Miles is right- that wouldn’t work.
That was awful.
That’s right – jump up, and come down at 80 miles an hour! With the rest on top of you.
Mythbusters busted this myth years ago.
Kevin is right. This is surelly better that a movie with elves and dragons.
Why in fiction so many elevator cables have a tendency to snap by themselves? Also emergency elevator brakes apparently don’t exist.
In real life engineers employ extra redundant measures to prevent exactly that from happening.