This movie has a lot of unanswered questions which need to be answered. I take no offense at people being confused because there are confusing parts!
Mainly because our schedual for shooting had to fit into a senior year, which was packed already. (And I'm afraid the film won precedence over classes in some cases.
) If theres anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
I'll start with the most obvious: - What the heck was the explosion at the end about?
lol, to say it was put in 'cause we just wanted an explosion wouldn't be far from the truth. As far as the storyline goes, the four Captains on their hasty exit tripped a perimeter defense system that was tied to explosives. However this did not comprimise the mission as they were suffeciently close to the ocean to escape un-noticed. - What exactly was that black thing that was stuck inside what looked like a circuit breaker box?
That box was actually the power-coupling for the dorm, which had an external computer interface that was used to diagnose the system. Using that interface, the team was able to plant a "bug" that shut the door alarms off long enough to allow them undetected access.
To delve a little deeper, the computer system that controlled the security sub-system does a random check every 16 seconds. So, 15 seconds would be the maximum time allowed for the alarms to be off. Again, something else that was never developed in the movie, thanks to time constraints. -So then why did the first Captain say "Fifteen seconds boys.", and then over the radio we here, "...timer starts in ten seconds." ?
The "10 seconds" radio chatter was added because without it appears there were only 15 seconds to get inside. The fifteen seconds was how long the alarms would be offline. The ten seconds was the time remaining until the planted "bug" became active. - Why didn't the team just come in the window via the roof? Its quicker and less vulnerable to detection
First, that wouldn't be as much of a challenge or as fun
But in the story, every window in the dorm was independently motion-locked, so it couldn't be hacked remotely, and any attempt to open the window in any way, would trigger the alarm. - Ok ok, whatever dorm this is has tighter security then the White House. Got that. So then how did the four captains leave through the back door without setting an alarm?
- When Captain Troy
radioed that he lost control, he planted a temporary virus that disabled the back door alarm for exactly one opening of that door.
Hope this clears a few things up. There are many more, and in these cases just make something up to fit and you're probably right.