January 30, 2013

Regarding the trailer for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD...


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  1. Screw this guy. Die Hard is awesome no matter what.

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    1. Die Hard 4 puts the lie to your statement.

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    2. Indeed, and that was totally the problem with Indy 4...
      (*hides in a fridge*)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arib8uWMWsM

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  2. only if said kid is played shia labeouf

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  3. I, myself, can't WAIT for Twilight:The Next Generation and Harry Potter and The Good Guy Who Turned Evil And Is Whopped On By His Son.

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    1. ...and the scene where the shadow of Indy putting on his hat makes the whole movie worthwhile.

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  4. Also, I believe the new Die Hard was not written by George Lucas and will not involve CG gophers, unbelievably bad lighting or aliens whose treasure was knowledge.

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  5. Is the guy in this comic black? just wondering.

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    1. Sure you're "just wondering." Are you trying to say that a white guy (or non-black guy; he could be Asian for all I know) can't have an afro? Or are you focusing on something else in the picture...

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    2. Well, due to the fact that there isn't any skin colour in these comics, people may be inclined to quickly assume the characters portrayed are white unless the artist uses strong features perceived to belong to one particular race.

      So looking at this character, I want to say it could be a black guy.

      Someone doing it with japanese people.
      http://rabitsokuhou.2chblog.jp/archives/67710199.html

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    3. He could be Jewish.

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    4. Now that you mention it, he does sort of look like a young, nerdy Obama.

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    5. I've actually seen a youtube video explaining that anime (or manga) characters are perceived as white, rather than Japanese, but the characters actually match up with Japanese facial features.

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    6. Looool, he does look like a young nerdy Obama.

      @ Vegeta, do you have a link to the video.
      Even with the link I posted before, I feel people pull faces containing features that will aid their hypothesis.

      Frankly though, manga is often too stylized to determine race from.
      How can anyone say Goku would look japanese.

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    7. I couldn't find it. I could only find a lot of videos "disputing it" Since all of these seem to all be unscientific. So my conclusion is that I'll just watch anime, and I'll take my cues from it as to where the characters are from.

      If you search "are anime characters Caucasian or Japanese" You'll get the response videos. Unfortunately I've forgotten the title of the original video.

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    8. To the original questioner: due to the art style, every person in these comics is white. However, the real-life people they are based on may or may not be.

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    9. Are you speaking officially for the artist?

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    10. > Young nerdy Obama.
      LOL. It's true.

      Can't unsee.

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  6. It's so true. 4 times the truth.

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  7. Perhaps I'm alone in this, but I don't really think that was the only or even the major problem with that film.

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  8. Yeah, nobody at all. You know... except anybody with even a passing interest in their "favorite action hero".

    Seriously. His central motivation is his strained relationship with his family. This complaint goes against everything that John McClane is.

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    1. What does his strained relationship with his family have to do whatsoever with his kid becoming a secret CIA badass?

      They're just doing it because there's a possibility to spin off the kid into his own adventures. They're not doing it to explore his family's dynamic.

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    2. Yeah, sure. That's what buddy cop movies are known for. Forcing two people who don't get along to work together and then not exploring their relationship dynamic for two hours. His son joining law enforcement will have absolutely no relevance to John's relationship with his family.

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    3. John McClane's relationship with his family is being used as an excuse to bring in another generation of hero.

      Also, when did Die Hard become a buddy cop movie? I think Die Hard has already gotten too far-fetched, where the character who was the unlikely hero in the wrong place at the right time, to basically a superhero who just happens to be around when trouble's afoot.

      So now it's a buddy cop movie where he's a supercop, his son is a supercop, and they just happen to take on foreign baddies? This is the problem when a character gets milked for all its worth.

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    4. “Also, when did Die Hard become a buddy cop movie?”

      Die Hard with a Vengeance.

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    5. Also foreign baddies goes all the way back to the first Die Hard.

      He started progressing beyond "unlikely hero in the wrong place at the right time" in With a Vengeance. He is at this point acclaimed for multiple feats of heroism and has villains actively seeking him out to antagonize him.

      As far as being milked for all it's worth Die Hard has had 5 movies over 25 years.

      I really just disagree with every single thing you've said.

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    6. Yes, so true about the foreign baddies, but in the first Die Hard it's that he just happened to get involved with them.

      You didn't disagree with everything I've said, because you agree with me that he's not the same character he started out as, and he's been built up into exactly what he says he is in the trailer for this movie, "The James Bond of Plainfield New Jersey." if I have it right.

      It's not that I haven't enjoyed Die Hard films since 1, but it's pretty ridiculous that this one guy, who isn't a special agent, continues to be involved in all this.

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  9. Right, real heroes team up with their dads, not their kids. (Indiana Jones 3 was fine, no?)

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    1. Meh. Better than Temple of doom, not nearly as good as Raiders.

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  10. Seemed to work for Schwartzenegger and Dushku in True Lies. I mean, kinda.

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    1. Rescues is not the same as teams up.

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  11. It's not just "action hero teams up with progeny" that makes it so bad. It's "ageing well past his prime action hero teams up with progeny to milk the franchise for everything it's worth" that kills it.

    ProTip for Producers: When "Indiana Jones and the Long Term Care Retirement Community of Doom" becomes more believable (not to mention enjoyable) than yet another sequel, it's time to retire the franchise.

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    1. I find I prefer it to Sylvester Stallone's attempt to stay on top by making movies with the action stars vying to replace him so he can beat them up.

      Let's just say I'm suspicious of his motives in desiring to have an axe fight with Jason Momoa after I hear his old buddy Arnie wants his Conan back.

      Aeryl

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    2. Hey. Bubba Ho-Tep was great !

      No, the real problem is when movies are less about firefights with baddies than about how family values are awesome for the family in family movies for the family. Lethal Weapon was asphyxiated by that.

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  12. I honestly have no problem with Bruce Willis making more movies - he is far and away my favorite action hero. I named my dog after his character in THE FIFTH ELEMENT for christ's sake.

    That said... Die Hard needs to go away. The first movie was awesome. The second.... stretched it a bit... and then the third and fourth were just made of fail. Also, I must point out that the motivation for his heroics in the first two movies was the safety of his wife - who didn't even make an appearance in the last two movies and not this fifth one either, unless I'm mistaken.

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  13. No matter how old and wrinkled and saggy and sad it gets, I will never tire of ogling Bruce Willis's butt.

    Aeryl

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