History Headscratchers / DieHard

28th Dec '16 11:27:55 AM bigfatcarp93
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*** This troper just watched Die Hard for the first time a few days ago (Merry Christmas), and this was absolutely my interpretation: Hans 100% knew what Takagi looked like; he was just increasing the tension to prove a point.
10th Dec '16 4:31:15 PM MrTree1776
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* How the hell did the police dispatch ''not'' send a squad car down after John's warning, and '''''also''''' hearing [[spoiler:shots fired]], since they didn't hang up after dismissing John's call? [[RealityIsUnrealistic Unless, of course...]]
** Adding to that, why didn't John give his name, badge ID, and department? He likely ''knew'' Hans' men were listening, and that they wanted him dead. It wasn't like he was on a secure channel. And the way he was calling it in was ''far'' too police-like for Hans and his men to think it was a party-goer.
** Dumber still, if John '''was''' on a secure channel? He wouldn't have to hide it. The biggest writing/plot slip-up of the film, even if it was required to [[spoiler:both add tension and bring Al into the film]].

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* How the hell did the police dispatch ''not'' urgently send a squad car (or two) down after John's warning, warning about Hans, and '''''also''''' hearing [[spoiler:shots fired]], since they didn't hang up after dismissing John's call? [[RealityIsUnrealistic Unless, of course...]]
** Adding to that, why didn't John give his name, badge ID, and department? He likely ''knew'' Hans' men were listening, and that they wanted him dead. It wasn't like he was on a secure channel. And the way he was calling it in was ''far'' too police-like for Hans and his men to think it was a party-goer.
** Dumber still,
party-goer. And if John '''was''' on a secure channel? He wouldn't have to hide it. The biggest writing/plot slip-up of the film, even if it was required to [[spoiler:both add tension and bring Al into the film]].
10th Dec '16 4:29:25 PM MrTree1776
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* How the hell did the police dispatch ''not'' send a squad car down after John's warning, and '''''also''''' hearing [[spoiler:shots fired]], since they didn't hang up after dismissing John's call? [[RealityIsUnrealistic Unless, of course...]]
** Adding to that, why didn't John give his name, badge ID, and department? He likely ''knew'' Hans' men were listening, and that they wanted him dead. It wasn't like he was on a secure channel. And the way he was calling it in was ''far'' too police-like for Hans and his men to think it was a party-goer.
** Dumber still, if John '''was''' on a secure channel? He wouldn't have to hide it. The biggest writing/plot slip-up of the film, even if it was required to [[spoiler:both add tension and bring Al into the film]].
16th Apr '16 9:10:32 AM GallowsNoose
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*** Remember also, these FBI agents are spoiling for a fight. It is always a good idea when going into a fight to get any advantages you can and by taking out the power it sows confusion among the enemy. It would cost hostage lives but they were already treating civilian deaths with a "meh". They just misunderstood their enemy's intentions and planning.
15th Jan '16 5:54:26 PM bartraeke
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** Specifically, when John says this, you can hear the machine gun fire in the background, and he's clearly not firing at all. Also, they show an angle that has the gunfire coming from a much lower floor.
4th Jan '16 1:00:45 PM Damar
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** John did not shoot at Al, it was one of the terrorists opening up with a M-60 now that their ploy to make everything seem normal for now had been undone and sought to kill him before he could radio for help. You even see John watching the shooting and mockingly saying "Welcome to the party, pal.".

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** John did not shoot at Al, it was one of the terrorists opening up with a M-60 now that their ploy to make everything seem normal for now had been undone and sought to kill him before he could radio for help. You even see John watching the shooting and mockingly saying snarkingly say "Welcome to the party, pal.".
4th Jan '16 12:59:47 PM Damar
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** John did not shoot at Al, it was one of the terrorists opening up with a M-60 now that their ploy to make everything seem normal for now had been undone and sought to kill him before he could radio for help. You even see John watching the shooting and mockingly saying "Welcome to the party, pal.".
26th Dec '15 7:52:06 AM mcb
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* When John drops a dead mook on the squad car to grab the cop's attention (so far so good), he opens fire at it for a good measure. And keeps shooting. At a moving target, from considerable distance, and his weapon wasn't exactly a sniper rife. How the hell could he be sure he wasn't going to hit, and kill, the perfectly innocent policeman behind the wheel?
18th Dec '15 7:20:50 AM DCamp20
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*** Hmm, this idea [[Series/BreakingBad}} sounds familiar]]...

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*** Hmm, this idea [[Series/BreakingBad}} [[Series/BreakingBad sounds familiar]]...
17th Dec '15 3:23:35 PM tomandtish
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** He actually comments on it when he kills the first one. John (after trying to put on the shoes): "A million bad guys in the world, and I kill the one with feet smaller than my sister's".
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