Originally Posted by cherokeesam
"Substantially important people on that plane...." You mean, like, The President of the United States of America? Since that *was* his plane and all.
Yes, The Prez gets assassinated in this movie. Unless he's one of the 14 people in midair.
Also, take a look at that explosion in the Grauman's Chinese Theatre scene. Doesn't look like a typical bomb going off ---- more like some kind of nuclear or fusion bomb creating a tiny nova-like effect. I'm thinking that's tied to the image we saw in an earlier trailer of the two people (father and young child?) flash-painted onto the wall like the "Hiroshima lovers" effect.
If the president dies in this, they can then get away with showing the president in future films without being inconsistent with the real life president like most Hollywood films. Like an alternate future where Obama died in AF1.
Yeah, that explosion that went off near the Chinese Theater didn't look like any regular explosion.