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#21 of 133 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted June 15 2010 - 05:10 AM

From what I read, The 24/7 title was for a 24 cross over with Die Hard. But Sutherland nixed it as he preferred to do his own franchise rather then dilute both.

And in possibly the same article, Bruce Willis, who has a cameo in The Expendables, was really excited by the Stallone film and how hard edge it was. So yes, I think Willis is going for the R this time.


I didn't know about The Expendables till I read about Die Hard 5. That film looks really interesting, from the casting to the execution.


Edwin, as for the Die Hard 5, it could be like Bond. After the excess of Moonraker, they come back down to basics and do a For Your Eyes Only type of film.



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Posted June 15 2010 - 05:15 AM

Originally Posted by cafink 

How do you know it's "boring"?  It doesn't even have a script yet!


Obviously. I was talking about the prospect of yet another Die Hard film. The first film was classic. I haven't liked any of the sequels.


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#23 of 133 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted June 15 2010 - 05:59 AM



Originally Posted by Nelson Au 
Edwin, as for the Die Hard 5, it could be like Bond. After the excess of Moonraker, they come back down to basics and do a For Your Eyes Only type of film.


Well, that's not a bad example. I hope they can bring it back to something along those lines and also recapture some of the humour that arose out of the odd situations and places that he found himself in. Part of what made the first one so good was the "cat and mouse" aspect between the McClaine/Gruber characters. They were never quite able to recapture that dynamic in any of the later ones.


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Posted June 15 2010 - 07:28 AM



Originally Posted by Edwin-S 

I wonder where they can go with this series already? The fourth one really wasn't very good. Sometimes the film just felt like a parody of the series as a whole. The major action set piece was laughable.


 The writers had written McClaine into a corner that he couldn't logically get out of, so they had to resort to making the pilot stupid. The "Die Hard" films aren't any paragons of reality but what occurred in DH4's major action set piece was just bad writing. It was the Die Hard equivalent of Fonzie jumping the shark in Happy Days. At least, IMO.



I haven't seen all of DH 4, but I have seen the scene you're talking about.  I felt much the same about DH 2.  People had to act like utter morons to make the film work.  That was the ONLY airport where the planes could land?  They effortlessly contact the military when the script tells them to, and they just happen to contact the bad guys who are part of the evil plot?  Give me a break.



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Posted June 15 2010 - 02:56 PM

A month ago I spoke via email to Devereaux White (Argyle from the original).  He said he might appear in a new Die Hard.


Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted June 16 2010 - 01:13 AM





Originally Posted by dpippel 


I don't plan to. Is this the Die Hard 5 appreciation thread? Excuse me for expressing an opinion.


You admitted you threadcrapped in the first place, but now you're going all First Amendment? /img/vbsmilies/htf/rolleyes.gif


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#27 of 133 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted June 16 2010 - 03:51 AM

Originally Posted by Colin Jacobson 

You admitted you threadcrapped in the first place, but now you're going all First Amendment? /img/vbsmilies/htf/rolleyes.gif


Oh boy. Look, I simply said was that I wasn't too thrilled about the idea of another Die Hard film in a thread started to discuss the possibility of a new Die Hard film. You felt compelled to reply to that comment with a pointless retort. Let's move along, shall we? There's nothing to see here. /img/vbsmilies/htf/rolleyes.gif


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Posted June 16 2010 - 05:58 AM

Lots of movies have cartoonish, over-the-top stunts: Die Hard 4, besides the freeway sequence, there's the let's-crash-the-car-into-the-chopper bit (implausible but awesome!), there's the invisible car in Die Another Day, the CGI car crash in Lee Tamahori's Kiss the Girls - it doesn't stop me from enjoying these movies. They're popcorn flicks, not high art


 

 


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Posted June 16 2010 - 09:04 AM



Originally Posted by Luisito34 

Lots of movies have cartoonish, over-the-top stunts: Die Hard 4, besides the freeway sequence, there's the let's-crash-the-car-into-the-chopper bit (implausible but awesome!), there's the invisible car in Die Another Day, the CGI car crash in Lee Tamahori's Kiss the Girls - it doesn't stop me from enjoying these movies. They're popcorn flicks, not high art


One of my absolute favorites is the car/crane chase/mayhem in Terminator 3.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif  Completely over-the-top...but I love it!


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Posted June 16 2010 - 10:16 AM

Originally Posted by Luisito34 
Lots of movies have cartoonish, over-the-top stunts:



Definitely and the original Die Hard certainly falls into that category too. Anyone who doesn't think so, try jumping off an exploding building with a fire hose tied around your waist and see what happens. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif



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Posted June 16 2010 - 10:39 AM



Originally Posted by Luisito34 

Lots of movies have cartoonish, over-the-top stunts: Die Hard 4, besides the freeway sequence, there's the let's-crash-the-car-into-the-chopper bit (implausible but awesome!),


What's crazy is that there is a video online of a car doing just that...minus taking out a chopper. The car hit the tollbooth, which is built like a ramp, and launches the car up and over. Pretty insane.


Add me to the crowd that enjoyed DH4. I liked all of the big set pieces. I just wish they didn't back peddle and tone down the language.


And the T3 crane chase was definitely a topper that summer. I just rewatched T3 last weekend. Best part about it was that they didn't use any music, just the sound of engines and destruction.




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Posted June 16 2010 - 11:05 AM

The trick is to make the outlandish and impossible look merely implausible and to make the implausible look possible, thereby lulling a person into a willing suspension of disbelief. The stunt in DH4 (mentioned earlier) failed to do that. It just looked laughable. My biggest problem with it was mostly that it required the pilot to suddenly be made stupid in order to get McClaine out of the box the writers had put him in. McClaine's fire hose stunt (although impossible) comes off as plausible because it was derived from a logical mindset: total desperation. He was left with only two choices stay on the roof and surely die or do something mindblowingly crazy and maybe die. The one in DH works because, on some level, people can relate to the idea of doing something unbelievable out of sheer desperation to survive.


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Posted June 16 2010 - 05:10 PM

That'd be this one I presume. In the film it worked for me. I loved McClaine's daughter too, I hope she'll be back for DH5:





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Posted June 16 2010 - 11:24 PM

I thought the most outrageous thing about DH4 was him shooting himself through the shoulder. I could accept the car flying into the helicopter, but not that. That scene made me think less of the whole movie, which I more or less enjoyed.



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Posted June 17 2010 - 12:22 AM

Sorry, I know this is a Die Hard thread but I have to mention one particular stunt in another movie that, to this day still boggles my mind. Like I said earlier, I don't let impossible scenarios ruin my enjoyment of popcorn flicks but this sequence had me in disbelief for a good 15 minutes after it was over. I all kept thinking was, no, uh-uh, no, wtf?. Its the prologue in Goldeneye where Brosnan careens off the cliff while on a motorcycle and "flies" toward the plunging airplane, gets into the cockpit and manages to pull it up out of the abyss and back into the air, averting a sure death! Or maybe what bothered me more was the time it took the plane to descend and not hit the canyon floor. This must have been one of the deepest canyons on Earth!


 

 


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Posted June 17 2010 - 07:54 AM

One thing about the Die Hard franchise is that the scale of each is grander than the last.


Die Hard: entire movie takes place in one building

Die Hard 2: Die Harder: entire movie takes place in an airport complex

Die Hard with a Vengance: entire movie take place in a single city

Live Free or Die Hard: entire movie takes place in one country


Either a fifth movie would defy the trend and go more intimate instead of less intimate, or John McClane will be trotting the globe this time around.



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Posted June 17 2010 - 08:10 AM

Die Hard 6: In space, no one can hear you scream, "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!"



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Posted June 17 2010 - 08:19 AM



Originally Posted by Greg_S_H 

 "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!"


One of my two favorite lines from the original, along with "no shit lady, do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?"



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Posted June 17 2010 - 08:44 AM

For the uninitiated:


**Language alert**


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If you are not aware, the above video is a bonus feature on the DH4 Blu-ray (and possibly the DVD release).

There's quite an interesting story about how GuyzNite got in trouble with the studio for putting the video on the internet without permission for use of the clips.  Even though it was quite popular (currently at 2,000,000+ views) it was yanked.  Then, when DH 4 was coming out, the studio approached the band, asked them to do a fourth verse, and released it as a promotional tool!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif


Warning...the song can be a real ear-worm and get stuck in your head for days!


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Posted June 17 2010 - 08:50 AM

I just finished watching that complete video for the umpteenth time after I posted it above.  It always does three things.


It makes me smile.


It makes me laugh out loud.


It makes me want to watch all four DH films again!

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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