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.