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Old December 22 2012, 12:23 AM   #211
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Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

From the first teaser trailer ending with McClaine referring to himself as the "007 of Plainfield, New Jersey" to the poster declaring "Yippie Ki-yay Mother Russia", I've been excited about this movie. It "looks" magnificent... funny... exciting... action packed... etc.

Certainly looking forward to it far more than I was the last one. (And even it was pretty damn good.)
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Old December 22 2012, 02:24 AM   #212
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Cop / spy movies are always better with Russia involved.
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Old December 26 2012, 11:39 PM   #213
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Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

Even Police Academy Mission to Moscow?
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Old December 28 2012, 03:10 PM   #214
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Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

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Cop / spy movies are always better with Russia involved.
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Even Police Academy Mission to Moscow?
Absolutely. Can you imagine what would have happened with a Police Academy Mission to Poughkeepsie?
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Old January 1 2013, 07:59 PM   #215
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Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

In that case, I dread to think how bad The Saint would have been had it not been in Russia.
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Old January 1 2013, 08:09 PM   #216
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The only thing that I kind of find tasteless is the female assassins that appeared in the last movie, and it looks in this movie. Are they trying to sell tickets by having John McClain beat up hot women?
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Old January 1 2013, 08:10 PM   #217
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Or them beat him up?
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Old January 1 2013, 08:20 PM   #218
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Maybe at first.. but like the last one, if the stakes are high enough, he'll hafta dispense with them.
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Old January 1 2013, 11:07 PM   #219
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Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

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The only thing that I kind of find tasteless is the female assassins that appeared in the last movie, and it looks in this movie. Are they trying to sell tickets by having John McClain beat up hot women?
Not following you here.
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Old January 3 2013, 06:28 AM   #220
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In that case, I dread to think how bad The Saint would have been had it not been in Russia.
I sware... Am I the only person who actually likes that movie?
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Old January 3 2013, 10:07 AM   #221
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In that case, I dread to think how bad The Saint would have been had it not been in Russia.
I sware... Am I the only person who actually likes that movie?
Actualy I remember quite enjoying it. I didn't think it was a great Saint film, but as a standalone actioner I quite liked it. I recall being amused by Kilmer's ludicrous disguises....
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Old January 3 2013, 01:49 PM   #222
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I like elements of The Saint (and Elizabeth Shue was just delectable in it) but its climactic sequence is a man switching on a light bulb, for heaven's sake. Now, if they'd left in the original planned scene of Templar landing a plane in St Peter's Square (as I recall), it might have been actually exciting!
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Old January 3 2013, 01:51 PM   #223
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I don't like this. McClane again looks like the ubercool superhero again, just like in Die Hard 4. He isn't supposed to be that.
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Old January 3 2013, 02:31 PM   #224
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I don't like this. McClane again looks like the ubercool superhero again, just like in Die Hard 4. He isn't supposed to be that.
Pretty much. Part of the appeal of the first three movies is that he's just some poor bastard who repeatedly get sucked into situations like that.
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Old January 3 2013, 04:54 PM   #225
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I love the moment in the first film when he's on the rooftop and shouts "Please God, don't let me die!", and when he breaks down almost crying on the bridge of the ship in Die Hard With A Vengeance. That's the John McClane I want to see.
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