Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...
Really, Bruce Willis' recent less-is-more acting style, while well suited to some of his more offbeat roles, doesn't lend itself to McClane. And 4.0 suffered from its unwillingness to place the odd profanity in/ out of his mouth. Ned Flanders as McClane?
Definitely a contributing factor. With the shit John usually finds himself in, political correctness is probably the last thing on his mind.
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