Take Die hard, for instance. A fun action flick, sure. But the premise is that this man is in the wrong place at the right time, and makes a difference in something that might have gore otherwise, had he not been there. When it's over, it's over, the situation has passed. But there's been three of them, and we're supposed to just believe that this man is constantly in that position. it's just sorta sad...especially in light of them making a fourth film, which apparently sees our bloody hero cop coming "out of retirement to take down an Internet-based terrorist organization."
Yeeeeeeah, right. Department Of Stupid Fucking Ideas That America Will Slobber Over, you have a call on line DUH.