Warning: The following music video is incredibly addicting, and does contain a few minor spoilers for Die Hard 3, but doesn't give anything away about Live Free or Die Hard that you haven't already seen in the awesome trailers.
And to be honest, if you haven't seen Die Hard 3, click the X button on your browser and shoot yourself in the face. You had a chance at redemption for 12 years, so don't give me that look. (Yes I'm looking at you AH5 - attempting to get you set up and busted for being a pot mule last week totally fucked up.)
... has the line "When we first met John McClane ..." stuck in your head yet? Well guess what, it's never going to stop. Tears of joy should be coming down your face right about now.
A week ago my boy Lake and I caught the completely freaking badass Live Free or Die Hard in theaters. The Die Hards have always been on my Top Lists (sans the weak second one); I believe Die Hard (the original) is so close to a PERFECT action movie it's scary. John McClane is honestly the only person I have ever considered a personal hero, but I feared No. 4 was going to suck. It's been a long time since the last one, and that's never good.
The first 10 minutes is a lot of talking. Then McClane kills like four dudes. Then it doesn't stop for two freakin' hours! I had to pee the entire time I was in the theater, but luckily the ass kicking going on in front of my face helped me completely ignore my bladder pains. I could have had stomach cancer and been stabbed in the ear without noticing even the slightest discomfort. That's how awesome this movie is. Five days later I saw it AGAIN.
This movie also features a favorite (and VT pick) of mine:
I'm saying this now, for the record: Maggie Q is the new Lucy Liu.
With MI:3, Die Hard, and a new movie, Balls of Fury coming out, I don't see this Hong Kong beauty going away any time soon. My friends, if that time comes, you'll find me in the corner crying with a gun in my mouth, but at least I'm more of a man than High Five.
Side note on the video: This is a real band and they originally had written the song to only contain the first three Die Hards. The video got viral and Fox took notice, then did the ultimate bitch move by sending them a "cease and desist" letter. I can only assume the song got stuck in their heads like it did mine - Fox soon contacted the producers to write a fourth verse for a nice phat check of $15,000. I love it when stories have happy endings - and have something to do with John McClane. I'm seeing these guys in August; they're from Brooklyn. Hell yeah.