I really, really want the new DIE HARD movie to be good. I think the original is probably the best action movie ever made. John McTiernan directed the hell out of that movie. It’s the LAWRENCE OF ARABIA of action movies. Hell, I even loved the ridiculous sequel, DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER, but for completely different reasons than the first. I didn’t care for DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE, but that’s because it felt more like a LETHAL WEAPON movie than a DIE HARD movie. I’ve only seen that once, so I’d give it another shot. But then came LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, featuring a watered down John McClaine and watered down action sequences. Seriously, how was I supposed to get excited about “YIPPEE KI YA. MOTHER-” gunshot?!? The first trailer for the 5th entry in the series looks more like the 4th one than anything else. Still, I would say it’s too early to write off the movie entirely. I love musical throwback to the first one here. Not sure if I like Willis’ comment at the end yet, though. I still don’t think McClaine is the type of character who would shave his head if he was going bald. He wouldn’t give a shit, and just wear the clown fringe proudly. Seems a bit modern to shave your head, and McClaine was DEFINITELY NOT modern. But oh well. We’ll see if it’s going to be R-rated or not. But more importantly, we’ll find out on February 14th 2013, if it’s any good or not. The film geek in me is hoping for the best.