Action fans all over the world whooped for joy or sighed in disappointment today as plans were announced for the release of Die Hard 5, imaginatively titled A Good Day to Die Hard.
Most people in their right mind were stoked that John McClane was returning to the big screen, as even though he was old Die Hard 4.0 still managed to be a pretty fun movie so you could assume the same of A Good Day to Die Hard. But a bunch of people seemed to be really angry about it being announced too saying stuff like ‘John McClane is too old,’ ‘Won’t they just let the franchise die?,’ ‘It will never be as good as the first one’ ‘John McClane needs a zimmer frame to fight bad guys, why are the flogging a dead horse’ ‘blah blah blah.’
I don’t really get why people would get so angry about a movie being announced, if it annoys you so much why not just not pay attention to it or talk about it so much? I don’t really understand why anyone would be annoyed about a new Die Hard movie being announced anyway because it will obviously be pretty cool anyway. I mean I’ve enjoyed all the Die Hard movies – even Die Hard 4.0 – and Die Hard Trilogy was an amazing video game back when I was about 11 so I’m pumped for A Good Day to Die Hard.
A lot of people think that A Good Day to Die Hard is a really bad name for Die Hard 5 too, but if you look at the past titles of the Die Hard movies – Die Harder, Die Hard With A Vengeance and Die Hard 4.0/Live Free or Die Hard- it’s not really like they’ve been anything special is it? In fact it’s fairly easy to argue that all have them have been fvcking stupid. Even the original name Die Hard is pretty stupid and crap and sounds like something that might be released straight to DVD starring Rutger Hauer rather than the action behemoth that it was. So seriously, you nerds need to chill out about A Good Day to Die Hard and go jack off over Drive or something instead.
Some details of the plot have been released too and it sounds like pretty standard Die Hard fare i.e. Bruce Willis against some European villain. It’s an odd numbered one so it had to be European:
”Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.”
It’s pretty cool that instead of saving his wife/family member now John McClane also has to save DEMOCRACY huh? That’s like having the weight of the world on your shoulders right there. The stakes have been raised.
What’s even cooler than that though is that A Good Day To Die Hard’s release date has also been announced and it’s set to come out on February 14th 2013 in a move that is surely destined to signal the end of hundreds of relationships as guys refuse to hang out with their girlfriends on Valentine’s Day and instead flock to the local movieplex to check out John McClane’s latest escapades. I mean come on, if it’s girls v Die Hard there’s only one winner right? At least I guess that’s what Fox is banking on. I wouldn’t be so sure though. Hopefully I won’t have a girlfriend then though so it won’t be an issue.
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