Oh, for the love of… Sigh. Because Die Harder, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Live Free or Die Hard weren’t stupid enough titles for unnecessary sequels to a great film (and, let’s face it, Die Hard itself is kind of a goofy title, too), it was announced today by Fox CEO Tom Rothman that Die Hard 5 will be entitled A Good Day to Die Hard. Seriously. A… Good… Day… to… Die… Hard. A group of grown men and women, adults, came up with and approved of that title for a film. Really.
And, like just about every single other film in the franchise (except for Die Hard with a Vengeance) the film is about how a member of Bruce Willis’ immediate family is kidnapped and held hostage by a group of terrorist bad guys, and only The Bald One can get said family member back. Because, you know, INTERPOL’s probably busy or something, I guess.
That’s the title of the John Moore-directed sequel, which finds Willis’ John McClane traveling to Russia to rescue his son, John McClane Jr., then getting entangled in yet another high-octane adventure in a place where “nothing is as it seems.”
So this should be pretty interesting, despite the fact that it sounds exactly like the Liam Neeson film Taken, but, hey, whatever. With a title like A Good Day to Die Hard, this thing has gotta be so bad it’s good. Right? Right? I mean, it’s got to be, right?
What do you think of the Die Hard news?
Source: The AV Club