Clearly the goal of the movie was to be realistic and therefore have storylines and themes that could be plausible in reality. Nevermind that it’s a movie based on a comic book character and doesn’t need to qualify itself that way to be entertaining, it’s clear that’s what the intention is and if that’s the case then it will end up contradicting itself when moments of totally unrealistic idealism are shown.
Such is the case with the people on the 2 ferries loaded with explosives. In reality, it would take all of 30 seconds for someone on one boat or the other to turn the key on the trigger to blow up the other boat. The Milgram Experiment proves this.
Someone also mentioned: “The power gets shut off of the ferry boats and they sit in the water for an hour… yet no rescue boats come and ask what’s up. In real life a rescue boat or coast guard [or other form of patrol] would show up in 10 minutes.”
BTW, is Tommy “Tiny” Lister wearing the same orange jumpsuit from “Next Friday” (1999)?