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'A Good Day to Die Hard' review: Yippee-ki-whatever (1/2 star)
Red Eye Chicago ^ | 02/13/13 | Matt Pais

Posted on 02/13/2013 9:54:18 AM PST by Perdogg

Well before John McClane (Bruce Willis) calls his CIA operative son Jack (Jai Courtney) "007 of Plainfield, New Jersey," "A Good Day to Die Hard" already feels more like a Bond movie ("Die-monds Are Forever"?) than what it is, "Die Hard 5."

Or is it "Terminator" or "Taken" or ...? Following the example set by the moronic "Live Free or Die Hard"--which only got worse by casting Justin Long as the personification of a yippy dog--"A Good Day to Die Hard" now depicts formerly relatable cop McClane as an indestructible force. He survives the unsurvivable and smells trouble before there's any in the air. He's never surprised and never shaken, even when he flies to Moscow to rescue his son and lands in the middle of a shootout/car chase. Eh, just another day for the man who always saves it.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: brucewillis; diehard

1 posted on 02/13/2013 9:54:20 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

ping


2 posted on 02/13/2013 9:56:19 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

It’s just a fun movie.

My Valentine’s Day gift from my husband - so excited.
(Really disappointed he wont take me to the 11pm showing tonight)


3 posted on 02/13/2013 9:58:35 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Perdogg

Media panning it means that I’ll probably want to see it.

Bruce Willis is going to lose credibility with the leftist Hollywood machine for being anti-gun, but it’s for that reason and many others that I find Willis classier with age. I’ll never get tired of his cowboy-ish Die Hard movies, and this one will probably live up to all my expectations.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 9:58:47 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Perdogg

We knew when they dropped it in a February opening there would be issues. But I’ll still see it.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 9:59:03 AM PST by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: svcw

Brother and I are hitting the 10p showing tonight.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 10:03:24 AM PST by mykroar (Sig is pending a Conservative party.)
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To: rarestia
Bruce Willis is going to lose credibility with the leftist Hollywood machine for being anti-gun, but it's for that reason...

Maybe I'm dumb, but this phrase doesn't add up for me.

7 posted on 02/13/2013 10:04:41 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Sorry... I meant PRO-gun.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 10:07:25 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe Bruce meant North Plainfield, NJ... I don’t think there are any White people in Plainfield.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 10:08:38 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: svcw
A tale of two households.

It’s just a fun movie. My Valentine’s Day gift from my husband - so excited. (Really disappointed he wont take me to the 11pm showing tonight)

I, otoh, have promised my bride I will take her to see "Safe Haven" for Valentine's Day. I think you got the better deal.

10 posted on 02/13/2013 10:09:56 AM PST by Robwin
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To: Perdogg

Sounds really stupid. The 1st one was cool.
After that they weren’t even worth renting.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 10:22:26 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I grew up in Plainfield in the Fifties. Different town then . Now it looks like a Dominican slum.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 10:22:33 AM PST by Argus
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To: Perdogg

I like Bruce Willis but, just like Sly, he’s resurrecting this character to get a paycheck. There is a time to let characters fade off into the sunset.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 10:34:07 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Perdogg

Let’s guess, the author is a gun control advocate and is mad at Bruce for stating obvious truths.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 10:45:26 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

I’ll bet you’re right. He probably DVR’d Barry’s State of the Union Show last night so he can watch it over and over again.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 11:07:11 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: mykroar

Say this in a whiny ten year old voice - lucky!


16 posted on 02/13/2013 11:12:13 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: rarestia
Media panning it means that I’ll probably want to see it.
It's not the entire media panning it. It's just one critic.

While I'm interested in the analysis of some critics, I try not to let them influence my decision on whether or not to see a movie.

17 posted on 02/13/2013 11:12:37 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Robwin

I sure did.
I do not like those sappy “girly movies” - boring!!!


18 posted on 02/13/2013 11:15:30 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Perdogg
"Following the example set by the moronic "Live Free or Die Hard"--"

No need to read any further. The last Die Hard was as good as the rest of them.

Looking forward to the new one.

19 posted on 02/13/2013 11:53:02 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: Robwin; svcw
I hate to tell you, but your marriages are failing.

Now Mrs. Lucky is a girl worth keeping. She's getting me a Blue Tick Coonhound for Valentine's day.

20 posted on 02/13/2013 11:56:19 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Perdogg

Who cares what some faggot thinks.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 11:59:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mr. Lucky

You are to funny, my failing marriage is approaching 41 years. :-)
My husband asked me what I wanted to do, I said the movie.
About 20 years ago, he got me the three set of the Terminator movies. ;-)

Last year my daughter got a coonhound to be a friend to her ridgeback, that coonhound dog was wild.
She could jump straight up on the table, like she was full of springs instead of legs.
Fortunately, my daughter found a forever home that had another coonhound, on a big country property....the dog is living the life of Reilly now.

Enjoy the dog and your day.


22 posted on 02/13/2013 12:09:11 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Perdogg

The last Die Hard (2007) was so dumb.... I won’t be bothering with this one


23 posted on 02/13/2013 12:11:32 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: svcw

:)


24 posted on 02/13/2013 12:28:20 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Perdogg

Is the lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead in this one ?


25 posted on 02/13/2013 5:21:30 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

yes


26 posted on 02/13/2013 6:14:14 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg
Hard to believe that anyone who saw the first one didn't understand its appeal; a good story, well-written.

Sheesh. CGI is great when it supports a good story. But who wants to just see explosions, or an absurd super-human surviving ridiculous situations?

27 posted on 02/13/2013 6:24:37 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: NFHale; Impy; GOPsterinMA; GSP.FAN; fieldmarshaldj; SilvieWaldorfMD
25 years of Die Hard

Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988)



Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2 (1990)



Bruce Willis in Die Hard With a Vengeance(1995)



Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard (2007)



Bruce Willis in A Good Day to Die Hard(2013)


28 posted on 02/13/2013 6:33:33 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

Just got back. Not really a Die Hard movie, but mindless fun. Not sure if it was added late or not, but great line about mid-way through when Bruce tells the baddies to “come and get them.”


29 posted on 02/13/2013 10:34:04 PM PST by mykroar (Sig is pending a Conservative party.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; GOPsterinMA; GSP.FAN

Wow...that boy had a head full o’ hair back in the day, didn’t he?

hard to believe it”s been that long ago since the first movie


30 posted on 02/14/2013 5:34:29 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Perdogg

This movie is on my to-do list this weekend.

I’ve seen “Skyfall” 3 times OnDemand since it came out on Tuesday. I’m obsessed...


31 posted on 02/14/2013 7:54:10 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; GSP.FAN

Visually, it is a good movie.

I wanted to get a pair of the boots he wore in finally part of the movie, but the Crockett and Jones Islay boots were $785 a pair.


32 posted on 02/14/2013 8:09:11 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

Those boots were phenomenal...

I read that there were 85 Tom Ford suits made — the ‘ugly ass’ suit he wore on the opening Istanbul car/train chase — and that he wore it on 85 or so different occasions during takes...

Watched “Quantum of Solace” again last night. He really, really LOVED Vesper. (It’s nice to see his feelings & emotions show up once in a while...)

Out of the three Bond movies with Craig as Bond, I’m really torn between “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall” as to which is my favorite. I enjoyed them both tremendously — as with “Quantum of Solace” as well...


33 posted on 02/14/2013 9:31:06 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Perdogg
Saw it today.

Setting aside the wildly improbable plot, there were two major flaws

1) The script needed more work. If this had snappier dialog the inanity of the story line could be forgiven.

2) The appallingly bad cinematography. Jonathan Sela appears to be the culprit.

Constant shaking of the camera, in my opinion, is a sure sign that the cinematographer and the director, John Moore< had zero confidence in themselves or the fundamental strength of the project.

Cute evil Russian girl though!

34 posted on 02/14/2013 1:30:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

Of Interest — News from the Ian Fleming Estate:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21497268


35 posted on 02/18/2013 9:25:02 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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