discussion with Kari-Lise about how cold it was outside, I realized there was a perfect scene from the 1990 Tom Clancy classic The Hunt for Red October that would punctuate the moment. I needed an animated gif. After spending some time searching, I came up with nothing. In fact, there weren’t many animated .gifs from The Hunt for Red October at all, which prompted this tweet:
There is a serious shortage in the amount of The Hunt for Red October gifs on the internet.
— K. M. Alexander (@KM_Alexander) November 20, 2015
Thankfully, my friend Miguel Mascorro (@FutureTuesday on Twitter) heard my call and offered to help, and boy oh boy did he help. Not only did he make my requested .gif, but he also went above and beyond and made six reaction gifs from the film.
Without further ado, I present to you six high-quality animated gifs from The Hunt for Red October.
This is the perfect reaction gif when something has caught your attention. The quick pan of the camera and Jack Ryan’s expression works very well for those intense moments.
“This business will get out of control. It’ll get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.” Upset? Annoyed? Angry? Use this gif of Admiral Painter’s reaction to the plane crash on the flight deck of his carrier.
Sometimes things move slower than you expect. This Marko Ramius gif might be the perfect hurry along to accompany your requests.
Sometimes we see things we cannot see (Cannot Unsee), and our reaction mirrors Marko Ramius in this little gif. It’s the perfect follow-up to those moments.
Marko Ramius reclining and thinking. This gif is subtle, but it can be quite helpful during those more introspective moments.
Here it is! This was the gif I had been searching for yesterday, see not only was it cold here in Seattle, it was cold… [long pause] and hard. Which is a critical distinction during those circumstances.
So, there you go! Because of Miguel’s help the internet is now no longer lacking in The Hunt for Red October animated gifs. In fact, we now have a plethora of fantastic .gifs to choose from. So use ’em, don’t abuse ’em, and make sure you reach out on Twitter and say thank you to Miguel.