7.05.2007

Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

First things first, a happy belated 4th of July to you all. I hope it was filled with BBQs and fireworks. I had neither but it was a fun day nonetheless. That whole "Wednesday off" thing could definitely become habit forming.
On Tuesday I saw Live Free or Die Hard which takes place on 4th of July weekend. Quite appropriate, no? Nothing says "All-American" like terrorism, computer hacking and a ridiculously high body count. I'll be the first to confess I have not seen the other Die Hard movies and that is something I'm quite comfortable with. Truthfully, the only reason I wanted to see this one is because of Justin Long. I fell in deep smit with him on the TV Show Ed and that smit only got stronger after Dodgeball. And there you have it.
Personally, I felt this film was a little long but apparently the story line is fact based so that adds a little strength. There is nothing very exciting about watching hackers type on a computer keyboard while streams of code fill a monitor. However, the stunts and shoot 'em up, bang-bang aspects of this movie are quite impressive. I jumped out of my chair more than once. Please, try and hide your shock. All of the actors took themselves quite seriously so that is always a hoot. Come on, you guys. It's Die Hardest. Get over yourselves. I have no idea who uber-serious, jaw clenching, bad guy Timothy Olyphant is but he reminds me of a cross between Josh Duhamel and Johnny Knoxville. I dare you to disagree.
And that's that in a nutshell. Not one of my favorites but we made the bargain-priced matinee so it takes some of the pain away.

2 comments:

Coodence said...

Dude! I haven't see Die Hard the first one either!!

Itchy said...

There's actually three older Die Hards. Don't say I never taught you anything.

Timothy Olyphant is Sheriff Bullock on Deadwood on HBO. He's awesome on that show. He was also the porn director dude on The Girl Next Door. And he was the 20 something dude that Carrie had a fling with on Sex and the City. The one where she stayed at his apartment and he was using TP for a coffee filter. Yeah...that's him. Looks like I taught you something else. : )

I still haven't seen this. I still want to very much. Instead? I got to go see Ratatouille with the 3 year old. I'd never been to the movies with a 3 year old. Much different experience...