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(WTOP)   You might want to sit down for this, but it looks like "A Good Day to Die Hard" might not be the most realistic Hollywood movie ever made. "Why is there a swimming pool at an abandoned Chernobyl facility? Why is there clean water in it?"   (wtop.com) divider line 14
    More: Amusing, die-hard, Hollywood, Hollywood movie, John McClane, Unforgiven, Alan Rickman, Shia Labeouf, Sean Connery  
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2013-02-15 10:42:48 AM  
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Not that I'm trying to defend what is sure to be a real stinker of a movie, but I would think it is a nuclear waste pool, maybe?  Water is a great insulator against radiation, to the point that supposedly you could swim in a pool at the top with spent fuel at the bottom, and you would receive less radiation than just walking on the sidewalk on a sunny day.

/didn't read the article
2013-02-15 02:07:07 PM  
2 votes:
The movie really lost me when Bruce Willis showed up on the screen and he wasn't named Bruce Willis, he was being called John McClane or something ridiculous. How unrealistic is that? I mean we all know his name is Bruce Willis who is he trying to fool?
2013-02-15 01:47:46 PM  
2 votes:

YodaBlues: Englebert Slaptyback: At least it got Timothy Olyphant into 'Hitman' and 'Justified', so we've got that going for us... which is nice. Obviously his small role in 'Rock Star' wasn't going to be very helpful.

Am I the only person who can't stand Olyphant? A buddy of mine enjoys him too and I don't see it.



Kinda like the comic Family Circus?
2013-02-15 12:38:58 PM  
2 votes:

thatguyoverthere70: I saw it yesterday, it's not great, but it's not as bad as Live Free, and not as bad as most critics are making it out to be. As has already been pointed out, he was jumping around on the wings of planes in the last one. so pretty much anything is a step up from the last one. I was entertained by the car chase.

The bad guys waving around some device to make the radiation just magically go away was pretty ridiculous, though.

Honestly, while they all have their moments, none of the Die Hard sequels are very good movies.


www.popcultureattack.com

F-F-F-F-fark you.
2013-02-15 11:00:41 AM  
2 votes:
This is what franchises are good at: Cementing the legacy of their heroes as larger-than-life pop culture figures. However, they do nothing for their filmmakers in the eyes of academic film history.

I don't go to see Die Hard movies for "academic film history".

It's why we hold The Beatles in higher esteem than The Monkees.

Speak for yourself. I'm a believer.

What's that you say? It's unfair to compare a shoot-em-up genre flick to artistic directors like Nichols, Levinson, Wilder, Ray and Anderson? Your honor, I present

No, it doesn't matter what you present. It's still f'n stupid to do so.

As Bruce said in "Pulp Fiction" (1994): "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead," and Mr. Willis, Haley Joel's ready for his closeup. He still sees dead people, and boy do they die hard.

I think this review was just trying to prove to people that the author has seen a bunch of movies, and can make pop culture references.
2013-02-15 09:30:29 PM  
1 votes:

Shadowknight: Englebert Slaptyback: At least it got Timothy Olyphant into 'Hitman' and 'Justified', so we've got that going for us... which is nice. Obviously his small role in 'Rock Star' wasn't going to be very helpful.

He was also the not-black detective in the "Gone in 60 Seconds" remake with Nicolas Cage.


It think Deadwood had more to do with Olyphant getting those roles than anything else he's done.
2013-02-15 02:45:35 PM  
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: What's that you say? It's unfair to compare a shoot-em-up genre flick to artistic directors like Nichols, Levinson, Wilder, Ray and Anderson? Your honor, I present

No, it doesn't matter what you present. It's still f'n stupid to do so.


Not reading the article, but it's possible to make a great shoot-em-up genre flick that can compare to the likes of Nichols, Levinson, Wilder, Ray and Anderson.

Sam Peckinpah, James Cameron, Don Siegel, Sam Raimi,etc...

There's a difference between being a fun-don't-take-us-seriously and being a sloppy movie. Michael Bay makes sloppy movies.

Great Movies work because they stay true to the world they created. The Dark Knight was more believable than any Kate Hudson RomCom of the last 15 years.
2013-02-15 02:23:36 PM  
1 votes:
Trolling with the "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" gambit, so tiring.

Internal consistency of the fictional character's world and abilities isn't too much to ask.  Dropping a body off a building and aiming well enough to hit a police car is ok.  Driving a car into an embankment and aiming it well enough to fly fifty feet in the air and strike a helicopter is not.
2013-02-15 02:00:55 PM  
1 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: /The "R" rating again is a good start


Yes, becuase making it R makes the script better.

/never bought into the whole "it has to be R to be good.
2013-02-15 01:14:01 PM  
1 votes:
art.penny-arcade.com
/Oblig
2013-02-15 01:02:50 PM  
1 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: Karac: No mention of a plucky black sidekick = Die Hard fail.

What the hell are you talkin.....

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How could you forget Al?

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2013-02-15 11:29:46 AM  
1 votes:
Let me put on my constipated Sherlock hat.
2013-02-15 11:03:41 AM  
1 votes:

Shadowknight: Not that I'm trying to defend what is sure to be a real stinker of a movie, but I would think it is a nuclear waste pool, maybe?  Water is a great insulator against radiation, to the point that supposedly you could swim in a pool at the top with spent fuel at the bottom, and you would receive less radiation than just walking on the sidewalk on a sunny day.

/didn't read the article


As heard in the movie, it's rain water.
2013-02-15 10:56:03 AM  
1 votes:
Stop trying to make sense of it. Its a big dumb action movie, and a fun one.
 
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