Almost nothing* in movies causes me eyerolling whiplash more than this:
- chase scene in a tall building
- the one being chased ends up in the stairwell
- every single time, instead of running to the street he climbs the stairs to the roof
I can see how this would make sense if the chasee knows there is a neighbouring rooftop very close by that they can jump to (then presumable had to streel level). But even if the building is a skyscraper and the nearest neighbour is far taller/shorter to allow escape, they always go to the roof.
Why? Don’t they realize it’s a trap? Or is it just lazy writing - a way to force the big confrontation?
(*hyperbolic OPs make my eyes roll at Mach II)