Die Hard 5 - A Good Day to Die Hard (Post-release)

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  1. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was talking to my friend at my sons Bday party yesterday and he said that Die Hard 5 is about to start production. His buddy is one of the Supervising Producer's.

    I am pretty excited! I actually really liked DH4.
     
  2. micdavis

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    If I close my eyes during the F22 scenes, I like DH4 as well.

    Love to see another.

    The trailer for Expendables 2 makes it look beyond awesome.

    It was great seeing Bruce in that.
     
  3. Megamicrofish

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    This one will be a PG13!
    TBH I was dissapointed that they toned down the swearing in the last one.
     
  4. Jedifyfe

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    Yeah, I hope they go back to the original format and make it a more personal story.

    That's where all action sequels fail. They take it too broad and worldly. A personal story can connect with people and make them like the character much more.
     
  5. Monster Dave

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    Have you guys not yet seen the premise for A Good Day to Die Hard?

    Just Google it and it should come up. It's focused on John and his son rather than his daughter from 4.

    4 was alright, not great, too much whining from the kid, but I hope that 5 corrects what 4 didn't do so well.
     
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  6. robstyle

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    Its been filming for a couple weeks hasnt it?
     
  7. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Don't know if I should be excited or not. I like all 4 of the DH films and just hope that they don't stuff it. Some things are better left as is.
     
  8. Polsnulspace

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    Based in Russia I hear and yeah, it's his son this time who is apparently a bad-* now aswell....
     
  9. Mr Webber

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    Great news, i love this series. JMac is someone who, if done right can go on for a few more movies. Could end up down the track with him being a surly old Captain whos had enough of the desk life......
    Would have to fit DH into my top five movies somewhere.
     
  10. zartonk

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    Great news, the four movies were all great, I actually really liked the story in DH4. Can't wait to see what they ahve in store for DH5
     
  11. OldKen

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    Totally.

    The 4th was ok. But the stupid car stunts and f22 crap killed it for me. :confused

    Take it back to the beginning! Yeah some outlandish stuff but it was the sprinkles... Not the cake! :lol
     
  12. Monster Dave

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    Wasn't that an F-35??
     
  13. Die Hard Props

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    The new film started filming in Budapest last week. There is a video of a chase scene floating around the internet somewhere.

    I'm not too excited about it if I'm honest, I thought DH4 was pretty terrible. The villain was horrid (Tim Olyphant) and the 'sidekick' was probably the most annoying character I've ever seen on screen.

    Here's hoping!....

    Simon
     
  14. OldKen

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    Never looked it up and have only seen the scene once... But you are correct-ish.

    F-35B. :lol
     
  15. Megamicrofish

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    Did you see Indy 4 and Shia LaBeouf?
     
  16. Monster Dave

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    Wait...I'm seeing a trend here....

    ...but I thought that it was the 5th movie in the series that usually sucked not the 4th....
     
  17. micdavis

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    No, it's every 5th post, no matter the topic, must be a shot at George Lucas, Shia LaBeof, or CGI.

    No matter the topic.
     
  18. Apollo

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    Good news

    I will be there at a preview!!!
     
  19. jedi573

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    Die Hard worked because the character was an ordinary guy in extraordinary circumstances. He was barefoot, outnumbered, under gunned, and got his butt kicked most of the time. When he was in over his head, members of the audience actually wondered whether he'd make it.

    As the sequels continued, the character became a superhero. The situations had to become more intense because the character became extraordinary.

    I think most of us would agree that many movies are fun when they're tense and you're worried about the characters.

    Superman was good. Superman II was also fun because he was outmanned and outgunned.

    Star Wars was good. The Empire Strikes Back was good because the heroes were outmanned and outgunned. In fact, this was sort of the point of the entire first reel of that movie.

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn was good because the heroes were outnumbered and outgunned. (See the pattern here?) One of the heroes died. Good film.

    Bruce Willis might have gone through some test fittings of capes for this next film. :lol

    Andy
     
  20. Monster Dave

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    ^Either that or he's going to 'die hard' himself in this one.
     
  21. jcoffman99

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    The good news is every movie Burce makes these days is essentially a Die Hard film. He plays a cop and people get hurt. He's not really stretching the acting chops these days.
     
  22. Monster Dave

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    To some degree though, I think that's because he's forever been type-cast as that character.

    A pic from filming:

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    Looks like John's back!

    What really kills me is that his son (in the movie):

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    Is the same guy who played Varro on Spartacus:

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    He was likable enough on Spartacus, but I have a hard time seeing him as John Jr.
     
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  23. Noeland

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    They both need to be brutalized and bleed profusely. I mean the characters in the film now.

    I still love the first and third films. Like the second, hate the fourth. Hoping the 5th is at least a "like" for me.
     
  24. MooCriket

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    So, wait a minute. This occurs in the Soviet Union? So this is going to be a time travel movie?:lol
     
  25. Lost in Trek

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    I'd rate bthe DH movies as:

    1. DH
    2. DH4
    3. DH2
    4. DH3

    I'm looking forward to the next film.
     
  26. batmann539

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    I'm down with another DH movie. I really enoy the franchise.

    Sean
     
  27. planet

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    4 was good I agree
    Part one is just move heaven .
    Nothing can come close to it.
    part 3 is my second place .
     
  28. alienscollection.com

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  29. Jeyl

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  30. wandrm

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    DH1 will be untouchable, but let's see. Hope it they dont make the same misstake than in a lot of other movies. Allways should be more fun. I like more darkness like in the new Batman movie serie.
     
  31. Moviefreak

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    Grooming the next generation of DH franchise?


     
  32. Noeland

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    Glad to see Lucy returning to the franchise. I really want this to be a great entry in the series.
     
  33. Sundowner

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  34. Dozer3677

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    He just looks to old to be John McClaines son. IMO. They look like they could be brothers separated by 10 years. Even though they are closer to 30 years apart. Each shot I have seen of the guy, he just looks too grizzled. I would have liked someone who looked a little younger. Who? I don't know. Heck, they can be the same age as Jai Courtney, but not look too beat on.


    I guess I am saying I don't like the look of him.
     
  35. AlexBC

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    Wasn't DH3 based on an abandoned script for Lethal Weapon 4?

    I love the film but it does stick out from the others.
     
  36. Too Much Garlic

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    From what is said in the commentary, it was a standalone first half of a script that couldn't be finished that was then re-written to fit the DH character into it.
     
  37. Noeland

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    Die Hard 3 was rewritten from a script named "Simon Says" by Jonathan Hensleigh. He does talk about the second half of the film being nothing like the original script. The original being much darker and bigger in scope. The alternate ending is a hint of that.

    The alternate ending happens after they get away with the heist.

    http://youtu.be/DmCyWvFGUuU

    NSFW F bombs.
     
  38. clancampbell

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    I dunno.....i feel like Die Hard was a product of the times....same as Lethal Weapon......

    ....it just doesn't feel right now......everything's out of kilter......the reasons for the protagonists to be inb the situations is getting ever more bizarre and unbelieveable......

    John MacClane said it himself in Die Hard 2...." how can the same **** happen to the same guy twice?"

    Rich
     
  39. .:MirrorminD:.

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    Ill see it because it's Die Hard, but no way am I to believe that guy is his son in the movie. Maybe a brother but not a son.
     
  40. Jeyl

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    Well, he looks 1000x more bearable than Shia Labugfudge playing his son.
     
  41. AlexBC

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    Therpf has automatic censoring so go ahead and write Shia LaButt****.
     
  42. planet

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    LOL I hear you man its laughable really .

    They should have taken some kid who looks like he is in college or HS
    into video games and has a smart a** attitude and hates authority like his dad!
     
  43. planet

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    Just lucky I guess :)
     
  44. Noeland

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  45. Dozer3677

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    Agreed 100%. That is what I was saying in my post earlier. That he just looks old. Or beat on. He looks like McClaines nephew, or brother, but not his son. Not by a long shot.

    :confused Justin Long?
     
  46. Sundowner

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    Defiantly looks too old for John's son.
     
  47. Jeyl

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    I think they should have just brought Mary Elizabeth Winstead in for that role instead of throwing in the son. Still looking forward to seeing her in the film.
     
  48. aeonpulse

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    I wasn't too crazy about Live Free or Die Hard, but I'm always down for more John McClane. At least this one won't star Justin Long! Yaaaaaaaay!
     
  49. Too Much Garlic

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    Saw nothing wrong with Justin Long. He was perfect for the character he was portraying.
     
  50. Monster Dave

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    The trailer looks great - had me at the woman stripping out of her motorcycle gear...

    Yippee Ki Yay!!
     

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