So I caught a bit of HA2 yesterday, and several things struck a nerve with me. And yes, I know HA2 is FAR more unbelievable than HA1, but both are still solid (the first is awesome), and worthy of criticism. I'll save the typical "Marv gets smoked in the face with brick after brick from 3+ stories high and shakes it off instead of getting his skull crushed and dying a horrible, bloody death" for later.
How the frick can Kevin think it's a good idea to wander around Central Park by himself? Especially at night. Not only that, but you find yourself in CP just chilling, and some crazy bird lady is stalking you, and you think it's a good idea to just shoot the shite with her? And on top of that, you think it's an even better idea to let her take you to a hidden place alone? Come on, Kev, you're smarter than that, dude...
Another thing I noticed was once the McAllister family gets to NYC, the mom goes to the hotel and has the fricking nerve to tell the lady at the front desk "Because of you, my son is lost and alone in NYC." Um, no, you fricking count...your son is lost because you are a horrible mother and lost him at the airport. Not to mention that this is the second time this has happened in a year. And you have the nerve to try to pass the blame onto someone else? frick you and your disrespectful bull shite.
And then, at the end of the movie, everybody wakes up and sees all the presents and is happy and all that. Then Kevin, without so much as as second thought, sneaks off to go to Central fricking Park alone AGAIN. And not only does he leave his parents intentionally, none of the adults (or 37 kids) notices that he is gone either. So you all are so worried that Kevin is alone in NYC, and you are all so relieved that he is alive and okay, yet the next fricking morning, you pay so little attention that you let him run off alone again? And then not even notice when he's gone...again? Get the frick out of here, McAllister family. You are all terrible people.
And don't get me started on Kevin actually hearing his dad scream about the $967 room service bill all the way in the park. Or the fact that after hearing that, Kevin again chooses to run away. Deeper into Central Park. By himself. Again.
And frick it...the brick scene. From this pic, we see that there are ten stairs at the front of the townhouse:
At 7 inches per step (per my measurements here at work), that's 70 inches of steps. At different times, the townhouse is shown to be 3 or 4 stories high. This is the best pic I could find:
If we assume ten feet per floor (so bottom of the door to middle of the brick between the above windows), that would be roughly 30 feet from the front door base to the roof. Add on another couple of feet for the roof barrier, plus Kevin's arm being about two feet above the roof balcony level, as shown below:
...plus the 70 inches (round that to 6 feet), that's right around 40 feet high that he is tossing bricks from. After watching the brick scene
, it takes right at 1.4 seconds for the brick to go from Kevin's hand to Marv's face (when he is standing). It also takes 1.6 seconds to reach his face when he's lying on the ground, so I'll ignore the movie mistake of it taking 3 seconds the first and last throws (since that isn't likely and was multiple camera angles) and use 1.5 seconds for the time. And for simplicity's sake, I'll just keep the 40 feet measurement the same.
Using the standard distance = rate x time formula, with d = 40ft, r = ?, t = 1.5 seconds. That yields 26.6666 ("repeating, of course") feet per second. Per google's calculator, that equals just over 18 mph.
So, not even taking the whole "gravity/acceleration" thing into account (which would speed it up, and also considering Kevin is throwing the bricks and they are not just freefalling), the best-case for Marv is that he gets hit in the face with FOUR bricks (estimated at about 6 pounds each) going over 18 mph. Yet isn't even bleeding. That is some serious bull shite.
And this is just me thinking about the movie...I'm sure if I actually watched it and took notes, I'd have a lot more to criticize. But I'll just wait for OML's review and then respond and go from there.