A Movie for Guys: Live Free or Die Hard


Yeah, Bruce is getting a little long in the tooth for an action hero. That’s what I thought. Then, I watched the movie. Kick-ass, bang-up, high testosterone action, baby! Seriously, I was prepared to be disappointed. I wasn’t.

You may recognize the unintentional and involuntary sidekick: He’s the guy who plays “Mac” in the Mac versus PC ads. He was only an angstrom short of brilliant.

Good beer drinking and cussing flick (I used up the entire Brooklyn Alphabet: Fucking-A, Fucking-B, Fucking-C…). I loved it.

30 Responses to “A Movie for Guys: Live Free or Die Hard”

  1. 1.618 Says:

    Loved watching it…

  2. 1.618 Says:

    p.s. I have the flu….

  3. Ash Says:

    Angus, I’ll have to give it a watch. I love my hard-core, action movies. The more violence, the better.

    Way behind the curve here, but as soon as possible I’m going to go see The Dark Knight. Batman Begins was awesome (although I hate to think what those tyres would have cost… ) so I must see it.

  4. Ash Says:

    And 1.6, get better soon. The flu is horrible.

  5. 1.618 Says:

    Thanks Ashy, I never get the flu….. germs icky..

  6. bingbing Says:

    Yippie ki yay! ‘Tis a great movie. Favourite line?

    McCain: “Hey, it’s not a system! It’s a country! You’re talking about people! A whole country full of people, sitting at home, alone, scared to death in their houses…”

    So much for hackers and others wanting to bring down the ‘system’.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Willis had direct input into that line. After all, he’s a Republican and a big supporter of the troops.

    Not to mention he’s my favourite actor.

    _______________________

    Get better soon golden girl.

  7. Dave Surls Says:

    I wish my girl liked shoot-em-ups. She always wants to watch crap like “Terms of Endearment”.

    Yuck.

  8. tizona Says:

    LMAO…Smood and deboner, Dave. Laughing so god damn hard…lol.

  9. Dave Surls Says:

    I might have to adopt Ash or 1.618, so I’ll have a cute girl around to watch Bruce Willis movies with.

  10. Dave Surls Says:

    I remember that me and the missus were watching this Godawful Tony Hopkins movie called “Howards End”, which is all about these limeys and their tedious “relationships”.

    She said “Isn’t this a fantastic film?”

    I said “Dear, is it all right if I just shoot myself in the head? Because I’d rather die a quick and easy death than to continue suffering through this pap.”

    Good thing we have a comfy couch, ’cause that’s were I slept that night.

    She really liked that movie.

  11. Dave Surls Says:

    Comfy I meant to say.

  12. tizona Says:

    rotflmao, Surls, been there done the same damn thing…SOMEONE PLEASE SHOOT ME. 🙂

  13. Dminor Says:

    I liked it too. And The Bourne Ultimatum – thought that was better than the previous two. We can watch them on the plasma if you like, Bingbing, when you come over (picked both up for ten bucks as ex-rentals from the local vid store).

    Am also looking forward to The Dark Knight. Currently scoring 92% on the Tomatometer (Rotten Tomatos.com – good movie site).

    A bit disappointed with the latest Indiana Jones film. Harrison Ford was OK – quite subtle at times – but Blanchett was weak and the movie never fired on all thrusters. Will always remember, aged 10, going to the Village Twin in Brisbane and seeing Clash of the Titans followed by Raiders of the Lost Ark. I still think that has to be my all-time favourite action flick. From about 40 minutes in, Indy’s surrounded by Nazi’s, with bugger-all help. One superbly crafted set-piece follows the other: from the mystical Map Room, to the snake-infested Well of the Souls, then that second-to-none car and truck chase with its famous manoeuvre where he uses his whip to slide under the truck, capped by the unforgettable head-exploding, face-melting finale. I was waiting for something similar at the end of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – with CGI, it could have been amazing. Again, disappointment. John William’s score in Raider’s was brilliant throughout (I think his best scores were the first two Star Wars, the first two Indianas, Jaws and Superman; the music in those films was such an important part of the excitement. You rarely get that in modern films, but look at the impact when you do, such as the opening sequence in Gladiator).

  14. Angus Dei Says:

    I too look forward to Dark Knight, as I liked Batman Begins so much I bought the DVD. Christian Bale has come so far since American Psycho. LOL!

    I have the first three Indiana Jones flix in a DVD box set, and I saw all of them in the theatre when they came out. You’re right, Dminor, Williams’ scores tend to define a film. I think Star Wars OT was well served by Williams, but there are so many others.

  15. bingbing Says:

    #11 But look! You said ‘comfy’ in the first place. 😉

  16. bingbing Says:

    #13 Sounds good, D. Have seen Die Hard 4 a few times now, including at the cinema but it’s been a while since I’ve watched the Bourne Ultimatum. Isn’t the Bourne Supremecy the third one, though. I thought it went Identity, Ultimatum, Supremecy.

    Anyway, 99% sure I’ll get my own LCD when I get back to Korea. Can pick up a large one (forget how many cm but a size up from the smallest ones) for under a grand nowadays.

    The thing that sucked about the latest Indy flick was that there was this great, anger and resentment filled, yet very funny, dynamic between Indy and his ex-wife but then suddenly, in one lame line, it’s as if they’ve been together and in love forever. Suddenly they’re all just one happy family again. Weak.

    Am definitely looking forward to the Dark Knight. Might hook up the laptop to the new TV come September and, you know. 😉

  17. Angus Dei Says:

    Bzzzzzzt! Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum, Bingbing (The Bourne Bingbing!). LOL!

  18. bingbing Says:

    #17 I stand corrected.

  19. spot_the_dog Says:

    Dave Surls, I’ll see you your Terms of Endearment and Howard’s End and raise you one Beaches.

    Shoulda oughta got combat pay for sittin’ through that one. Men never learn, but. Agreed to take my girl to see the new ABBA movie tomorrow night. 😐

  20. Dave Surls Says:

    “But look! You said ‘comfy’ in the first place.”

    Saints preserve us…a miracle!

    Actually, I could do that too…if I got off my lazy butt and became a contributer to the site, like my Cid keeps inviting me to do.

    “Dave Surls, I’ll see you your Terms of Endearment and Howard’s End and raise you one Beaches.”

    Oh God, please don’t make see “Beaches”. One more chick flick and my brain will implode.

  21. bingbing Says:

    Never saw Beaches, or Howard’s End, or Terms of Endearment, or even Thelma and Louise. And I’ve so far managed to avoid the Sex in the City movie although I’m pretty sure Space Cadette said it was on her computer.

  22. Ash Says:

    Whatever you do, do not agree to see that woeful, nasty chick flick “Message In A Bottle”. And if you do accidentally make that mistake, don’t see it with someone who cries at movies.

    Spot, the ABBA movie isn’t as painful as it looks.

  23. Mr. Bingley Says:

    As I told my Bride the best part of Howard’s End was Vanessa Redgrave dying in the first 10 minutes.

  24. Dminor Says:

    I’ll see all your pretentious pieces of crap movies and trump you…The Piano.

  25. Dminor Says:

    Bingbing, we’ll find something you haven’t watched on one of those illegal Korean private projector rooms, if that’s posible.

  26. yojimbo Says:

    Have to agree with Dminor on the Piano. Blech! Although some of Holly Hunter’s work wasn’t bad. Just don’t see anything with Harvey Keitel/Kietel/whatever in it.

  27. Dave Surls Says:

    One thing is for sure, the less of Vanessa Redgrave in a movie, the better the movie.

    Look at “Casablanca”. That’s a great movie, and Vanessa isn’t in it at all!

    I rest my case.

  28. Angus Dei Says:

    Holly Hunter’s best work? Raising Arizona. God, I love that movie.

    Mr. B, I’d pay to watch a movie in which Redgrave croaked within the first ten minutes. Especially if it was violent and bloody so she would live up to her name.

  29. Dminor Says:

    If memory serves, I believe Vanessa Redgrave meets a nasty end in Ken Russell’s The Devils.

  30. drush76 Says:

    A movie for guys? I’m a woman and I’ve been a fan of the DIE HARD franchise since the first movie.


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