Originally Posted by HDMe2
Regarding the "how come the bad guys disable a car but the good guys don't"
You're forgetting a basic plot point of good vs evil.
Evil breaks the rules... good has to try and follow the rules.
So... the bad guy can disable the good guy's car... the good guy can't disable the bad guy's car.
So, by that logic, SWAT teams should never bust down a door...
Besides, there are plenty of ways to disable a car without doing any damage. It's just more time consuming than simply poking a hole in a tire. Of course, stabbing a hole in a tire isn't as easy as it looks. You're better off cutting the valve stem off.
Besides, the bad guy will just steal another car... perhaps even the good guy's car... whereas the good guy is hesitant to steal a car, because he is the good guy.
I grew up in the 80's, where the rogue cop would hold up his badge and gun and commandeer the nearest citizen's car - then get yelled at by the chief and asked to turn in his badge...next thing you know, stuff starts blowing up when he "takes the law into his own hands"...
...maybe this show could use a bit more of that...
I mean... Superman should just fly around and use his X-Ray vision and break into people's houses whenever he sees anything nefarious, right? He is the good guy... he could stop all kinds of crime from happening... but if he does it like that, how long is he the good guy when you know he is spying on you?
Superman did that sort of thing all the time in the original series.
In fact, busting through fake brick walls was George Reeves' favorite part of the role. He always tried his best to blast them into the room as far as he could.
The bad guy can and will shoot a hostage... the good guy wants to not shoot a hostage... otherwise, the good guy can just shoot the hostage and take away the bad guy's leverage.
Keanu Reeves would tell you different in "Speed" where he shot his partner to "take the hostage out of the equation".