« British Seamen Freed | Main | Thugs Stab Teenager 133 Times, Then Use His Severed Head As Bowling Ball As Well As A Puppet »
April 04, 2007

Another Die Hard Trailer

Cool. Seth Bullock from Deadwood as the bad guy, and a bit of Beethoven's Ninth for the music (as in the original). Not sure if that'll actually be in the movie, of course. Trailer music tends to be temp music.

Via Allah, who writes:

In this one, Bruce goes toe to toe with the greatest threat facing America today: a team of dorkwad Internet hackers. Exit question: What are the odds they’ll be known as the “New Crusaders” or the “Wingnut Brigades” or something like that? We know you’re one of us, Bruce. Don’t let us down.

Well, based on the plot summary from IMDb...

When a criminal plot is in place to take down the entire computer and technological structure that supports the economy of the United States (and the world), it's up to a decidedly "old school" hero, police detective John McClane (Willis), to take down the conspiracy...

... and the snippet of dialogue from the Seth Bullock there, "Are you willing to pay the price?," he seems to be an "anti-war terrorist" (is there any other kind?), with a mission of inflicting upon the US the "true cost" of the war it makes on other countries.

Of course, this being a Die Hard movie, we also know, with a high degree of confidence, that he's not really politically motivated at all, and is just using this as a pretext to... well, let's take a guess. A pretext to get into one of the world's biggest bank computers, the ones that handle hundred million dollar transfers from one country to another, and somehow all this fuss and bother will get him access to that system so he can electronically divert a cool trillion dollars into his (numerous) bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

A trillion? Yeah. First Die Hard involved a theft of hundreds of millions of dollars, Die Hard With a Vengeance escalated that to (I believe) thirteen billion in gold, this one pretty much has to move up to the trillion dollar range.

Presumably John McClane will see through this scam early on, to reassure the few liberal members of the audience that we're not questioning their patriotism.

Although it will be interesting to see liberal film critics kind of hint that they thought the villain sort of had a pretty decent idea, and it's too bad it was just a cynical cover under which to carry out a mega-robbery. If only Seth Bullock had had the courage of liberals' convictions, maybe he could have finally stopped "the madmen" from inflicting American terrorism on the world.



digg this
posted by Ace at 01:40 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet: "Things like this used to be critiqued with fire, l ..."

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing: "It's no Rothko. ..."

Under Fire: "LSD, helluva drug. ..."

harry lime: "'Details please.' Shouting hysterics about the ..."

dantesed: "What the hell is this ? I don't see any trees! ..."

Stringer Davis [/i][/b]: "[i]-all the actors were trained how to speak and a ..."

bluebell : "Well, if you say so. ..."

JT in KC: "Modern art is complete and utter bullshit. ..."

Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot [/i] [/b]: "Headed to the next thread. ..."

J.J. Sefton: " NOOD: Hockney a chainik! 4th night of Hann ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "It's the sheep in front of the manger at Bethlehem ..."

[/b][/i][/s]Muldoon: "Oh my, the Horde is going to have a field day on t ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64