John McClane fighting terrorists and thieves when he's got two kids at home.
But gabby, he was locked in the Nakatomi building when the terrorists took the place, and his wife was one of the hostages.
Astronauts who left their families and the planet to go walk on the moon
Okay, to a degree I see your point. However, they weren't leaving the Earth for decades like the Flight 19 crew.
Sarah Connor ditching her son in the desert with a terminator to go kill a computer technician
But we gotta acknowledge that she is trying to save the world (and John) from Skynet. Still, yeah, she's not exactly an ideal parent.
Widower and President Whitmore flying off to fight aliens when he's got a daughter who just lost her mom.
Ah, now there I think we finally agree, gabby. That one always bothered me, too because, yeah, not only does he have a young daughter who doesn't need to lose both her parents, but he's also the commander in chief. And as such, he's supposed to stay alive to oversee the resistance and lead the nation like he was elected to do. He's really such a top gun that all those fighters attacking the mother ships can't get the job done without him? And if Obama isn't allowed to have a black berry, then it seems reasonable that the Secret Service, the people whose job it is to keep him alive, would step in and tell him "President Whitmore, we cannot allow you to personally lead this attack, so get outta that cockpit before we drag you out...sir."
But gabby, (McClane) was locked in the Nakatomi building when the terrorists took the place, and his wife was one of the hostages.
But is that a good reason to fight the terrorists? Or to do everything you can to stay alive for your kids? And even though I might fudge on his actions in the first movie, in Die Hard 2 he's got no excuse. He's just looking
(astronauts) weren't leaving the Earth for decades like the Flight 19 crew.
They could very well have been leaving Earth for the rest of their lives!
To paraphrase Han Solo, "Going to the moon strapped to a stick of dynamite ain't like dusting crops, boy
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