A cluster of explosions and a lot of macho male bonding makes the fifth Die Hard film, A Good Day To Die Hard, look like the perfect addition to an extremely successful franchise. But thanks to director John Moore and writer Skip Woods, this is a forgettable addition to in a long line of hitherto legendary action films, doomed to disappoint fans and numb newcomers to the films accordingly.
If asked to name successful film franchises, you could more than likely rattle off a few that have held audience interests long enough to exceed the standard trilogy. James Bond. Harry Potter. Star Wars. Heck, even Resident Evil is still putting bums on seats after four instalments. But not all film franchises continue to pull in the crowds, instead defaulting to DVD as they continue to explore their characters, story and that crack in the floor in HMV. We’ve found seven of the saddest…
With a few exceptions, taglines are used to sell movies that nobody wants to buy. Noticing that Hollywood have assigned some classic taglines to the wrong movies, we crack out the red pen and make with the corrections.
Yippie Kay Yay, action fans, 20th Century Fox is talking to writer Skip Woods about penning the fifth Die Hard movie. Elderly action star Bruce Willis hinted in February that he could be back as John McClane in a sequel to 2007’s Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free and Die Hard to all you Americans out there) and since that movie made $378 million worldwide, you can’t blame Fox for wanting to milk a bit more money from the Die Hard cash-cow. Moo!