A good day to die hard

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    Given the last film involved jet surfing of a sort I was not expecting too much in the way of a return to Die Hard 1 through 3 in this film and was quite prepared to write it all off from the perspective of a die hard film. That said I am up for a cheesy action film and not a great deal has delivered since lockout (granted I have not been paying the most attention) so I may well even appear at the cinema.
     
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    The last movie was rather shit. I was baffled but the laughably bad CG in the trailer for this one, and the use of CG to avoid the costs of actual fucking stunts and sets.

    I can accept a shlocky action movie if it has some semblance of care in it, not one that's so obviously phoned in.
     
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    I think a lot of people don't actually know what Die Hard is about. I mean honestly, can you really tell me that Die Hard 2 was any more believable than Die Hard 4? It's cheesy to the top, and that's what makes it awesome. The only bad thing from Die Hard 4 was the story, that was really dumb, and the villain wasn't that good. The other characters were alright, hell the best part in the movie was when John Mclean hits that bitch with a truck and drives right into the elevator shaft.

    But still, they're all cheesy. That's what makes them great. Die Hard 4 is still pretty decent, probably better than Die Hard 3 which had a horrible cast, aside from Samuel L. I'm excited to see Die Hard 5, now if only I can find some funds to go...
     
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    Well, to be fair, didn't the whole appeal of Die Hard revolve around the fact that it wasn't a typical action film? The world wasn't in the balance; it was just contained to a building. The hero wasn't some super smooth commando; he was just a cop with shitty luck and a crumbling marriage. There isn't a whole army of baddies to be fought; it's just 12 dudes. It was more down to Earth, rather than over the top, and that was the entire point.

    So yeah, I think it's fair to complain that the series has pretty much become exactly what it was reacting against. It would be like turning Austin Powers into a dark, gritty tale of espionage and deception; somewhere along the line, you've missed the point.

    You can argue that it's just a dumb action movie and such, but it could be better than just that. Plus, if I'm in the mood for a dumb action movie, there's tons of other, more entertaining options out there - options that don't look embarrassingly phoned-in.
     
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    Bruce Willis sure looks tired the entire movie. Like hes already done with the franchise.
     
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    He looks like that all the time now. The man is old and still pushes his body. Hell have you seen him in Looper? It looked like he was begging to be put out of his misery.
     
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    Well he is in his fifties, kicking ass everyday probally takes a toll on a person.
     
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    I see that some of you here are crying that movies evolve with time.
    So, don't cry.

     
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    Don't get emotional over it Engert, it's only a bad movie.
     
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    I could understand the franchise evolving with time but it hasn't evolved well. And "evolution" isn't exactly giving up the trait that made your action movie solid and memorable. That feels like devolution.

    I could even forgive it for giving up what made it unique if it at least tried. It just looks like a stale, soulless CG mess.
     
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    I am going to actually watch this one, but I am watching it like I did The Amazing Spider-Man, with my expectations extremely love. Die Hard 4 (I refuse to call it Live Free or Die Hard because that was a horrible title) was just meh.
    Hopefully this one will be better than that one.
     
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    I'm not getting emotional with the movie, but all the ones getting emotional are making my day. That's even better than the movie. The guy writing the article about that movie is obviously a Die Hard fanboy. I am also a Nintendo fanboy. The difference is that my world does not collapse when i see Nintendo titles such as Metroid Other M. I embrace them.
     
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    Well you made this thread, everyone agrees with the critics, and you go "oh don't cry lol".

    So you either made this thread in a feeble attempt to "troll" or your massively butthurt.
     
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    If only modern movies were as good as Apocalypse Now.
     
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    I'm making fun a critics.
     
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    Haaaaaaaaaaaaa !
     
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    Not very well.
     
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    Ah, so you must be the approver. Ok ok. Noted.