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Submitted by digitaldave 517d ago | opinion piece

Hollywood Sucks, But You Can Change That

A Good Day to Die Hard is as heinous as all the other franchise stuff, but there’s a way you can improve things.

Die Hard 5 sucks. You knew it would, and now the critics are saying it’s worse even than Nicholas Sparks’ latest cowpat.

And remember, it started out so well with Die Hard 1... But things took a turn for the worse, as 12 years of the Earth passed, and Die Hard 4.0 arrived in 2007. It gave everyone the belated sequel they never wanted, along with the sign that the Die Hard name was now that dreaded thing: a franchise. (A Good Day to Die Hard, Culture, Die Hard)

digitaldave  +   518d ago
This! I can barely think of any franchise films that I like...
Monalouise  +   518d ago
Mate, there are plenty of great franchises..Star Wars, you heard of that one?
Even American Pie and Scream were solid..Lord of the rings?
digitaldave  +   518d ago
'American Pie and Scream'
I rest my case..
fredakinlale2  +   518d ago
Scream films redefined horror, show some respect!!
OSIRUSSS  +   517d ago
Bond films?
KingPin  +   517d ago
with regard to franchises

In the last 10 years(2002-2012)there have been no new franchises that are as great as the 80s/90s franchises. think about it, most of the marvel movies sucked or were average at best. maybe the dark knight is one that was good.

Compared to hollywood of old, good franchises are few and far between. the thing is now, they ruining the old franchises and killing off their legendary status. star wars 1,2,3 (the newer ones with sam jackson) all sucked balls compared to the original three. and now they making more. talk about cashing in coz we know we all going to watch it coz its freaking star wars.

and where are the action heros gone? where are the next gen of bruce willis, stallone, schwarzeneggers, norris', van dammes? apart from bale, there is none.
Downtown boogey  +   516d ago
Star Wars? STAR WARS????
Have you not seen the prequels?
fredakinlale2  +   518d ago
Die Hard films have always been pathetic to be honest, macho nonsense.
KingPin  +   517d ago
go back to watching twilight.
Monalouise  +   518d ago
Yes, but people spend money on them, is the point here. Do they create or nurture demand?
digitaldave  +   518d ago
They create it-if they weren't out there, people couldn't see them-simple
Monalouise  +   518d ago
Then why do people still come back for more if they are that bad???
fredakinlale2  +   518d ago
Humans crave familiarity. But industry are scumbags for pumping this out-article is right, we pay to see it, that's all there is to it
Soldierone  +   517d ago
I haven't been to the movies in months, it sucks. Nothing really worth seeing for me.

I want to go, but there is currently nothing of interest. And yet the movies that are there are reporting big numbers.

Thats the thing though. People go pay to see this stuff, so we keep getting it, then a good movie comes, doesn't do as well as this stuff and the new movie gets canned and called a failure. Yet if a "popular name" releases, doesn't do well, then Hollywood just changes a few thing and keeps trying to milk it.

And whats up with putting guns in classic stories?
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ChrisW  +   517d ago
Die Hard 5 wasn't a bad movie, as B or C-class action movies go... but the problem is, it was called a Die Hard movie in the first place.

Hell... they could've called it, "Prodigal Son In Russia Because He's Actually A Spy" and it would've gotten MUCH better reviews.
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TheWolverine  +   514d ago
(enter sarcasm here) great now u ruined the movie for me... guess ill save my money for the next rambo flick instead...
Youngski  +   513d ago
Die Hard was dead to me after the fourth one (still can't bring myself to use the actual title). They took what was a great fun action movie with a human being just trying to hold it together in a tough situation, and gradually turned it into a facile superhero film.

They sanded away much of the rough grit that Willis brought to the character, de-fanged him and forgot to bring a menacing villain.

I read in an interview the director John More said something like "This is Die Hard. Any old Sh*t won't do." To which my first response was why are they hiring you, who knocked out the awful Max Payne, as director?

We have to start voting with our feet people. More than that, we need to start convincing others to do the same. If one of your less film savvy friends is thinking of going, stop them. Tie yourself to them like an anchor for goodness sake.

Or this guff will keep getting made. We can't stop all bad franchise movies. But together perhaps we can make them, less awful.

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