I can use many words to describe Live Free or Die Hard aka Die Hard 4, but most of them would consist of four letters and would probably get some stern looks from the more morally inclined among you. Despite that film’s failing to live up to its predecessors, it still made more money than a Eurotrash terrorist scheme, which obviously means that John McClane is back on the job, and this time he’s bringing his son with him.
The previous trailers were more about classical music and explosions, and this one is… well it still has those, but just with a little bit more Eurotrash terrorist.
Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack–unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
I have to admit, that’s a pretty good looking trailer. There’s just one problem: Max Payne. The trailers for that film looked gobsmackingly good, and then the movie itself ended up being stinkier than a blue cheese enema. And the guy who made that celluloid turd, John Moore, is the same guy that made this.
So although Jai Courtney is a seriously rapidly rising star, and this film also features a lithe Russian girl stripping out of bike leathers, I’m going to reserve judgement on this until the end credits roll.
Last Updated: January 7, 2013