Saturday, May 19, 2007

An 80s action hero revival that gets it right

I bitch and moan incessantly about this Live Free or Die Hard being PG-13, and being directed by Len Wiseman, that I start to forget what it is about John McClane I truly love. Then I remembered, it was his wiseass comments and ability to think himself out of difficult situations, even if it meant killing a bunch of guys in an elevator. McClane wasn't naturally a killer, he just did what he had to do. He doesn't go around flipping cars into helicopters, and saving the kid from Accepted from a car that's flipping towards them, only to be saved by two other cars. Shenanigans!!!!

Luckily, there's another 80s action hero who's coming back. And this guy sticks true to his nature. No tip toeing around it. You can only catch this until Monday, but check out this link for John Rambo, a sequel nobody really asked for, but it at least stays true to it's character.

Thanks be to AICN for providing us with this. In the meantime, I'll just cling to daydreams of Nakatomi Plaza.

2 comments:

turkish forever said...

Movie looks sick. MY interest really piqued when he lopped off that guy's head (says something about me i guess).

So with Rocky Balboa and now this when does Over the Top 2 come out?

Formerly, The Dude Spoke said...

Over The Top 2 would be BOSS