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Amph Perhaps today is A Good Day to Die Hard

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Oct 6, 2012.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Teaser trailer posted. Had no idea it was coming out so soon- didn't strike me as February release type of film, but maybe that'll reflect a shift in tone from the last movie (which was more of a summer film in design and release). The first 2 films were wintery, afterall.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Inquiry. If the entire United States Social Security database could be fit on a single thumb drive, why didn't they just use one of those to begin with, instead of a whole building full of computer mainframes?
     
  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Probably because a building full of computers housing Social Security data existed long before thumb drives did? It's a popcorn movie, Wocky, don't overthink it too much.
     
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  4. GenAntilles

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Because of hackers, duh.
     
  5. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm excited! I love Bruce Willis and Die Hard movies. I don't care how cheesy they are.
     
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  6. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There better be swearing in this one. Non of that PG-13 bull-crap.
     
  7. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    A Good Day to Die Hard...isn't that the plot of the second half of Clerks?
     
  8. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Isn't Bruce Willis getting a little old for this? He's gotta be what, 60?
    So long as there's a decent story, fine.
    First one was great.
    Second was OK.
    Third was slightly better.
    Last was... ...um, there.

    Maybe Willis should get involved with the next Expendables movie?
     
  9. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    We're gonna need a new verse to the song now.
     
  10. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    I appreciate that this trailer implies they have escalated the stakes to THE WORLD! Continuing the trend of, building, airport, city, country. Next one, Die Hard in Space?
     
  11. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Willis appeared in both Expendables films, with a larger role in the second.
     
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  12. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Loved the first two. Didn't bother seeing the last one. Probably skip this one too.
     
  13. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I wish that I hadn't seen the fourth one.
     
  14. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I wasn't particularly excited about this before, but I did like that trailer.
     
  15. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    I like the explosions and the song, but won't be seeing it. My mom probably will though.
     
  16. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It was literally hours later as I was walking down the hall at work, I just went, "Ooooohhhhhhh . . . I get it."
     
  17. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm almost afraid to ask...but why won't you be seeing it?
     
  18. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Despite her nearly flawless string of recent box office flops, the quest to keep Mary Elizabeth Winstead employed continues.

    I keep doing my part. I saw Scott Pilgrim. I saw The Thing. I thought briefly for a second about going to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and may even rent it eventually.
     
  19. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    No interest
     
  20. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    What a surprise. You know, I've always been a nerdish misfit and could certainly be accused of being socially inept and squarish at one time or another. But you dude, you definitely seem to go out of your way in outdoing even most squarish of us JCCers. And no, being a good Bible-thumping Chistian is no good reason.
     
  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    New international trailer out:



    Also new poster:

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  22. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I just hope his super hero antics are just a taaaad bit toned down this time. You know, not surfing fighter jets. Also, no femme fatales who can survive getting rammed to the wall by a truck and, not only that, keep fighting!
     
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  23. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks bland and generic.
     
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  24. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Caught it earlier this evening. It's an entertaining action flick, but it's very bare bones compared to the other films. They don't waste too much time setting up the story or getting the characters into the events and kinda just take it as a mission-style movie, with no sidetrack lulls like the Kevin Smith scenes in the 4th film.

    Tonally, it's closer to Live Free (which makes sense, since they're supposed to form 2/3rds of a new trilogy) though the dynamic is rather different this time out since it's not all on McClane and a sidekick but rather evenly split between him and his son as the main characters.

    The downside is the villain and their plot isn't that well developed (though it does develop a little bit of unexpected complexity late in the film after you've been kind of lulled into thinking it's going to remain static) and is kind of forgotten about towards the end.

    A shame, given how great Timothy Olyphant was in the 4th film (yeah, I know I'm in the minority with that opinion, but I'll stand by that as the whole point of a great Die Hard villain is one that gets eternally frustrated by McClane's constant interventions in their plot, and Olyphant's character serves that purpose better than any of the other film's villains with exception to the first film- something crystalized in a scene towards the end of LF between him and the daughter; along that same train of thought, that facet of a DH villain is not present in AGDTDH, which is one of it's shortcomings).

    That said, the three major set pieces are pretty great and deliver the action.
     
  25. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    My favorite review:

    "Die Hard 5 does at least feature the best villain in the franchise: director John Moore."