Live Free or Die Hard

Most films require the viewer to suspend disbelief. Live Free or Die Hard required me to not just suspend disbelief, but expel it and burnt its permanent records.

Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane, the NYPD detective who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with prototypical action hero seriousness. Sadly not even Justin Long and Kevin Smith can bring make the film fun. Trapped by its own gravity, the film’s physically-impossible action sequences provide heckling fodder rather than escapist fare.

I recommend watching Live Free or Die Hard only if the alternative is summer school.

2 Responses

  1. Trivia: screenwriter was my college roommate. He used to spend all day watching scenes from Taxi Driver and The Godfather. He didn’t become Scorese, but at least he’s a Hollywood professional.

  2. I’d love to hear Bomback’s experiences on that film. Please collect them at the next reunion and pass them on to the rest of us.

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