In My Humble Opinion: I liked this movie better when it was called Olympus Has Fallen, and I liked Olympus Has Fallen better when it was called Die Hard. That being said, I shouldn’t complain too much because at least Hollywood is realizing it can take the concept of a movie made previously and not necessarily remake the original movie, just give it a new title and have it be a stand alone film. Of course on that note, Channing Tatum’s outfit seems strikingly similar to Bruce Willis’ in Die Hard wouldn’t you say haha. Enjoy!
In My Humble Opinion: As much as I like the Die Hard franchise, I think it’s finally time to put John McClane to bed and let the character…Die Hard. I think that when it comes to action franchises, Die Hard has done pretty well. When the first one came out in 1988 it went on to gross over 140 million dollars. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot now a days but back then, that was pretty good haul. The original has gone on to spawn 4 sequels; Die Hard 2 (Die Harder), Die Hard with a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, and now A Good Day to Die Hard. So far the franchise has grossed over 1.1 billion, and in my opinion the movies are still pretty decent with regards to watchability. That being said, I will comment that the most recent, Live Free or Die Hard was the weakest one of the franchise…so far anyway (we’ll have to see how A Good Day To Die Hard is). I mean if you have to edit John McClane’s signature line of, “Yippie ki-yay Motherfucker” just so that you can get a PG-13 rating and hopefully draw in more viewers, the franchise is already making a turn for the worst. If that’s any indication as to where the franchise is heading, I would rather the powers that be just quit while they are ahead and call it a day. I’d hate to see the franchise slowly descend into mediocrity like some other franchises have done (Rocky and Rambo spring to mind). I’ve posted the teaser trailer below for your viewing pleasure or displeasure, depending on where you stand.