Monday, December 31, 2007

Live Free Or Die Hard

I slid the disc in expecting cliche. The title, after all, reminded me a little too much of those "Love it or leave it," or "They'll pry my gun out of my..." platitudes that make me zone out. I knew the Die Hard sequel was centered around the 4th of July, so I expected lots of red, white and blue.

I was wrong.

Live Free Or Die Hard rocks! Centered around a seemingly all-too-possible cyber terrorism plot, John McClane still kicks ass with attitude. And his sidekick in this version, played by Justin Long, keeps pace and holds his own.

Sure, there was still some cliche and some of the action was unbelievable. But in the end, I was yelling "yipipie-ki-yah, motherfucker!" along with Bruce Willis.

On the inside, at least.


Ian C. said...

I've been trying to pull off that launching-a-car-into-a-helicopter stunt, but I keep running through the toll booth instead of going into the air.

I'm running out of toll booths to try. And renting helicopters is expensive. And I'm pretty sure the police are onto me.

Buzzardbilly said...

Curmy and I just watched this. I've never heard him laugh so hard as he laughed through that ridiculous chase scene at the end. The plot though was scarily possible.

You guys have a happy new year in the Casa de la Film Geek.

jennyville said...

I was enjoying this movie right up until they flashed the big "Open for business" sign - at which point, of course, I got all indignant and ranted for a few minutes.

Then I got over it and went back to enjoying the movie. It was a little better than I expected, and all things considered, not too bad.

And, also, Happy New Year! :)

The Film Geek said...

Hey Ian: How about that scene where Willis sorta pushes himself out of the truck and ONTO A PLANE!?! I nearly laughed myself silly.

Buzzardbilly: You gotta suspend a whole bunch of belief, but it's a fun ride. And happy new year to you!

Jenny: I sorta bit my jaw when I was that too. But the country side was really pretty...

And happy new year!

Elvis Drinkmo said...

I'll be checking this out- based on your recommendation, Film Geek. That's pretty much how Priscilla and I been doin' it since you and I became friends- you are the film authority as far as I'm concerned.

Besides I like Bruce Willis- his small role in Four Rooms is one of my favorites to this day.

Happy New Year, my man!!

The Film Geek said...

Hey Elvis, Happy New Year to you and your family, too!

I tell you, Bruce Willis don't make no bad movies. (Well, not many bad movies.)

This one is silly, but really entertaining. Hope you enjoy it. And I'm far from an authority. I like what I like, and sometimes that's a bit narrow in scope. But that's me...:)

Hope 2008 rocks for you, Elvis.

fishing guy said...

Film Geek: I loved the scene when he jumped onto the jump jet. Do you think there was something symbolic in the writing?

The Film Geek said...

May be, Fishing Guy. As unbelievable as it was, it sure was fun! A great popcorn movie.