A car was launched into the air off a concrete barrier on one side of a tunnel entrance, hitting the top of the tunnel before crashing down. Police said that the driver did not have serious injuries and passed a breathalyzer test. https://t.co/sP8pUmJKRRpic.twitter.com/rBMKymjc8c
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.
TMZ- The crew has chosen sides in the “Fast 8” feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel … and Rock wins, hands down. Production sources tell TMZ, The Rock has been upset with Vin’s work ethic for a long time, and he’s not alone. Members of the crew tell us Vin was often 30 minutes to an hour late to shoot scenes … and it wasn’t because he was late to the set — he was simply in his trailer and wouldn’t come out. We’re told Vin didn’t like Monday 7 AM calls so production was forced to make the start time 10 AM to accommodate him. And the crew felt Vin’s arrogance was out of control, especially because he had a producer title. We’re told he wouldn’t listen to anyone and would goad people, including The Rock, by criticizing their acting. The crew has a vastly different view of The Rock. They say he’s the ultimate professional who is always on time and always nails his scenes. They also say he’s easy to work with. As we reported, Vin and Rock have been clashing for a long time and it came to a head Monday when Rock exploded on social media, calling out a male co-star (it’s Vin) for being unprofessional. And as we told you, Vin confronted Rock Tuesday in Rock’s trailer, but their issues remain unresolved.
So this past week if you’ve been living under a rock, two of the largest Hollywood stars that have been actively involved in a multi million dollar film franchise, started having beef with one another. I love the Fast and the Furious franchises. Don’t get me wrong, i know that it’s cheesy action packed garbage, but that garbage is fun. Bad Boys II isn’t a master work of any kind but sometimes i just think Michael Bay 360 shoot out scenes are fun. This is the same way. I use to be able to quote the entire original Fast and the Furious movie off the top of my head because of how many times I’ve seen the movie. “That’s bullshit asshole, no one likes the tuna!” Loved everything about the movie and the time period it came out in. So naturally I’ve been a long time Dominic Toretto Fan. But honestly now picking sides I gotta go with the Brahma Bull. Look I love you, Vin. But the fact of the matter is, the only reason why I loved those series was cause of Paul Walker. Brian Earl Spilner, Mr. Arizona. Sucks cause Han died already to because if not he would be my next deciding choice on which side I’m on. But the fact of the matter is, I’ve been down with Team Rock Bottom way before Brian O’Conner was learning about granny shifting, not double clutching when he should. You’re gonna make The Rock chill 3 hours while you lolly gag in your trailer for no reason? You know how much muscle he loses in that time sitting around not eating or working out? It’s an asshole move. And hate to break it to you Dom, but when the whole cast of characters probably including your main girl Letty sides with The Rock, then face it, you’re the one who fucked up and you’re done.