I went to see Live Free or Die Hard tonight. In addition to the pure mindless fun of two hours of chase scenes and car explosions, there’s the fun of talking about all the things that are so ridiculous afterward:
- Although the movie is set in DC, the buildings are too tall, the crowd scenes are too white and the tunnel that is a key focus of the action doesn’t exist.
- Jets and helicopters can’t maneuver the way they do.
- The stereotypical movie computers that are in big airy rooms with flashing lights and displays. Real data centers tend to be sterile, freezing and cramped.
In case you haven’t seen the first three movies, here’s a fun video that will catch you up. You don’t want to miss the fine nuances of the plot.
The story of the video itself is interesting. Originally Guyz Nite included clips from the first three movies. After studio lawyers insisted the band take it down, the marketing department came back and paid them to add clips from the fourth movie and put it back up.