Tuesday, Jason and I watched Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Astonishingly-Long-Upper-Lip Willis.
I liked the first Die Hard. It was the classic American story line of the lone hero triumphing in the face of overwhelming odds. I like that story line. That is why Jaws remains one of my favorite movies.
But this. Okay, if you haven't seen it, the plot is basically Bruce Willis and Jared save the world from internet terrorism. It wasn't a bad plot.
It was the special effects that were bad. I kept expecting Wile E. Coyote to fall from the sky, holding some bit of Acme product. I have this complaint about a lot of movies these days. Just because you can do something with computer graphics doesn't mean you should.
A human can not outrun a fireball. A human being whose pelvis and legs have been slammed between a truck hood and brick wall at a high rate of speed will not continue to fight on. One bad guy with a machine gun who can kill 50 people in two seconds will not miss the heroes. Cheap apartment walls will not stop bullets from a super high powered machine gun. A human cannot jump from an exploding bridge onto a crashing F10 fighter jet and walk along the wings to hop off safely.
Keep it within the realms of reality or it isn't a hero movie anymore, it's a cartoon.
Loki sez: Reality? You want reality? In what reality do cats wear hats?