From the Department of Bubble-Bursting It's a bit cliche to complain about action films being unrealistic, so we decided to take our usual baseless complaining and put some science behind it. Medicine, actually. We ran the comings and goings of the action classic Die Hard by a medical professional (or "doctor," if you will) to see exactly how far out on the limb the characters went. Pretty far it would seem. Pretty, pretty, pretty far.