- McTiernan's elegant camerawork isn't abandoned, it is disrupted. Like a derailed train of thought.
- The visceral effect of the action in the film isn't so much the result of McTiernan destroying pieces of a well constructed space, rather it's the the fragmented movements of bodies erupting through the space that is really striking (specifically bodies as they erupt from twisted, yet carefully constructed, artificial landscapes).
- Space becomes more fragmented and scarier as certain sequences progress:
The precision and rhythm of the editing also lends this sequence an eerily graceful yet undeniably savage quality.
- A common gesture is shared between Aurora and Holly from the first Die Hard film. It's subtle, but like our Sleeping Beauty post last October, it's too specific to ignore. The gesture is of a feminine hand grasping the arm of a male with added pressure of the middle and ring fingers: