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Die Hard 6: Die Hardest is on the way and this time they're turning Japanese!

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Well, after that festering turd that was A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD made more than enough to merit another entry in the DIE HARD franchise, it appears that producers are going to stay on course with mediocrity. Apparently, screenwriter Ben Trebilcook has been hired to put together a treatment for DIE HARD 6 or DIE HARDEST, which is once again jumping into the location aspect by setting it in Tokyo (I'm honestly surprised it's not China, given Hollywood's latest monetary love affair with them).

“It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It's also a very plausible storyline,” says Ben Trebilcook, the screenwriter hired for the gig. Trebilcook has been hired numerous times for various franchises, although none of his work was actually used, according to IMDB, which states in their trivia:

Worked on earlier incarnations of "Die Hard 4" and "Mission : Impossible 3". In his script for "Die Hardest", John McClane and daughter Lucy battled terrorists together; in "MI:3:, Ethan Hunt and his team - including returning star, Emilio Estevez - go up against organ harvesters

The only details available are that the story will start in New York and move to Tokyo, where it will play out predominantly. Could Trebilcook be using the Lucy McClane angle as stated in the above description? Who knows? Or cares, at this point? Trebilcook says there are still issues to get through, though:

"Getting Larry's support was great, but there are many hurdles to leap yet and two of those are called Bruce Willis and [producer] Alex Young. [There's] the possibility producers might go back and find some other source material to base the next one on, like they did with the first and second. Mine though, I feel it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise."

Yeah, look, I know that many of you enjoyed the latest outing and that's just fine. For many others it was a tiresome bore and I think those that really valued the first few films have lost all hope of seeing the old John McClane back in action, instead settling for a new setting and Bruce Willis playing Bruce Willis with a director hired just to hit the paces. Ah, well.

More as this develops...unfortunately.

Extra Tidbit: At this point, I feel like one of the few people who could salvage John McClane and the flailing franchise is Shane Black. However, it seems the producers are more apt to hire someone that will do their bidding, rather than take ownership.
Source: Total Film

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8:27AM on 05/01/2013

And the sad thing is

That, because the last Die Hard 5 made less money with a R rating than Die Hard 4 with a PG-13 one (I even suspect it was what the Studios exects were hoping for, therefore hiring this poor excuse for a director called Moore), Die Hard 6 will be.... Suspense, suspense... PG-13 !!
That, because the last Die Hard 5 made less money with a R rating than Die Hard 4 with a PG-13 one (I even suspect it was what the Studios exects were hoping for, therefore hiring this poor excuse for a director called Moore), Die Hard 6 will be.... Suspense, suspense... PG-13 !!
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11:40PM on 04/30/2013

Yeah, Yeah, Whatever...

To me there are only 3 Die Hard Films: "Die Hard", "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" and "Die Hard: With a Vengeance", the rest are generic action films where the main character is also called John McClane and is played by Bruce Willis purely by coincidence; slightly tweaked "The Last Boy Scout" would be a far a better "Die Hard" movie than any of them any day, any time so i couldn't care less at this point...
To me there are only 3 Die Hard Films: "Die Hard", "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" and "Die Hard: With a Vengeance", the rest are generic action films where the main character is also called John McClane and is played by Bruce Willis purely by coincidence; slightly tweaked "The Last Boy Scout" would be a far a better "Die Hard" movie than any of them any day, any time so i couldn't care less at this point...
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11:06PM on 04/30/2013

Nakatomi ='s evil

I'm going to say it's going to go back to having something to do with the Nakatomi corporation...i always felt that a nice ironic twist would be that mcclane would go up against villains birthed from the very same corporation he was involved with inadvertantly in the first movie. It's a full circle idea in my eyes...He's in Nakatomi plaza in the first film, fighting for his life...now, he's involved in the DIE HARD caliber dealings from and related to the corporate evil that Nakatomi has become
I'm going to say it's going to go back to having something to do with the Nakatomi corporation...i always felt that a nice ironic twist would be that mcclane would go up against villains birthed from the very same corporation he was involved with inadvertantly in the first movie. It's a full circle idea in my eyes...He's in Nakatomi plaza in the first film, fighting for his life...now, he's involved in the DIE HARD caliber dealings from and related to the corporate evil that Nakatomi has become and brought upon him...once again proving anything Nakatomi for mcclane is bad news.. IE: put his daughter in an employment position within the corporation, following the footsteps of holly, to bring mcclane into the fold once again.
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9:48PM on 04/30/2013

Die Hardest

We naturally assumed in the 1990s that the third one would be called "Die Hard 3: Die Hardest" after Die Hard 2 was announced as being "Die Hard 2: Die Harder." It took a few extra sequels, but we finally get the secondary title we expected, much like "Revenge of the Sith" finally happened. (Well, in lieu of "Revenge of the Jedi," that is.)
We naturally assumed in the 1990s that the third one would be called "Die Hard 3: Die Hardest" after Die Hard 2 was announced as being "Die Hard 2: Die Harder." It took a few extra sequels, but we finally get the secondary title we expected, much like "Revenge of the Sith" finally happened. (Well, in lieu of "Revenge of the Jedi," that is.)
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9:42PM on 04/30/2013
I haven't seen the latest one yet, but from the reviews it sems like it's forgetable. Bruce needs to tap into what made the first three so enjoyable. I really think what would help him tap into the character again is if he grows his hair out, and sports his look from the first three. I don't care if he has a receding hair line. It works for Jason Statham! Maybe make it about his entire family being in trouble this time (including his ex-wife). I do like that Ben Trebilcook was gonna bring back
I haven't seen the latest one yet, but from the reviews it sems like it's forgetable. Bruce needs to tap into what made the first three so enjoyable. I really think what would help him tap into the character again is if he grows his hair out, and sports his look from the first three. I don't care if he has a receding hair line. It works for Jason Statham! Maybe make it about his entire family being in trouble this time (including his ex-wife). I do like that Ben Trebilcook was gonna bring back Emilio Estevev's character for Mission Impossible. I always wanted his character to come back.
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9:06PM on 04/30/2013
No more fucking Die Hards please. It's so beyond ridiculous at this point, just let it go Hollywood please.
No more fucking Die Hards please. It's so beyond ridiculous at this point, just let it go Hollywood please.
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8:40PM on 04/30/2013

All I gotta say..

is it was a decent good movie. I liked that car chase scene. But the CGI needs to fuckin go. Do straight up stunts like the old days. And Dump the CGI, get a decent plot and thats it. Is that to hard ?
is it was a decent good movie. I liked that car chase scene. But the CGI needs to fuckin go. Do straight up stunts like the old days. And Dump the CGI, get a decent plot and thats it. Is that to hard ?
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7:38PM on 04/30/2013
I get the feeling that Die Hard 7: Is it Too Much to Die Hard? is going to feature aliens....with the way the franchise is going.

I think the first three films were perfect on their own. Of course, the first and initial film didn't really need a sequel (or sequels).
I get the feeling that Die Hard 7: Is it Too Much to Die Hard? is going to feature aliens....with the way the franchise is going.

I think the first three films were perfect on their own. Of course, the first and initial film didn't really need a sequel (or sequels).
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5:23PM on 04/30/2013
This was obviously coming and all I can suggest is a descent director and a villain. I can't even remember who the villain was in the last one. Hell, let Bruce's buddy Schwarzenegger play the villain!
This was obviously coming and all I can suggest is a descent director and a villain. I can't even remember who the villain was in the last one. Hell, let Bruce's buddy Schwarzenegger play the villain!
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5:18PM on 04/30/2013

At least the title applies

This franchise Dies Hard but it needs to go away or bring it back to basics..one man trapped against all odds in one setting....no more super hero McClane
This franchise Dies Hard but it needs to go away or bring it back to basics..one man trapped against all odds in one setting....no more super hero McClane
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5:06PM on 04/30/2013

At least the title applies

This franchise Dies Hard but it needs to go away or bring it back to basics..one man trapped against all odds in one setting....no more super hero McClane
This franchise Dies Hard but it needs to go away or bring it back to basics..one man trapped against all odds in one setting....no more super hero McClane
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4:57PM on 04/30/2013
Alot of people consider Die Hard to be one of the greatest action films of all time. It's no real shock that pretty much every sequel has gotten progressively worse, since you can never top the original. John McClane was suppossed to feel like an everyday person who is at the right place at the wrong time and has to save the day. I would agree with people saying the series is now making him look like a superhero type at this point. I also don't like the fact that he is having to go overseas yet
Alot of people consider Die Hard to be one of the greatest action films of all time. It's no real shock that pretty much every sequel has gotten progressively worse, since you can never top the original. John McClane was suppossed to feel like an everyday person who is at the right place at the wrong time and has to save the day. I would agree with people saying the series is now making him look like a superhero type at this point. I also don't like the fact that he is having to go overseas yet again, he needs to remain fighting here in America & ya I get times have changed & it's difficult given certain real life tragedies makes it harder. Guess it seems like I am rambling on & on, but it just seems McClane is a characture at this point & the movies have lost their appeal.
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4:40PM on 04/30/2013
I'd rather see McLane return to LA. Maybe they'd be filming "The Ghost of Christmas Past", the John McLane life story, and he is brought in to consult. Thugs from all around the world lock down the set with him trapped inside and he hasta fight them off. Because McLane has killed so many feared men, his head is something of a prize in underground bad guy circles and they all want a piece of him. It would be cool to see a kind of deja vu with loosely constructed sets of Nakotami Plaza, Dulles
I'd rather see McLane return to LA. Maybe they'd be filming "The Ghost of Christmas Past", the John McLane life story, and he is brought in to consult. Thugs from all around the world lock down the set with him trapped inside and he hasta fight them off. Because McLane has killed so many feared men, his head is something of a prize in underground bad guy circles and they all want a piece of him. It would be cool to see a kind of deja vu with loosely constructed sets of Nakotami Plaza, Dulles Airport, etc. Plus John gets some help from a young cop hired to head security on the set named Roy Powell... Seeing JM back in the solitary environment of the first movie would be better. It would take place on New Year's, just like Argyle said at the end of DH1. Holly and the kids are in it, he just isn't trying to rescue them this time. John vs bad guys, end of story. Plus, Bruce Willie gots to grow his hairs back and look like he useta.
I'd rather see somethin like that,
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9:56AM on 05/01/2013
That feels like a Scream sort of meta, it might work but it probably is too much of a risk seeing as how the producers just seem to want more formula for the series.
That feels like a Scream sort of meta, it might work but it probably is too much of a risk seeing as how the producers just seem to want more formula for the series.
4:37PM on 04/30/2013

Dumb. Very Dumb. Just plain stupid.

I know they're movies but they keep getting to unrealistic. He outruns a fighter jet in a semi truck? Really? And takes on bad guys with his duaghter and then his son? Terrible writing. How many times can the same man find himself in these situations? They came up with a clever way for that in the 3rd one which is the 2nd best in the series. Russia? Now Japan? WTF? Bruce you can do action movies all you want and I will see them just don't put the Die Hard name on them please. If you're going
I know they're movies but they keep getting to unrealistic. He outruns a fighter jet in a semi truck? Really? And takes on bad guys with his duaghter and then his son? Terrible writing. How many times can the same man find himself in these situations? They came up with a clever way for that in the 3rd one which is the 2nd best in the series. Russia? Now Japan? WTF? Bruce you can do action movies all you want and I will see them just don't put the Die Hard name on them please. If you're going to make another Die Hard at least make the plot simpler, take place in America, hire someone who hasn't worked in Hollywood to write and direct it since they apparently have gone fucking retarded.
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4:37PM on 04/30/2013
Just as the foul stench from the dutch oven that was Good Day to Die Hard has finally started to dissipate, the producers let another one rip. But this time I will not be forced under the covers. I really doubt it will smell like roses. If I wanna watch Die Hard, I will just watch Die Hard.
Just as the foul stench from the dutch oven that was Good Day to Die Hard has finally started to dissipate, the producers let another one rip. But this time I will not be forced under the covers. I really doubt it will smell like roses. If I wanna watch Die Hard, I will just watch Die Hard.
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3:48PM on 04/30/2013
Festering turd is putting it very very very kindly.
Festering turd is putting it very very very kindly.
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3:46PM on 04/30/2013

I'm hopeful.

Listen, I'll admit I have never seen the original Die Hard films, but I did see Live Free or Die Hard and also A Good Day to Die Hard. I also loved both of them. They were both super fun action movies that didn't take themselves too seriously, but were at least a little less ridiculous than something like Machete (love Machete, though, don't get me wrong!). It shocks me when people talk down on these latter entries (mostly the newest one) as "uncharacteristically implausible." Maybe the
Listen, I'll admit I have never seen the original Die Hard films, but I did see Live Free or Die Hard and also A Good Day to Die Hard. I also loved both of them. They were both super fun action movies that didn't take themselves too seriously, but were at least a little less ridiculous than something like Machete (love Machete, though, don't get me wrong!). It shocks me when people talk down on these latter entries (mostly the newest one) as "uncharacteristically implausible." Maybe the original Die Hard films were plausible and completely accurate to what could happen in the real world, but we are in a new era of action movies from what I've seen.

The era that Die Hard was in was a time when there were macho male characters doing crazy things for the good of America. That's perhaps a crude generalization, but it stands to reason that action movies back then were taken a lot more seriously and had much less room to play with special effects and crazy scenarios. You had special effects and crazy scenarios, but I think those were generally relegated to action films that we now regard as campy and terrible. It seems like this newer generation of action films, though, has stumbled upon the perfect balance of entertainment, action, and fun.

I also heard that John McClane started out as a humble everyday man, someone any of us could be, really. A citizen hero. It makes sense that his image would be tainted in that sense as each sequel comes out, though. You can only play the "everyday hero" card so much before it manifests into a banal practice of monotony. To me, it makes sense that after so many sequels, he would be less of an everyday man. The Die Hard series, at least from what I've heard about as well as experience in the last two films, seems to live by the age-old mantra of sequels: up the ante and blow the previous one away. Bigger and better, that's the idea. While this doesn't work in a lot of cases, in some cases it -does-, and I think, from a completely opinionated standpoint of someone who didn't see the Die Hard movies before LFoDH and AGDtDH, Die Hard has really evolved because of that mantra.

The break in generations really helped Die Hard become a more entertaining and less silly affair. Honestly, I can only ask you adamant fans of the original Die Hard films: what place would an everyday man Die Hard film have in this generation of action films? I just don't think it would be accepted with open arms like so many people claim it would be. Okay, the thing you could say to combat that point is that, that means there should have been no reason to even bring out a new Die Hard movie after such a long break.

To that end, I agree. Sequels have their place, and some movies don't need them. Maybe it was branding for the purpose of money, and if I were a superfan of the originals in a series, I would be offended, to say the least, if I found out the new movie was eschewing the foundations that made the original so great for the sole purpose of making money.

But I, for one, am happy they made these Die Hard movies. I love them. They're fun, entertaining, filled with super fun action, and sometimes I like a movie with less substance and more style. :)

Wow, that was a ridiculous rant. On to the story:

I don't like that title, Die Hardest. It goes along with a "natural progression" that the series is getting sillier and sillier, but the way the writer talked about it, it sounds like this one will be "more plausible" (whatever that means), so to have such a silly title stuck to a more plausible storyline... it is rather paradoxical, I think.

As for the idea that John McClane will team up with his daughter, bring it ON! :D I love that idea, as I am a strong proponent of women becoming more central characters in movies otherwise dominated therein by males. It's so awesome to see all these games, movies, books, and other such things really building up the integrity and strength of the central female character. If they don't oversexualize his daughter, nor make her into a dolt, and make her, instead, into a formidable firearm-wielder or martial artist that can stand on her own in a battle... that will be ideal. I can't wait to see if that's where they're going to go with this :)
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4:02PM on 04/30/2013
I just have one thing to say. You have no idea what you are talking about. Let me put it in simple terms. Go watch the original 3 and then come back with a semi informed opinion.
I just have one thing to say. You have no idea what you are talking about. Let me put it in simple terms. Go watch the original 3 and then come back with a semi informed opinion.
12:24AM on 05/01/2013
Ehh... whatever. I stand by my post.
Ehh... whatever. I stand by my post.
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3:46PM on 04/30/2013

The studio and producers are not LISTENING!!!!

Love the Die Hard series, despite mixed feeling about "A Good Day To Die Hard", and I am for a Die Hard 6, but seriously! The studio and it's producers are not listening to the fans, critics, and audience. Bring McClane back to his homeland, set the film on Christmas Eve (preferably with snow), bring back the whole family and some old familiar Die Hard faces, and connect this one with the others. How.........fucking hard is that!?!?!?!?
Love the Die Hard series, despite mixed feeling about "A Good Day To Die Hard", and I am for a Die Hard 6, but seriously! The studio and it's producers are not listening to the fans, critics, and audience. Bring McClane back to his homeland, set the film on Christmas Eve (preferably with snow), bring back the whole family and some old familiar Die Hard faces, and connect this one with the others. How.........fucking hard is that!?!?!?!?
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3:21PM on 04/30/2013
The only sequel that matter was With a Vengeance. It had John McTiernan in the director's chair and wasn't so Hollywoodfied.
The only sequel that matter was With a Vengeance. It had John McTiernan in the director's chair and wasn't so Hollywoodfied.
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2:53PM on 04/30/2013
Can they make this sequel five minutes long where his cop pension finally comes through and he can finally retire.
Can they make this sequel five minutes long where his cop pension finally comes through and he can finally retire.
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2:14PM on 04/30/2013
Look I've pretended that a good day to die hard didn't exist so don't invent new movies I can also pretend aren't real

And don't you dare to try connect to the original with a Nakatomi Plaza reference that would be blasphemy
Look I've pretended that a good day to die hard didn't exist so don't invent new movies I can also pretend aren't real

And don't you dare to try connect to the original with a Nakatomi Plaza reference that would be blasphemy
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2:06PM on 04/30/2013
Return it back to the basics, McClane, and ONLY McClane, against all odds. Instead of worrying about topping the previous one, which hasn't worked at all, write a GOOD villain, write a GOOD plot, hire a GOOD director, just make a GOOD movie for a change. Thanks.
Return it back to the basics, McClane, and ONLY McClane, against all odds. Instead of worrying about topping the previous one, which hasn't worked at all, write a GOOD villain, write a GOOD plot, hire a GOOD director, just make a GOOD movie for a change. Thanks.
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2:05PM on 04/30/2013
In this new one, could McClane point a gun at a studio exec and "yippie-kye-ay" his ass to stop the idiocy?
In this new one, could McClane point a gun at a studio exec and "yippie-kye-ay" his ass to stop the idiocy?
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1:57PM on 04/30/2013
Please just stop.
Please just stop.
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1:45PM on 04/30/2013

QUESTION!! OFF TOPIC

OFF TOPIC QUESTION -Is the double post problem ever going to be fixed on this site???? Is it just me or my browser????
When I post a comment and then after post a reply to someone it tells me that there was a problem or something and to 'resend' or 'cancel?' IDK but then my Original post (not reply) doubles up.....Anyone else have this problem?? It's been this way for years...what can I do so my posts don't double up and or if I reply to 2 or more ppl then my Original post keeps doubling or
OFF TOPIC QUESTION -Is the double post problem ever going to be fixed on this site???? Is it just me or my browser????
When I post a comment and then after post a reply to someone it tells me that there was a problem or something and to 'resend' or 'cancel?' IDK but then my Original post (not reply) doubles up.....Anyone else have this problem?? It's been this way for years...what can I do so my posts don't double up and or if I reply to 2 or more ppl then my Original post keeps doubling or tripling or quadrupling....etc etc.. Any help on this???
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4:59PM on 04/30/2013
talk about irony, a post about a double post, creates a double post.
talk about irony, a post about a double post, creates a double post.
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1:40PM on 04/30/2013

QUESTION!! OFF TOPIC

OFF TOPIC QUESTION -Is the double post problem ever going to be fixed on this site???? Is it just me or my browser????
When I post a comment and then after post a reply to someone it tells me that there was a problem or something and to 'resend' or 'cancel?' IDK but then my Original post (not reply) doubles up.....Anyone else have this problem?? It's been this way for years...what can I do so my posts don't double up and or if I reply to 2 or more ppl then my Original post keeps doubling or
OFF TOPIC QUESTION -Is the double post problem ever going to be fixed on this site???? Is it just me or my browser????
When I post a comment and then after post a reply to someone it tells me that there was a problem or something and to 'resend' or 'cancel?' IDK but then my Original post (not reply) doubles up.....Anyone else have this problem?? It's been this way for years...what can I do so my posts don't double up and or if I reply to 2 or more ppl then my Original post keeps doubling or tripling or quadrupling....etc etc.. Any help on this???
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3:26PM on 04/30/2013
Do not refresh, and do not hit the back button to the page you just commented on.
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1:39PM on 04/30/2013

McTiernan

Just bust John McTiernan's as out of jail and get him to bring it all back home!
Just bust John McTiernan's as out of jail and get him to bring it all back home!
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1:45PM on 04/30/2013
he can still be an assistant adviser director from a cell...why not..give him a cell phone, non wiretapped or do whatever, and or an Ipad w/ a camera and let him do his thing...As a matter of fact, he might be a better director because all he will be able to see is what the camera is seeing, set up right of course....hhhmmmm I think I'm on to something for all the directors behind bars..
he can still be an assistant adviser director from a cell...why not..give him a cell phone, non wiretapped or do whatever, and or an Ipad w/ a camera and let him do his thing...As a matter of fact, he might be a better director because all he will be able to see is what the camera is seeing, set up right of course....hhhmmmm I think I'm on to something for all the directors behind bars..
1:48PM on 04/30/2013
That could be the next plot.
That could be the next plot.
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1:33PM on 04/30/2013

???

I LOVED Die Hard & Die Hard 2 when I was kid...Saw em both in the theater...Between the ages of 10 & 12, and the time I spent at the movies watching the now Classics, it felt like a Golden Age for Movies to me, helped that my mom would drop me off at the theater for an all day excursion, but it was a time I wouldn't take back for NUTTIN!! DIE HARDS, ROBOCOPS, BATMAN, BTTF's, KARATE KID 2, PREDATOR, RUNNING MAN, TWINS, TOTAL RECALL!, RAW, Indiana Jones &The Last Crusade (meh I like it, my dad
I LOVED Die Hard & Die Hard 2 when I was kid...Saw em both in the theater...Between the ages of 10 & 12, and the time I spent at the movies watching the now Classics, it felt like a Golden Age for Movies to me, helped that my mom would drop me off at the theater for an all day excursion, but it was a time I wouldn't take back for NUTTIN!! DIE HARDS, ROBOCOPS, BATMAN, BTTF's, KARATE KID 2, PREDATOR, RUNNING MAN, TWINS, TOTAL RECALL!, RAW, Indiana Jones &The Last Crusade (meh I like it, my dad got me the poster I hung it in my room for long time) Ghost Busters 2(big meh), HOME ALONE!! OK BIG SIDE NOTE!! - gotta say, seeing this movie at the age of 12 on opening day with a PACKED THEATER was the very 1st time I experienced a movie like a roller coaster ride!! I laughed so friggin hard through out the entire movie it was ridiculous!! prolly not because it was so funny but because I was connected with the audience and the audience to the movie and if everyone laughed cause a pin dropped it would make you laugh too, very hard! I was shocked leaving the theater that a movie could move me that way. I remember going back to the theater a few days later and tried to watch the movie to see if it could happen all over again...but needles to say the magic was gone, it came and went like someone cast a funny spell..Oh well, never laughed again at that movie or any of the sequels.
But getting back to my original point...lol sry..The magic that gave Die Hard 1 & 2 that thing that made it fun to see in the movies was long gone. I haven't even seen the entire one that just came out in theaters, saw bits and pieces, couldn't finish the damn thing, didn't want to. If they go ahead and make another one they should know that it's going to FLOP BIG TIME!!! You fooled the people once with garbage but they are not going to go back to catch it on the chin again. You need to be much more clever in movie making these days if you want to succeed. People will go see garbage right off the bat because of the hype but if you throw another curve the audience has a good eye when they get fooled, they ain't gonna swing!!
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1:34PM on 04/30/2013
OMG I almost forget it's going to do just what the title intends....DIE HARD....or in this case DIE HARDEST!! whew....I feel better
OMG I almost forget it's going to do just what the title intends....DIE HARD....or in this case DIE HARDEST!! whew....I feel better
1:24PM on 04/30/2013
I really hope they keep that title Die Hardest. Because once they release under that title, they can't keep calling it Die Hard, because that's as hard as it gets, even if the character continues.

About a month or two ago I heard a critic on NPR commenting on his disappointment in Die Hard 5, and how he realized part way through, it's not being made for Americans. They moved the action to Moscow, and seriously dumbed it down, because action movies are the easiest American genre export, and
I really hope they keep that title Die Hardest. Because once they release under that title, they can't keep calling it Die Hard, because that's as hard as it gets, even if the character continues.

About a month or two ago I heard a critic on NPR commenting on his disappointment in Die Hard 5, and how he realized part way through, it's not being made for Americans. They moved the action to Moscow, and seriously dumbed it down, because action movies are the easiest American genre export, and the dumber, the better. And that is why they are making another one, and setting it in another foreign city. Although in the right hands Tokyo might actually make sense in the Die Hard universe, I'm not holding my breath.
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1:16PM on 04/30/2013

A few misquotes, but if it came off... the story AND setting makes sense

Totally agree with the Olympus / White House Down post. A missed opportunity. McClane to me has and always will be the reluctant, beat-up, (ex?)-alcoholic, tired, wise-cracking, jeopardy loving hero.
Totally agree with the Olympus / White House Down post. A missed opportunity. McClane to me has and always will be the reluctant, beat-up, (ex?)-alcoholic, tired, wise-cracking, jeopardy loving hero.
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1:00PM on 04/30/2013
This sounds fucking horrible!!!! Especially in light of recent movies like Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, which are more Die Hard movies than recent Die Hard movies, and even more so after the criticisms of the last two movies, you'd think they'd try to take John McClane back to his roots.
It's a shame Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down have already been turned into movies. I think either film would have worked for a Die Hard sequel. You could have the story following a
This sounds fucking horrible!!!! Especially in light of recent movies like Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, which are more Die Hard movies than recent Die Hard movies, and even more so after the criticisms of the last two movies, you'd think they'd try to take John McClane back to his roots.
It's a shame Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down have already been turned into movies. I think either film would have worked for a Die Hard sequel. You could have the story following a natural progression where McClane is called to the White House or Congressional Hearing for the events of A Good Day to Die Hard to either be rewarded or chewed out (not really sure which would apply since I didn't see the last Die Hard). And then boom! Shit goes down in the White House and John McClane is the only person left to pick up the pieces.
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12:56PM on 04/30/2013
At the very least, Skip Woods isn't writing this one. I hope they attempt to hire a director who happens to give a damn about the series.
At the very least, Skip Woods isn't writing this one. I hope they attempt to hire a director who happens to give a damn about the series.
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12:53PM on 04/30/2013

"I feel it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise."

Wrong thing to say.
Wrong thing to say.
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12:43PM on 04/30/2013

oops

double post.
double post.
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12:43PM on 04/30/2013

actually i rescind my earlier comment

here's my plot for die hard 6 in japan. Die Hard Again: a crazy rich japanese super-villain businessman (Mr. Nakatomi Jr.?!) is obsessed with john mcclaine after his exploits from die hard 1 - 5. he comes up with a crazy plot to invite McClaine to japan and tricks him into entering a re-created Nakatomi Tower in Tokyo. then he traps him inside and re-creates the Die Hard 1 scenario to see John McClaine in action first hand (maybe the villain is making some sick twisted reality show or some bet
here's my plot for die hard 6 in japan. Die Hard Again: a crazy rich japanese super-villain businessman (Mr. Nakatomi Jr.?!) is obsessed with john mcclaine after his exploits from die hard 1 - 5. he comes up with a crazy plot to invite McClaine to japan and tricks him into entering a re-created Nakatomi Tower in Tokyo. then he traps him inside and re-creates the Die Hard 1 scenario to see John McClaine in action first hand (maybe the villain is making some sick twisted reality show or some bet or something). he's holding the McClaine family hostage. no sidekicks. just John McClaine by himself, only much much older.
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12:56PM on 04/30/2013
Holy shit. That's actually a great idea.
Holy shit. That's actually a great idea.
12:42PM on 04/30/2013
Didnt Emilio character die in the first one? or is he coming back as a different character?
Didnt Emilio character die in the first one? or is he coming back as a different character?
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1:13PM on 04/30/2013
I read it as being a possible premise for M:I-III. But yeah, he was pretty much squashed.
I read it as being a possible premise for M:I-III. But yeah, he was pretty much squashed.
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12:39PM on 04/30/2013

first russia, now japan?

why is john mcclaine suddenly a globe-trotting spy? he's supposed to be joe six-pack (with police training) stuck in a bad scenario. he's not trying to save the world. he's not even trying to save the people around him. he's just trying to get back to homeostasis so he can go back to sleep or whatever. either go back to the roots of die hard or just go balls to the wall john mcclaine VS zombies.
why is john mcclaine suddenly a globe-trotting spy? he's supposed to be joe six-pack (with police training) stuck in a bad scenario. he's not trying to save the world. he's not even trying to save the people around him. he's just trying to get back to homeostasis so he can go back to sleep or whatever. either go back to the roots of die hard or just go balls to the wall john mcclaine VS zombies.
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1:16PM on 04/30/2013
Because Die Hard is no longer catering to Americans who only sometimes go out to the theater. It's catering to the global market, where they don't give a shit what country he's in, so long as he blows stuff up real good and doesn't get too wordy for the dubbers.
Because Die Hard is no longer catering to Americans who only sometimes go out to the theater. It's catering to the global market, where they don't give a shit what country he's in, so long as he blows stuff up real good and doesn't get too wordy for the dubbers.
2:17PM on 05/02/2013
@HoyleHaw. k, if international audiences don't give a shit what country he's in, then keep him in the usa and blow shit up real good. win-win.
@HoyleHaw. k, if international audiences don't give a shit what country he's in, then keep him in the usa and blow shit up real good. win-win.
12:32PM on 04/30/2013

McLane has to die

Well, they can't stop now, because McLane is still alive. It's called "Die hard" so in the next installement McLane should die in style...
Well, they can't stop now, because McLane is still alive. It's called "Die hard" so in the next installement McLane should die in style...
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12:30PM on 04/30/2013
Didn't they learn anything from Die Hard 5??? Getting him to Japan is probably going to end up in flame like Die Hard 5. Why can't they just get Die Hard back to its root - John McClane against a team of villains set in a confined space such as hospital, warehouse, police station or even the white house?
Didn't they learn anything from Die Hard 5??? Getting him to Japan is probably going to end up in flame like Die Hard 5. Why can't they just get Die Hard back to its root - John McClane against a team of villains set in a confined space such as hospital, warehouse, police station or even the white house?
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12:27PM on 04/30/2013

All I ask is that it's called

Old Habits Die Hard
Old Habits Die Hard
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12:26PM on 04/30/2013
Why is this happening?!?! The fifth film was terrible.
Why is this happening?!?! The fifth film was terrible.
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12:24PM on 04/30/2013
Die Hard 5 was a humongous turd. One of the worst movies I've seen in theaters in years.
Die Hard 5 was a humongous turd. One of the worst movies I've seen in theaters in years.
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12:12PM on 04/30/2013
Just...die...
Just...die...
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12:26PM on 04/30/2013
That would be a great title to end the franchise with the way it's going.
That would be a great title to end the franchise with the way it's going.
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