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I think with movies like this it's better to not constantly analyze throughout. Just grab your popcorn, drink of choice, and enjoy the mayhem. Oh and by the way here in America we like machine guns and blowing stuff up.
Yeah. These movies are all about the ridiculous. I can't tell you how many movies have the most unrealistic circumstances. As a computer tech I see some of the most insane uses of computers and fake tech lingo (I remember some movie where a hacker was hacking into a computer and text going down the screen was a bios startup menu)

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I think with movies like this it's better to not constantly analyze throughout. Just grab your popcorn, drink of choice, and enjoy the mayhem. Oh and by the way here in America we like machine guns and blowing stuff up.
I call these types of movies a "turn your brain off at the door and enjoy" movie

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Yeah. These movies are all about the ridiculous. I can't tell you how many movies have the most unrealistic circumstances. As a computer tech I see some of the most insane uses of computers and fake tech lingo (I remember some movie where a hacker was hacking into a computer and text going down the screen was a bios startup menu)
Same here Im a Power Engineer (building operator) by trade and cant even count how many times I cringe at the things they try to pass off in buildings for example elevator doors opening up without the elevator at the floor or steam coming out of pipes in boiler rooms LOL

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This movie impressed me as a Die Hard without bruce Willis and less inspired writing. There wasn't enough Morgan Freeman to even approach saving it and even he couldn'tprovide his character with any convincing motivation. Sound and effects were fine, but they needed a story to support.
Thank God netflix lets us weed these things out before we buy.
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Don't worry I do understand fiction!

And if you think about it, most movies are essentially fiction as even those based on true stories are still modified a little (or a lot!)

I love sci fi, zombie movies etc as they are complete fantasy but a movie like this could at least base the evil plot/purpose of invading the white house as at least something that could happen.

Maybe I do over analyze but would the movie have been any worse if they just planned on launching the nukes instead of an imaginary universal code that detonates them all? At least that could happen.

Ive just noticed lately that movie writers are getting lazier and relying on special effects etc vs a well thought out story.

I mean heres a favorite of mine, in the first GI Joe movie, and yes I switched my brain off for this movie!, at the end they detonate the polar ice cap to crush the undersea base. Sounds fine EXCEPT ice floats Hahahah. Thats all im saying, could it not just have been explosives in the base? At least it doesn't ignore obvious laws of physics and just make the writers look like they couldnt pass high school science...

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It is just a vessel for action and effects. I don't think anyone really expects quality fiction out of something like this. To me, movies are about entering a different world for a short time, and that often requires letting go of reality to enjoy the ride.

It's fiction, fantasy.

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It is just a vessel for action and effects. I don't think anyone really expects quality fiction out of something like this. To me, movies are about entering a different world for a short time, and that often requires letting go of reality to enjoy the ride.

It's fiction, fantasy.
Most fiction requires some suspension of disbelief, but I think its fair to expect the writing to supply us with belevable motovation for characters. You can accept the king's ghost as motivation in Hamlet, but Morgan Freeman's character's willingness to accept widespread destruction in order to protect the president isn't reasonable fiction, its just lazy writing. I think we as viewers deserve beter even if it is just a vehicle for gunfights ans special effects.
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