What a poignant time for this guy to fall asleep at the wheel and launching his car into mid air. See as everyone on the internet will tell you, no in fact, they’ll scream at you saying Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Do i think people will actually watch Die Hard for Christmas? Nah, They’ll probably not watch anything for Christmas unless its on Netflix but because we live in the internet age we can rehash takes and type in all caps that Christmas movies include x and y movie and Die Hard. But none of that is here nor is it there. Watch what you want. My slight concern is that when this guy fell asleep at the wheel and sparked a good internet video, people seemed to have forgotten that John McClane already did this stunt.
In the grand scheme of things its WILD that the act of jettisoning your car in mid air just automatically gets attached to the Dukes of Hazzard. Listen I get it, it was the first to do it big. But there have been many of jumps that top that. I mean 2 Fast 2 Furious when Brian O’Conner jumps a Nissan Skyline R-34 off a draw bridge? Classic. When Brian O’Conner crash drives his Subaru out of a mountain cliff from a drug runner tunnel in the Fast and the Furious 5? Classic. When Brian O’Conner and Dominic Toretto Drive a million dollar Lykan HyperSport from one Dubai mega Skyscraper from one building into another, and into another one after that? Classic. Id argue, that just with the hilarious cast of characters, the Road Trip jump that Bob Hope could’ve made should get more recognition. But nope it all comes back to the Dukes of Hazzard. Strange considering we saw this same move in Live Free or Die Hard.
Do people remember this movie? I mean it almost never gets talked about when people talk about Die Hard. People only talk about Die Hard 1 it feels like. I like Die Hard 1 but Live Free or Die Hard is my number 2 and I’m almost too scared to ask if people think I’m crazy for that. I mean its the holiday season, I don’t want to get yelled at for my die hard/Christmas/stunt driving takes. But as I watched that driver fall asleep at the wheel and literally throw his life in gods hand I couldn’t help but think that’s almost exactly what happened in Live Free or Die Hard, yet all the comments I saw were about Dukes of Hazzard, a movie/TV show that I admittedly haven’t seen because I’m not old as fuck. That’s on me.
All this being said I give this Slovakian driver stunt a 6/10.
-Clipped the wall a bit
-Not sure if it cleared the landing
-Didn’t take out an assault helicopter with armed terrorist while on fire.