The name of the plastic explosive was "Semtex". According to the Wikipedia website, it "is a general-purpose plastic explosive containing RDX and PETN. It is used in commercial blasting, demolition, and in certain military applications". The site also states, according to Hiltmar Schubert in "Detection of Explosives and Landmines: Methods and Field Experience", pp. 93-101, "Semtex became notoriously popular with terrorists because it was, until recently, extremely difficult to detect." See more »
Number and density of phone poles alternate significantly between shots as Max prepares to board the freight train. See more »
[Max has called his cousin Jodi and got the answering machine]
[on the machine]
Hello. You have reached the number of Detective Kirkpatrick's meddling relative. Cousin Jodi cannot answer the phone right now, but if you wish to leave a message, please contact your nearest psychic.
[scream from Jodi, gunshot]
Dosvedanya to you, *asshole*!
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This is bad, very bad. It must have sounded like a good idea at the time: "Die Hard With Legal Mumbo-Jumbo" with a twist: we'll have a sexy model as the star.
Erm, it sounds good on paper, and perhaps it would have been a good idea if they hadn't screwed the damn thing up by giving us a weak script, even weaker plot, weaker villians and then give up on the sexy model as John McClane and turn her into a damsel in distress.
It almost feels like Producer, Joel Silver is satirizing or parodying himself in the constant need for set-piece action after set-piece action strung together on the weakest thing to ever grace the screen.
Everything that hits something explodes, cars hit telegraph poles and explode violently, tree's that are in the way explode even more violently...its almost too much to take in. I know action is what was driving hollywood around the early 90s - but this is just TOO much.
Anyway, the film pretty much nose-dives when Crawford - who looks stunning - turns into a damsel in distress with Baldwin acting like he's painting by numbers - just doing the thing because either Stallone dropped out or because of the money.
Not even the "sex-scenes" can save this terrible affair. Not even Berkov, now type-cast as Russian bad guys, can save it. Everything hurts...everything. The end explosion looks kinda cool, but it can't mask the fact that this film is flimsy at best - and at worst? Well, I just don't wanna think about that.
They could have made it a lot better than this trash. A die-hard with a woman as the hero could have been done a lot better. Its a shame with the buckloads of money they wasted on this trash seems to have gone onto Crawford's make-up.
My Rating: 0/10
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