Live Free or Die Hard (Len Wiseman, 2007)

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Live Free or Die Hard (Len Wiseman, 2007)

#1 Post by Cinesimilitude » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:49 am

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John McClane vs. Internet Terrorists... I don't know if this is going to work, but I want it to (I'd also like to see Wiseman give Beckinsale a cameo, preferably as a hot internet terrorist who gets NAKED).

Here's the first trailer.

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#2 Post by Len » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:10 am

Haha, I'm quite speechless.

Looks wonderfully awful.

Internet terrorists? Come on!

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#3 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:23 pm

doesn't even look like a Die Hard movie

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#4 Post by foggy eyes » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:30 pm

domino harvey wrote:doesn't even look like a Die Hard movie
Seconded. Anyway, two duff sequels have warned us about getting excited for another guilty pleasure. Live Free...? Twaddle.

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#5 Post by Greathinker » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:32 pm

domino harvey wrote:doesn't even look like a Die Hard movie
It's a strange phenomena. It's as if these movie franchises that have a history with the audience liberally allow themselves to be reinvented. It's the same with Mission Impossible: one hero against adversity, three different films with a very different main character and scenarios.

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#6 Post by portnoy » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:52 pm

my first reaction: "Frederick Wiseman directed THIS?"

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#7 Post by Antoine Doinel » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:53 pm

It's really amazing how John McClane ends up being the only cop who can figure out this situation again.

Anyway, this would only be worth watching if the head internet terrorist was the PC Guy :D

Also, I can't believe they didn't get Reginald VelJohnson to reprise his role again.

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#8 Post by tryavna » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:30 pm

Antoine Doinel wrote:It's really amazing how John McClane ends up being the only cop who can figure out this situation again.
Yeah, you'd think he'd be head of Homeland Security by now!

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#9 Post by Highway 61 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:41 pm

This is truly an awful teaser, but I'll still be seeing the film. What can I say? I am a Die Hard apologist. I can't wait to break out the DVD for my annual Christmas Eve viewing!

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#10 Post by Jason » Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:07 pm

portnoy wrote:my first reaction: "Frederick Wiseman directed THIS?"
I opened this thread so excited about a new Wiseman documentary. Ole' disappointment, you don't ever disappointment me!

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#11 Post by Commander Shears » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:20 pm

It is consistent with the series' tradition of absolutely horrendous titles, but shouldn't it be Live Free and Die Hard? It seems like McLane wouldn't want to choose. Anyway, no one but John 'Wiretap' McTiernan should ever be allowed to direct a Die Hard movie.

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#12 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:27 pm

But the phrase is "Live Free or Die." I'm not sure what connection the movie has to New Hampshire, but there you go.

As for the movie, I liked With a Vengeance, but Len Wiseman is no McTiernan and Justin Long is no Samuel L. Jackson.

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#13 Post by Commander Shears » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:41 am

Fear not, I get the reference. I still say it doesn't make sense.

Let's just hope Wiseman resists the urges to make everything blue and put Bruno in some post-Matrix fetishwear. He went a little overboard with Underworld flicks.

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#14 Post by domino harvey » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:28 am

I can't stand action movies with the exception of the three Die Hard movie, which have done everything an action movie can do as far as I'm concerned. I have very little faith that there are enough new and exciting ideas to justify a fourth film.

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#15 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:02 am

Antoine Doinel wrote:It's really amazing how John McClane ends up being the only cop who can figure out this situation again.
That's 'cos he's always explaining his screwball antics to the police chief! :wink:

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#16 Post by Len » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:26 am

It's all nice that the 80s action stars are making comebacks, new Rocky and Die Hard films and all...but where's Cobra 2 and Commando 2? I want them!

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#17 Post by justeleblanc » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:38 am

I don't think Willis ever left, not sure if this would be a comeback.

Commando on the other hand...

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#18 Post by The Invunche » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:28 pm

Commando 2 ? Only if Alyssa Milano will reprise her role as Arnold's daughter.

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#19 Post by a.khan » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:37 pm

Van Damme's been trying to make a comeback since the 90s!

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#20 Post by Antoine Doinel » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:40 pm

domino harvey wrote:I have very little faith that there are enough new and exciting ideas to justify a fourth film.
You mean a crazed band of internet terrorists isn't exciting? ;)
Len wrote:It's all nice that the 80s action stars are making comebacks, new Rocky and Die Hard films and all...but where's Cobra 2 and Commando 2? I want them!
Well, Rambo IV is just around the corner....

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#21 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:01 pm

I'll watch it, but it won't be the same without McTiernan or Michael Kamen.

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#22 Post by Highway 61 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:52 pm

I hear you on Kamen. His scores added so much to those films. I hope the filmmakers realize how sorely his themes will be missed if they don't appear in 4.

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#23 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:22 pm

Highway 61 wrote:I hear you on Kamen. His scores added so much to those films. I hope the filmmakers realize how sorely his themes will be missed if they don't appear in 4.
Hopefully whoever composes the score will do what John Ottman did with Superman Returns, and utilize the themes from the first film into this one. I've said this before probably, but I was really affected by Michael's death. Not only out of appreciation for his work as a film composer, but also his work in the pop and rock fields and his humanitarian streak.

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#24 Post by Antoine Doinel » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:33 pm

Bruce Willis sure seems to like these internet themed films. From internet terrorists to online hookups gone awry!

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#25 Post by Antoine Doinel » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:07 am

Oh boy, Kevin Smith just revealed on his blog that he just finished five days of filming his small role in the film.

This thing has disaster written all over it.

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