Monday, May 20, 2013

A Good Day to Die Hard vs Shawn

Shawn here. I finally watched a movie. A Good Day to Die Hard. The fifth in the franchise. Spawned from a bad ass motherfucker of an original (Die Hard). Does it live up to the original or ANY of its predecessors? Yes and No. Let me explain.

"Sequels". They're a love/hate relationship with us here in The Basement. There are some movies that were simply intended to have sequels, prequels etc. They're being written that way. BUT . . . a lot of times, sequels are made just to cash in on the principle.

A Good Day to Die Hard felt like a "cashing in" movie.  While most of the action was insanely rad, sadly, the movie felt . . . "forced", awkward, disjointed and clumsy.

I'm hurting, because John McClane defines action, masculinity and blows stuff up real fucking good. Die Hard has molded our generation with smart "one liners" (if ever a thing existed) and I've enjoyed ALL of the Die Hard movies enough to watch multiple times . . .

This one just didn't feel right. I had a really hard time getting into the vibe that John McClane can bring. I felt disconnected from the Die Hard universe. I didn't enjoy the story much or the "spy" son.

I guess the main question is: would I watch it again? The answer is: No.

I would not go out of my way to watch it again. If it were on T.V. I might not change the channel, but I would NOT seek it out for multiple viewings.

In Basement language, that means, it gets a Bad. Good thing there are four others to really enjoy.

"Yippee-ki-yay, motherfuckers"
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