Monday, February 18, 2013

IT'S NOT GOOD, BUT MANY PEOPLE DO DIE: A Good Day To Die Hard is every bit as awful as you've heard, continuing the effort to turn John McClane into some sort of superhero rather than an everyman who is forced into an extraordinary situation.  I would have rather watched Die Hungry.  (Coincidentally, The Ben Stiller Show: The Complete Series is $9.99 at Best Buy this week.)


  1. Agreed. I laughed harder at this movie than I have at many, but I don't think they were going for that.

    The most telling moment in the whole flick is when an homage to the first Die Hard is attempted, by way of throwing the bad guy off the roof, only to have his body sliced to bits by the helicopter (already suffering from an homage to Live Free, as John McClane tried to kill it with a car). They can't stop themselves from literally cutting all of its ties.

    Maybe they'll get McTiernan to make another one, but judging from the sparseness of the house at my 5:00 holiday showing, this one doesn't have the legs to make the money back.

  2. It's doing solid if unspectacular business in the US, but has already made nearly $80M in foreign. Those numbers are why we'll see Die Hard 6 in 2-3 years, hopefully with a better helmer and script (and a villain with a coherent plan and personality).