Movie Trailer Review.
John McClane Shows Us How To Die Harder Than We've Died Before.
By Jeremy on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM
It's been 25 years since John McClane walked barefoot across a bunch of glass in Nakatomi Plaza.
That's a long time to be begrudgingly messing up terrorists across the nation.
But, alas, we're nonetheless today treated with a brand new teaser trailer for the soon-to-be-in-our-faces Die Hard 5. A Good Day to Die Hard. What a day that makes today!
The trailer is suitably in-your-face, consisting of pretty much all action. And the soundtrack comes courtesy of Beethoven. His epic "Ode to Joy" guides us through flashing scenes of people looking menacing and doing brave things, with stuff blowing up like crazy throughout.
That much should be expected.
So, too, should a sidekick. This is, after all, a Die Hard movie. This time we get McClane's son. He doesn't do very much in the trailer, even though you might recognize him from Spartacus. (We certainly didn't). Look for him running like a girl behind his dad, getting punched and firing a machine gun.
The big change this time, though? McClane will be battling bad guys in Russia. It looks like the bad guys are a snarky, young terrorist and an old, evil, rich guy, who looks like Mitt Romney.
Sure. Why not?
Here's the thing with Die Hard movies: Each one has gotten a little more ridiculous than the one before it, and the violence and action has exponentially grown, too. But the McClane character has become iconic and nearly superhuman as the movies have continued. In that regard, it's interesting to see John call himself "The 007 of Plainfield, New Jersey," fully embracing the ridiculousness that he inhabits.
Still, this first trailer is just a teaser, so don't expect much in the way of story.
But it's pretty great, either way.
There's that soaring soundtrack, tons of crap blowing up and John McClane smirking a whole bunch.
That's just an awesome recipe for getting people pumped about pretty much anything.
Trailer Grade: A