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UPDATED!! A Little More Information On Kevin Smith's LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD Appearance!!

Published at: Jan. 15, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST by merrick


Transformerswillruletheworldcomejuly! (*sigh* - there's a troll of a screen name if I ever saw one) wrote in to follow-up on LAST WEEK'S REPORT. The detail doesn't come as a particularly big surprise...and I'm thinking Smith's appearance could still be rather grating. But, as long as we don't have to deal with "Kevin Smith: Action Hero", I guess things could be worse.
Word has it that Smith's role is a supporting character that is a hacker/computer wiz with some witty and sarcastic dialogue. Think about the Jack Black, Seth Green, and Jamie Kennedy parts in Enemy of the State. Similar to those type of roles and dialogue that was used. People will love this movie. It's a John McClane flick but amped up to the extreme... obviously to match "24", which I consider to be the ultimate unofficial Die Hard franchise in the absence of years past. Plenty of smart ass Willis moments! Call me "Transformerswillruletheworldcomejuly!" ;)
Thanks for the note...appreciated.

UPDATE 12 JANUARY 2007 8:26AM CST USA Mish sent in a bit more information from Kevin Smith's recent appearance at MacWorld Expo. Thanks for the message!
Kevin Smith appeared at MacWorld expo in San Francisco. I got to ask him what he's doing with Live free or Die Hard, and he says he has a pretty covered role, that it isn't just a cameo but a supporting role and that if they wanted to cut him out they'd have lot of cutting to do because he gets referred to throughout the film. He described his role as "one of those dudes that you don't see until that one moment". Apparently he gives McClane some vital info to saving the day. He was pretty hyped about it. Mish

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  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by DirkD13"

    Wanna see this film, I'm just an action junkie!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Too bad this film

    by kwisatzhaderach

    doesn't have a director at the helm, merely a hack.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    The camera won't move for his scenes.

    by durhay

    The computer app they'll show him running will not only run incredibly fast, but feature incredible and totally unnecessary graphics, like highlighting a name in a list will instantly bring up pictures with 3D rotation, a map with the person's current realtime location, and info from the DOT and other government agencies. Hollywood computer app rant concluded.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Why post from an obvious plant?

    by INWOsuxRED

    I've seen this character in 800 movies and hated them all, and lame crime investigation TV shows. This character sucks and PEOPLE WILL HATE THIS MOVIE.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Transformerswillruletheworldcomejuly

    by DOGSOUP

    IS COOKING THE BOOKS! We all know the will be some book-cooking on that one.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Kevin, please stop

    by derousse bag

    You are not an actor. You are not a director. You do not have a "vision." Please go write books, and leave movies alone, before you decide to make "Clerks 3" with three more music videos and another ill-conceived dance number. www.obsessedwithfilm.com

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Coming soon from View Askew, "Chasing Optimus"

    by Heckles

    Okay that was weak. LIVE FAT OR DIE OF LARD was hilarious.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Oh for fuck's sake.

    by Zarles

    "...a hacker/computer wiz with some witty and sarcastic dialogue." Gee, I never saw that coming. Not at all. I wonder if they'll have a shot of him smoking while standing against a wall, too.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I'm picturing his award winning turn in Daredevil

    by CTU Mole

    As a coroner/informant with some witty and sarcastic dialogue. Good for him.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    MI:3

    by casinoskunk

    maybe they should just get Simon Peg to reprise his role from MI:3. i could watch that again

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    KEVIN SMITH GOTTA DIET

    by Squashua

    Really.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    GOTTA EAT GOTTA EAT

    by zacdilone

    Keep it coming.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith is an irritating cunt...

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    He is the last thing we need in a new Die Hard film.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Transformerswillruletheworldcomejuly! GOTTA EAT

    by RaulMonkey

    So Kevin Smith will be like Charlie from DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE. Buddy who got sprayed in the face with pancake syrup when he took an axe to the big bomb. That ain't bad.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    maybe Willis will make "John McClane" in 15 years

    by triplefive

    to give the character a "proper" send off after an atrocious "final installment" to the series.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    "amped up to the extreme"

    by v for vienetta

    that phrase made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!!!

    by PwnedByStallone

    Good god Megatron looks awful. What the fuck is that supposed to be?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Why don't you WAIT FOR THE MOVIE TO COME OUT!?

    by moto

    Once again, why don't we WAIT for the movie before we write it off! Don't succomb to fanboy fever. Wait for the frackin' movie. All you've seen is some small teaser trailer that was designed for a mass audience showing the biggest explosions and action shots. That's it. Hey, it's gotta be better than the terrible third movie! And for the record, I think this guy used that transformerswillrule moniker to make a point. Maybe he sees that you guys are railing on this movie just like many of you are with transformers... even though you haven't seen the finished product. Also, if he was a plant, why would he use a competing movie in his moniker? Transformers is going up against Die Hard this summer. Think people. Think.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!!!

    by PwnedByStallone

    Good god Megatron looks awful. What the fuck is that supposed to be?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith is in it? welll.....

    by modlight

    Thats worse than flames on Optimus

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    put Tarantino in it while your at it

    by modlight

    and any other decent directors that stink up the screen with their appearances

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    An overweight techno-geek?

    by skimn

    How ground breaking...they will save in wardrobe if he wears his standard jersey and shorts....Maybe he can get into a philosophical discussion with Willis on the merits of Armegeddon versus Deep Impact? ( Yea my spelling sucks )

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Is the codpiece on Megatron really necessary?

    by Ricky Henderson

    He's a robot, and probably doesn't have hummanoid junk. Why the codpiece?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Movies, people! Movies!

    by Doctor_Sin

    "A fat geek in the film does not automatically guarantee fat geek asses in theater seats." - Confucious

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I saw that Megatron pic...

    by Mr Incredible

    What the hell does he transform to? It looks like a mess. I can't imagine what the toy and the instructions will be to change it from a robot to a car wreck.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Damn you Len Wiseman

    by Kingsac

    Damn you Len Wiseman

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU GOTTA EAT!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I feel so ashamed.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Mr Incredible...

    by Ricky Henderson

    In the Bay movie, Megs transforms into an alien Jet.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I just played blackjack with Kevin Smith...

    by The Lizard King

    ...and Jason Mewes at Casino Morongo in Palm Springs. They were both quiet, but they didn't mind my girlfriend and I harrassing them for pictures, and we all won an assload of money. We had an old Asian lady as the dealer and she kept asking them who they were and why people wanted pictures with them. Smith just told her, "We're nobody."

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Hey, Megatron's Vagina Face Gotta Eat

    by Ricky Henderson

    it made much more sense in my head then printed on the screen...

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Megatron: No... Barricade: Yes

    by moto

    Not a fan of the Megatron design there I'll admit. Although the representation on screen will be the deciding factor. Barricade looks frickin perfect though.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Will his character...

    by Ace Hunter

    ...be overly sensitive to criticism yet more than willing to criticize others? Take the bait Kevin. Resistance is futile.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    ROCKY BALBOA now stands at $61million!

    by jack-torrance

    Yo Adrian! ROCKY BALBOA only cost $24m to make, it's a fifth sequel and comes 16 years after the last one, and has now grossed $61m in the US alone! It hasn't even got to international box office and DVD yet! See it again! Gaffers gotta eat!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Rotoscopers Gotta Eat!

    by jack-torrance

    Steadicam operators Gotta Eat! Key Grips Gotta Eat! Best Boys Gotta Eat!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY = GOTTA EAT

    by ATARI

    And Hulk Hogan says' "brother"<BR><BR> I think that sums it all up -- or did I forget something?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    What the hell is going on???!!?!?!

    by Cellar Door

    That is all. Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way...turn.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    John Maclane gotta eat!

    by boba_rob

    Too soon?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Kevin Smith Says:

    by Dick Nicely

    "You wanna see the first Die Hard movie?"<p>(Kevin runs around in a little circle, pretends to shoot someone.) "Yippee Kay-Yay, motherfucker!"<p>"You wanna see the second Die Hard movie?"<p>(Kevin runs around in a slightly bigger circle, pretends to shoot someone.) "Yippee Kay-Yay, motherfucker!"<p>"You wanna see the third Die Hard movie?"<p>(Kevin runs around in a bigger circle, pretends to shoot someone.) "Yippee Kay-Yay, motherfucker!"

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I hope Smith gets killed the fuck off

    by kinghenryVIII

    sick of him - the into he did to Clerks II dvd - 'cmon! Pompus fuck. I did enjoy the movie (thought #1 was better - Randell's character was a shock in that one, the let down was knowing what to expect from him in #2). His intro to the DVD ruined anything and everything I ever thought about him. Smith=KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHN!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Megatron's an Alien Jet?

    by Mr Incredible

    So much for blending in with everyday objects. And enough with "taint" and "gotta eat". How about putting "Hentai" after every noun or phrase? Such as "Kevin Smith Hentai" or "Megatron Hentai". I know, I know, but dammit, I'm bored.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson...

    by Seph_J

    ... will be sorely missed. As will any one of Britains best (ala Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons). As will McTiernan. McTiernan rocks. I'm gonna open a can of worms and say "fast-track Rollerball 2!"

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    GLITZLESS:

    by Pound Sand

    re: "come as you are." That's exactly right. But much like Manny Ramirez, it's just Kevin being Kevin.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    John McLane is not bald

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    fuck this wanna be 24 movie

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    "amped up to the extreme"

    by Fried Gold

    So I take it the film's premise is quite flimsy then.....TO THE MAX

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Is Len Wiseman Directing?

    by Nabster

    I am a little behind on my Die Hard knowledge, but Len Wismen is directing that does not bode well for this film at all, despite the inclusion of an extremely overplayed and cliched character of the witty fat techo geek. I was kind of excited to hear about another Die Hard film, but ole Lenny should be branded a criminal, the man should be tried at war crimes tribunal for cinematic atrocities. Jesus, are they purposely trying to sabotage this film?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Transformer 80's

    by samuraiyao

    I love the transformer show from the 80's, and now Bay is bringing us a live action version. I'd rather nail my nutsack to the lincoln memorial!!! Diehard franchise never dissapoint like an obese cat at a urinary doctors visit!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    How the fuck...

    by samuraiyao

    Do you spell dissapoint?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Those characters in "Enemy of the State"

    by Jor-El23

    are all very irritating and grating on the nerves. I hope Kevin Smith is nothing like that.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Since Kevin likes to fuck with us...

    by Doctor_Sin

    I'm gonna call him a nut-gobbling, butt-munching, taint-smelling cocksmoker hack of a filmmaker to see if he trashes me in public like he does everyone else.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    that's easy!

    by just pillow talk

    T-R-A-N-S-F-O-R-M-E-R-S

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Doctor_Sin

    by just pillow talk

    you also forgot to call him a poop head.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Apparently somebody is remaking Mute Witness.

    by Dick Nicely

    I just discovered this informational bombshell. Mute Witness is a guilty pleasure of mine, possibly the best Brian De Palma film never made, and Alec Guinness's time-travelling swansong. It's tense, funny, bloody and unpredictable. See the original before Hollywood Wicker Parks the fucker! In the words of Kevin Kline (this is for you, samuraiyao): "DISAPPOINTED!" Sorry to be off-topic, but I don't know anything about Transformers.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Except...

    by Dick Nicely

    That they're robots in disguise. (*SPOILERS*)

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Time travelling posts?

    by Dick Nicely

    Second followed by first. There's oddness a-transpiring here. I wonder where and when this post will end up? The last Stallone talkback?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    The PROPER Die Hard sequel: DIE HARD 24

    by The Colonel

    A 2.5 hour DH and 24 mash-up. <p> John McClane and Jack Bauer come at the same terrorist conspiracy from different angles. Jack is undercover, John finds himself unravelling a plot in NYC. McClane eventually gets lead to Bauer before realizing he's undercover. They butt heads and fight and eventually team up. Hardcore action, hardcore violence. Torture, wisecracks, etc. It could be great. Shades of Batman vs. Superman but more "realistic," in that neither character wears tights or has powers. <p> Some version of this should have been the 4th Die Hard. DIE HARD 24.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I like The Colonel's idea

    by Doctor_Sin

    Except they need a gratuitous Turkish-Bath type scene to cause mutual homophobic embarrassment and comic relief. It should happen just after they team up, but before they know each other too well.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    The Colonel

    by The Colonel

    Yeah, just like Tango and Cash. <p> "Don't worry Jack, someday the other one WILL drop." "Look who's talking, Minnie Mouse!" <p> Classic stuff. Then Kevin Smith comes in and they go bukkakke on him.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    Colonel, isn't that the plot for just about...

    by rbatty024

    every comic book from the 90's? If you wanna update it for today, then you have to make it a prequel. It's not derivative, it's a prequel!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Comic Bukakke

    by The Colonel

    I never read comic books. But what is 24 if not a big comic book? It's not the premise that makes the idea interesting, it's the teaming up of those two guys. Whoever sent in that so-called "scoop" is clearly a douchebag ("amped up to the extreme!") but he's not totally wrong in comparing Die Hard to 24. McClane may have made wisecracks, but the movies were serious. Not much action is anymore, it's either sci-fi (Matrix) or empty gloss (Michael Bay). McClane was human. Bauer is clearly a superhero, but at least the story lines are relevant, current event wise and push the outside of the envelope a tad. I would love to see Bauer and McClane team up. I don't have much hope for Die Hard 4, and I doubt they'd make a R-rated 24 movie, but if they combined the two, we might have a winner. Probably not, but this is a fucking AICN talkback. I'm required to talk out of my ass.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    As long as Kevin Smith's nasty ass wife isn't on screen

    by Jugdish

    I'm cool with him.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Kevin Smith taint hentai gotta eat!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Wasn't Smith cool in geekdom a decade ago? How did it get to this point? Oh yeah, he turned into self indulgent sell out. OLOLOL jay and silent bob r lyke so kewl and obscure d00dz!r0x0rz!!!11!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    DIE HARD HENTAI

    by Mr Incredible

    The Bukakke Years starring jessica Alba. Nuff said.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Will the appearance be..."delicious"?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Like those baked Mexican goods downtown?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    One great thing about Kevin's character (Spoilers!)

    by trafficguy2000

    THERE'S A BOMB IN HIS RIBCAGE!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Anyone have any weed killer?

    by crat0s

    Because I think we have a PLANT.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Re: Doctor_Sin

    by Mr Incredible

    Let's just say she would give new meaning to the term "skeet shooting". Now that's Hentaigious!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    KEVIN SMITH IN DIE HARD 4 = NIPPLES ON BATMAN

    by Elmore Rigby

    OR FLAMES ON OPTIMUS, GREEDO SHOOTS FIRST, ETC.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Will His Dialogue Be In An Unnaturally Stilted Manner?

    by PervOmatic

    The man can write decently enough, but he can't direct for shit.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON KEVIN SMITH

    by Bill Clay

    An obvious plant. <yawn>

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I wasnt even supposed to be reading this today!

    by RKDN Del Sol

    Stephen King already turned down the role.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Transformerswillruletheworldcomejuly is......

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    really Kevin Smith. That makes him a plant. Didn't anyone else spot this????

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    co me, now there's a word............

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Oh yes............he re.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    CALGARY FLAMES JERSEY ON KEVIN SMITH =

    by Elmore Rigby

    SILENT BOB IN REHAB

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Henchman Blog -- Comedy Guy On Computer

    by Buzz Maverik

    I ask Boss Man, "Why you got to have Comedy Guy on computer? Why not just get really good computer guy?" Boss Man say ask no questions. All Computer Guys are comedy guys. Some are Fat Guys. Remember Newman in JURASSIC PARK? I wait for raptor to say, "Oh, hello, Newman!" before he eats fat ass, but no. Boss Man should have taken over Jurassic Park. We could have attacked Bald One with dinosaurs. You are YIPPE-KAI-EATEN, Bald One! Mood: Skeptical about Fat One / pissed at Bald One. Music: Ballad of the Stone Faced Henchman by Colonel Stuart.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    GOTTA EAT'S GOTTA EAT GOT TO EAT.

    by jack-torrance

    "They found Saddam/ But they won't find me (naah)/ I be under a tree/ In buttfuck Tennessee."

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    GOTTA EAT'S GOTTA EAT GOT TO EAT.

    by jack-torrance

    "They found Saddam/ But they won't find me (naah)/ I be under a tree/ In buttfuck Tennessee."

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    GOTTA EAT'S GOTTA EAT GOT TO EAT.

    by jack-torrance

    "They found Saddam/ But they won't find me (naah)/ I be under a tree/ In buttfuck Tennessee."

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Pop quiz hot shot:

    by Press Lenox

    How many wisecracking computer nerds can you put in a half ass attempt at a "Die Hard" movie before you blow it? Does anyone else remember when John Mclane was the sarcastic one in a "Die Hard" movie?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    im sorry, i know. but to me...DIE Hard is also John Mct

    by future help

    the soul of that director needs to be in the mix. AND YES...i know his current situation and YES, i know that his directing chores have been piss-poor lately. SOOOOO. STOP MAKING DIE HARDS.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I dont have a good feeling about this movie

    by misnomer

    the script review on this site got me psyched....but why les wiseman? why the fuck why? the trailer was horrible....

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    on the other hand I have a great feeling about

    by misnomer

    Alien Vs Predator 2. It's really shaping up...youre all gonna be totally suprised. Who would have thought it, eh? nipples on optimus=flames on kevin smith...who gotta eat, have a beer and cheet on his wife.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Press Lenox is 100% right

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    John McClane IS supposed to be the wise cracking one. What the hell happened to this franchise??!!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    misnomer

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    there is NO WAY AVP2 will be good in any way shape or form. I'm sorry to inform.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Same people making fun of this movie will be suckin....

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    Bruce Willis cock if he does a Sly type Q&A with AICN before the movie opens.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    PLANT'S GOTTA EAT!!!!

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    THERE! are you all happy now? i said "gotta eat"...now can we let it die?...HARD....OOOOOOOOHHHH SNAP! <p> oh yeah, this guy is a total plant, a plant amped to the extreme

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    BEANPOLE GOTTA EAT AND CHEET ON HIS WIFE TOO SOON!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    BROTHER!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    how does this guy know?

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    who is he and how does he know all this information that the movie will be soooo john mcclane and yet a twee bit of '24' mixed with the dialogue of enemy of the state hackers as heard by the hilarious kevin smith? i don't buy iy. but i hope he/she/it's right.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    That's the Problem with TBers...

    by moto

    Anything remotely positive that is posted on this site is labeled as a PLANT. That's just the mantality of film buffs (who have now evolved into fanboys thanks to AICN). Give me a break. Is that the best way you can back up your preconceived viewpoints (which are always based on next to nothing)? By saying such positive news is a plant? Clearly the problem nowadays. The magic of genre filmmaking is gone. Before AICN/Internet existed... and virtually no inside spy news was out there, we'd see the teasers for Die Hard 4 and Transformers and flip out over them. I remember seeing a two page spread of Stargate in one of the sci-fi magazines and just being pumped as hell. That feeling added to the movie, which yes, was a mixed bag in the end, but still a great experience. Now though, if a movie doesn't meet each and every expectation, you guys blast it. We've been spoiled... and spoiled hard. I said it before and I'll say it again, at least wait until the damn film comes out... just so you can have even an ounce of validity for your arguments. Okay, you CAN say "I didn't like the teaser", but to say this movie is going to suck is just a typical TBers/fanboy cynical response. You're ruining the whole film experience for yourselves by prejudging movies based on an image or two, or a 60 second teaser. But to each his own I guess.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    i hope they take it to the next level...to the XTREME!

    by ScreamingPenis

    talk to the hand, brother! seriously, die hard has been a fine franchise. i'm looking forward to this.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    kevin please be good in this

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    yeah kevin smith better be different for this role, not just playing himself sitting at a computer, its kinda dumb and might ruin the movie if he plays the part wrong. shaving his beard might help and not being funny would help even more, or just saying one thing for two seconds and then cut to next scene would be the best. i don't want to be taken out of the movie and have some dumb scene i have to fst forward thru. he should be serious cause this ius a serious situation. wise cracking hackers has been done. what i am saying now has been said. i know he filmed the scene already so i hope he did us right. us the fans of the films which i've been since the first one came to hbo when i was young.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    kevin please be good in this

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    yeah kevin smith better be different for this role, not just playing himself sitting at a computer, its kinda dumb and might ruin the movie if he plays the part wrong. shaving his beard might help and not being funny would help even more, or just saying one thing for two seconds and then cut to next scene would be the best. i don't want to be taken out of the movie and have some dumb scene i have to fst forward thru. he should be serious cause this ius a serious situation. wise cracking hackers has been done. what i am saying now has been said. i know he filmed the scene already so i hope he did us right. us the fans of the films which i've been since the first one came to hbo when i was young.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    At least I won't have to upgrade my box set.

    by Veraxus

    Usually I wait until AFTER a films release to pretend it doesn't exist. In this case, I'm starting now.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Enough with the catchphrases...

    by Nexus-6

    you fucks.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    To everyone else...

    by Nexus-6

    Carry on, don't mind me.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    HEY LANDA

    by FreeFingers

    dont you agree?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Kill Him Off

    by Saluki

    I'd pay money to see him get blown the fuck up, no question. Smarmy no talent claptrap GOTTA BOOM.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Mad Man Love for Kevin Smith...

    by grandadmiralsnackbar

    But Jesus, "he'll be like Jack Black or Seth Green." Those two dung swishers? Come on Kevin, you wrote the Superman cumshot line in Mallrats, dont stoop to this.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    So the EXACT role Simon Pegg played in MI:3?

    by comedian_x

    I have NEVER heard of a computer guy with smart/witty comebacks. These are the same people who use "pwned" conversationally.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    What a moron. Not just because of the name.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    First and foremost because of saying that something is "to the extreme" but without being sarcastic and making it sound like "extreeeeeeeme!", which is the only acceptable way. And yeah, "people" will love the movie. After all, Len Stupidman is, allegedly, human, and he probably spawned something already. There's the "people"...

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Smith should get to write his own dialog

    by De genX

    I mean how cool would that be???? smiths cracks on starwars,LOTR and some political views thrown in with Will's wise cracks... im getting a bonner even thinking about it.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    amped to the extreme...

    by SG7

    ...lol...will there be EXTREME action with snowboards? Will Vin Diesel be in it? How EXTREME will it be? Will there be EXTREME OPS?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    why the hate?

    by jedimindflayer

    every time kevin smiths name pops up on aicn, there seems to be a chorus of "waaaaaa- we hate smith!", can anyone honestly tell me why the hate? and why hate on his old lady? dude gets married to a chick and we get "waaaaaa- smith gets some". all the guy does is make movies; some of us like them, many don't. but when dude releases a film, we get "waaaaaaa- smith is spending some not-mine cash to make another movie"- it really boils down to an 'a-b' conversation; those unimpressed with smiths work should not support it, and 'c' their way out. i suspect that if smith ever did a stallone-caliber q&a (once again, a great idea, btw kevin and harry), we'd all go "woooooo! smith we love you!". cut the man a bit of slack; as the popular catchphrase goes (right now, anyways) "smith gotta eat". let the man earn his keep (or not) and let the box office decide whether or not he should continue in his chosen field. we, as geek nation, rose up as one to show stallone how much we supported him in general, and his piece of art in particular. maybe that's what we need to do here, in the opposite direction.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    jedimindflayer

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    If we wanted to interact with Smith we could all just go over to movie poop shoot or whatever his site is. Sly got respect because he deserved it Smith wouldn't because the guy is a cock. He would rather exchange childish insults with talkbackers than interact with people on the level Sly did.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Why people hate Kevin Smith:

    by Angry Mean Panda

    He is fat.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Don't let us down, Kevin Smith

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I can't blame Kevin Smith for wanting to do this. Who wouldn't want to be in a film with John McMotherfuckingClane? I just hope it's not too jarring. Please, makers of Live Free Or Die Hard, can you at least give us that?<p> Also, I hope Argyle returns at the very end, Vin Diesel style. Argyle's got some momma bears who are hot to trot...

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Fat people must be destroyed.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Or just erect a 4 foot brick wall. They'll never get over it.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    I don't know Kevin Smith

    by MonkeyManReturns

    I'm sure he is an okay guy, but I just don't like his movies. I find his dialogue rambling, almost essay like, especially in Dogma...it's like he tries to reproduce conversations he's had with his friends after a few beers and a couple joints! It's interesting but not in a movie. And he has appeared in non-event roles in everything (even a Daffy Duck cartoon), so I guess he wants to act as well (voicing someone in the TMNT flick - maybe an IT guy)...truth be told, if I was in the business, I would do everything as well because well, damn, I have got to eat...sigh....but I for one have no interest in him or his work, but probably will see Die Hard or Live Free or whatever its called, simply for the blockbuster spectacle of it...its not going to win Oscars, but it may be entertaining. Whether I contribute to the big money Willis gets through my cinema ticket, or my dvd ticket, is the question. Um...do I add 'Brother' here or later...I love taint it cool - great site!

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Pff, Bauer will kick McClane's ass in a second

    by moviemaniac-7

    But I like the idea of going all 24 with the Die Hard franchise.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Next Kevin Smith will side with ROSIE O'DONNELL..

    by Triumph poops!

    ...At which point the Donald will come on TV and utilize every media outlet there is to announce to all the whole world what a truly talentless hack and ginormous lard ass Smith is too. It's coming, just wait for it. At which point hopefully the Donald will use some of his money to buy up any film stock from DIE FREE that has Smith in it and burn it, thus sparing all real DIE HARD fans from Smith's shit-tacular cameo which Fox should yank out anyway!

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    More like Live Pee or Die Tard!

    by Dazzler69

    Trying to start a trend...

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    amped up..all the way to el-ev-en!!

    by Bill Fairbanks

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Fuck PG-13 Die Hard

    by Neo Zeed

    That trailer blew.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Summary of Kevin Smith in Live Free....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    http://tinyurl.com/twab2

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    judge and agent

    by jedimindflayer

    grok both your points, and totallunderstand where you both come from (especially the kirby dis, agent), but the hate this cat earns is akin to what is usually reserved for don murphy, ratner. mcg, mino, or any other of the (rightfully so) insults to geek nation. and judge, as you have pointed out, sly DID come to our house and courted us, rightfully earning our respect, greater admiration, and ultimately our dollars. all i'm saying is, if being opinionated is a crime, execute that poor bastard in the xformer/venom thread who keeps holding onto hope that xformers won't be a total shitfest:) as far as poop shhot or view askew- yep, we sure could interact with him over there at his house, but this poor bastard is holding onto hope that he'll come to ours

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