Saturday, October 06, 2012

Yippee-Ki-Yay! John McClane Returns in A Good Day to Die Hard

Believe it or not, next year marks a quarter-century since the first time Bruce Willis' Det. John McClane got in over his head squaring off with terrorist baddies in Die Hard. To mark the occasion, Twentieth Century Fox has a fifth installment of the game-changing action franchise that's been so good to their bottom line primed and ready to go. A Good Day to Die Hard, directed by John Moore, has McClane battling world-beating shenanigans in Russia while bantering with police officer son John Jr. (Jai Courtney). Here's the first trailer:

Awesome. But then I'm an easy mark for any Die Hard. I love 'em. All of 'em. Some people hate on the fourth, 2007's Live Free or Die Hard, but not me. As far as I'm concerned, Bruce Willis as McClane remains one of the most iconic, indelible, and important action heroes of all time, and I'll happily arrive at the ticket booth and pay full freight to see him anytime he deigns to come back, world-weary quips at the ready. And hey, if Willis sticks around for just a few entries more, it won't be long before we get this:

Look for A Good Day to Die Hard in theaters Valentine's Day. Perfect date movie!

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