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Can the world ever have enough John McClane? I’m going to go out on a limb and say hell no the world can never have enough John McClane. Who else can engage evil villains in witty banter, and who else can pull off a line like, “Yippie ki-yay, motherfucker”? No one, that’s who.
Well now it seems that world is creeping ever closer to “Die Hard 5”. There have been rumors about this floating around for a while, but now Twitch is reporting that the fifth installment in the most badass movie franchise in the history of ever has a director, John Moore (“Behind Enemy Lines”, “Max Payne”, “The Omen” remake), and at least a few bits of story. That’s the word on the street, anyway. And by street I mean the internet.
For the first time in five movies, Bruce Willis will apparently introduce John McClane’s particular brand of ass-kicking justice to the rest of the world: he’s going to Russia. Instead of a daughter, like in “Live Free or Die Hard”, this time McClane will be accompanied by his son, and the plot will see “the two drawn into a conflict with local forces”. Basically it seems that John McClane is going to take down Russia. That’s like a childhood dream come true.
The son angle also brings up the possibilities of a franchise hand off. God damn, how awesome would it be to have John McClane as your dad? Don’t get me wrong, I love my father, but seriously, wouldn’t you be stoked?
I don’t know about Moore’s involvement, if that holds up. Sure, the last one was directed by Len Wiseman and it still ruled super hard, but Moore is the guy responsible for “Max Payne”. Here is my dear friend Jamie’s review of “Max Payne”: “’Max Payne’ took a shit in my mouth.” Direct quote. We’ll see. As long as it has Bruce Willis in it, and the “Die Hard” name slapped across the front, I’ll watch anything. Let’s hope that this won’t be the first weak link in the otherwise flawless chain. I mean hey, we were all afraid that “Live Free or Die Hard” was going to suck, too, weren’t we?