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Old 09-30-2019, 05:05 AM
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A Die Hard reboot?


I'm not really interested!

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/...ard-franchise/

The last one sucked. The one set in Russia. I didn't think highly of the fourth one either, but 5 is awful.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:07 AM
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Words never uttered at a Disney production meeting:

"Does anyone have an original idea?"
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:05 AM
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My thoughts exactly!

It's time for Sly, Arnie and Bruce to retire. At least from action roles.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:15 AM
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I missed the one in Russia but I've seen the rest. Somewhere along the line, they forgot that McClane was supposed to be an ordinary guy stuck in a little over his head. He went from barely surviving a shootout in the first movie to shrugging off attacks from a fighter jet.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:28 AM
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"It's like Die Hard, except they're trapped in a bus!"
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:00 AM
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"It's like Die Hard, except they're trapped in a bus!"
And what if the bus couldn't slow down or it would blow up? Brilliant!
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:23 AM
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Isn't that Speed?
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:21 AM
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Isn't that Speed?
No. It was called The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down.

Here’s a cite.

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It's like Speed 2 but on a bus.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:57 AM
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I flagged this thread for a possible move by a moderator to Cafe Society (which would be a more appropriate forum for the topic).
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:08 AM
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It's like Speed 2 but on a bus.
pfffft, we've gone way past that.

Or maybe that should be whey past that.



anyone? anyone............no?

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Old 09-30-2019, 01:36 PM
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"It's like Die Hard, except they're trapped in a bus!"
A remake of The Gauntlet with Willis in the Eastwood role could be interesting.
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OK, ordinarily I worry when a thread gets five reports while I'm at work. But this one was easily taken care of. Moving GR to CS.
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I've nothing against Bruce Willis as an actor, but it's just embarrassing to degrade a great franchise with inferior sequels. I don't know what it is with these "alternate sequels" in the industry too. Laurie Strode died and then they bring her back, like nothing happened. The same with Linda Hamilton in the new Terminator film. After seeing Bruce Willis fall through a top floor of a building with no markings on that old age pensioner's body, I was like, sod this crap. I'm done. All is not lost, though. We can still watch the old (and way better) films...
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My thoughts exactly!

It's time for Sly, Arnie and Bruce to retire. At least from action roles.
Shouldn't it be "Syl" and not "Sly"?
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I think they should remake it, but make some changes. After all, they shouldn't just retell the same story over and over.

So, instead of him being a detective, let's make him a Highway Patrol cop.
And his district is the desert areas,of say, Arizona. or Nevada. Some desolate area.
And instead of high tech exceptional thieves, the bad guys are more violent. How about a bad assed biker gang. Can get that whole Sons of Anarchy thing. Good for merchandising!
And McClane arrests one, but he gets off on a technicalilty.
And the biker gang kills his wife and children.
So McClane goes on a killing spree, wasting the entire gang. Car chases! Big explosions!

What do you think? It SINGS!
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:54 PM
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Didn't they just do a Die Hard reboot with Dwayne Johnson last year?
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:06 PM
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I missed the one in Russia but I've seen the rest. Somewhere along the line, they forgot that McClane was supposed to be an ordinary guy stuck in a little over his head. He went from barely surviving a shootout in the first movie to shrugging off attacks from a fighter jet.


This was going to be my post.


Of course, lots of people didn't realize this even when the movie was new, casting it as just another "he-man action film", ignoring the fact that he spends most of the first half trying desperately to get someone else to come help him. Ah-nold would never do that!
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Of course, lots of people didn't realize this even when the movie was new, casting it as just another "he-man action film",...
Actually a lot of people complained when the movie was new that Bruce Willis was no action hero. That they should have cast someone like...Ahnuld! No one would believe a puny guy like Bruce could be the hero.

And that's actually the reverse problem with Skyscraper - Mr Rock is supposed to be a guy struggling to come to terms with his disability, and start a new business, raise a family. He's a normal guy. He doesn't have time or money to spend working out all day getting into shape. So were we supposed to ignore that he looks like...Dwayne Johnson? Assume he was just born like that?
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I think they should remake it, but make some changes. After all, they shouldn't just retell the same story over and over.

So, instead of him being a detective, let's make him a Highway Patrol cop.
And his district is the desert areas,of say, Arizona. or Nevada. Some desolate area.
And instead of high tech exceptional thieves, the bad guys are more violent. How about a bad assed biker gang. Can get that whole Sons of Anarchy thing. Good for merchandising!
And McClane arrests one, but he gets off on a technicalilty.
And the biker gang kills his wife and children.
So McClane goes on a killing spree, wasting the entire gang. Car chases! Big explosions!

What do you think? It SINGS!
He could attend a support group for people who are always finding faults in others and wear a sign that says, "I hate naggers!"
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:42 PM
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So were we supposed to ignore that he looks like...Dwayne Johnson? Assume he was just born like that?
Such conditions are rare but possible.
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Didn't they just do a Die Hard reboot with Dwayne Johnson last year?
As far as I'm aware, it has always been Sly.
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I think they should remake it, but make some changes. After all, they shouldn't just retell the same story over and over.

So, instead of him being a detective, let's make him a Highway Patrol cop.
And his district is the desert areas,of say, Arizona. or Nevada. Some desolate area.
And instead of high tech exceptional thieves, the bad guys are more violent. How about a bad assed biker gang. Can get that whole Sons of Anarchy thing. Good for merchandising!
And McClane arrests one, but he gets off on a technicalilty.
And the biker gang kills his wife and children.
So McClane goes on a killing spree, wasting the entire gang. Car chases! Big explosions!

What do you think? It SINGS!
All of this makes him very angry. We'll call it Angry McClane.
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And get Tarantino to direct it, put Machete in the role,

Angry John Machete, New Mexico Cop, Just Trying To Spend Quality Time With His Kids During Christmas

The tag line could be
"When you ruin Machete's Christmas Family Reunion, you better hope he doesn't ruin your's "

Oh wait, someone said disney, nevermind...
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All of this makes him very angry. We'll call it Angry McClane.
Mental McClane? Alliteration.
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