Thursday, April 05, 2007

Live Free-er or Die Hardest

I like how this new Live Free or Die Hard 4.0 trailer makes it seem like, in the 12 years since Die Hard: With a Vengeance, John McClane has become a complete sociopath. I guess he didn't have far to go really and, given everything that's happened to him, it makes a lot of sense. I think it would be a good character choice that could really keep this sequel fresh. Maybe since Casino Royale made so much money it will become the popular thing in Hollywood to acknowledge that the hero of your action film is just a remorseless murderer.

Thought number 2 while watching this trailer: People are already giving this movie shit for the addition of Justin Long as McClane's sidekick. Granted, it seems like a disaster waiting to happen, but I will reserve judgment on that call until I've seen the film. I think the more pressing question, that needs to be asked immediately, is "who the fuck thought putting Kevin Smith in this movie would be a good idea?"


Lindsay said...

"You have no idea who you're dealing with..."


Jeff said...

Yeah, seriously. Why didn't anyone tell me Olyphant was the heavy? It makes the movie 100% more appealing.