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So, I answered my phone and it was... BRUCE WILLIS ON THE LINE!

Published at: May 5, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... So, here I am at the house - hypnotically watching THE PARENT TRAP with Hayley Mills - feeling the testosterone drain from my manliness - when the Geek Phone rings - I answer and a voice says, "Uh Hey, this is Bruce Willis!" At first - I didn't know if it was a serious call - but as he explains that he'd been talking to his buddy Sly Stallone, and Sly was talking about how much he loved Ain't It Cool - he figured he'd give me a ring to try to set something up, like what we did with Stallone in advance of ROCKY BALBOA. Now, we're still working though the details of what we're going to be doing. Whether it's a 10 day thing or 20... if it starts with an interview with me, then expands into letting you into the conversation... whatever... Bruce is definitely up for doing something cool with Ain't It Cool! And yes, the PG-13 Peter Biskind VANITY FAIR piece did come up. Bruce felt his comments had been taken out of place and that Biskind focused on that more than he felt was justified, especially since at the point in which he talked to Peter about DIE HARD 4, he hadn't actually seen it yet. According to Bruce, he feels this Die Hard is right there with the original - and that if you didn't know it was PG-13, you couldn't tell, because it got him to the edge of his seat at least 6 times. Now, it might not have as many "fucks" as in the past, but the action and intensity - he swears is there. We'll see, and we'll hear a lot more from Bruce as we move forward towards the release. Let's face it, when Vern wrote his piece about DIE HARD, it came from a place where Vern just wants to see another badass intense DIE HARD movie. We all want to see the Bruce, be The Bruce and kick ass the way only John McClane can. Right? Don't send your questions in yet, but think about them. The Bruce is watching...

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  • May 5, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Question for bruce.

    by eric haislar

    Holy god! your the man. Do you know that?

  • May 5, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Dear God in Heaven --- Am I FIRST???

    by timmer33

    FIRST

  • May 5, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Damn

    by timmer33

    Damn. Only second and fourth.

  • May 5, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Let the damage control begin.

    by jabbathegriffin

    Still doesn't change the fact that I ain't paying to see this...

  • May 5, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Wow.

    by Gilkuliehe

    This is THE GUY to do the questions thing. Congrats for doing it Bruce, and Harry, I love you and all, but LET MY MAN VERN TAKE THE HELM ON THIS THING! You did great with Stallone, but put Vern in charge of this. He deserves it, and he's the man for the job.

  • May 5, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    This is going to rock hard!

    by eric haislar

    Harry where is your spiderman 3 review?

  • May 5, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    cool

    by misnomer

    very cool....here's hoping that DH4 is a worthy entry in the series....

  • May 5, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    FUCK HIM!!

    by alynch3

    If Willis is defending the PG-13 rating, then FUCK HIM TOO!!

  • May 5, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Awesome...

    by Artifakts

    Good work!! So now can we get Vern to trash some other films so we get to listen to other stars??

  • May 5, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Calm down about this whole "R" thing

    by Pr_Frink

    Ratings systems have changed since the first Die Hard anyway. I bet if this movie was released at the time of the first Die Hard, it would've received an R. And if it does have an R, it's no guarantee that it'll be good. I don't care what the rating is, as long as it's good.

  • May 5, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Yes! I will be thanking about my questions!!

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    But I still can't get over a PG-13 Die Hard!!!

  • May 5, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    hey bruce

    by iwontwin

    your daughters are hot, just like your exwife, and whoever you are probably banging now.

  • May 5, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Hi Bruce!

    by allyousay

    Everytime I hear his voice, I always think about that cartoon he did where he was a kid who was a spy. I forget the name of the cartoon, but it was awesome! Well, Bruce, Welcome to the aintitcool talk backs. Enjoy! Also, if you have any friends connected to Spidey 3, please don't have them read the reviews...they're not good.

  • May 5, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Let's hope he's as personal as Stallone was with his.

    by thelivingdoll

    My jaw dropped in amazement every time I read Sly's answers. So far it's been this site's crowning achievement. (Besides destroying Batman & Robin on opening day)

  • May 5, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Neil McCauley, THINK you for pointing that out!

    by thelivingdoll

    I wanted to mention it but couldn't bring myself to. Thinks again.

  • May 5, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Cool stuff, will be sending questions

    by viranth

    Hope you read this Bruce, you rock.

  • May 5, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    So, which one of you Talkbackers...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...will have to change your name to "PwnedByWillis"?

  • May 5, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    my question

    by misnomer

    any plans on shouting "motherfucker!!!" on day-time tv again in the near future? if not...why not hmm?

  • May 5, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    No Yippy Kiyay Mother Fucker then, right?

    by CondomWrapper

    Sigh. The trailer didn't excite me much and now that's it's PG-13 I'm not interested. Remember when Robocop 3 was rated PG-13 and what a huge fucking disaster it was. Say what you will about Robocop 2, it was ten times the film Robocop 3 was. If Rambo IV is rated PG-13 I'm going to start shitting everyone in rage.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    GO HEAD BRUCE!

    by THE KNIGHT

    Show so me of these cunts whats up!

  • May 5, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    AWESOME !!!!

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    Hey Bruce, give us a great story from when you filmed Pulp Fiction! Any crazy QT story's?

  • May 5, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    So it's really going to be PG-13?

    by I Dunno

    I thought that was a marketing ploy. Holy shit.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    NOT SEEING DIE HARD 4 IF IT'S PG-13

    by TheDohDoh

    While it's cool that Willis wants to do this, I find the timing of the phone call after Vern's fiery rant a little odd, especially with Harry trying to play it down. DIE HARD IS NOT A PG-13 FRANCHISE. A MAC KID + PG-13 IS A SENTENCE OF DEATH AND THIS WILL FOREVER BE A FILM MADE FUN OF BY DOLTS ON VH-1 FOR THE NEXT ETERNITY IF THAT RATING DOESN'T CHANGE. The summer market is completely ready to widely welcome an R-rated action movie from an R-rated Franchise. You're burning all of the fans on this one by toning it down. IT MIGHT BE A "HARDCORE PG-13" - JESUS HOW LAME DOES THAT SOUND - BUT IT'S NOT DIE HARD IF IT'S NOT R.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    amen...preach on

    by misnomer

    R or nothing.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    WHAT IF HARRY POTTER 6 WAS RATED R?

    by TheDohDoh

    SERIOUSLY, THE CORE AUDIENCE THAT CHOSE TO SUPPORT THE HARRY POTTER SERIES WOULD GO APESHIT IF IT BECAME AN R-RATED FRANCHISE. THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST TIME JOHN MCCLANE WILL APPEAR ON SCREEN. IT'S A SHITTY SEND OFF FOR ALL THE '80S BABIES WHO LOVES THESE FLICKS. THE LAST BOYSCOUT WASN'T PG-13, HUDSON HAWK WAS.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    300 was Rated R and it didn't make a DIME!

    by thelivingdoll

    Ooooooh wait...

  • May 5, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Kai_Mah'gra

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I would suggest you look up the Stallone Q&As and re-read just how it was that he answered the questions. Then I suggest you prepare yourself for when Bruce tells you that Demi likes "doing it" reverse-cowboy style.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Even Lethal Weapon 4 was an R.

    by I Dunno

    That was a huge sellout mess of an excuse for a sequel and even they kept the R rating. This is so much shit.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I AINT AFRAID OF NO GHOST (TITTIE)

    by Hella

    i guess if its pg-13 that means no harry ghost titties?! PG-13 DIE HARD= GHOST TITTIES ON HARRY

  • May 5, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Harry your site promotes this PG-13 B.S.

    by Mitch Lasertag

    Why do you think you're getting calls from Bruce Willis?? All PG-13 means is a couple extra million $$ for the movie studios and it's Star *cough*Bruce Willis*cough*. He's protecting that. PG-13.. It's the new sleaze money making craze in Hollywood. You know it Harry... Next time he calls you, do us all a favor and hang up on his bald ass.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Casino Royale was PG13 and kicked ass BUT

    by antonphd

    If I hear one single 'fudge' or 'mother hubbard' in this movie I'm going to be pissed.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Casino Royale was PG13 because Bond is PG13

    by I Dunno

    If it was toned down to a PG, it would have sucked.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by antonphd

    LOL

  • May 5, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    If there's a Bruce Q & A,get some additional help Harry

    by Luci888

    If a Bruce Willis Q & A is done where readers can offer questions about his interesting acting career, that'd be cool, but I'd suggest Harry get some help from several other AICN people with filtering the questions submitted, as the Stallone Q & A left Harry completely exhausted after having to filter and go through a couple hundred thousand questions submitted.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Question for Bruce

    by Shawn F.

    'Perfect Stranger'...Dear Lord, why?

  • May 5, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    SWEET! I LOVE BRUCE!

    by heyscot

    Can't wait to send in my questions! Bruce is the MAN!

  • May 5, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Die Soft

    by Joebear

    How can every Die Hard movie be rated R accept this one. I smell some pussies coming out of 20th Century Fox. With 300s success, you throw out this bullshit. This reeks of Robocop 3. Make it come straight to DVD. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • May 5, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    publicity stunt...?

    by steele8280

    Um... don't get me wrong, I'd love a 20Q series with John McClane, but for some reason this rubs me ever so slightly the wrong way. It does have an air of damage control, coming just a day or so after the PG13 news, but whatever. Please prove me wrong Bruce, prove to us that you'll open up the same way Stallone did. I just don't want the 20Q idea to become as watered down as much of aintitcool has become.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I have to agree with alynch3

    by Lando Griffin

    As much as I love Bruce - fuck him if he defends some watered down PG-13 bullshit! And fuck Harry and AICN if they defend his defending. To quote Vern - "Don't be Ellis!"

  • May 5, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by Jonny_Dr_Thunder

    The connection that you made between fans and celebrity with Sly was the coolest thing I've seen on a Web site in a LONG damn time. It completely broke down boundaries and gave some much-needed humanity back to an actor. I loved it. Getting something like this started with Willis... be it a publicity stunt or whatever... could be the best thing ever. I can't wait to see what makes this guy tick. Bring it on, Harry, great to see the site doing this kind of work!!!!!!

  • May 5, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Re: Peter Biskind - Vanity Fair

    by Lando Griffin

    Surely there has got to be a way to contact Mr. Biskind. Lets get his opinion on the matter since he first raised the issue and had not seen the movie yet.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Vern

    by Dollar Bird

    Vern should do an interview. No one else will suffice.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Bruce has the best interview moment ever

    by antonphd

    I can't remember the magazine, but he tells kids who are embaressed to admit to masterbation that he does it and that it's ok. he says something like 'you hear that kids. Bruce Willis jerks off too and so can you.' or something like that. hilarious. now THAT is what I call using your popularity for good. serious. brave thing for anybody to say especially back then. you know. before Nic Cage started jacking it on the screen in every other film and it became common place.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Jim Carrey had a similiar interview about masturbation

    by antonphd

    but in it he talked about fucking everything that moved when he was a kid including the hallway carpet. that interview just didn't have the social impact.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    It's got the APPLE kid in it

    by Mitch Lasertag

    of course it'll be rated PG-13 Apple users wear skirts and panties

  • May 5, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this one, Bruce.

    by JDanielP

    He's not one of us, yet. But it looks like he's about to be. And how cool is that?

  • May 5, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Harry misses the point

    by 12-GAUGE

    The R-rating is crucial, not incidental. It's about being rude, crude, and not holding back. I know he was filtering Bruce's opinion, but it seemed as though Head Geek as well would not mind a softened Die Hard. And yes: if it's PG-13, it will most definitely be soft.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    My God what a bunch of whining pussies

    by AvonBarksdale

    Here's a guy who regardless of Die Hard 4 has delivered for fans time and time again is coming to have a direct conversation with his fans and all you can do is bitch about a rating for a movie you haven't even seen yet. Your concerns my be valid but have a little respect. You think Bruce Willis needs your money. And maybe Harry went easy on him so far, maybe he didn't, but it's our questions he'll be answering them and it takes a lot bigger balls to answer fanboy questions on a site like this then to go on Byron Allen. So yeah, not everything Bruce does may be gold, North I'm looking at you. And yeah I want a R rated Die hard too, but give the man the benefit of the doubt he's earned it. And you, the anonymous masses, haven't earned shit. Thanks Bruce, I appreciate the time.

  • May 5, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Tears of the Sun and Mercury Rising

    by antonphd

    i liked both of those movies. my brother is autistic. maybe that's why Mercury Rising fucked with my emotions so much. but Tears of the Sun, that shit was good. assholes cutting women's breasts in religious genocide. fucked up shit. both good films with more than just bangs and explosions.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Moonlighting...

    by DanielKurland

    What a fun, fun show.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    McClane's da man, but . . .

    by aboriginal

    Why the sidekick shite? It better be as much as or less than iRobot's LeBouf's bit - and that annoyed the begeezus outta me.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Last night I watched 12 Monkeys for about the 12th time

    by mraig

    And every time I see it it's like the movie changes. But, as it turns out, it is not the movie that is different. It is, in fact, I who am different. <P> Anyway, Bruce Willis was awesome in the mid to late 90s. Die Hard 3, Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, 5th Element, 6th Sense--it was a good run for him. But I guess he has had his moments in the 2000s (Unbreakable, Sin City, Grindhouse) and he was making just as many crappy movies in the 90s (Armageddon, Mercury Rising, The Jackal). I think the best way to sum up Bruce Willis's career is with a quote I remember him saying on a late night talk show once. I think he was pushing the movie "Hostage". The host (maybe Jon Stewart or maybe David Letterman?) was joking about how many junk movies Willis makes, and asked him if Hostage was a good one. And, without really thinking about it, Willis said, "Yeah, it's pretty good. Three stars." And the host was kind of taken aback, because usually actors doing the publicity rounds will try to make their new movie sound like the best thing they've ever done. So he asked how many stars it was out of, and Bruce Willis thought about it for a minute and then said, "Three. Three stars out of three." But I think he gets it--he doesn't pretend that most of his movies are something that they're not.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I dont give a shit WHAT Bruce says...

    by Mezzanine

    I will not be seeing a motherfucking PG13 version of a motherfucking Die Hard movie! You hear that Bruce? I'm not fuckin ordering a Pizza. It ain't fuckin happenin!

  • May 5, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    cool, but where's your Spider-Man 3 review?

    by Rupee88

    inquiring minds want to know

  • May 5, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    So it *is* PG-13? Good, now I can skip it...

    by FilmCritic3000

    Movies don't need to be rated R in order to be effective but truncating a film series that was made for an adult audience just so the studio's coffers can fill with greenbacks is bullshit. Look at what 20th Century Fox (or should I say, asshat 20th Century Fox president Tom Rothman) did to two of their best franchises, Alien and Predator, six films, all rated R and again made for adult audiences - they foist on the public the offal that is "Alien Vs. Predator". So let the PS3-playing fifteen year olds have their version of a "Die Hard" movie. I'll gladly look elsewhere for entertainment this summer.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    PG-13 means no titties

    by Rupee88

    For that reason alone, I will avoid it. But it also means some pussified action scenes so the kiddies can buy a few extra tix. It will work, but it won't fool the AICN crowd.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    WE ALL HAVE THE SAME QUESTION

    by BitterMan23

    PG13 - yes or no? Just answer that and be done with it.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    ^^^ All 300 of us will surely make a statement

    by optimus122

    DOH

  • May 5, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    If Bruce is reading this...

    by Bean_

    You ruled in Unbreakable, fuck the haters. I love that movie!

  • May 5, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Has Vern been informed?

    by TELF

    Shit, can we devote the whole first day of Q's to Vern. He's earned it. His Sight pays continual homage to Bruce. Gonna email him right now!

  • May 5, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Actually TheDohDoh...

    by Banana Joe

    Hudson Hawk was rated R... I mean, it has all the swearing you need ! "Hey Five-Tine, you fucked my freedom for a lousy job?" : BEST MOVIE EVER !!

  • May 5, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Bruce

    by AllieJamison

    something tells me that there's no way Ford will do this thing for Indy IV. And it's ok. Everytime I read "Bruce" in that article I pictured a shark. (Maybe this has to do with time and drugs) [br] There's no need to justify Vern's PG13 piece though. And with all due respect there's no need to believe and actor who's praising the film he's about to promote. However...I'm glad he's doing this Q&A thing.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    ^ unbreakable was gold

    by misnomer

    guess audiences werent ready for a post-modern comic book movie...damn id love to see a sequel....

  • May 5, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Well Bruce would say that wouldn't he !

    by barnaby jones

    No offence to the man, but he wants the film to do well regardless of the way he feels about the content.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    My question

    by antonphd

    Does he still wash his hands over and over again when he has flashbacks of being married to Demi Moore?

  • May 5, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Use your weight and get Inglorious Bastards rolling!

    by microwavable?

    I like how Willis has lent himself to dozens of smaller roles in the past 5 years or so. He doesn't need to carry big loud movies anymore.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    My Question - why vacation with Demi and Ashton?

    by theBigE

    Jeez, I hope my wife never invites her ex along with us on our next out of town getaway! That's just nuts.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    mmmmmmm.....

    by LegoKenobi

    *i* can certainly think of some "cool" things to do with bruce, and antonphd, your retelling of bruce's masturbation line only adds fuel to my fire. bruce rules.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Alisha Klass

    by filmcans

    I want to know what it was like to fuck Alisha Klass in the ass. Can I ask him that?

  • May 5, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Why is Harry watching "Parent Trap"

    by zacdilone

    instead of giving us his Spidey review?

  • May 5, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    The Bruce?

    by SuperMikeChu

    Please.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    GET VERN FOR AN INTERVIEW

    by team america

    Seriously, a legend of the screen sitting down with with a legend of internet filmatism critique -- it would be something to behold, and would probably be the greatest thing in this site's past and future history. holy SHIT do I ever want to see that happen.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis is the man, Sly is too good to us!

    by JonBlizzard

    Glad to hear you'll be hanging out with us a bit Bruce, I already was planning on seeing Die Hard 4 but thanks to this I'll be attending on opening night. Definitely have some questions to ask if that's what we do.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    A lot of his movies suck because he slums it a lot

    by I Dunno

    and some times it pays off. Think he got his normal asking price for Pulp Fiction and The Sixth Sense? So some of his movies suck. That's better than staying in the action genre exclusively. <p>And it may sound childish but John McClane says "fuck" a lot. He says it a whole lot. So do the people around him.</p>

  • May 5, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Mouth washed out with SOAP

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Remember the story that SNAKES ON A PLANE was going to be PG-13 until they did reshoots to make it R because Sam Jackson and his fans demanded it? I assume this is similar publicity BS. Yes, Casino Royale shows action can work at PG-13, but Bond has never been R so you don't go in with that expectation. Taking an old R franchise down to PG-13 is going to alienate the fanbase.

  • May 5, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    We never found out if Celeste was hot...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    The only question I wanted answered from the Stallone thing was if his assistant, Celeste, who was doing the actual work, was hot... We never got a picture... I bet the same thing happens with Willis...

  • May 5, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I'll believe the PG-13 when I see it on the poster or a

    by I Dunno

    until then I'll believe it's a marketing ploy.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Die Hard

    by Fernwick_

    I think one of the reasons that Die Hard 1 & 2 Bruce was out of New York, its the lack of a sense of real danger that was lacking from 3. He was just superman, and superman is dull. The other two he seemed vulnerable. Comments?

  • May 5, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU YOU SLIMY FOX EXECS AND 13-YR-OLDS

    by TheDohDoh

    This is a fucking joke. I hope Fox's Execs realize that many people have long been worried about this being a turd, and now that it's PG-13, there will be a backlash. I know that Live Free or Die Hard is tracking huge (supposedly), but this franchise was the firebrand for American action movies and now you're shitting all over it. As soon as I saw his fucking daughter and the Mac kid, I know what was going down. Bruce Willis must owe these studio turds a lot of favors, b/c he sure does flip his opinion on the movie overnight. Let Vern do the interview, Harry. Of course, you won't, b/c now the site panders to celebrities like fucking "The Insider with Pat O'Brien" except you use the TBers to carry the geek torch for you now. HARRY DENOUNCE THE PG-13 RATING. LOOK AT SUPERBAD'S TITLE. WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE THAT SHIT IF IT WAS PG-13? NO FUCKING WAY. LOOK AT DIE HARD'S TITLE. IT'S THE DEATH KNELL TO ALL THE SHITTY ACTION MOVIES WE HAVE TO ENDURE BEFORE THE NEXT DIE HARD ARRIVES. FUCK PG-13 AND FUCK YOU KIDDIES.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Bruce shines best when unrestrained

    by Lornsorrow

    Die Hard, The Last Boy Scout, Last Man Standing, Hudson Hawk, the list goes on. Can a decent action movie be pulled off in PG-13? Sure, but that isn't what I care to see. What I want to see is Bruce Willis unrestrained. Will I see the new Die Hard if the only way I can see it is PG-13. Sadly enough, yes but it is pathetic to see this bullshit PG-13 sickness being forced onto one of my favorite characters. Oh for the days of gritty films. The gritty un PC action thrillers of the late 1960's and early 1970's are gone forever, and at the rate things are going it appears that the gritty action days of the 1980's are gone too. How pathetic. At least there are dvd's of our favorite films, and novels of things that will probably never see the light of day on film to be wattered down to this PG-13 shit.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    "uh"..."Ahem".."Uh" "Hi, erm, Harry..."

    by Specktron

    "...I'm so fucking sorry for everything." "Especially Friends." As if. Ha-ha.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    "Have you done this before?"

    by Specktron

    <smirk>. What, ruined something that could have been marvellous? Yep. Here, take the wheel. (un)Ziiiip!

  • May 5, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Bryce Dallas Howard's ass

    by Forestal

    It didn't say anything. But I did make love to it afterwards....

  • May 5, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    What makes the rating?

    by staticneuron

    I am not sure if saying the word a few times was the only thing that got the bad ratings. From what I remeber about the dies hards is that mclaine gets bloody and the action is mean and seem to have realistic consequences (even if the action itself isn't reaalistic.) That normally allowed people to fear for mclain's life and be pushed even further on the edge of their seats when he does something fantastic. You know he isn't gonna die because he's tha main character but there is always the voice in the back of your head going..... DMN how much punishment can he take?!?! Please don't die until you can stick it to the bad guy at least. I have a feeling that making it PG 13 will probably have the action but there might be a disconnect on the emotions.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Motherfucker

    by performingmonkey

    If that word makes it into the movie with PG-13 then I might just accept it.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    BRUCE'S PRESS JUNKETS

    by TheDohDoh

    Seriously, I don't even want to hear Bruce Willis justify the fucking rating for this as we approach the release. DUDE, DIE HARD MADE YOU. IT MADE YOUR FANS FANS. You are about to torch your legacy. Goddamn it. Now when I'm all old and shit, and I want to tell a grandkid about Die Hard, I'll have to warn him about the fourth one. And he'll ask me, "But why Grandfather Doh Doh? Why does it suck so bad?" and I'll say "Why lil' Doh Doh, because Bruce Willis took one for the team so many times that he didn't realize that what he was bending over for was the fourth film in his legendary franchise. This is a great example of the saddness and lack of balls that permeates from Hollywood these days. They even have to turn down their indulgently badass '80s terrorist-killer franchies to throw out a wider net for the Bushies out there (oh, that title will play GIANT on FOX NEWS) and the ProActiv set. Well, I'm here to tell you that fans like me of Die Hard will cut that fucking pathetic net with our teeth. "Because words cause permanent damage." - Eric Bogosian, Talk Radio. Vern, there wouldn't even be a fuckin Ellis if Die Hard was made today. They couldn't show the coke. They couldn't show McClane ramming an ice cicle into some fucker's eye. They couldn't show McClane screaming "I AM GOING TO FUCKING KILL YOU" TIMES INFINITY TO THE BLONG LONG-HAIRED TERRORIST IN DIE HARD WITH SUCH HEAD-BASHING INTENSITY I THOUGHT WILLIS MIGHT HAVE TRULY LOST HIS SHIT. What the fuck happened to America? We can't even do world premieres here anymore for an American instituion like Spidey (fuck that third movie, aka Bloatation Device), but more importantly, America's greatest action film franchise has to be pussies down so Willis can grimace at talking to MTV fuckwads with no intention of seeing this shit. America 0, H-Town Assholes 1,000,000,000. This is going to be one of the biggest, stupidest decisions in American mainstream film in history. Don't tread lightly on this, Bruce. And Harry, go finish up the Parent Trap, okay. Die Hard doesn't really need to be rated-R, there's always the Parent Trap.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Willis is sitting in his mansion...

    by Specktron

    ...wiping his gut clean with hundred dollar bills. Sure, he's not bothered. Expect one word answers to your questions folks - he won't give a hoot 'cos its just movie marketing and he's got more riding on this than usual. That's why he's erm, called, erm, um, Harry. AND OMIGOD HARRY SUKKED IT RIGHTUP!!!!! JESUS, HARRY'S KREEMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S BRUCE WILLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's not been farkhin dead, Harry.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    to see it or not

    by Lornsorrow

    If it's going to be pg-13 I'll probably wait till they release the unrated (i.e., R) director cut on dvd. But I'm sure not just going to be a fanatic zealot and never see it just because it didn't come out at first the way I want it. THAT to me sounds more pussy like harryknowlessoldout.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I WAS HOPING FOR A "G" RATING

    by gride9000

    THAT WAY WE COULD SHOW THIS TO OUR MORMON COUSINS

  • May 5, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    EVEN IF YOU WERE ZONED OUT ON THE PARENT TRAP...

    by Specktron

    Hi, uh Harry, would you like to be my Butt Monkey?

  • May 5, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    "DIE HARD the MUSICAL" rated G

    by gride9000

    With blues and some oldies/rock&roll! Planet Hollywood opening style!

  • May 5, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    cmon

    by jedimindflayer

    on paper, 'rocky balboa' seemed like a turd comin' down the ol' hershey highway, but it turned out alright. when sly came on to do the questions, the overall experience was positive, even if (BIG IF) sky was tertially involved in the q&a process, and we got what appeared to be on all levels a very honest and forthcoming q&a. give the bruce a chance, and give his flick one as well. it ain't tino (or even gino), and it ain't bay at the helm; it still could be good.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    If you think it's bad now, wait till Hillary is elected

    by Mitch Lasertag

    every movie will be rated pg 13 or below. she's got hollywood in her pocket. also, no more gta..half-life type video games.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I was initially dissapointed...

    by Womb2dooM

    ...that a PG-13 might mean a certain level of containment in the DieHardverse but I am not for one second considering denying myself a Die Hard theatrical experience. After three entertaining movies (and two of the greatest action movies of my lifetime), I'm going to give the franchise and Bruce Willis a much deserved chanced.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I'm 13, so...

    by The Dum Guy

    Wait, no I'm not. I'm just going to wait till this 'new' Die Hard comes out on DVD with the "UN-RATED" version, so I'll know I'm getting my moneys (and times) worth.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    No amount of PR can make me accept a PG-13 Die Hard

    by Neo Zeed

    I think Bruce is a supercool dude and a supercool actor, but come on. This is not supposed to be kid friendly franchise. In fact, fuck the phrase "kid friendly." I were a kid, I wouldn't want to see a pussified Die Hard either. I'd rather see an ass kicking movie with my pops, then see a neutered one by myself. Bottom line....John McClaine is not James Bond or Ethan Hunt. He drops the F-word like no tomorrow and blasts holes in bad guys. P.S. Boy, I hope Stallone doesn't make Rambo 4 PG-13.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    HILLARY CLINTON

    by gride9000

    Yea It's her fault. THAT'S WHY YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ALL FAIL.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    oh, and PG-13 allows one expletive word...

    by Womb2dooM

    ...so I'm CERTAIN "Yippie-kay-yay, motherfucker" will remain in tact.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    DIEHARDVERSE

    by gride9000

    PLEASE, SOMEONE, QUICK, GET WEBSTERS ON THE FUCKING LINE, THIS IS THE BEST NEW WORD WE SEEN! Womb2dooM WE SALUTE YOU!

  • May 5, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    THE "ROCKY BALBOA" ARGUMENT

    by TheDohDoh

    Okay, fellas. I knew "Rocky Balboa" was going to be brought up here. THIS IS A BULLSHIT COMPARISON. Rocky is a wholesome character in a morality tale - especially the last one, which had Christian undertones. I liked it, not saying I didn't. IF DIE HARD ONE WAS PG-13 IT WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN HERALDED. SOME OF YOU NEED TO GO BACK AND WATCH DIE HARD ONE AND TWO, BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE IF YOU REMEMBER HOW FUCKING GNARLY AND BADASS THEY ARE WITH THE VIOLENCE AND PROFANITY. It's not enough that Kevin Smith is playing a hacker, that the Mac kid is the sidekick (premeditated sign of looming PG-13), that McClane's daughter is in jeopardy (more teen-factor), that Bruce is bald, that the action is CGI, that computer-cum-action movies belong to Sandra Bullock, that they didn't bring Bonnie Bedilla (sic) back for the last one of the limo driver or Urkel's fat neighbor, that the director of Underworld is doing this....I would ignore all those bad signs, if I knew this was rated-R. FROM NOW ON I'M REFERRING TO THIS SHIT AS "WHY HARD?" if you steal it, credit me.

  • May 5, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    starfucker

    by townshend

    what a starfucker.

  • May 5, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    "WHY HARD?" : DIE HARD III'S OPENING SCENE is HARD-R

    by TheDohDoh

    Oh, and that opening seen with Bruce wearing a sign degrading black people, that wouldn't be in a PG-13 movie. Fuck it. This is going to be the "Hackers" of action movies, I'm sure of it if it's PG-13. That, or a somewhat better revisioning of "The Net."

  • May 5, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    AHHH! YES!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Me likey the Willis. PG-13 Die Hard makes me angry. Bruce should Hans Gruber the Execs who made that decision! That one fuck, better be what I hope it should be... Can't wait to read these answers. <br><br>Filmcans:-Fucking Alisha Klass in the ass.. I could probably guess that answer...awesome.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Harry's take on all this...

    by HEADGEEK

    We've an opportunity here to have a conversation with Bruce about this. The key issue here is did Fox pressure Len into making cuts resulting in a PG-13 cut - or was this film submitted to the MPAA and deemed a PG-13? <BR><BR>This will give us a chance to discuss directly with Bruce Willis about whatever we wish to discuss. Is he talking with us because there's some ill feelings towards his latest film? Absolutely, but just like with Stallone, we won't ask just softball questions, and hopefully, just like with Sly, we'll get great and truthful answers. <BR><BR>We talked for around 25 minutes this afternoon, where I told him that this only works - if he's willing to level with all of us - and take the questions as seriously as they are asked.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I'm afraid you're wrong, Womb2dooM

    by I Dunno

    "Fuck" can be used in a non-sexual term like, "look at that fucking horse" but not sexually like, "I just fucked that horse". "Motherfucker" is therefore not allowed.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    "Fuck" PG 13!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    This as usual is all about money. And they are not getting any of mine for a PG13 "Die Hard".

  • May 5, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    hmmmm?

    by The Dum Guy

    Would it be any better if this wasn't cut in order to reveive an 'R'?

  • May 5, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    .

    by The Dum Guy

    I meant not an R.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Both opinions are bad news, Harry

    by I Dunno

    but at least if they were forced to make cuts, then it was filmed with an R in mind. At least then we can hope there's a decent cut of the film somewhere. But if it was filmed with an eye for the PG13 then all is lost.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    re: I Dunno

    by The Dum Guy

    I agree.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Harry-

    by colematthews

    It doesn't matter HOW the film got to be PG-13, because in either of your scenarios, the language was clearly not there from the beginning, and that, moreso than the violence, is indicative to me of a pussified Die Hard. One that was doomed from the start to be out of line with the rest of the series.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    The Chris Farley Show

    by Billy Goat

    Remember that scene in Die Hard? ...Where the bad guy shot the big glass window, because he knew you had no shoes? ...And then you had to walk on the broken glass? ...And then you were picking glass out of your feet? ...Do you remember that? ...That was awesome.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    "options", not "opinions"

    by I Dunno

    meh.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Harry's Testosterone Draining Out??

    by Sonic Reducer

    Isn't that like trying to get water from a rock?

  • May 5, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I Dunno, I dunno....

    by Womb2dooM

    Because the context of him saying it is not sexual. I imagine "motherfucker" is just as sexual as "fuck" however both can be used in a platonic way (after all, it's not; "Yippie-kay-yay, and now I will fuck your mother!". Harry, if your still reading, can you shed light on this point? If they take "mother-fucker" out of Die Hard then this, for me, will be the equivalent of getting oral sex from Michael Clarke Duncan - a tough blow.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Bruce WIllis

    by Mr_X

    <p>I havent really thought about him over the years as an actor, he's always been in solid films y'know? He's done some interetsing stuff over the years, he's done some stinkers, but hasn't everyone. I actually did enjoy the stallone talkbacks, so i'm actually quite interested to what he has to say.</p> <p> I like hearing about the stories you haven't heard, and the questions that no one else asks, talbackers are entirely honest about their opinions, hope bruce is as well, cause those sycophanty type questions bug me no end.</p> <p> BTW I saw that picture of bruce, demi and ashton on a boat, demi on ashtons lap and bruce with a fishing rod in hand. And to be honest i just thought thats the most bizzare family picture i've ever seen.</p>

  • May 5, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the visual

    by I Dunno

    I'm fairly certain that they're not going to let them get away with even one "motherfucker". I think Sam Jackson said something to that effect during the SoaP saga. But then the MPAA is entirely subjective and the whole thing depends on what kind of bowel movement the ratings guy had last. <p>But it's not just the one line. McClane says it every other word. That's one of his defining characteristics. It may sound childish to make such a big deal about profanity but I just don't want to see McClane with a swear jar.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Dear Bruce, will you direct a movie in the future?

    by AvengingFist

    Will you work with Steven Spielberg? Do you like James Cameron?

  • May 5, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    dohdoh

    by jedimindflayer

    solid point, my man, solid point. but with stallone, we were given the opportunity (and some took it) to grill the man about his project. homes, take the ball and run to the end zone (or at least for a first down) and insist your question be answered. submit every day (if that's the format) and find out what happened with the pg13; the whos, whats, whens, wheres. whys, and hows. we're all waiting to hear the man tackle THAT one :)

  • May 5, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Maybe John'll be watch his P's Q's now that...

    by Womb2dooM

    he has his impressionable daughter and the Mac guy around. If Brucie does exhibit the same honesty as "our Sly" then this Q&A could be enlightening. Your welcome for the visual BTW. May it keep you warm on lonely nights.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Won't notice it's R instead of

    by Stuntcock Mike

    PG13? Fucking make it R then.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Re: HARRY'S "TAKE" ON ALL THIS

    by TheDohDoh

    HARRY, THAT WASN'T A "TAKE," I'M SORRY. THAT WAS A "HEY, I'M NOT GOING TO SHARE MY OPINION B/C I'M NOT GOING TO BURN TIES WITH AN ACTOR AND MY TAKE IS THAT WHATEVER BRUCE SAYS IS THE WAY IT IS." What the fuck, dude? Why are you not outraged at this shit like Vern is? I don't give a shit if it was filmed to possibly be a PG-13 or if the studio chiefs decided that they had to trim it to be: THE FACT IS HARRY, IS THAT DIE HARD SHOULD NOT BE GODDAMN PG-13 AND YOU KNOW IT!!! WHAT DON'T YOU COME BACK ON HERE AND SAY THAT "A PG-13 DIE HARD IS ABSOLUTE BOLLOCKS."

  • May 5, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Who is Harry going to yell at, Willis?

    by I Dunno

    He didn't rate the movie and he didn't cut it. Yelling at him isn't going to solve anything.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    re: TheDohDoh, don't rock the boat dude.

    by Womb2dooM

    Harry's a different guy with a different outlook. Take your torches and lynch mob back to the Vern TB.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    RE; JEDIMINDFLAYER on "WHY HARD?"

    by TheDohDoh

    That's for the compliment broheim, but while I might send in some questions, I'm sure Willis will confront the "PG-13 PROBLEM" head-on. I'm guessing this is almost the entire purpose of his hooking with AICN. Spin Control - albeit very cool Spin Control. The fact is though, that I don't really give a shit what Willis has to say about the film being PG-13. THE FACT IS, IF IT'S PG-13 IT DENIES THE ENTIRE TONE OF THE OTHER MOVIES. WHAT IT MEANS IS THAT A CAR-INTO-HELICOPTER EXPLOSION WILL REPLACE SOME MOTHERFUCKER HAVING 500 SQUIBS EXPLODING UNDER HIS SHIRT AS MCCLANE PUMPS THAT SOB FULL OF UZI-DIAHARREA. What it means is that we GET ONE "FUCK" FOR THE ENTIRE MOVIE, LIKE A GODDAMN CRACKER JACK PRIZE. SORRY, but I'M NOT GOING TO BE A 25-YEAR-OLD DUDE SITTING IN A THEATRE AWAITING ONE "MOTHERFUCKER." There's not one goddamn action movie this summer that's a hard-R, which is bullshit. Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys, Die Hard, Predator, True Lies, Rambo, Dirty Harry, The Matrix, I'll leave the rest to Vern: man, goddmanit. DIE HARD IS NOT FAST AND THE FURIOUS. It is the gold standard for R-rated action, THAT IS WHY I'M PISSED. And fuck it, fuck the "unrated" version that comes out on DVD. This movie will make $100mil either fucking way. It's not going to make $200mil either way. "Why Hard?"

  • May 5, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I answered my phone and it was CURTIS ARMSTRONG

    by ArcadianDS

    Please Bruce - get the Moonlighting movie going. Heck with Cybill. Just call Curtis Armstrong and do a buddy picture. I know he's available - how much time can it take to record cartoon voices for the Disney Channel (He's working for Emperor's New School ,fyi)? ALL HAIL BRUNO

  • May 5, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Re: Womb2dooM

    by TheDohDoh

    I'll stop the multi-posting after this, sorry if it's bugging. Womb2dooM, first of all, don't tell me where to post. I've been reading and wholeheartedly supporting AICN for a decade. I'm posting my laments about "Why Hard?" here, because that's where the studio execs and Mr. Willis are obviously looking now. They're curious to see if getting Bruce to chat on AICN will sway the debate over this crappy soft film rating. It will not and it should not. We are fans, Die Hard is one of my and our favorites, and I can voice my dissent - which seems to be that of the majority starting with Vern's influential, fiery editiorial - in the latest Die Hard posting. I'm not into the term "lynch mob" either - it's off the mark and an ugly term.

  • May 5, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce! You might be in a PG-13 Die-Hard if....

    by Neo Zeed

    1. Your character can't say "fuck" more than once (I'm sure the studio said some horseshit like,"Bruce, after 3 adventures your character is more Zen like nowadays and doesn't need to curse" or some bullshit like that) 2. When you shoot the badguys, no blood squibs go off (I'm sure the suits said something like, "Uh, don't worry Bruce! We'll put the blood in digitally later." Yeah right. 3. Now this one's a tricky one. Your cast includes two teenie looking kids and the badguy's a hip GEn-Xer looking dude. Now back in the days that shit didn't matter. The Lost Boys were all teens and The Last Boy Scout had a 13-year old girl dropping F-bombs . These days those elements ENSURE a PG-13 rating. Especially with those "demographic lovin'" hacks at FOX studios.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I bet the daughter from The Last Boyscout is hot now

    by I Dunno

    He has some pretty hot daughters. Liv Tyler, the girl in Die Hard 4, his daughter in Friends, Leeloo in the Fifth Element...oh wait. That was a love interest. Dirty old goat.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    This would be funny if it weren't so sad

    by zacdilone

    And I'm not talking about the PG-13 vs. R thing, I'm talking about the idiotic reaction to it in this Talkback. You people who insist a "Die Hard movie HAS to be rated R" really need to get out for some natural light and fresh air. I judge movies on their entertainment value (and strangely enough, AFTER I've seen them), not on what the MPAA says about them.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Apologies, TheDohDoh...

    by Womb2dooM

    ...I was unaware I was disrespecting an elder (FYI, I am not a decade long poster, if that matters). My point was, and is, that your post came across as an attempt to force Harry's opinion. As you can read from the above, there are a lot of us here who aren't "outraged" by this turn of events, just ... eagerly curious. Your lash out seemed more in line with the Vern TB (which I was a part). For me, this is the strongest action series still going and, it is that reason more then any, that I will give this new movie the benefit of the doubt. Sorry for the "ugly term" and all that chose to be offended by that.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    I'm with TheDohDoh... PG-13 = DIE SOFT

    by robogeek.com

    A DIE HARD movie, by definition, should and must be R-rated, or it's simply not a true DIE HARD movie... it's DIE SOFT. And yes, it really is that fucking simple, because IT'S FUCKING DIE HARD. Bring back the '80s, goddammit, when action movies - and studios - had balls. A PG-13 DIE HARD movie is just un-fucking-American. Like TheDohDoh said, I WANT 500-SQUIB-INDUCING UZI-DIARRHEA, GODDAMMIT! Yippiekiyay, motherfuckers. Church!

  • May 5, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    So, robogeek.com, as an Australian...

    by Womb2dooM

    I guess I should thank the makers of Die Hard 4.0 (as it is known over here) for making the movie accessible to us international folk...

  • May 5, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    what I get from this...

    by mr. brownstone

    they're afraid of the PG-13 backlash so they are trying to cover their asses grass roots style and suck as big an opening weekend out of this as they can before word of mouth blows it away like piss in the wind. Sorry Mr. Willis if this movie is watered down you can answer questions from nerds till the cows come home but the well will still be tainted. If it then gets released as an unrated directors cut on DVD we'll know you were full of shit. Just put the R cut out now and save us all a lot of grief and hassle.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    FOX

    by mr. brownstone

    if the trailer for this is tracking as well as they say, why would you want to back that up with a movie that disappoints the core audience?

  • May 5, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    zacdilone?

    by The Dum Guy

    Do you like the other Die Hard movies?

  • May 5, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    YIPPY-KAI-YEH MOTHER FREAKER!

    by Rogue_Leader

    Face it people the PG -13 rating is going to ruin this deal.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Will he be saying Yippe Kay-Ay "motherscratcher"?

    by blackmantis

    This isn't quite the same as Sly trying to revive his career, as Sly was always dependent on Rocky and Rambo. Bruce has greater range as an actor and isn't really identified with any single role the way Sly is. He'll alway get good roles even as he gets older, like Jack Nicholson.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Len Wiseman

    by palimpsest

    If you honestly think that the director of these derivative pieces of averageness is going to serve up a cinematic plate piled high with steaming slices of weapons-grade whoopass, then you, my friend, have just booked into The Sorely Mistaken Hotel.

  • May 5, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by mr. brownstone

    It's not a question of "entertainment value", it's a matter of integrity. If they've taken a movie that should be R and cut it down they may get a slightly larger opening weekend but they are killing repeat viewings. Why would I want to pay at all to see the TBS Superstation cut of the movie? That's just insulting.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    "Johnson...Scramble The Best "Spin" Team We Have."

    by uss cygnus

    It really does. This is Murphy and Robocop 2 slugging it out in the street. Suckage is assured when Bruce has to call Harry. Complete and utter damage control.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST

    "Yippie Kai Yay, Mister Falcon."

    by uss cygnus

    Not as funny as Scarface on free TV, but close.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Live Free

    by bender7

    or Die Censored

  • May 5, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    major league 2

    by darwinwins

    remember how the first one was rated R and the second one wasn't? it felt like the makers of that one ripped the soul out of the characters.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    I love the Die Hard movies...

    by zacdilone

    ...but I love them because Bruce Willis is so fun to watch, and the scenarios and action are well staged. And for mr. brownstone...are we sure that's the case? And let's suppose it is. You use the phrase "a movie that should be R." In my opinion, there is no "should be" in a situation like this. If the story is changed to accommodate, or if important dialogue is cut to soften the rating, that's one thing. But if a few "fucks" and a some blood is lost, what's the problem? In my opinion, the only movies that "should be R" are the movies that are, by the nature of their subject, for mature audiences (like "Body Heat" for example). Everything else is up for grabs as I see it...as long as the cuts are cosmetic and not crucial to the plot.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    darwinwins

    by zacdilone

    Are you saying that Major League 2 sucked because they didn't swear as much in it? Please tell me you're not saying that. Please tell me you're able to see the difference between a screenplay that's lacking enough profanity and one that simply sucks.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Probably already has been said...

    by WhoDis

    but this totally sounds like damage control.<P> Studios/Publicist: "Hey Bruce, go to the geeks and 'clarify' what you meant in Vanity Fair about your film. You and the fans will get your R rating, just on DVD. We need to milk this movie three times (theatrical-DVD-unrated DVD)."

  • May 5, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by The Dum Guy

    I repeat, "Do you like the other Die Hard movies?" I simply want to know your' outlook on this franchise and not "on what the MPAA says about them."

  • May 5, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    another thing...

    by The Dum Guy

    Aren't most actors mandated to support their movies that are to be released? And if so, wouldn't Bruce have to back-paddle if he had seemingly bad-mouthed an upcoming film? I don't know, but this shite is a weebit coincidental, or maybe i am dumb.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    I MADE THIS HAPPEN!

    by Vadakin

    Back when Stallone was doing the Q&A's I was going under the name "Jedsithor" (which I think was banned, but I have no idea why) and I suggested that Stallone should get on to Bruce Willis and ask him to do a Q&A for Die Hard. <p> Stallone responded in a later message that he would talk to Bruce about it and now here we are, a few months later with news of a Q&A with Bruce Willis. <p> ANd it's all down to me...how fucking cool is that (for me anyway). <p> Now, obviously, Harry will be the one puting everything together...all I did was put the idea in Stallones head to contact Willis...dude I gave Rocky an idea...ahh geeking out :P <p> In closing...you're all welcome.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I got a "Return of Bruno" question

    by Doctor_Sin

    And it's primed and ready to go.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    THE WHO NEEDS EXTRA VIOLENCE + PROFANITY COUNTERPOINT

    by TheDohDoh

    Anyone who argues that the PG-13 rating doesn't mean the film will suck (like at FilmIck), and that those strongly demanding an R-rating judge movies based only on their affinity for graphic violence and lots of cursing = STOP KIDDING YOURSELVES YOU HIGH-ART KOOKS. The "Die Hard" franchise's R-rating defines the tone/the hardcore action attributes expressed in the title/the main character's penchant for cursing under pressure and his general personality/the severity of the conflicts this character faces/the realistic graphic and bloody havor that results from these conflicts. "Die Hard" - of all franchises - is definted by its R-rating. This is like making "Friday the 13th" PG-13, and I don't understand how people can overlook that, as fans of the prior films. Also, this film being PG-13 means it will cater directly to a younger audience of 10th graders - a la that kid from the Mac ads being cast. Why the hell should I compromise for this cop-out? Why should "Die Hard" ever go soft? Let's face it, PG-13 movies of this type are a wasteland of forgotten crap. This is not Bond or "Mission: Impossible": this rating will confine the film to a box of generica.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Bruce owed Fox a Die Hard sequel,so had a limited say

    by BDuncan

    Harry can you please give your analysis of the mediocre Spider-Man 3 film. It would've been extremely sensible for Bruce to have told Fox he'd only do Die Hard 4 if it had an R rating (as a contractual obligation, otherwise he wouldn't do the film), but I think he contractually owed Fox a Die Hard sequel irrespective of the rating, so didn't have any pull in that regard. If Fox approach him about an inevitable Die Hard 5, it's then Bruce could make such a contractual demand and be able to sue if they reneged.

  • May 5, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Hey Carmine, what sets off the metal detectors first...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...the lead in your BUM or the KA-KA in your brains? Fat STOOGE...

  • May 5, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Wait, it's rated PG-13?

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    Wow, that totally kills it for me and I was very excited about this movie. Will wait not-so-excitedly for the DVD, no way am I seeing this in theatres and sending TPTB the message that this is in any way "OK."

  • May 5, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I love the Die Hard movies...

    by zacdilone

    McLane is a great character. The action and set pieces are well designed. There's nothing about them not to love. But here's an example of what I'm talking about: in the first film there's the line "he could be the fucking bartender for all we know" or something like that. If that character had said "he could be the damn bartender for all we know," would it have changed the movie all that much? I don't see anything wrong with the studio opening the film up to a wider audience AS LONG AS THE CHANGES ARE COSMETIC ONLY. Let's say one of the crucial plot points was John McLane getting gang ass-raped by a bunch of terrorist nerds, fueling his need for revenge, and the studio insisted that it be cut. All of a sudden a major character motivation is sacrificed...then I see an issue. But losing a few "fucks" and a couple buckets of blood...if that makes the movie less entertaining for you, then I pity you.

  • May 5, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Bruce!

    by DamnYouMB

    I loved you in Sin City! I would love it even more if you would respond to us in talkbacks ;-)

  • May 5, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    HUDSON HAWK

    by Sappers Forward

    Got the worst reviews any critic could give. Yet, every time I come across it while channel surfing, I have to stop and watch it. Great flick!

  • May 5, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Ask him not to swear on live TV, okay?

    by Bill Clay

    I could tell he was a little drunk, but damn! The F word on a live sports broadcast? No class.

  • May 5, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    YES to Vern doing the interview

    by SilentP

    Or at least, AN interview. Harry can do one too, if he really wants. <br>But can we please get every poster on this tb from here on out asking for a Vern interview?<br> kthx

  • May 5, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Oh, the the part where he rides ON TOP OF A JETFIGHTER

    by Bill Clay

    ...totally throws 'suspension of disbelief' out the window. Is this a Roger Moore '80's Bond movie?

  • May 5, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Bruce Willis...

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    ...because I'm too important ti write a Spider-Man 3 review for my own website. <P> and might I add fuck Die Soft PG-13

  • May 5, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    The Preview Shows Bruce saying YIPPEE-KI-YAY

    by George Newman

    If this movie is PG-13, what is he going to follow that up with? "My Friendly Fellow?" <p>They should just poorly dub any profanity like the edited-for-tv version of DIE HARD. Do you guys remember some of that dubbing? Here is a sample: "Joke you." JOKE!

  • May 5, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    its true it has to be rated R

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    movies are terrible when they are limited in what they can and cannot portray. whe writer and directors should not be held back when it comes to creating their art. trust me it effects the movie it realy does. theres examples out there but i cant think of any...

  • May 5, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by mr. brownstone

    you say "If the story is changed to accommodate, or if important dialogue is cut to soften the rating, that's one thing". Well genius, that is exactly what is happening. That is a fact. Now Willis is trying to back pedal to salvage the internet buzz. "Losing a few fucks and a couple of buckets of blood" doesn't make the movie less interesting per say but it does make it less of a Die Hard movie. That's why I have a problem with it. You realize this is a Die Hard movie we're talking about right? Cause it sure doesn't seem like you get it at all.

  • May 5, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    WILLIS HIMSELF SAID HE WAS DISPLEASED

    by TheDohDoh

    Ok? WILLIS HIMSELF SAID HE IS LET DOWN BY THE HORRIBLE DECISION to make it a PG-13 bonanza. He said this in Vanity Fair to journalist Peter Biskind (who has written several good books about 1970s cinema, et al). Now, Willis has to back pedal, b/c he can be sued, or more realistically, face repurcussions from people in showbiz down the line, if he doesn't do his share to promote this sucker and not trash it. You have to remember that Willis had a lot of grief about even making "Die Hard 4" - he felt he was too old and over it. But he was contractually wrangled into making it and needs a hit anyhow. BUT ALL I'M SAYING IS THAT JOHN MCCLANE HIMSELF SAID HE WASN'T STOKED ON A PG-13 "DIE HARD." I'm guessing he's still not very stoked on the movie in general, but i'm not blaming him from doing his promotions. Just sayin' as talk-backers, you should take Willis' slip-up as a sign that this is prob not on par with "DHWAV."

  • May 5, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    This will be interesting

    by hadez

    Let's see Michael Bay stop snorting coke and get his ass here for a Q&A. Harry, no Spidey 3 review? What the fuck, man?

  • May 5, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    This is a marketing ploy.

    by Osmosis Jones

    Geeks hear about PG-13 rating, get incenced, demand R-rating be restored, it happens, then said geeks see the movie thinking they've "won". You're all playing right into Fox's hands...

  • May 5, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mother Joker

    by George Newman

    Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mother Joker

  • May 5, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I wish Bruce would call me

    by a rolling stone

    But he has to promise not to give my number to Sly.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    For the Q&A, we need a good COLOR OF THE NIGHT question

    by George Newman

    Funny story: <p> Years ago (I couldn't have been older than 13, my siblings all younger), my mother brother sister and I wanted to watch a movie. We found a blockbuster copy of COLOR OF THE NIGHT at home; my Dad must have rented it, but he was not at home at the time. So we thought, "hey cool, a Bruce Willis movie." <p> that was one of the funniest family movie experiences ever.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    word is spreading - AICN can be used to...

    by eppdude

    drum up geek support for a movie likely to not meet expectations. And once again, Harry will eat it up. Sorry, guys. You can sell that shit to the fucking tourists, as a wise man once said.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    George Newman

    by antonphd

    LOL!!!!

  • May 6, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    There is simply NO excuse for a PG13 Diehard

    by antonphd

    The more I think about it... the more I just cannot see any excuse for it. How the fuck can you show me an older John McClane trying to save his DAUGHTER and NOT SWEARING?! And I read that Les Wiseman made a point to harden the script form the pussy version it started as and make McClane badass... for THIS to happen?! I understand Harry's need to kiss ass so we can all chat with Bruce. I won't fault him on this. It's a sacrifice he's making for all of us. I get that and I hope he follows thru on it. But fuck... all I can say is this 'thank you bruce for the vanity vair comments because at least we know that despite the 'acting' you'll have to do not to get your ass sued, we know you were fucking pissed as we were, and for that, you are still the coolest badass since Bogart'. Fuck you Fox.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Sorry

    by antonphd

    I mean, Freak you Fox

  • May 6, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    So, I answered my phone and it was...

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    A BRAND NEW CATCHPHRASE. At this point, we might as well assume that Harry is doing this on purpose.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Psyched

    by Silverglade

    Bruce is badass. I am looking forward to the question and answer installments. If it's anything like the Stallone series I am excited as hell. I would ask a Pulp Fiction question because I LOVED him in that. And what is it like to be just chillin' and have Bruce Willis call you on the phone? Damn!

  • May 6, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    In Russia

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    The phone answers you

  • May 6, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Zadiclone

    by Audets70

    Terrorists planning to murder a whole city...and that is PG-13??? What the fuck on 9/11 was PG-13? Like many GOOD filmmakers have said, life IS rated R and why make a film anything less??? I just keep looking back to that kickass scene in Die Hard 3 where McClane took out 4 baddies in a elevator by blowing the shit out of them...the WHOLE scene would be cut in a PG movie. The great glass in the foot scene would have to be cut just right to make it PG...couldnt show any of the feet scenes. The ice in the eye scene in part 2! The Ni&&er sign in part 3. All would have to be cut. And yes...you CANNOT say Mutha-Fucker in a PG-13 film. SO McClane cant even say his famous line? WTF!!!! No wonder Sam Jackson couldnt return, cause his whole character would be cut to three sentences in a PG rated flick! THis is beyond stupid. I thought FOX claimed to learn from its mistake with AVP? Guess not! And why is Harry laying down on the issue???? THis site gets worse each day.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Why another Die Hard?

    by MeshGearFoxx

    Seems like Hollywood is bankrupt again on ideas. Let's rehash a dead franchise? Great idea!

  • May 6, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Bruce at the Bar

    by HippieFella

    How about he does a 20 day tour of the US and through Ain't It Cool you find out when and where he'll be in your city. I would fucking love to party with Bruce Willis.

  • May 6, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Scott Baio...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    and he promises the new Charles in Charge movie will be a hard R...

  • May 6, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Alonzo Mosely

    by darthbinks1220

    Funny stuff! :D

  • May 6, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    True Bruce Willis story.

    by darthbinks1220

    He had a universal gym. Wherever he travelled, that entire set had to be transported. The studio offered to have the same EXACT model awaiting at his destinations. Not good enough. He was monogamous to that one set.

  • May 6, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Bruce...

    by readingwriter

    ...did you really have a half-filmed movie you were involved with put on ice? And can we see the footage that was shot?

  • May 6, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    readingwriter

    by darthbinks1220

    The odds of him happening upon your post is the same as me happening to encounter Jessica Biel in my apartment. Slim and none, but I still dare to dream. lol-- actually Sly responded to mine AFTER his Balboa 20/200 here.

  • May 6, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    OOOOHHHHH! Willis wants to kiss fanboy ass now!

    by Playkins

    I can't believe no one saw through Stallone's charade. I know someone that worked on Cliffhanger and said he was a complete prick. BUT.... go pretend to value the opinions of the film geek and ALL IS FORGIVEN! To those that excuse his personality and swear he's a changed man, I point out his recent illegal substance charges in AU. But hey, if appealing to the fanboy worked for Sly, why not get Brucie on the bandwagon?

  • May 6, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Dear Bruce - "Perfect Stranger"?!

    by Christopher3

    Explain. Okay, I can maybe see why you might have wanted to do the Timberlake movie.

  • May 6, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Obviously....

    by Crimson King

    This is just some PR move to appease the angry fans of the original. Whatever...fuck them for taming it down in the name of the almighty dollar. And fuck Bruce for being their little bitch and trying to be all, "if you didn't know already, you wouldn't have guessed it was PG-13." This is fucking lame.

  • May 6, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST

    oh you silly boys

    by wanna_bannana

    So much ass kissing!

  • May 6, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Charles in Charge?

    by Varakor

    I thought Scott Baio was dead? You know he was making anal porn but the black shaft went too deep, stabbed him in the heart or somethin? Oh wait this is a Die Hard TB, yea PG 13 Die Hard will be pretty weak, but i'll still see it because its Die Hard on the big screen, why not right? And another thing. Also why is everyone waiting for Harry's review? Wait you guys are waiting to unleash on chubs aren't you? Don't wait, make this the Spidey 3 talkback. Lastly, whatever happened to Talkbacks on new films? They were always the most fun to partake in. DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!!!

  • May 6, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Why does everyone...

    by Captain Mal

    ... keep referring to Justin Long as a "kid"? The guy's nearly 30--nearly as old as Willis was when he did the first "Die Hard" film.<p> Just curious.<p> And, yeah, LFODH should be R-rated. No question. It's not debatable. Everyone attempting to argue otherwise is caught up in some severe logical acrobatics.

  • May 6, 2007, 3:25 a.m. CST

    here's a wild idea

    by drave117

    Let's wait until the freaking movie comes out. There have been tons of bad-ass PG-13 action movies. TONS of them. What makes Die Hard awesome is Bruce Willis. Period. He is THE MAN, and always has been. He is one of the greatest action stars this country has ever produced. If I ever, at any time in my life, reach the point where Bruce Willis is calling me on the phone, I will be so happy that I will spontaneously ascend to a higher plane of geek consciousness, so everybody needs to lay off Harry about this. To the people who were saying they would hang up on Bruce Willis, I can only assume that you are planning on shooting yourselves in the very near future and are concerned for his ear drums, in which case I applaud your considerate nature, and you should get right on that as soon as possible.

  • May 6, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Mega Star FanTouch

    by DOGSOUP

    Sly's precedent started a trend.

  • May 6, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Die Hard = Christmas

    by buffywrestling

    My birthday is on Dec. 24. Every year, my husband and I go out to dinner, then come home to open presents. After we are done playing with the cardboard boxes, pasting bows on each other's foreheads and trying to find the wine bottle amid bunches of wrapping paper, we watch Die Hard. We have been doing this since the film has been made available for public viewing. Many, many, wonderful years. <p> It has become to symbolize something special to us as a tradtition that WE have started, not something that has been passed down to us from our parents. And it's a love story. It's about forgiveness and lessons in stubbornness, perseverence. It means we got through the last year and we will make it through another. Die Hard is our Miracle of 34th Street, our Grinch Who Stole Christmas, our Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! and It's A Wonderful Life. <p> As for the PG-13 rating for the next installment, I guess I don't mind much if the THEMES are there. If they're not...well, Christmas is coming. ü

  • May 6, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    PG-13????? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    This movie will die hard...

  • May 6, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    ? for Bruce

    by Dr Gregory House

    Cybill Shepherd. Shaved, trimmed, Hitler mustache or all natural?!?!

  • May 6, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    If all you want from DH4 is profanity...

    by RobinP

    ...thei all I say to you is "fuck you" !

  • May 6, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    If all you want from DH4 is profanity...

    by RobinP

    ...then all I say to you is "fuck you" !

  • May 6, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    RE: drave117

    by Neo Zeed

    Bruce may be "THE MAN"... but a PG-13 Die Hard makes him a neutered man. Plus I dunno about there being TONS of badass Pg-13 action movies(especially in this decade). I'm gonna need some examples.

  • May 6, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    So, I answered my phone and it was JAR JAR BINKS

    by BannedOnTheRun

    He's suing 'cause he had a verbal contract to play the Justin Long role.

  • May 6, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    if you could leave Die Hard 4 alone..

    by mrbong

    .....there is considerably more interesting things Bruce could be discussing than how many times the word "fuck" appears in a film. better questions, off the top of my head, would be things like : * your appearance in Season One of Miami Vice is one of the few times you have played an outright villain or "bad guy" - any memories of Crockett & Tubbs, and any chance of you selecting a bad guy role in the future? * Die Hard got you name-checked relatively early in your career by the Beastie Boys (Barrel of a Gun, Paul's Botique album) - what was your reaction when you heard that? * do you feel that the fact that, at the time, you and Tom Hanks were seen respectively as an action star and a comedy star rather than "actors" brought about at least some of the bad press for Bonfire of the Vanities? * you have appeared in some of the biggest, respected and successful science-fiction films made in the last dozen or so years. is sci-fi something that appeals to you, or were they all co-incidental appearances owing to script selection? * be honest - do you see the TV series "24" as a homage to John McClane or is it just a blatant rip-off? * at the moment, there would appear to be better quality scripts being produced for TV than there is for the cinema - would you consider returning to television work if something of the quality of Prison Break, 24 or House landed on your desk?

  • May 6, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    drave117

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    i defy you to name me one "bad ass" PG-13 action film...this is like Conan The Barbarian, a hardcore R-rated gorefest epic being followed up with the cheeseball PG Happy Meal selling Conan The Destroyer. Die Hard is THE AMERICAN ACTION MOVIE! DO NOT FUCK IT UP FOX! THIS IS A BAD GODDAMN CHOICE. ADULTS like going to the movies too. maybe you're losing the adult audience because you havnt given them a decent fucking film in nearly a decade. we can only handle so many models driving CG import cars mixed with bullet-time! FUCK DIE SOFT WITH A WHIMPER!!!!

  • May 6, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST

    well, let's see...

    by drave117

    Well, obviously there is no accounting for taste, but for me personally, thinking of movies that I think are bad-ass and are focused on action, I would name the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Bourne Identity (and Supremacy), MI3, Casino Royale, Transporter, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fifth Element, The Fugitive, all the Indiana Jones flicks, X-men 2, Batman Begins, and I'm sure plenty more would come to mind if it weren't three in the morning. I'm not saying I wouldn't have liked it to be rated R, but I am saying it's stupid to think that the movie won't be a bad-ass movie just because it isn't rated R. And I definitely agree with whoever said that ratings standards have changed greatly since the original Die Hard was made. Swearing is still enough to bump something up to an R, but PG-13 allows for some pretty brutal action.

  • May 6, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    It will get a R-rating...

    by TraumReiter

    ... in Germany like Alien vs. Predator and M: I 2 anyway. I suppose it's not much of a difference in other European countries. So they don't reach a bigger audience here. Make it an R rated movie!!!!

  • May 6, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Its not about cursing!!!!

    by 9banned0.5furious

    Its about people that curse in life threatening situations. If not use profanity all over. So PG 13 means characters that do not belong in a Die Hard film. Mecenaries, big boss, policemen, special ops people. Yeah right. Never curse at all. Bruce may indeed be backpadling for a contract obligation and I`ll give him that, but it doesn`t change the fact its PG 13.<p>I am betting that there is no R footage whatsoever, and the "unrated" crap DVD will be just that. Crap. Unrated just means you didn`t give the DVD to MPAA to rate it. Hell it may very well be the same theatrical version. Or they put some more shots of planes flying. Or mackintosh guy one extra smile. This Q&A is suck a cheap damage control trick its not even funny. Sly was honest argument... I love that one too, yes. FUCK THIS WHOLE SHIT!

  • May 6, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    For idiots that are going to give

    by 9banned0.5furious

    a PG 13 Die Hard 4 benefit of the doubt being in the same legue as the original DIE HARD, here is my basic math excersize:<p>much worse action director then Die Hard 1<p>+<p>worse action DOP than DH1<p>+<p>worse concept than DH1<p>+<p>no Joel Silver<p>+<p>lamer bad guy than DH1<p>+<p>much worse supporting cast than DH1<p>kid to tag along<p>+<p>CGI airplane/highway<p>+<p>CGI "lets duck between the cars sonny"<p>+<p>surfing on a jet wing/jumping off being over 50 with no fire hose and barring no relation to Jackie Chan<p>+<p>PG 13<p>+<p>going back to the well the 4th time<p>=<p>A better film than original DIE HARD?<p>Who gives a shit about Q&A with Bruce when it ends with sticking PG13 Die Hard up your ass. And its not going to be Bruce anyway. Its spin, and an ugly one at that.

  • May 6, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Once again, drave117

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    all those movies have one thing in common..THEY ARENT FUCKING DIE HARD!!! None of those were aimed at adults. and im sorry but X2 was in no way shape or form an action movie. its true comic book suckage plain and simple...and dont try lying to yourselves guys, you know deep down ALL the X-Men films have sucked balls...we get a non-superpowered Rogue...a Wolverine who cries more than any other character in the series. a Storm whos accent changes on whatever wind she brings in. Cyclops fires his optic blast a grand total of 5 fucking times in 3 films. a wasted dark phoenix. no sentinals. a geriatric magneto. a nightcrawler cameo. sabertooth dying after falling on a flimsy boat. colossus and juggernaugt in the same film yet never fight. kittens licking wolverines claws...want me to keep going? i didnt think so. anyways, after that sleep deprevity induced rant ill close by saying Die Soft is not boycotted by myself. i wont even see the DVD. i have a fine trilogy already and i dont want to tarnish it.

  • May 6, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    oops

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    "Die Soft is not boycotted by myself"....sorry should read "Die Soft is now boycotted by myself"...must....sleep

  • May 6, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Harry, make sure you pick out a nice dress to wear...

    by alucardvsdracula

    As you'll need to look the part if Bruce's nice PG13 movie wants you guys to roll over and play marketing whore for them. This film already smells rotten and any credibility you have left will be tossed out with the garbage if you get yourself involved in this pile of steaming crap: aka DIE HARD PG-13. Tell this clowns were to go "Mother Fucker"!!!!!!

  • May 6, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    I am not gonna see Die Hard 4.0 if it's PG-13.

    by Blarney-Man

    I'm not a fucking child so I won't watch a film made for children.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST

    and lets not forget

    by conbarba

    Michael kamen is not here anymore to supply the music. This is Big issue enough.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I have a lot of respect for this guy. Die Hard. The Last Boy Scout. Pulp Fiction. Die Hard With A Vengeance. 12 Monkeys. The Fifth Element. Unbreakable. I'm hoping Len Wiseman can do something with the Die Hard franchise, and I'm looking forward to hearing from Bruce. Nice one Harry.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    You're overlooking something

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Fox is making Die Hard 4. Fox sucks these days and has turned into a happy family meal studio. Even if Wiseman and Willis both wanted to release an R Die Hard these days its unlikely Fox would release it. Hope Bruce clears this up once and for all.

  • May 6, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Bruce is clearly about to say motherfucker after 'yippee -ki-yay' in the trailer...

  • May 6, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Scott Baio called me back...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Apparently the studio is pressuring him to recut Charles in Charge : Charge Harder, so it is PG-13. He wanted me to tell you guys if everyone on this TB sends him $5 each, then he can go on a coke and hooker binge and die in his own vomit like he originally planned to back in '92...

  • May 6, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Great idea.

    by C Legion

    I'd love for Bruce to do a Sly and answer our questions. It's just a shame that, unlike Sly, Bruce is doing this just before a film that us geeks have very little good will towards. Bruce is going to get a lot more shit flung at him than Sly did, but if he is as honest and entertaining as Sly was then he'll get a lot more love than shit. He is a long term, proper star, who has done excellent work over the years. Go for it Mr. Willis, just be prepared for a bumpy ride.

  • May 6, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    fuck him

    by crazykrug72

    pg-13 die hard what the fuck Harry if your going to promote this bullshit please make sure Bruce gives u some reace around. Hey where the fuck is youy spiderman 3 review put down the food u fat fuck and get to work.

  • May 6, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I just got off the Blackberry with Willie Aames

    by I Dunno

    He said he was just released from the Turkish prison (long story) and is ready to reprise his role as Buddy in the Charles in Charge movie. I didn't have the heart to tell him it was already recast with one of the Coreys.

  • May 6, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Bruce is cool

    by Chief Redcock

    Period... even if Die Hard 4 is disappointing, John McClane will always rule

  • May 6, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Yeah, get Vern to do the interview

    by Chief Redcock

    He deserves it after that (obviously heartfelt) Die Hard piece. Bruce wouldn't even be here if not for Vern.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Do bears bear? Do bees bee? Do ducks duck??

    by Russman

    Very cool Harry.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with a Fox Executive...

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    ...it cost me $4.99 a minute but it sounds like the can suck a mean dick. FUCK YOU FOX!!!

  • May 6, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    he can***

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    typo. sorry

  • May 6, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Hi Bruce!

    by Zarles

    Would you care to send Harry a Spider-Man 3 review? I don't think I've seen one on this site yet.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Questions for Bruce Willis

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    1) Do you feel demeaned by having to talk to Harry and listen to his pompous talk about "this will only work, Mr. Willis, if you level with us and give us honest answers blah blah blah..."?<p> Shoot. That probably pissed Harry off. I guess there's no sense in asking anymore questions because the vindictive son of a gun will never pass through any of mine.<p> Well, just in case...<p> 2) Who are you supporting in the Republican Presidential primary?<p> 3) Do you ever get asked to sign autographs "John McLane" and if so do you do it or do you give the geek a "what the eff is wrong with you look" and walk away?<p> Thanks!<p>

  • May 6, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    I just reread my questions

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    and I think they're so good they should be the first three asked.<p> I quite insist.<p>

  • May 6, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis - the trial

    by palimpsest

    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. Let us summarize the case. Counsel for the defence states the following: DIE HARD I/II/III, THE SIXTH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE, 12 MONKEYS, THE FIFTH ELEMENT, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, SIN CITY, BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, LAST MAN STANDING, PULP FICTION, LAST BOY SCOUT. Yet counsel for the prosecution reminds us of: BLIND DATE, SUNSET, LOOK WHO'S TALKING I/II, BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, HUDSON HAWK, IN COUNTRY, MORTAL THOUGHTS, DEATH BECOMES HER, STRIKING DISTANCE, NORTH, COLOR OF NIGHT, FOUR ROOMS, THE JACKAL, MERCURY RISING, ARMAGEDDON, THE SIEGE, THE STORY OF US, BANDITS, HART'S WAR, THE WHOLE NINE/TEN YARDS, TEARS OF THE SUN, HOSTAGE, 16 BLOCKS, PERFECT STRANGER. On balance, I say he should twist in the wind, but I'm willing to hear pleas for mercy...

  • May 6, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Sign Petition here For R Rating!

    by Lord_Sulkine

    We got a petition going and we would really appreciate it if you could sign this: http://www.petitiononline.com/lfodh/petition.html Thank you.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Sign Petition here for R Rating!

    by Lord_Sulkine

    We got a petition going and we would really appreciate it if you could sign this: http://www.petitiononline.com/lfodh/petition.html Thank you.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Relax- It wont be PG-13..All part of the ploy

    by aussiemclane

    But seriously bruce, i will have a few questions for you.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Oh please, with the online petitions already

    by I Dunno

    Do you really think anyone, much less a studio executive is ever going to be impressed with an online petition?

  • May 6, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Ratings changes over time.

    by Kizeesh

    Lets face it, Die Hard 3 was only a 15 in the UK. Thats practically a PG-13 rating, and if you consider that the Bourne Identity was a 12A, then I'm happy to lose a few "Fuck's" and maybe a blood splatter now and again.<p>

  • May 6, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I'm glad it's PG-13

    by IJUSTLIKEMOVIES

    My little motherfucking kids can go see the motherfucking movie on their motherfucking own, and I can motherfuck their motherfucking mother in motherfucking peace. Motherfucker.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    The new Die Hard movie is PG-13?!?!?!?!?!

    by Nate Champion

    Um, April Fools day was over a month ago... or has John McClane seriously lost his balls? There are just some things a person can't abide by, and a PG-13 Die Hard movie is one of them.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Look, I love the Bruce, but....

    by Jakes Nel

    ...obviously he's going to tell us that the new one is just as good as the first. It's his job to help sell the movie. Doesn't change the fact that it won't have nearly enough blood, tits and motherfuckers.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Me Mr. Willis, me me me!!!!

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    1) Do you know that I figured out the doctor was dead right at the start? huh? HUH? :D 2) Do you know that The Fifth Element is a piece of shit? Huh? :D :D

  • May 6, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Another wrong place wrong time story. *Yawn*

    by Dokkalvar

    I'm probably the only one I know who actually enjoyed Die Hard 3 and think it's superior if not to the first then to the 2nd film. It's like Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dome for me, another film hard core fans seem to hate. Why? I guess the fans love more of the same 'ole same 'old. This might explain why 24 still does well. It's the same damn show every season, but for me it gets more and more far-fetched. Really? Another terrorist attack on LA? really? -- Seriously!? And the president sure spends a lot of time there...You know, it just screams Actor Contracts and Union Consideration and has nothing to do with story...................... At least with Die Hard 3 (A film obviously. I'm aware it's a little like discussing apples vs oranges) they eased that sense of disbelief with a smart villain, colorful supporting characters and a plot tied to McClane's past not to mention it was in a different city - McClane's home city. This one came to him. McClane wasn't alone on this one either; the entire NYPD took the burden, a real precurser to what they did with 24. ...................................... Now comes Die Hard 4. Don't tell me you can't tell a lot about a movie by the way it's being packaged. That's BS. I think people are generally savvy and know when something mediocre is being goosed up for a big smash opening weekend. The trailer hints at a film that looks like a board-meeting conversation. The kids love the matrix, they love the action, they love Diehard, the love the computer stuff so let's make this villian a hacker, and the girls love cute surfer kids ( I mean COMEON, He's gotta have a side-kick again!!). *Blender sound* It's also back in DC. What, not LA again? Now if Bruce or anyone producer can explain that McClane had any business in DC during another Terrorist attack then maybe I'll be interested. Was he visiting his buddies at now Reagan International? Was he getting his car towed again? Everything about the trailer and the premise sounds old and tired. It doesn't look like anyone rolled up their sleeves and tried to dig into the material, only that production just went through the motions and that's not an effort worth my $20.00. Sorry Bruce, loved you in Grindhouse.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Love the guy...

    by veritasses

    but I'm not sure he's ready to answer hardball questions from the Geekdom... Though I guess Harry will filter out all the good, I mean tough questions.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Honestly, I have nothing no ask Bruce Willis.

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    Bring Kevin Smith to this "Celebrity Evening at AiCN" thing, there's a hell of a funny guy I'd like to ask some shit. And it would also sound less like a desperate PR maneuver.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    BrokedickSexyBack:

    by DocPazuzu

    The worst and most frequent failure at coining AICN catchphrases. Man, just stop. You make MCMLXXVI seem multifaceted and profound.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis, eh?

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Could Jean Claude be far behind? FYI: Bruce Willis owns!! Unbreakable is still my favorite comic book movie yet, with Superman Returns and Batman Begins tied for second.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    so DH4 will use the word fuck once?

    by fried samurai

    I remember hearing a filmmaker say that your only allowed to use the word fuck once in a PG-13 film.I'm sorry but I need more than one fuck in a Die Hard film.The only film that used the PG-13 fuck to its advantage was The Aviator.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I too liked Die Hard 3 and don't want to see...

    by rbatty024

    this franchise get taken down. I'm not looking forward to number four. I hope all the computers in the movie use Windows. Fuck you Justin Long.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Oh man

    by Bob of the Shire

    Bruce Willis is the man and I can't wait for this.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Whatever MCMLXXVI may be...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...at least he's not a multi-post-spamming jackass.

  • May 6, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Ratings change with time,

    by 9banned0.5furious

    FUCK YOU plants. All of you saying this thing. Or if not go to your UK hellhole since that place is the worst puritanic piece of shit place for hard core cinema. It is the worse place to buy DVD`s and anything like it cause its allways censured. Money wasting on DVD piece of shit country/unit.

  • May 6, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    the studios don't give a PG13 fudge about the fan base.

    by dauphin534

    they probably have the numbers to show the 30 and over fan base for die hard doesn't even go to the movies enough to matter. don't expect any whining to help either with a movie this expensive. they don't care.

  • May 6, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    This is bruces last throw of the dice

    by emeraldboy

    His lst few films have all been bombs. I had just entered the house from coming back to the cinema and my mate was doing his channel flicking thing and he landed on RTE's the big movie, disneys the kid starring Bruce Willis. Now that film is beyond belief. It contains one of the stupidest stories ever put to film. There is a scene and I shit you not. Where Bruce willis is looking at the kid and looking at a future version of himself for a about 5 mins. FIVE MINS!!! I liked him in north though everyon hated that movie. He was good in the Sixth sense and Unbreakble. but his last few movies have been dogs. So maybe this film is his last gamble. This was the same guy who made Tears of the Sun.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Ok, lets do this

    by 9banned0.5furious

    since there is plants here trying to overgrow the issue at hand. So ratings changed with time? Soooo, lets take original Die Hard and edit it into todays PG 13 of 2007.<p><p>Cut out about 300 "fucks" out leaving alowed 2, hell leave 5 if you think it will work.<p>Cut out Takagi`s death. Can`t show that, no no.<p>Cut whole John vs Karl fight since its full of cusing. No you`re not allowed to make"I`ll jolly cook ya" and such. Also I dont think you can strangle/hang people with chain in kids movie.<p>No knecapping bad guy, and cut him landing headfirst into window.<p>Cut some discussion with Argyle during limo ride.<p>Cut coke and tits, thus making Ellis a good stand up executive we all love.<p>Cut killing from uder the table, exploding balls, cant have that.<p>Cut shots where John twice chechs the topless chick pic in the elevator maintanance area. Real life=gone.<p>Cut FBI Jonsons, since they are not kid friendly at all, plus they are not 100 great and good PC people, so cut.<p>Cut scene after running over glass. Too much blood.<p>Cut the obvious TV media bashing. Rupert can`t have that. I mean cut the TV news scenes too. but first cut Richard Thornburg.<p>Then go cut John`s 911 call since you can`t edit around.<p>While you`re at it, cut the intro airport scene because he smokes, an we can`t have that either.<p>cut more stuff to comply with PG13 untill done.<p>yes, today the original Die Hard would be same and surely be PG 13 if released. We advanced so far from that dark age of 80`s.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by BetaSword

    To get to speak with Bruce, man i envy you for this!

  • May 6, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    More starfucking?

    by PwnedByStallone

    Just what this site needs. We know how this ended last time.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    StrangeCo (dumbass)

    by Playkins

    Go ahead question my logic. I don't know many "nice guys" that go around importing illegal substances into the country and then toss them out the window when they think they're going to be caught. If you're not to stupid to realize, I brought it up as an example of character.<p>Second, you don't know anything about me- don't assume you know who my friends are(or what industry I work in for that matter). So, go ahead and call B.S. because I'm not about to get any less vague on details. You're right, it would be SOOOOOOO incredibly intelligent to prove who I am, name my friend, and therefore put my career at risk.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Has anyone else seen "This Film is Not Yet Rated"?

    by The Dum Guy

    B/c if you have then you can guess at just what’s going to be in this movie. We’ll get to see McClane at the end saying his catch phrase to the main baddy right before he offs him, and that’s it. We are not going to see any hard-core/violent scenes, we won’t get anything more than a lot of “Damns” and a few “Shits”, no exposed boobies and we certainly aint going to see anyone Die Hard. Goddamnit, this makes me angry and it shouldn’t, it’s just a fucking rating, FUCK! (and that’s more profanity than you’ll see in the ‘new’ Die Hard)

  • May 6, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Questions for Bruce

    by PwnedByStallone

    How's it feel to have the world's biggest douchebag, an untalented Diddy-loving retard kid, fucking your ex-wife every night and raising your children? <br> <br> Why are you a fucking Republican piece of shit?

  • May 6, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    RE: "We know how this ended last time."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Yeah, we do. You got "pwned" by Stallone!

  • May 6, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Fox is the new Paramount

    by Jack Burton

    For a while there near everything out of Paramount was utter crap. They are still not great, but Fox has overtaken them by pissing all over their franchises with watered down bullshit and workmanlike directors. X3, Fantastic 4, AVP, these were all horrible missed opportunities and a PG-13 Die Hard is following in their footsteps. But hell it's from the director of Underworld, so the rating may not be the problem. Not sure why they chose Wiseman, I guess Brett Ratner was off mediocring up another flick. 20th Century Fox used to be a badass studio. What happened?

  • May 6, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Question for Bruce:

    by 9banned0.5furious

    What is you exact connection to Frank Sinatra and did it play a role in getting you to bend over again and make Live Free?

  • May 6, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Tony Mike Hall

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    "Stallpwned"! Nice. Haven't seen you around here in awhile.<P>Well, like I asked earlier in this TB, which one of you guys is going to have to change his name to "PwnedByWillis"? After reading PwnedByStallone's questions, I'd say he just jumped to the front of the line.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    pwillned by fox executive

    by 9banned0.5furious

    will be probably more true.

  • May 6, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    If that shit is PG-13

    by Yo_SheBitch

    I'm paying for Ratatouille and sneaking into Live Free or Die Boring afterwards. If it's rated R, even if the word is that it sucks, I'll give it my hard-earned $11. My Q for Mr. Sell-Out is this: If Live Free or Die a Pacifist blows up in your face, will you PLEASE make sequels to Hudson Hawk and Last Boyscout? The only Bruce Willis movies that desperately need sequels?

  • May 6, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    9bannedfurious nailed it with the pg13 DIE HARD list

    by Spacesheik

    PG 13 is the kiss of death to any DIE HARD movie - you basically are neuturing the film and giving us an airline or tv version - fuck you Tom Rothman. We already saw a pg rated version of DIE HARD - it was called XXX2 and it sucked balls and was one major flop (and shared similar plot elements). Plus we saw all the other pg rated shit as well: MI3 etc - lacklustre shit. DIE HARD needs to be violent, crude, vicious, the stakes need to be high. Fox you already fucked your movie and trailer twice by inserting a kid sidekick and Kevin fucking Smith - not to mention a jet action sequence that seems like a leftover from a james cameron 90s flick. Another thing which is highly important and which fans have not mentioned until now is the music score by the late Michael Kamen - his music was unique, had that Kamen sound and was integral to the DIE HARD flicks - who can replace him effectively?

  • May 6, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Less name dropping, more reviews (like Spider-Man 3)

    by Rupee88

    Harry's insecurities are clear when he posts headlines like these. Or maybe he's excited to talk to BW in a geeky way. But his Spider-Man 3 review is conspicuously absent. I've got to think that he dislikes it, but fears Sony too much to post that during the opening weekend...just a theory.

  • May 6, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    die hard 4:die already

    by rdsxfan8

    i dont kow. now that this film is possibly gonna get the pg-13 rating maybe making this film was a bad decision overall. i totally agree with whoever said as long as they started shooting this movie with an r rating in mind it might be worth waiting for the dvd, but if they went into it looking for a pg-13 than its doomed from the start. you were totally right. I mean has anyone ever seen die hard edited on tv. "yippe kayee mother trucker" just doesnt work for me. even my grandparents ( who are long since dead) wouldnt even substitute trucker for FUCKER!!! thats just plain wrong. since when did recieving an R rating make a film lose money??? are there still theaters that check IDS when buying tickets. i havent been carded at the theaters in forever , granted im 28 now and had a full beard when i was 16 in HS but still...... even than you just foudn someoen else to buy your tickets for you if ya got turned down and the movie still got your $$ in its already fat pockets. Hollywood needs to see that there still is a RED BLOODED THIRST in american society for hard core profanity spewing , gore laden movies. this is why i dont really go to the theaters as much anymore, save for the rare occasion when a film needs to be experienced in all the bells and whistles a theater can produce. And as long as the dvd comes unrated and actualyl gives ya more of what was cut out to get the pg13 rating and doesnt skimp on the extras than it shall hang right on the mantle with the other die hard films.

  • May 6, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    oh shit marco beltrami is doing the score..

    by Spacesheik

    i wouldve been happy with alan silvestri...or someone of that calibre

  • May 6, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    And just to add...this is *FUCKING* lame, Harry

    by eppdude

    Please stop being a whore for these people to use to pander their movies to us. And just so's we're clear - it's not just about the "fucks." The violence quotient will go WAY down, too.

  • May 6, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    and what says QUINT about this?

    by eppdude

    His letter to Fox about the PG-13 was great, passionate stuff. What does he think of all this?

  • May 6, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone to Rob Schneider

    by HarryBlackPotter

    "Harry fuckin' Knowles?" he said. "That guy's so fat he fell in the Grand Canyon and got stuck!" "Harry fuckin' Knowles?" he said. "That guy's so fat he makes Jabba the Hutt look anorexic." "Harry fuckin' Knowles?" he said. "That guy's so fat he wears an asteroid belt." "Harry fuckin' Knowles?" he said. "He never returns any of my calls."

  • May 6, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    i got a question for bruce

    by rdsxfan8

    how did you get involved in that new documentary about hip hop? ya know the one co produced by you and queen latifah. theres a match made in heaven for ya.

  • May 6, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    one more

    by rdsxfan8

    while filming DH4 did ya ever wanna just shoot the fuck outta justin long? is he annoying and whiney in person as he appears in film? i wish you had gone all hans gruber on him and thrown him through a plate glass window off of a skyscraper. no more mac ads ( who buys these things anyway??)

  • May 6, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Here's a marketing tip for FOX studio execs

    by Neo Zeed

    Tell the cable companies and video stores to remove all the R-rated action movies. (The Die Hards, Terminators, Lethal Weapons, Predator, Robocop, Total Recall, etc...)Erase them from existence. It reminds people how awesome the genre once was and how shitty it is now. Then build that neurolizer thingy from Men in Black, to erase our memories of watching them. Then you might have a chance of pushing a PG-13 Die Hard without people bitching........maybe.

  • May 6, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    fox is the new disney - fuck em

    by Spacesheik

    'nuff said

  • May 6, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    HARRY, DH4 IS POLITICALLY CORRECT BULLSHIT!!!

    by TheDohDoh

    SERIOUSLY, BRUCE WILLIS HAS CASTRATED HIS ONLY GREAT CHARACTER. WHY MUST EVERYTHING TURN INTO SHIT - ESPECIALLY MOVIES. LIFE CAN TURN TO TOTAL SHIT B/C IT'S LIFE, BUT THE GODDAMN MOVIES ARE SUPPOSED TO GET US BY, NOT MAKE US GET PISSED OFF. "Die Hard" used to stand for something: That something was America, the everyman kicking ass, cursing, getting bloody as hell, and donating gallons of terrorist blood to the local blood-drive. YOU PEOPLE ARE SERIOUSLY ARGUING AGAINST BRUCE WILLIS/JOHN MCCKLANE WHO SAID HE WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE PG-13 RATING. BRUCE HIMSELF SAID IT!! WHY DEFEND IT? ARE YOU A HOLLWOOD ACTOR? NO, YOU'RE A FUCKING FAN. TALK BACKERS ARE BECOMING SUCKERS. WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE HARDCORE FANS WHO SMELL THE BULLSHIT. Now, we just sit back and watch "The Parent Trap" and let our favorite franchises get raped and shanked before our eyes. STAND THE FUCK UP AND DEMAND THAT YOU WANT AN R-RATING. IT'S LIKE SOMEONE SELLING YOU A LAMBORGHINI AND THEN GIVING YOU THE KEYS TO A STATION WAGON. WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU NOT DEMAND THE BETTER VEHICLE, WHEN THERE'S A CHANCE YOU CAN GET IT????? FUCK YOU FOX, FUCK YOU "LIVE FREE OR DIE SOFT"

  • May 6, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    WHAT DOES AICN EVEN STAND UP TO ANYMORE?

    by TheDohDoh

    Seriously, I'm almost surprised that Vern was able to write what he wrote bashing the PG-13 decision. But Harry, Moriarty, Quint, Massawyrm, Merrick, even the TV dude, need to step the fuck up and start swing they're almighty web cocks like they used to, and get this fucking rating changed. It's great that Bruce will answer some questions, but it's sad that he's doing it to tone down the hate-wave crashing into this fucking movie. Dirty Harry doesn't belong in a PG-13 movie, nor does Snake Plissken. Nor do the Vega brothers or The Bride. Nor does Jason Vorhees or Freddy. Or Leatherface. IF THIS WAS TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, YOU PEOPLE WOULD BE GOING APE SHIT. OR EVEN WORSE, IF HOSTEL WAS PG-13. Somehow the execs got it in their heads that Die Hard fans will let this shit slide. Maybe you will, but the real Talk Backers will stand the fuck up and demand what we deserve. AICN, STAND UP LIKE THE GEEKS YOU DECLARE YOURSELVES TO BE (AND ARE) AND GET PISSED AT THE PG-13 DECISION.

  • May 6, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    what as a fan

    by rdsxfan8

    can we actually do though. its been proven that our power is pretty limited in the decision making process in hollyhood. I mean we all on here ( with the exception of a few) loved the idea of grindhouse yet the rest of the general public didnt quite get it and the movie didnt even come close to what was projected of it. we are in the minority here folks. all we can do is boycott going to see certain films that we feel have been dumbed down for the rest of society. what in effect does that do. it still allows them to continuously make shitty choices that we al disagree on but in the end the majority wins. and Im sorry to tell ya folks , we not in the majority. we can sign all the bs online petitions we want, but it and gonna make a fucking difference. look what happened when hollywood did cave in and give the fanboys what they thought we wanted. we got SOAP. that film will forever be held over all geeks heads as a measure to show us how lil we mean nowadays to hollywood. its all about the benjamins here. and our benjamins just arent as good as the combined value of the rest of society i guess. thats not to say that we haev to stand by and idly "take on on the chin" and just accept that "at least we're getting another" such and such film.... its just to show us that our efforts are futile and in the end we're all gonna lose. tis a sad state of affairs my friends but i have adopted the policy of not expecting too much outta hollywood anymore , that way when i dont get much Im not let down. but when i get the occasion value for my dollar i am pleasantly surprised and a shred of hope for humanity has been restored in my eyes.

  • May 6, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    TheDoh is right - why give them PR?

    by Spacesheik

    There is a difference between a pg rated feel good flick such as ROCKY BALBOA and a Stallone talk back and a damaging pg-13 rating for DIE HARD 4 and a talkback with Willis defending the studio decision (after he panned it) - Harry and company, what happened to you guys, what happened to that spirit that singlehandedly stopped the JJ abrahms SUPERMAN script? where is that spirit? harry is sitting around watchign afucking disney film and is willing to give Willis a chance to explain the DIE HARD rating - we dont want an explanation, we want a fucking R rating or we boycott - were tired of once thriving and thrilling Fox franchises such as ALIENS, PREDATOR and now DIE HARD getting Disneyfied - this has to stop and Harry should use his muscle, that is if he has any credibility left at all after all these years (he prolly didnt do a SPIDEY III review cause he didnt like the flick and didnt want to alienate Sony as well)

  • May 6, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Rdsxfan -----

    by Spacesheik

    GRINDHOUSE flopped because its trash, its not even enjoyable trash (save for parts of the Kurt Russell flick) but don't forget when something like GLADIATOR makes 180 million in the summer, or SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, or the recent megahit 300...there is an audience out there for a Hard R action film (if the movie is decent). DIE HARD fans dont want to see a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE clone, or a TRUE LIES clone or a XXX2 clone - they want yippee kay yeah mutherfucker and bloody shootouts - i dont even think you can say 'motherfucker' in a pg film, only 'shit' or 'fuck' and thats once or twice. The previous poster was right...TERMINATOR II, TOTAL RECALL, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, BLADE RUNNER, etc - they were all R as well. And you know something Id rather have an R rated flick - means less noisy teenagers fiddling with their mobiles and yelling at the screen (if they are the demographic for a DIE HARD film, screw em, let them go watch THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM or something)

  • May 6, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    The diff between RB QA and DH4 QA

    by antonphd

    With Rocky, it was a movie that was an underdog and having Stallone talk with a bunch of AICN underdog fans was cool. Especially since the movie itself was everything you wanted and hollywood didn't want in a movie. And we loved it. With Die Hard 4, it's the opposite situation. The movie looks great, but now they are watering it down and then trying to use this QA to quiet the online protests from becoming a news item that loses the movie it's audience. Rocky was something we could champion and be proud that Stallone was fighting to make his movie and make it right. Die Hard 4 just seems like ROCKY 5!! Maybe a QA is a bad idea for this time. I'd rather a QA for a movie Bruce is excited about making, not one that even he is pissed about. I don't know. The QA will probably kick ass since Bruce kicks ass and so will the movie, once we all pretend we are watching it on really big tv screens. Hell, we get commercials at the movies now. Maybe it will all go together.

  • May 6, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    spacesheik

    by conbarba

    i did mention michael kamen

  • May 6, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Re: rdsxfan8 / WHAT CAN WE DO?

    by TheDohDoh

    What the Talk Backs do is offer studio execs who are blinded by the plastic bubble that is Hollwood (thus the timeless adage, no one who makes movies see movies), scathing advice about the direction these franchises should take. TALK BACKERS: IT'S NOT ABOUT OUR FINANCIAL MUSCLE, IT'S THE FACT THAT NO OTHER SITE'S COMMENTERS ARE AS PASSIONATE, WELL KNOWN AND RELENTLESS IN THEIR DIE HARD OPINONS (WHETHER IT'S DIE HARD OR SPIDER-MAN OR BATMAN ET AL). If we don't demand an R-rating, no other internet site will. And no other movie site has the power of AICN. I don't give a shit about SOAP or Grindhouse flopping. Harry gave us credit for 300. THE FACT IS, THESE EXECS AND STARS DO LOOK AT THESE TALKBACKS TO GAUGE FANS' EMOTIONS AND GO-SEE-IT LEVELS FOR FILMS. THE FACT IS: DEMANDING AN R-RATING FOR "Live Free or Die Hard" IS OUR FUCKING CALLING AS A FANS ON THE WORLD'S BEST FAN-SITE (AND HARRY, YOU NEED TO GET BACK IN THE GAME ASAP AND START RILING UP THE PEEPS AGAIN TO HAVE YOUR SITE REMAIN UP THERE). We can do a lot as fans. We're grains of salt, but sometimes we can bust through the Hollywood system like sperm and slap these fucking greedy cocksuckers around. They are businessmen. It's the way of the world. We are fans. FANS VS. BUSINESS (WITH JOHN MCCLANE SCAMMERING AROUND IN THE MIDDLE). Do your share. This is fucking Die Hard people. Die Hard is not the equivalent of Paul Walker shite. Let's not forget that. THIS IS OUR TIME TO SHINE.

  • May 6, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Didnt Bruce Willis Say

    by Mdot1985

    on the access hollywood segment that he was the holder of keys for die hard. He said he was responsible for it not becoming "Die Hard in a dress". Well bruce looks like it became "Die Hard in a dress" and your promoting this fucking bullshit. Another thing willis said was we wont be able to tell it is PG13. Thats complete bullshit because John McClane is an R rated character. Die hard has R rated violence. I think we will all be able to tell that there is alot of things missing in this movie that should be there.

  • May 6, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Tell him congrats on offloading Demi onto Ashton.

    by superninja

    Now she has someone to go to fashion shows with. Smart move!

  • May 6, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I'll actually see it...

    by SingingHatchet

    Because it's PG-13. You can do great action with PG-13. The Bourne Identity for example... Oh... and I also want a Moonlighting Movie! I don't care how bad it is, I'll be there on opening day. Dipesto better do the credits in rhyme, however.

  • May 6, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Darn you, Michael Bay

    by SingingHatchet

    You better not direct the Moonlighting Movie, ruining another one of my childhood memories like you have the Yippie-Kayee mother fraking Transformers!

  • May 6, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    PG13 and R

    by Bronx Cheer

    <p>I expect someone has already addressed this, but I will skip past the previous posts and bloviate...</p> <p>While I originally posted on this, siding with Vern, I realize that it probably would be better to see the movie before forming an opinion.</p> <p>It's apparent from the trailer that this is not the John McClain we know and love, so whether this film is rated PG13 is not important. The question I have for the filmmakers is what did you do with John McClain, and will you please put him back where you took him from? No questions asked.</p> <p>I'll go see it as just another Bruce Willis actioner, and if it exceeds my expectations, hooray. I won't be spending my own money; I'll use one of the five free passes I got today when they had to cancel the 10AM IMAX screening of Spidey 3 after running only about ten minutes of footage. Few things suck more than being teased like that.</p>

  • May 6, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    dohdoh

    by rdsxfan8

    Im all for whatever it takes to get this r rated believe me. and i do recognize that we have a lil power ehre, but still. for them to even think of putting it out in a pg13 form takes the wind outta my sails a lil bit. but hey lets march on hollywood and get this fucking thing the r rating it so deserves

  • May 6, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with 20th Century Fox Execs

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I told them to go and FUCK THEMSELVES and to SHOVE THEIR DOGSHIT PG-13 UP THEIR FUCKING ASSES!!! <p>Yippee-ki-yay, motherfuckers!!!

  • May 6, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Wow, that's quite a potty mouth on Motoko Kusanagi.

    by Bronx Cheer

    "Live Free" might not be R-rated, but this Talkback sure is.

  • May 6, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I'm glad the "I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE" cliche is back

    by I Dunno

    There were times when I thought I was the only one trying to keep it alive. It's easily the best of these inane catchphrases.

  • May 6, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...I am just pissed. Hey, Fox-execs! I got a nice little tip for you how you can make a nice PG-Die Hard, mmkay? Here we go: <p>Step 1: Instead of ass say buns, like "kiss my buns" or "you're a buns hole"<p> Step 2: Instead of shit say poo, as in "bull poo", "poo head" and this "poo is cold" <p> Step 3: With bitch drop the t because bich is latin for generosity <p> Step 4: Dont say fuck any more because fuck is the worst word that you can say <p> So just use the word mmmkay!

  • May 6, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    I've been flying the "I just got off the phone" flag...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    all along as well, I Dunno...

  • May 6, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 2 was chopped too.

    by Jim Bolo

    I had to wait for the DVD before all the 'freakin''s to be changed back to 'fuckin''s and to see the icicle in the eye and all the extra gunshots. As long as the r-rated stuff has been filmed, it'll turn up eventually.

  • May 6, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Motoko, I expected a response, but that was better

    by Bronx Cheer

    than I ever hoped for. Well done!

  • May 6, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    "Bring back the pain"

    by future help

    hell yeah. but Die Hard (1) will always be the one and only true great. (the magic lies in the first journey. (like the first Matrix.) Discovery.

  • May 6, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    My Opinion

    by HEADGEEK

    My opinion is that I haven't read the script, I haven't seen the film. Bruce said that the vast majority of stunts and visuals in the film were practical - like that car flip in the tunnel, that's a real shot, they really flipped that car there. Of course there were wires to ensure safety, but they apparently did it 8 times. <BR><BR>Ultimately - the rating for me doesn't matter - it's the writing, the acting and thrills that matter most to me. Someone earlier in this talkback brought up CASINO ROYALE - that's a very hard PG-13. <BR><BR>That said, I really don't like this director's work so far. The Mac kid bothers me. I feel the DIE HARD series is best in the hands of John McTiernan - and when it was in Renny Harlan's hands, it was significantly less cool. <BR><BR>So where do I come down on all of this? Well, I want to see a great DIE HARD movie. Bruce says that in his opinion this film is right there with the first one. Does that mean that's the case? Who knows. <BR><BR>About 5 months before the release of X3 - Hugh Jackman gave me a call and we talked for about an hour. He felt that X3 was better or as good as X2 - he told me. We also talked about THE FOUNTAIN and THE PRESTIGE - and I could hear in his voice, genuine excitement about those titles. Ultimately - I fucking hated X3. Even if I was told by a cool as hell actor that it was great. But I did see the movie. Just as I'll see this one, before forming my opinion.

  • May 6, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Harry: Casino Royale isn't a valid comparison.

    by alynch3

    The only reason Casino Royale is considered "Hard" is because it's only going up against other Bond movies, which were all of the PG/PG-13 variety. Even the worst stuff in Casino Royale couldn't hold a candle to the sorts of things in the Die Hard movies.

  • May 6, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Did you warn Bruce....

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ....about all the overly-abusive assholes that will brutalize him for everything wrong in their lives in Talkback?

  • May 6, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Well said Headgeek, but...

    by The Dum Guy

    I don’t think the majority of this talkback is exactly judging the film before we’ve seen it, but the fact that it’s got a PG-13 doesn’t bode well. Imagine if the next Bond film after Royale got a PG, I would have some major reservations about it even before seeing it, despite the fact that most of the best Bond movies are rated PG.

  • May 6, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    tremors

    by emeraldboy

    remains one of my all time favs. a brilliant movie. Micheal C gross was was just great in that. Kevin Bacon and Fred ward. What a pair. Bacon should get an award, like one of those mtv awards. Like the generation award. The guy deserves it. His ability to go from comedy, drama, horror is extraordinary. he is amazing actor. His performance in a stir of ehcoes was his best.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    JACKMAN VS WILLIS / JACKMAN DIDN'T DECRY X3

    by TheDohDoh

    The main point here is that Willis himself said he really hoped the film would be rated R. Jackman never made one comment about the rating of X3. If X3 was rated PG and Jackman said he thought it was a bad idea to rate it something softer than the prior PG-13s, and then decided to say "No wait, it's actually better than X2 or the original. Harry, let me chat with your readers to tell them exactly that." Then Jackman would be comparable to Willis. By the way, Harry, it's great that you get phone calls from big actors now, but I remember plenty of passionate and smart dissection of movies pre-release on AICN in the old days. AICN hears as much early buzz as anyone, but we're not hearing any of that regarding LFODH. The comparison to Casino Royale is not a valid one. Bond is family-friendly entertainment, as is Batman. John McClane is a chain-smoking, cursing, balding everyman-as-badass who pumps people full of lead in dire circumstances. Big difference. And Harry, if they ever make a PG-rated Batman, I think the reaction will be different. I'm not against change and reinvention, but the signs of LFODH comprising the integrity of the franchise and character are as clear as day - the nail being Willis denouncing the PG-13 rating to Willis.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    If it's PG-13...

    by crimsonrage

    ...I'm not seeing it. And I love the fucking 'Die Hard' films.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Kirsten Dunst....

    by uss cygnus

    And she agrees she needs singing lessons.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Harry, speaking of forming an opinion...

    by Womb2dooM

    I can't help but notice that you have not yet posted a Spidey 3 review. Normally I wouldn't pursue such things however having read your intros, excitement and reflection over the course of Spider-Man 3 production, I am curious how you felt about the final product.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    will arnie intervene re paris?

    by RAWHEAD RALF

    ...the john mcclane character has suprepowers? you saw unbreakable didn't you? there's something very special about these later sequels for those who grew up on the toho and universal sequels...BRING 'EM ON!

  • May 6, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce, why that director?

    by wadi77

    What's his name? Why? Why?<p> Why not give John McTiernan a chance to make a comeback?<p> Even if not John McTiernan, why that director?

  • May 6, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Tony Mike Hall

    by Mr_X

    Rocky Balboa was a superb movie. it was the perfect companion to the first one.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    And Harry, you promised something...

    by wadi77

    It was something that you would post last Friday?

  • May 6, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Well, I just got off the phone with Tobey Maguire...

    by Womb2dooM

    ...and he told me that he loved Kirsten Dunst singing so much that the only way he could express himself was to leap and glide around the bar like The Mask. He asked Sam Raimi if he could have the head of an animated horny wolf but Sam said he could either have that or a GIANT CG US flag but he couldn't have both...

  • May 6, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    I'm not interested in a toned down Die Hard

    by Neo Zeed

    I'm not sure why people think that R-rated action can/should be toned down. R-rated action was once a genre that was set apart from PG-13 adventure movies (such as spy thrillers, superhero movies, indiana jones knockoffs, etc) It's more in your face, visceral and that was it's appeal to millions of fans. Casino Royale should not be seen as a replacement for R-rated action movies.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    New Transformers Trailer with POTC3!!!

    by wadi77

    It will be attached to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Can't wait for both movies.

  • May 6, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    You can't take the "R" out or you'll have "Die Had"

    by Cinemajerk

    I am sorry. Any way you cut it, this smells of corporate greed at the expense of integrity. You cannot have a Die Hard movie be a genuine Die Hard movie WITHOUT an "R" rating. No way. No how. I TOTALLY agree with Vern's rant. Harry is just still on his "girly" high from talking to Bruce to realize the truth. The truth is, this sucks. I understand the reasoning from the studios. But as usual, they are blinded by their uncreative thinking with $ signs in their eyes. They THINK that by watering down action movies MORE people will see them, and then they can release the "Un-rated Directors Cut" with "missing scenes" for the DVD. But what they fail to realize is that eventually people will just STOP going to the theatre. This tactic is destined to backfire. They will fail. And they will lose $ in the theatrical releases. Because success in the theatre depends on the BUZZ! You think back in 1989 when the first Die Hard blasted people out the back of the theatre...it would have been the ground breaking blockbuster it was if it had been rated with a friggin PG????!!! There would have been NO BUZZ. You wouldn't have rushed to tell your friends about the KICK ASS movie you just saw!! This practice of watering down action movies for their theatrical release to appeal to a wider audience will ensure only one thing...less ticket sales. Less buzz. People aren't stupid. They will begin to just WAIT for the DVD. Going OUT to the movies is a special experience. Its bad enough that we've slowly been FORCED to watch 10 commercials BEFORE the previews. NOW we will have to endure a "sanitized" version of the movie. What are we? On a friggin plane? Why would we even leave the house to pay $12 bucks for a lame version of the movie...when we could buy it a few months later for $19 in the version it was intended to be seen in? If movie studios fear people staying at home....they are going about this the WRONG way. You have to make it SPECIAL for people to GO to the theatre. Give them what they want! Morons. Sheer morons. :-)

  • May 6, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    DIE HARD DEFINES "R-RATED AMERICAN ACTION MOVIES"

    by TheDohDoh

    Who the fuck seriously thinks "Live Free or Die Hard" will define PG-13 action movies of the oughts/'00s? People, when is the last time we saw a really good R-Rated non-comic book/non-war action film? It is "Die Hard"'s place in the pantheon of action cinema to deliver the goods and deliver them straight up like a shot of tequila. WHY THE HELL CAN'T FOX FIGURE THIS OUT?

  • May 6, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Okay, actually...

    by wadi77

    The feature trailer for Transformers will be online May 17th, Shrek the Third will host in limited theatres on May 18th, later with POTC3 on May 25th and the third weekend of Spider-Man 3.

  • May 6, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    THE BRUCE is BRUCE CAMPBELL.

    by youridol

    Harry gets a phone call from Hudson Hawk and gets enough of a hard-on to refer to him as The Bruce?!? There's one only The Bruce. And its not Hudson Hawk.

  • May 6, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Badass movies vs geriatric coffee-table dogshit films

    by Dr. Frankenstein

    Bad ass movies: Alien, Predator, Robocop, The killer, DieHard. Pussified made for kids movies that retroactively changed the way you felt about the originals: AvP, Robocop 3, MI:II (okay not a sequel to the killer but watered down Woo leaving the fans short changed none the less). Guess we can add DieHard 4.0 to the "pussys" list. Someone make please make "bodybags" so I can leave the theatre and say "Now that was a fuckin' movie" 'cos I won't even be going to see this shit

  • May 6, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Cinemajerk, well done!!

    by Womb2dooM

    I'm completely against hating on a movie before seeing or even hearing anything on the final product, but bravo, sir.

  • May 6, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Talkbacks about Bruce Willis are for....

    by mrtwig48

    ...little kids and gays and pretentious dicks.

  • May 6, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    mrtwig48,

    by Womb2dooM

    As a 6 year old homosexual whom prefers a nice glass of full bodied '95 Shiraz to chocolate milk, I take offence, sir.

  • May 6, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    mr twig48

    by rdsxfan8

    so should we expect the first question to be yours than?

  • May 6, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    re:youridol

    by rdsxfan8

    I totally agree with you on there being only one "the bruce" cant wait for "they call me bruce" to hit either the theater or dvd. ( im guessing dvd though)

  • May 6, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    F&*k this. Let's talk - WALL STREET 2 BABY!!

    by genro

    There's a goddman sequel I've been dying for...as long as Douglas and Stone accept their anti-corporate screed had the reverse effect and created more Gecko's. If they try revise history, I'll give Stone some Cuban healthcare and end his sorry ass.

  • May 6, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    how come

    by rdsxfan8

    when ever i answer the phone it isnt bruce willis or sly on the other end its just a bill collevt/telemarketer or some relative Ive been dodging for a while. harry can we switch numbers? I have a few things Id like to say to mr willis.

  • May 6, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    bill collector

    by rdsxfan8

    that shouldve said bill collector but i think you get my drift.

  • May 6, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    heres a silly lil idea

    by rdsxfan8

    lets see who can come up with most watered down version of the phrase "yippe kayeee mother fucker" the one that is used during the tv viewings of die hard kill me everytime. I dont know , something about hearing mcclaine say "yippe kayeeee mother trucker" just makes me crack up. heres a note to the studio execs behind this supposed pg13 version to quote william sadler in DH2 "general can I have a few words?" "sure you can have 2, FUCK and YOU!!!!!"

  • May 6, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with the girl from part 2

    by I Dunno

    who was hitting on McClane in the airport. She was hot. She's a crack whore now but if she was perfect, she'd be married.

  • May 6, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    So, I answered my phone and it was... JIMMY WALKER!

    by Uncle Stan

    I remember Willis made a good movie...once. Twelve Monkeys.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Sorry Bruce, if its pg-13 i won't see it.

    by fritzlorrerains

    No way. How could they screw us like this. I am going to boycott this movie. I am going to convince everyone i know not to see it. I love Bruce but cannot let this slide. Not cool.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    i just got off the phone with

    by rdsxfan8

    dennis franz. he wants to know if theres anyway his character from DH2 could be written could be written in as a walk on.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Hugh Jackman

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    and he promised me "Wolverine" was going to cry even more in his own film than he did in all 3 X-Men movies combined...he also added that he only lied to Harry because they parked a garbage truck full of money and cocaine in front of his house. <P> and Harry, comparing Bond to McClane is rediculous. Think about it Harry, long and hard...what would the original Die Hard be as a PG-13 film? A FUCKING FORGETTABLE FAILURE!!! just like "Live Safe and Die In Your Sleep Peacefully" will be.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone to that joke....

    by Womb2dooM

    ...and was fucking glad to be rid of it!

  • May 6, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    it's "TheDohDoh" with the BEST LINE EVER in a talkback!

    by Mogwai Democracy

    "WE CAN DO A LOT AS FANS. WE'RE GRAINS OF SALT, BUT SOMETIMES WE CAN BUST THROUGH THE HOLLYWOOD SYSTEM LIKE SPERM AND SLAP THESE FUCKING GREEDY COCKSUCKERS AROUND."<br><br><br>Thank you for that! I'm still laughing an hour later.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    How can anyone DIE HARD in a pg rated film?

    by Audets70

    Blah. Its amazing, that in the last week this film went from my most wanted to see, to most UN-wanted to see...right behind that Halloween remake shit! With Transformers right on its heels, why would FOX want all this bad buzz? THeres just too many damn big blockbusters coming out and to have ANY get bad word of mouth this early...thats NOT good. And why not make it R...there arent a whole lot of R rated action flicks these days. STAND OUT, instead of blending it with the other 114 films out this summer.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    ...and screw this "R" crap, Gimme a XXX DIE HARD!

    by Mogwai Democracy

    If theres not at least one DOUBLE ANAL scene in this, I'm boycotting.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    ...screw this "PG-13" crap, gimme a G RATED DIE HARD!

    by Mogwai Democracy

    ...and if Bruce Willis doesn't dance with at least 1 animated bunny, I'm boycotting!

  • May 6, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the Bond thing was a weak argument, Harry

    by I Dunno

    I already explained that James Bond is a PG franchise, Die Hard is not. I understand the position you're in so I think under the circumstances it'd be best just to shut up about the rating. Because we all know you'd be screaming about it if you didn't have to play media whore.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Walter B in Vern's TB

    by buffywrestling

    If the comments made by "Walter B" are made from who I suspect - and possibly who Vern's suspects, although I feel uncomfortable speaking for his possible intention - then Mr. Willis is comfortable with the Die Hard mythology (McClainverse?) of Live Free/Die Hard as canon, Pg-13 or not; no matter how comments of Willis to a reporter have been recorded, over blown and/or taken out of context notwithstanding. <p> Because reporters don't have an agenda. Yes. No agenda whatsoever. <p> Now I'm not saying that there is no damage control on the studios part nor a publicity "stunt" to increase box office. But I fail to see how this is different than any other business the studios park take in to get our money. Tom Cruise flew around in bloody helicopters and shit to spin MI:3 when it appeared the press corps were going for his throat. Mr. Willis would like to come on a simple AICN talkback and speak to us personally to ally the dread of fans which has pop upped due to the rating. Which one is more fucked up, I ask you? <p> Geeks - mostly male, as an observation -are in a frenzy because a Pg-13 rating seems to be less swearing, less titties and less blood. All of which are commendable, no sarcasm intended because I happen to embrace all three. But I am a firm believer in "It is the tale; not he who tells it." If the story holds, nothing else matters. If Live Free/Die Hard goes radically off canon, then the torching of the film is apparpos; in fact, you may use my lighter. But like some others, I will wait and see. It seems a lot of you think that the story can absolutely NOT be told without the freedom of an R rating and are bashing your heads against the cyber walls of the injustice of it all. I believe you are excusing yourselves within the confines of the rating system, just as you accuse the studios of doing. Blood, cursing and titties should MEAN something, otherwise you become a sad, smirking fart joke of gratuity that is prevalent nowadays. <p> And if "Walter B" is Willis posting on a Vern's TB, he has already surpassed what Sly has done for the AICN and my fellow geeks therein. He called someone a fucking "kid" already! He has possibly initiated himself in the TB's, without hand-holding (No offence, Harry). He's not soft; he's HARD. And I have the feeling he will really mix it up with the Q & A with all of you and I will sit back with Kurt Russell. And laugh.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    I just Got Off The Phone With Dwayne T. Robinson...

    by uss cygnus

    And he hopes that "PG-13" rating is not a hostage.

  • May 6, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Tony Mike Hall

    by Mr_X

    <p> yes i can see through the hype, i understand why sly did what he did, but that's not to detract from the point that the movie was actually quite good.</P> <p> I actually enjoyed reading his responses to the questions that were posed by the talkbackers, a lot fawned over him, but there were if you recall quite a few idfficult and tough ones you'd not normally find elsewhere </p> <p> willis might be hawking a pile of crap, he may actually be telling the truth in regards to the fact he thinks its on par with the first one. I don't know. and for me the pg13 card doesnt really bother me as much as others on the site. i've enjoyed the die hard series so far, i'll probably watch this one</p> <p> still, give him a chance, rip him to shreds with awkward questions, if need be, but at least give the man the opprtunity to answer his critics</p>

  • May 6, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    So i Answered the phonr and it was a heavy breather

    by Mr_X

    then i realised it was Sgt. Al Powell, stuffing his face with twinkies, he's pissed he wasnt in die hard 3 and he wants in on this one, cause he's still patroling the nakatomi plaza

  • May 6, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    harry

    by jedimindflayer

    even you need to admit that, at least in the case of jackman, there was a certain amount of damage control going on for x3; early buzz was less than favorable, and jackman was most likely sent forth to spew out the party line to the one source fox knew could marshall the internet movie fan base. all involved in the aforementioned x3 spouted the same lines about being excited about the project, about how it's the best of the series, about how we'll all be sining a different tune come some undefined 'later'. now, i hate to be a stick in the mud (and i say this in a devils advocate role), but diehard3 (and bruces' suspiciously damage-controley statements) echos the x3 scramble quite closely. that being said, i am VERY excited for the opportunity to pose our questions and concerns to the man himself; let bruce answer for his art and profession. let him know geek nation is looking to him.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Has anyone ever noticed that the upcoming movies....

    by Womb2dooM

    ...are ALWAYS "as good as if not better then the first? The bar has been lifted so high that there is no bar. Audiences are gonna wet themselves when they see this particular scene. Wait til you see how dark this is!" and every time we get just another shallow/hollow block buster and every time we get excited by the EXACT SAME hype. I think the prime example, right now is Spider-Man 3...

  • May 6, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Special Agent Johnson...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    No, the other one.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Harry is full of shit

    by White Goodman

    Didn't Harry used to think of himself as a rebel film fan? Or some shit like that? We all know that Spiderman 3 was worse than getting a root canal after being Anally raped by a gorilla. But Harry is too scared of Sony and all the perks he gets to write an honest review. What a fucking sell out.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with the Mac Kid

    by White Goodman

    even he doesn't know his real name.

  • May 6, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    So, I answered my phone and it was... SAM RAIMI

    by Forestal

    ON THE LINE! He said he wants to do the Hobbit. Without protection. Emo Bilbo here we cum!

  • May 6, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    pg13? fuck me!

    by roccotheripper

    this movie is so fucked

  • May 6, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    IS WALTER B REALLY BRUCE WILLIS ON THE TBs?

    by TheDohDoh

    I don't know if anyone has seen Vern's post in a while, but Vern seems to think that Bruce Willis himself is posting over there under the alias Walter B. I don't find this incredibly hard to believe and it's written in a manner that is smart and convincing. I will give Willis one thing on this subject (Walter B or not), and that's there really is nothing like Die Hard opening this summer. We are being drenched in the ballsweat of teenage fantasy, and Die Hard really has the field to itself this summer. It's kinda hard to believe, actually. I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE MR. WILLIS (WALTER B OR NO), AND THAT'S IF LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD SUCKS AS MUCH AS I THINK IT MIGHT GIVEN THE NEW RATING AND THE ENTIRE PLAYED OUT HACKER IDEA, THEN I WON'T BELIEVE A FUCKING THING YOU SAY OR SEE ANOTHER MOVIE YOU MAKE AFTER THIS ONE. IT'S ONE THING TO MAKE A SHITTY MOVIE, IT'S ANOTHER TO GO OUT AND REGAIN THE CONFIDENCE OF YOUR FANS IN ORDER TO CLEAN-UP A LITTLE QUOTE OF DISPLEASURE WITH YOUR NEW MOVIE. IF DH4.0 SUCKS, YOUR CAREER HAS JUST TAKEN A MAJOR, MAJOR HIT.

  • May 6, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    TheDohDoh

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Hey, if you're so adamant about this fucking rating business, why don't you post your little rant over in Vern's TB where Bruce is allegedly posting???<P>I mean, aren't you the genius who is trying to "bust through the Hollywood system like sperm"?

  • May 6, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    DIE HARD .... DIE HARD 2 .... DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

    by Red Dawn Don

    I loved Die Hard (1988). The next two not so much. Die Hard-1 had so many memorable lines from the whole cast ..... "Welcome to the party pal." ..... "Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho." ..... "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfuc#er." ..... "They're gonna need some more FBI guys."

  • May 6, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    PG-13

    by bamboogrove

    I'll Netflix it, but I definately won't see it at the theater, which is sad because I saw the other Die Hards about 3 times each on the big screen. I want an R!

  • May 6, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Harry, I'm the guy who brought up Casino Royale!

    by darthbinks1220

    Yep. Me. That's right. lol

  • May 6, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    OH BY THE WAY I FORGOT A NEW QUOTE FROM ........... DH4

    by Red Dawn Don

    "Everyone of you AICN puss posters will see Die Hard 4." ..... You would not be bitching here if you had the kind of self-control it takes not to see it. This includes me, RDD. R or PG-13 I am too weak to boycott.

  • May 7, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis Is Awesome

    by CondomWrapper

    But fuck a PG-13 Die Hard 4, this is not the James Bond series, this is Die Hard!!! I will absolutely not see a PG-13 Die Hard film, the rest of the series is so good I'd hate it to be spoiled by being cut to shit by some idiot fucking suit who doesn't realize that R-rated movies can be huge. 300 anyone?

  • May 7, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Thanks Bruce. Thank you very much.

    by Mace Tofu

    I only paid to see 2 movies so far this year... ROCKY and GRINDHOUSE and the rest of this years lot I've seen on video and they were not worth the 50 cents I paid to rent them (BB moviepass) for the most part. If Bruce comes here to chat he has my $9 bucks for DH4. ($18 cuz the wife will go too!)

  • May 7, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    "FIRST" ....................................... POSTERS

    by Red Dawn Don

    Your last girlfriend told me that was why she broke up with you. You're suppose to please your girlfriend "first" not yourself. Smarten up, idiot. And quit telling us what a "first" loser you are.

  • May 7, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Red Dawn Don, in my spare (girlfriendless) time...

    by Womb2dooM

    I like to go to archived stories dating as far back as I can find and post "LAST!!!". Who's worse; First posters or Last posters? ------ Sorry, figured as you were posting the same message at every TB,I could reply with the same text...

  • May 7, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Great

    by SithMenace

    now everyone will be kissing Willis' ass for a month like they were with Stallone.

  • May 7, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    What happened to Vern's rant?

    by DarthCorleone

    I tried searching for it to read these comments from the mysterious talkbacker and couldn't find it. Was it taken down?

  • May 7, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Hey poster womb2dom............................ a reply

    by Red Dawn Don

    Posting "Last" is still funny. I had thought of doing the same thing. You beat me to it ages ago. I have only posted this on three threads (so far). I hope it catches on so dumb-asses will stop posting "First". I may do better beating my head against a nearby wall.

  • May 7, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Never mind. I found it.

    by DarthCorleone

    It's on the sidebar. Don't know why the search wasn't getting it.

  • May 7, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    "First" posters will never be beaten!

    by Womb2dooM

    It's like a drug, you see. It consumes them. At first it's just a bit of harmless fun. A rise. Buut it eats away at them, these adult-children. - What if they miss an article launch?! They can't leave their rooms, they can't sleep. They stop going to work and have to steal to pay their parents board and, then, before they know it, they're posting "first" in the coaxial TBs and they hit low and they realise; they've wasting their weeks and so, they evolve. They evolve Darth into something far worse. The serial "catch phrasers". These demented social leeches weave in and out TBs glancing at the headings and morphing them into a "HARRY POTTER GOTTA EAT!!!!" or a "RIP LANCE HENRICKSON = NIPPLES ON BATSUIT". It won't end. It can't end. It will keep going, keep evolving. This is the dawn of our undoing. This the dawn of Talkbackalypto...

  • May 7, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Talkbackalypto!

    by DocPazuzu

    And thus, a new classic is born.

  • May 7, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Womb2dooM ....................................... Sorry

    by Red Dawn Don

    I noticed I left a "o" out of you name. I see no way to make corrections on here. On topic, posting "Last" means you take care of your lovers needs first. So you are doing well. As far as ending an annoyance like "First", years ago at drive-in movies idiots would toot their car horns "beep, beeb-pa, beep, beep, ..... beep, beep". It was whack out of control. Until a little ditty spread across the country. When someone did their car horn people would chant "WHO IS A QUEER ..... YOU ARE" and point to the beeper. This beep fad stopped dead in its tracks. So I know it can happen. The impossible made possible.

  • May 7, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    and so....

    by The Dum Guy

    the subject changes in.

  • May 7, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Awesome! Can't wait for Die Hard 4!!

    by Blok Narpin

    Bad title aside, Die Hard 4 looks awesome. I can't believe some whiney fan boys are shallow enough to get their panties in a unch over a PG-13 rating. They need to grow up!

  • May 7, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST

    I may be the only one who saw "Hostage" in the theatre

    by RedEyeDistrict

    and yeah it kinda sucked mad cow balls. But mad cow balls aside, Bruce your daughter in that shit was fuckin hot. Lemme "just get off the phone" with that chick and then we can crank up the Bruno album and get past this PG-13 crap.

  • May 7, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    oh yeah and.....

    by RedEyeDistrict

    FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 7, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    HA!!

    by RedEyeDistrict

    but seriously fellas, I hate the idea of a PG-13 rating about as much as the whole "Cloud of Galactus" thing. Hatred aside I always put stock in Bruce Willis movies, even if they bite me in the ass later, and I will be holding back judgment till I see the movie when it comes out. It also helps that I won't have to pay to watch it so GOOD LUCK FUCKERS!!!!!!!!!

  • May 7, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    "You know, your brother was an asshole."

    by RedEyeDistrict

    Watching Die Hard w/ a Vengeance right now and I always get a kick out of that line.

  • May 7, 2007, 5:52 a.m. CST

    boycot

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    seriously guys...if this is in fact PG-13, stand strong and DO NOT SEE IT!

  • May 7, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    *If DIE HARD 4 gets better reviews than SPIDER-MAN 3...

    by JDanielP

    ...will that help? We'll, I'm concerned as anyone about the direction this flick is headed. What the hell is going on with that jet, anyway? But then, I think of how the first three DIE HARD flicks have their own unique feel... and so I may yet give this one a chance, being a fan and all. If the reviews are well enough, I'll likely see this one, too. Otherwise, maybe I'll pick it up on dvd (as I have the first three). With all that's been said about SPIDER-MAN 3, I've yet to see it, ...which is really kind of amazing, being the comic book geek and superhero fan that I am. But hey, ...my wife and I are seriously looking at big wide-screen televisions. It'll be LCD or DLP for us, in 1080P goodness. And who wouldn't look forward to gaming on that with an Xbox 360?

  • May 7, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    I cannot NOT see it

    by JackSack

    But, damn PG-13?! I saw all the Die Hards in the theater with my dad. I was planning on taking him to see Die Hard 4. But, PG-13? Damn. That's a shame. I don't care if the ratings system has become more lax since the first Die Hard. If the first Die Hard was released this year it would still get an R rating. Die Hard 4 could match the intensity of Die Hard 3 as PG-13, but, no way it'll match the intensity, or come anywhere close to the intensity of the first Die Hard film.

  • May 7, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Since the extensive TB lenght means

    by 9banned0.5furious

    people jump to the end and miss many good points, I`ll be my own tool and post my best points.

  • May 7, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Exibit A

    by 9banned0.5furious

    For idiots that are going to give a PG 13 Die Hard 4 benefit of the doubt being in the same legue as the original DIE HARD, here is my basic math excersize:<p> much worse action director then Die Hard 1<p>+<p>worse action DOP than DH1<p>+<p>worse concept than DH1<p>+<p>no Joel Silver<p>+<p>no Frank J. Urioste<p>+<p>lamer bad guy than DH1<p>+<p>much worse supporting cast than DH1<p>+<p>kid to tag along<p>+<p>CGI airplane/highway<p>+<p>CGI "lets duck between the cars sonny"<p>+<p>surfing on a jet wing/jumping off being over 50 with no fire hose and barring no relation to Jackie Chan<p>+<p>PG 13<p>+<p>going back to the well the 4th time<p>=<p> As good or better film than original DIE HARD? Who gives a shit about Q&A with Bruce when it ends with sticking PG13 Die Hard up your ass. And its not going to be Bruce anyway. Its spin, and an ugly one at that.

  • May 7, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Exibit B

    by 9banned0.5furious

    since there is plants here trying to overgrow the issue at hand. So ratings changed with time? Soooo, lets take original Die Hard and edit it into todays PG 13 of 2007.<p>Cut out about 300 "fucks" out leaving alowed 2, hell leave 5 if you think it will work.<p>Cut out Takagi`s death. Can`t show that, no no.<p>Cut whole John vs Karl fight since its full of cusing. No you`re not allowed to make"I`ll jolly cook ya" and such. Also I dont think you can strangle/hang people with chain in kids movie.<p>No knecapping bad guy, and cut him landing headfirst into window.<p> Cut some discussion with Argyle during limo ride.<p>Cut coke and tits, thus making Ellis a good stand up executive we all love.<p>Cut killing from uder the table, exploding balls, cant have that.<p>Cut shots where John twice chechs the topless chick pic in the elevator maintanance area. Real life=gone.<p>Cut FBI Jonsons, since they are not kid friendly at all, plus they are not 100 great and good PC people, so cut.<p>Cut scene after running over glass. Too much blood.<p>Cut the obvious TV media bashing.<p>Rupert can`t have that. I mean cut the TV news scenes too. but first cut Richard Thornburg.<p>Then go cut John`s 911 call since you can`t edit around.<p>While you`re at it, cut the intro airport scene because he smokes, an we can`t have that either.<p>cut more stuff to comply with 2007 PG13 untill done.<p>yes, today the original Die Hard would be same and surely be PG 13 if released. We advanced so far from that dark age of 80`s.

  • May 7, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Bean _ , Right On

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Unbreakable ruled. The problem is people want to see Bruce Willis blow stuff up every two seconds. Hey, nothing has gone boom boom for three seconds. WAAH, where is my mommy? Go see a Michael Bay movie then, sheeesh. Look, no star is going to make a great movie every time. Bruce has given us countless hours of great entertainment, with a few hiccups along the way. Oh I guess all the talkbackers are perfect in everything they do, and thus demand perfection. The problem can be summed up in two words: ignorance and jealousy.

  • May 7, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Exibit C

    by 9banned0.5furious

    Its not about cursing!!!<p>Its about people that curse in life threatening situations. If not use profanity all over. So PG 13 means characters that do not belong in a Die Hard film.<p>Mercenaries, big boss, policemen, special ops people. Yeah right. Never curse at all. Bruce may indeed be backpadling for a contract obligation and I`ll give him that, but it doesn`t change the fact its PG 13. I am betting that there is no R footage whatsoever, and the "unrated" crap DVD will be just that. Crap. UNRATED just means you didn`t give the DVD to MPAA to rate it. Hell it may very well be the same theatrical version. Or they put some more shots of planes flying. Or mackintosh guy one extra smile.<P>This Q&A is suck a cheap damage control trick. its not even funny. Sly was honest argument... I love that one too, yes. FUCK THIS WHOLE SHIT!

  • May 7, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Tell him to answer the questions while drunk!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Why do I have this feeling that every second answer will contain something along the lines of "also, you should remember to watch Die Hard IV, out next week!"...?

  • May 7, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I'll go ahead and say it.

    by Yo_SheBitch

    All you mugs complaining about the PG-13 rating better have plunked down money for Grindhouse on opening weekend or you can't say shit! Looks like that's the closest thing we'll get to a summer adult movie boys and germs. *sigh* Oh, and the 5-minute chicken fight on Family Guy last night was better than the whold 2 1/2 hours of Spider-cry-me-a-river. Imagine if someone threw $300+ million at that instead!

  • May 7, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Kurt Russell

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    and he was laughing, so I guess it's okay.

  • May 7, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    PG-13

    by Automaton Overlord

    I don't think PG-13 will be so bad, if you disagree please rent Doc-Hollywood and write a 100 word essay on what that girl's pussy looks like with beads of water rolling off of it. Seriously, though; I think the MPAA goes easy on these well established franchises because people know what to expect, and it doesn't feel the need to warn them off it. Mommy, can I go see Die Hard 4? Mommy already knows the answer and doesn't need to ask what its rated. If you think tons of Fucks makes things better, then just stay home and watch your favorite movie of all time; TopGun

  • May 7, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    I did see Grindhouse actually

    by I Dunno

    Should have saved the stub, it's probably a rare collector's item. Only printed a limited number. <p>That's the point though. Die Hard could have filled the void left by every other movie this summer and been the one R rated big budget action flick. We have a dozen PG-13 ones. We're saturated in PG-13 but R, virtually nothing. It's called counter-programming. So to me, it doesn't even make sense from a business standpoint.</p>

  • May 7, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I remember the good ol' days...

    by Damned if I can login

    ...when Harry railed against the Hollywood "toadie machine". I suppose times certainly *have* changed.

  • May 7, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    automaton

    by Kloipy

    it's not the fact that the script was written as a pg-13 film. it's the fact that the studios just think "hmm, why don't we cut out a bunch of stuff just so we can bring in more money for ourselves." it's all about making more money. It's not about the love of film, or making something that fans or anyone will enjoy. It's about making it kid-friendly so they can get as many people in the seats as possible to make as much money as they can. Look at what has come of the horror genre because of pg-13, a bunch of lame ass movies that make a ton of money because now teeny-boppers can get in. People aren't worried about artistic merit anymore. They just want to go the safe way. I for one am glad that Grindhouse didn't do better in the theater. It wasn't made for everyone, and RR and QT knew that. Film should not be about making money, but bringing something to life.

  • May 7, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I'm a Die Hard Bruce Willis fan..

    by liljuniorbrown

    Hardy har har har. Anyways I have seen all of his movies and loved more than I hate. I'm down with Bruce because of all the work he has done with the President(like him or not) for adoption and other social causes.I think he's the real deal.My question would be mainly when and if we can ever expect to see an Unbreakable sequel or sequels. I bet he could make it happen,he's got to have the pull.

  • May 7, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    pg-13 - Who cares?! Bruce Willis rocks!

    by leesheri

    I'm there.

  • May 7, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I do not believe that there

    by 9banned0.5furious

    exist hard core Die Hard material to be cut out in the first place. Absolutely nothing in the trailers so far suggests R quality deaths. It has a destinct MI3: firts I`ll kill her, than i`ll whatever shit...

  • May 7, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    PLANT.

    by dr.bulber

    lolz

  • May 7, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Monkey, this ain`t funny man

    by 9banned0.5furious

    even it is tru probably.

  • May 7, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    if they don't say "motherfucker"

    by Kloipy

    than i vow to never watch a movie again

  • May 7, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I think Mel Gibson would direct an awesome Die Hard

    by 9banned0.5furious

    movie. I can`t really imagine that happening in any reality but, fuck it, it would have R action or his name ain`t Mel!

  • May 7, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Wow Kloipy, that`s a Die Hard

    by 9banned0.5furious

    statement. Bravo!

  • May 7, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    BRING ON MEL GIBSON!

    by Spandau Belly

    I'd love to see him direct a big budget studio picture like a Die Hard sequel or even the next Mad Max installment. He directed himself fantastically in Braveheart!<br><br>Mel is my favorite action actor and I'd love to have him here for a chat! If Bruce knows him maybe he can pass on the word. I love Bruce and all, don't get me wrong. But Mel actually plays totally different guys in all his action movies, he doesn't just bring out the same brand of charisma each time. Others are action heroes, Mel's an action *actor*.

  • May 7, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Fuck him.

    by TequilaMocking

    It wasn't just the appeal of Stallone coming down from on high, it was that he made a great, simple, and earnest film that followed in the legacy of the previous Rocky movies. Having Die Hard without an R rating is like having Rocky without a montage. And we would have lit Stallone on fire (verbally) for that, too. Fuck this movie and fuck the questions.

  • May 7, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Indeed, Mel has a wide action acting

    by 9banned0.5furious

    range! I wonder if he wouldn`t outdo Bruce onscreen? But I wan`t him behind camera for Die hard movie. Except if he decides do be the bad guy. That could lead to an awesome finale.

  • May 7, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Mel should stay behind the camera

    by Kloipy

    and I think he will from now on. I think he's a good action actor too, but i don't think he would be anymore. I'd like to see him direct a fiction based movie again, but as an actor I think he's passed his prime on the action front

  • May 7, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    MCCLANE. MCCLANE. MCCLANE

    by misnomer

    MACCLAIN is this years TOBY McGUIRE!

  • May 7, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Payback: The Director's Cut

    by Spandau Belly

    I was really grateful to get this version of the film on DVD a while ago and I think it really solidifies Mel's acting abilities. His character in this movie has the same haircut and leather jacket as Riggs did in Lethal 4, but you don't even have to watch either film for more than a second to know you're looking at two totally different guys.<br><br>It's kinda wierd how Payback was reshot because they didn't think the public was ready for somebody as mainstream as Mel to beat up hookers and stuff. Mel started out totally badassed in Mad Max and the first Lethal Weapon movie he was totally badassed suicidal mental. In the 1990s he somehow became the new Harrison Ford briefly doing films like Ransom and Conspiracy Theory (which weren't terrible) before returning to form in Payback and Braveheart and then going nuts with his awesome directorial ventures.<br><br>Seriously, Mel's the man. If we can get him here for a chat that would be amazing.<br><br>And yeah, Rocky 6 ruled.

  • May 7, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    A bit sad by the news.

    by the darkman

    I always come to this site at least twice a day to check out the latest news, and I've always looked over the tb's but have never posted until now. It took a PG-13 rating for a Die Hard film to do it. I'm very disappointed with the news of the rating, and I've been around enough movies to know that there is a big difference in terms of intensity that can be reached with each rating. Yes I know that you can get away with more now with a PG-13 rating then you could years ago, but in reality it's not mcuh more. I also know there are some really good PG-13 action movies, I'm not getting into naming them because I feel it's not a valid. You can name all the PG-13 rated action movies you want, but it still doesn't negate the fact that we're talking about a Die Hard film. I grew up watching the Die Hard movies, and I respect Bruce a great deal. He's given us some really great films over the years, and I hope he's right, but when you limit yourself for a PG-13 rating your loosing that something special that made the Die Hard movies great. I'm not talking about all the F-bombs, adn the blood. It's more than that, it's story points, intensity, and the sheer fact of who the character is. I know Fox is doing this because they feel they'll make more money off of it, but I feel their really hurting themselves in the long run. Adults still go to the movies, and they want to see adult entertainment with a good story, and good characters. An R-rating doesn't mean death for a movie, and these studios have no clue about that. I'm not sure what is so hard for them to understand, each year there are movies that make a lot of money that are R-rated. As long as you make a good product that people are interested in seeing, They Will Come!!! I could nave dozens of movies dozens of movies that have been R-rated, and have made a ton of money. I thought especially in a summer where we have no R-rated action movies that you would want to stand out, but I guess I was wrong, and this maybe a terrible end for a great franchise.

  • May 7, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    The Bruce?

    by TheyCallMeBruce

    Ummmmm....aren't we forgetting a certain guy whose movie's working title got changed after I registered this screen name? A certain...Bruce Campbell? HE is The Bruce.

  • May 7, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I know I shouldn't prejudge but...

    by iGore

    the demotion to PG-13 just leaves me cold. I fell that I don't need to see it in the theater. I won't even need to rent it. I'll wait for Encore to show it 1,000 times.

  • May 7, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    5th Element

    by Kloipy

    should have been R. Milla likes to show her bush, and we should have seen that in 5th.

  • May 7, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    not good!

    by the darkman

    Fox is making a huge mistake, and I was once very excited by the thought of a new Die Hard. Now I'll wait for dvd. Maybe they'll change their minds, but I'm thinking they won't!

  • May 7, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    So I answered my phone and it was...

    by Bill Clay

    ...Mark Harmon! He said, "Sure, Willis went on to a big movie career after Moonlighting, and I ended up staying on TV. But I've still got 'NCIS', and I still have all my hair!"

  • May 7, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Kathy Bates

    by Kloipy

    she told me to tell you all "thanks" for supporting FTB. She is now up to 645 lbs and growing. We did it boys. We did it

  • May 7, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Parent Trap, eh Harry?

    by Borgnine JR

    Like to tap some of that Haley Mills ass? I heard she was just as much a boozy whore as Lohan, but back then the studios kept it better under wraps. Plus her, Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara had a wicked threesome!

  • May 7, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    you missed the point.

    by the darkman

    I expected that from some.

  • May 7, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    That video of drunk Bruce-

    by Novaman5000

    He says this is up there with the original... but he WAS drunk, so who knows.

  • May 7, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    the outpouring of support for FTB

    by just pillow talk

    has changed my outlook for human kind. I think we may make it now...

  • May 7, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Pillow, I'm so glad to hear you say that

    by Kloipy

    WE ARE THE WORLD! WE FED THE BATES!

  • May 7, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Live Fat or Pie Hard

    by Kloipy

    the Kathy Bates Story

  • May 7, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Featuring Shamu the Whale

    by Kloipy

    as KB

  • May 7, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    better start feeding Shamu more fish

    by just pillow talk

    that whale is gonna have to bulk up!

  • May 7, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Wiseman made those Underworld flicks

    by skimn

    R-rated, which while watching the second one with his daughters, Willis wanted Wiseman to direct DH4..so why the PG-13? Oh yea...its summertime for the kiddies...

  • May 7, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Underworld sucks

    by Kloipy

    feed the whale some kids

  • May 7, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    not the first one Kloipy

    by just pillow talk

    the second one was shit and can be fed to the beast. She likes shit.

  • May 7, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    pg-13

    by dengreg31

    as jeff goldblum said in jurassic park... taking dinosaurs off this island is the worst idea in the long sad history of bad ideas... Making this film pg-13 would be even worse.. Greg www.denvertvguy.com

  • May 7, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    the 1st had potential

    by Kloipy

    but just got swallowed up in it's own "let's try to be so goth that we know kids with Nightmare before Christmas shirts will pay $7.50 for what ever we place on celluloid

  • May 7, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    but both will always have Kate...

    by just pillow talk

    I just got cheadle all over my desk thinking about Kate...

  • May 7, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    mmmmmm kate

    by Kloipy

    she is def. cheadle worthy. In leather.

  • May 7, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with cheadle

    by Kloipy

    and my ear is all sticky now

  • May 7, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 5, with Willis, Directed by Gibson,

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    with The Govenator as Fritz Gruber, the illegitimate half brother of Hans, and Simon. Al is back, but played by Wesley Snipes as he has had the stomach stapling surgery and has sworn off Twinkies. Christina Bale joins as John's son who has followed in Daddy's blow em up footsteps. Lucy Liu as the new Mrs. John McClain. Hey, Holly G. asked for the divorce, and our hero upgrades. Sean Combs (Hey he does't go by P Diddy when he's acting) as Argyle who now owns his multi-million dollar limo chain. Oh, and bring that scumbag reporter back, same acting dude, whoever he is.

  • May 7, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with J.J Abrahms...

    by Smalter P

    And he is wondering why you never call him anymore Harry...

  • May 7, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Skeet Ulrich...

    by TheyCallMeBruce

    and he says Johnny Depp can have his DNA back.

  • May 7, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Blind Date was the shit... oh, and a real question

    by Heckles

    I don't think that a Die Hard film *has to* be rated 'R' but doesn't that enable certain scenes and plot devices? Like in Die Hard when the Nakamura (sp?) character has his brains blown out the back of his head you see McClane fully grasp the gravity of the situation and know that it's a kill-or-be-killed battle royale. Unless we're going to see a generic McClane coming in with guns blazing going "i'm gettin' too old for this shit." Make no mistake, I'm fine with either one. And Blind Date was excellent, freakin' loved it.

  • May 7, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I'm not seeing a PG-13 Die Hard. Life is too short.

    by jrbarker

    That's just all there is to it.

  • May 7, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    The last Die Hard

    by Asshandler

    The last Die Hard (With a Vengeance) came out in 1995. That is 12 YEARS AGO. Who are they trying to appeal to with a PG-13 rating? 13 year olds were ONE FREAKIN YEAR OLD when the last Die Hard came out and weren't even a twinkle in Mommy's eye when the original was released. R OR NOTHING, I didn't spend my entire childhood sneaking into theaters to watch R movies only to have Hollywood make everything PG once I was finally old enough to watch the damn things legally. I'm 30 years old, I want my Die Hard R.

  • May 7, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I can just imagine..

    by Lord_Sulkine

    Some sleazy pussy ass Fox executive like Ellis giving the thumbs up to a PG-13 Die Hard.

  • May 7, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Jon Hodgman should have been the bad guy.

    by Christopher3

    What a wasted opportunity.

  • May 7, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with the Mad Max DVD

    by BannedOnTheRun

    When I was a kid, we had honest-to-god R-rated action movies starring honest-to-god men.

  • May 7, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with the shark...

    by SithMenace

    and he said the Die Hard series just jumped over him. Len Wiseman was driving the boat.

  • May 7, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Ashton Kutcher...

    by Err

    He wants Bruce to stop hanging around because it's getting creepy.

  • May 7, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Spandau Belly

    by Metrogenic

    Sorry I'm a little late here, but I just wanted to point out that Mel Gibson was behind the original butchering of Payback. Brian Helgeland refused to change his ending, and Gibson decided to just go shoot his own version.

  • May 7, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with the legal department

    by BannedOnTheRun

    I can confirm that the unrated DVD will include the scene of John McClane lighting a cigarette.

  • May 7, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    So, I answered my phone and it was...

    by hadez

    Movie Optimus Prime, and he told me he was glad that all this PG-13 Die Hard stuff is taking over AICN, and that everyone finally gave him a moment's peace for his lips and flames. Oh, and Cloudactaus says hi!

  • May 7, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    damn...spidey 3 was a

    by misnomer

    damn...spidey 3 was a letdown....pirates 2 and most likely 3 will be shit....shrek 3s for 5 year olds apparently...and now DIE HARD 4 is a PG-13. This should have been the best movie summer in years....ahhh sweet sweet disappointment, you taste so familiar.

  • May 7, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Metrogenic

    by Spandau Belly

    Yeah you're right, I know Mel played a major part in getting the reshoots done. If you watch the DVD interviews you see Mel (with a hilarious beard) talking about how he respected what Helgeland wanted to do, but once the distributors had a sit down with Mel about his image he saw things their way and made what he felt was the smart move for his career at the time.<br><br>So yeah, it was partially Mel. But it was also Mel who helped get this director's cut DVD out. My comments were more about how strange it was for five years in there when Mel became Mr. Safe after a career of playing a post-apocalyptic maniac, Hamlet and a suicidal cop.

  • May 7, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    THIS TALKBACK IS FUCKING NUTS!

    by TheDohDoh

    MAN, THIS IS LIKE THE "FUCK DIE HARD 4 PARTYLINE" AND I CAN'T DAY I HATE IT. BRUCE, MAYBE YOU SHOULD WORK ON THAT RATING AND NOT BOTHER WITH THE AICN QUESTIONS.

  • May 7, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    you might say it's a

    by misnomer

    talkback with a vengeance?

  • May 7, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    or you might not. your call

    by misnomer

    or you might not. your call really.

  • May 7, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    DIE HARD 4.0 aka

    by Orbots Commander

    THE BEATING OF THE DEAD HORSE FRANCHISE. Seriously, Bruce, we all love ya', but come on---a watered down PG version of the role that made you famous and where you're also saddled with a kid sidekick? (Not to mention being directed by the guy who made UNDERWORLD, one of the most unwatchable 'movies' I ever tried to sit through on cable. No thanks brother, I'll pass on that.

  • May 7, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    welp...

    by jedimindflayer

    if you go by the old addage that for every person that writes a comment to a company, 6 more have the same opinion, then apx. the entire population of conneticut will avoid this flick.

  • May 7, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    and in other news...

    by jedimindflayer

    ... rhode island says they'll watch it, but who'll fill the other 2/3 of the theater?

  • May 8, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    I think I'd rather be a fish....

    by Dazzler69

    Now for some reason I can't get that Hudson Hawk song out of my head. It will be great to do a tb with him! Bring it on! I hope he won't be a pussy.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Michael Bay...

    by utz_world

    ...who didn't have time to talk because he was still counting the $140 Million box office from (the very hard R-rated) "Bad Boys 2."

  • May 8, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I`ll do a bit of

    by 9banned0.5furious

    stalking since it helps the cause. Good point about BB2. That thing made me go crazy and suggest for a moment that we could use Bay to deliver mayhem for this franchise. But there is also Rattner, who actually think can hold a shot during action and might deliver on Die Hard too. Man the mind boggles from crazy ideas like that.

  • May 8, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I won't ask this question cuz it's rude

    by Abominable Snowcone

    but I would like to know what it's like to be inside Demi Moore. And to talk about your FEELINGS with her and stuff. Boy, I liked her cute little short haircut in Ghost. Hey Bruce, we love you!! Arslybo Bruce Wilvesternegger loves you!!

  • May 8, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Dont knock it.

    by movie-fan-carnie

    From the trailers die hard 4 looks pretty good,i dont think anyone has the info on it to say "oh am not seein it cos its a pg-13" cause thats a bold statement! its a die hard movie and i realy dout fox are gona sink money into a successful series like die hard only to dissapoint fans,its took willis years to agree on a script for god sake so i dont tink he's gona go to all the trouble now only to make a half ass movie! there are 3 things fans want in a die hard movie 1-balls to the wall action 2-the white vest and 3-"yippy kiy yay mother fucker"

  • May 8, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Bold as bald "new" John

    by 9banned0.5furious

    It looks preety good, but not in a dieharderish way. your points: 1. PG13 prevents balls to the wall Die Hard type action. 2. obviously there is no white west. 3. They haven`t shot that line.(from not yet veryfied source)

  • May 8, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    yippy kiy yay

    by movie-fan-carnie

    that lines in one of the trailers alough the cut it quick so u dont hear the mother fucker! and there can be loads of action even thoits a pg-13 alough am not to up on the american ratings board but i think its the same as a 12 over here,true i havent seen him in the vest yet but from the trailers there looks to be plenty of action

  • May 8, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Like I said

    by 9banned0.5furious

    They haven`t shot that line. They are trying to make it look like they did by applying cut to explosion trick to make us think, motherfucker is actually comming after. <p>You are right, action is not limited to rating. Its the type of action that is regulated that way. Spy Kids hat lots and lots of action. So will DH4.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Worst Die Hard TV edit

    by henrydalton

    I remember I was in America once and Die Hard came on the TV, and they cut out the scene where he's picking out the glass from his feet. THE ENTIRE SCENE. Which not only fucked up the movie, it made the whole thing not make sense as there was no reasoning behing Al shooting the Aryian Tree-Sized Motherfucker at the end. I could have laid a shit in rage. I think Die Hard 4 will be like this.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Ditto henrydalton

    by 9banned0.5furious

    there is howewer a big number of people that don`t see this as a problem for Die Hard movie. Cause you still get explosions and shooting and such. It will be Die Hard film that will be on the same shelf with Harry Potter. That one also has lots of action.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    There is NO Yipika Yay Motherfucker line in DH4

    by 9banned0.5furious

    can we leave this like that and move on?

  • May 8, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    open mind

    by movie-fan-carnie

    lol spy kids!! you have to be open minded i think theres no point in putting it down before it comes out and i realy have faith that willis choose this script because it was the best and with dvd your bound to get the "directors cut" if they cut out alot of the action. it easy to think the movie is gona suck cause so many other sequels have done to other movie series (T3,leathal weapon 4,rambo 3 anyone) am realy lookin forward to seeing it,lets face it i dont tink people are lookin for a deep story its die hard its ment to be fun one way or the other,am pretty excited bout the kevin smith cameo too!

  • May 8, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Are you just naive or a plant?

    by 9banned0.5furious

    Bruce hasn`t chosen the script here. He was called in a who knows what type of contractual thing. This is not Lucas finnaly liked Indy 4 script thing here. Bruce wanted completely different Die Hard before being forced?cheated?liet? into making this thing. And I will not play that game where, ooo, lets go and pay money to see if they lied to us and than be pissed of, but actually contibute to damage with studio pocketing money and proving that PG13 didnt have effect and was actually good idea to do so. You can always join us in the other Die Hard TB and read arguments there.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Maybe you are too

    by 9banned0.5furious

    young to see the story multiple layers going on in first Die Hard in prticular. It is that as well as intense action that made what it is.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    That's Precisely It, 9

    by utz_world

    Fox WANTS us to show up on opening weekend to see for ourselves to see how "hard" this PG-13 rated, slimmed down, sold out Die Hard episode is. Hell, both of these TB's are damage control at it's best. Now, instead of a $20 million opening, they'll get a $45-50 million opening! Brilliant marketing...and y'all are taking the fucking bait.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    em.....

    by movie-fan-carnie

    Actually in a interview with jonathan ross on british bbc1 tv bruce willis stated that "they finally came up with a script i agreed on and we're goin with it" bruce willis is at a point were he dosnt need to be forced into anythin.your vues on arguing seem to be warpped too am not arguing am jst saying what i think.i dont think the certificate of a film will stop me from goin to see it,i love the die hard movies the trailer looks good so i'll go see it.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    utz, maybe, but

    by 9banned0.5furious

    they`re not getting mine $$$ untill I see pirated DVD and see wheather is lies or not and then pay or skip.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    great, I am just sorry

    by 9banned0.5furious

    you cant seem to enjoy them to the full extent that they were made for. Seems you are UK person where everything is censured into oblivion so I don`t expect you actually ever saw true editition of Die Hard. In that case this one will surely meet your expectations.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    PG-13???

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Oh fuck, man. Fucking fuck. Fucking fuckshit. So, are we going to hear 'Yipee Ki Yay Mother-Father?' or will it be the same damned thing as in the trailer 'Yipee Ki Yay - Explosions prevent you from enjoying the nice and sweet MOTHERFUCKER waiting at the end of that sentence'. The movie will kick ass because Bruce is fucking Bruce. And like James Woods, he only has to play Bruce Willis to make me happy. Which is why I own both Hudson Hawk AND John Carpenter's Vampire$ on DVD. Now, if he happens to show up at this damned Die Hard acting like the shmuck husband from Death Becomes Her, or the dude from Moonlighting, or the Seagram's Golden Wine Cooler Ads, I'll be pissed. But from the fuckign trailer, he kills a fucking HELICOPTER with a CAR. Shit yeah. Please don't even say 'Yipee Ki Yay, Motherfucker' if you're not going to say it. Fuck. I mean, don't point that thing unless you're going to use it. And since I don't follow the rules, I'm asking a question here: Bruce Willis: I loved Hudson Hawk, and I'm not trying to be a prick. It was fucking funny as shit. You beating Frank Stallone and his buddies up was hilarious, and the whole damned thing was perfect. (I'm sorry that people wanted to try and fuck with you so they reviewed it like shit, but there you go.) Question: Is there another comedy coming? I mean you've been kicking enough ass, already. Fuck, man. Sin City AND Planet Terror...You are the fucking king of all time, action STAR. (No offense to Stallone and Arnold, but you've been my favorite, because you're like the Batman to their Superman, or Aquaman or whatever the fuck country Arnold's from.) So, another comedy action flick, or did those piss-takers in the film industry make you leery of anything coming close to a funny/action movie? Later, gents, I'm off to see Spidey 3, and is it just me or does Venom in that toy ad look like Ernest P. Warrell? MBJ

  • May 8, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    no i have about 4 copys

    by movie-fan-carnie

    i have the original beta-max release a vhs,a vhs widescreen and the S.E. dvd reslease so ive seen a few versions of it the best version being the first one in the cinema way back when,i enjoy the movies as much as the next person can i just dont see the point in turning against a film when its not even been released yet,i do see what your saying and trust me when i do see and if it dose suck i'll waste no time in saying but i'd rather wait till i see the film.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Its not a TRUE John McLane character

    by 9banned0.5furious

    and obviously you don`t see that PG13 actually prevents Bruce being Bruce. He will be pussyfied down, whatever he blows up. This ain`t no game Flash. Real guns. Real bullets. Real ratings.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    you understand

    by movie-fan-carnie

    that they didnt film the movie pg-13 theve jst edited it down to that,well according to most websites. to be honest i would be surprised if they green lighted a pg-13 die hard movie,i dont even think a pg-13 could be called die hard.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Exactly, you`ll do the stupid thing

    by 9banned0.5furious

    I am sory to say so, and see the film to judge wheather you`ve been fucked. That is the problem today. People pay to be fucked over instead of staying away untill being sure whats the deal. And studios just count the money as nothing happened and train monkeys for future attendance.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Pure lie. They were shooting

    by 9banned0.5furious

    the movie knowing they can utter word fuck 2,3 times. Ergo(meaning) they KNEW in advance they are making PG13 flick. There is no R footege. STUDIO LIES. PURE AND SIMPLE.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    we'll see

    by movie-fan-carnie

    i guess,its jst a waiting game but ive seen all the die hards opening weekend so i cant go breaking a tradition. and i know what ergo means but thanks for (explination)

  • May 8, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    John McClane

    by micturatingbenjamin

    What happened to the dad from Family Matters? In that show he's a cop...is he supposed to be Al Powell or something? And PG13 doesn't stop Bruce Willis from being a badass. Look, you know what else was PG13? Fucking Temple of Doom, and Return of the Jedi. And would I have liked it better if Han Solo said 'Ya-hoo! You're all clear kid, now lets royally fuck these Empire bastards up their fucking tyrannical cornholes!' Yeah, maybe. But then the movie becomes Ice Pirates instead of Star Wars, right?! Bruce. Willis. Kicks. Ass. "You feel that sting?! That's just pride fucking with you!" Man, would it be better with an R rating? Maybe. But, the last one was full of f-words, the n-word, and shits and all that, and didn't do that great, really I liked it, but like I've said before, my collection of Vestron Videos on VHS shows that if I think it kicks ass, I like it. Bruce Willis kicks ass (even in Death Becomes Her and Bonfire of the Vanities...hell he was pretty fucking great in that movie where he shows his wang!). I'm shelling out my eight bucks, and bringing two friends. Is it going to be good? I don't know, but like I also said, he fucking killed a fucking helicopter with a fucking car. Shit, man, I know one thing about Fox, they show spectacular stuff in the trailers but leave the showpieces for the film. This flick will rock ass, kick balls, and die fucking hard. Wait, it will Die Fricking Hard, what with the rating and everything.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Great do that.

    by 9banned0.5furious

    I hope many will stay away untill the truth leaks out.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Poor Micturatingbenjamin

    by utz_world

    "Temple of Doom" and "Jedi" were PG, youngling. AND neither one of them had scenes of dudes getting kneecaped, sliced in half (DH With A Vengeance) and pulling shards of glass out of their feet.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    i think youre forgetting

    by movie-fan-carnie

    Hudson Hawk! stupid? yes! cheeeeeesy? yes! entertaining?? hell yes! vestron videos old skool to the maxx! lol

  • May 8, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin, why do you care

    by 9banned0.5furious

    how much money Die Hard made/makes?

  • May 8, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    As for Trained Monkeys

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Fucking OOK-OOK, bay-buh! (With thanks to Thunderlips) Get it all off your chest, bro, because you're so fucking 'smart' and won't watch the fucking thing till you can see it for free or know for a fact what's in it. People like that are the reason why flicks are becoming shittier and 'safer'...because assholes who want to fucking 'be sure' about what they're going to see are avoiding the theater. 'Oh! I don't want to see a crappy movie! waa-waa-wah my pussy hurts!' Yeah, well, I sat through Disturbing Behavior, The Faculty, and fucking Legally Blonde IN THE THEATER. Because I love going to a movie, whether I think it's going to be shitty or not. If it's shitty, I tell people *I* thought it was shitty, but they might like it. If it's great, I go and see it a few times and tell people about the fucking thing! But fuck, what I don't do is gripe about shit that is 100% out of my control, in an effort to exert some control in a weird psychological ploy (because the people who think they influence anything by bitching and doing nothing other than typing on these fucking things are deluding themselves) I don't know what the solution is for you...maybe get off your ass and produce a flick beginning to end. Write a script, shoot the fucker, find funding, put it out at a film festival and see what goes into all of those decisions that they sniff at. Finish film school, fucking put that film school degree to good fucking use and make something WE can go see and clap and laugh and cheer for. And not just the people who watch movies like fucking 'Amilie' and 'Pan's Labyrinth' but the guys who own C.H.O.M.P.S on fucking VHS or who lovingly watch 'The Stuff' and 'Return of the Living Dead' and 'Night of the Creeps' once a year. Fucking fans of flicks. God, when did film become this fucking wank-a-thon for faux ass intellectuals hoping to be 'cool'? Shit, I love fucking movies. First movies ever seen in a theater? The Shining with Used Cars as the second feature. Yeah, two of the greatest flicks of all fucking time. So do us all a favor, bitchers...instead of carping on like a fucking fishwife about how you deserve any fucking thing from people making movies out there, stop your crying, pick up a camera, and make one of your own. Or, do yourself a favor and stop watching fucking movies, and read fucking books. And leave the shitty movie watching to real movie fans. People who will plunk down their fucking cash to take a chance.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Quality

    by movie-fan-carnie

    THE STUFF now theres a flick larry cohen at his finest! i mite have to go watch that now that or its alive which ever i come to on my shelve first.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Good for you.

    by 9banned0.5furious

    I too am movie going fan and watcher. The problem is that some years back movies completely changed gears as to how and by who they`re made. You can stuf that intelectuall argument point up your ass. Its that Hollywood was allways an industry but what happened is that lawyers and agents and financila asshols completelly took over the bussinees and all but wiped out advnturous filmmakers, without who you simply dont get good movies. Its all made ass foolproof as posible, geared towards widest possible audience. Die Hard was NEVER made for everybody and it made shitloads of money. If all those years you spent watching films haven`t enabled you to spot a fake product comming your way, I`ll say this, I envy you.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Yes, forgot to praise The Stuff

    by 9banned0.5furious

    good one. I love this one as well.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Die Hard the Money Maker..and...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    I'm fucking OLD, not no fucking youngling...Dude, you're right both those fuckers were PG...But Temple of Doom was the reason they came up with PG-13, man. Let's look at a fucking PG movie for example: in Temple of Doom, they set a fucker on fire with lava after they rip out his fucking heart, and then let a big bald Sri Lankan get eaten by a fucking gang of crocodiles! And Luke chops his dad's fucking hand off, Leia chokes that fat fucking slug to death, and Boba Fett gets eaten by a fucking vagina-monster with tentacles! PG was fucking HARDCORE. But yeah, you're right, it was actually a Rating LOWER than PG-13. And I didn't bring up how much Die Hard made. I like it when movies I like do well, and everyone gets a chance to see it. I'm clearly a fucking plant, right? Because nobody would like fucking Die Hard just because they drink beer and watch shit like 'Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man' and think 'You know what? Crockett kicks ass in this movie! Shit! If people knew this was cyberpunk and shit, they might like it...Ah well.' As for banking a lot of money, it all comes out in the wash, right? Bruce Willis will still get piles from sitting on his big ass wallet, and I'll be content to watch him shoot fucking helicopters and crack wise to some fucking dorky kid. (Which, in cop-movie formula, stands to be fucking funny...because that guy was the fucking shit in Dodgeball, so this could be as funny as that James Woods Michael J. Fox flick...which was pretty fucking funny.) Anyways do whatever you're gonna, because I'm not here to change your mind. I would only like to bust that question off for Bruce Willis or his agent, or whatever person he has answering the questions (I actually know someone who babysat for his ex and he when they lived down South...her name begins with M.., she had nothing but nice things to say about both Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.)

  • May 8, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    True Dat, 9!

    by utz_world

    Every CEO of darn near every corporation in America is a beancounting lawyer who 99 times out of 100 didn't have JACK SHIT to do with the industry that he's in charge of. And that's the real reason why we're getting a PG-13 Die Hard. Remember the explanation for this train wreck in the making: "attracting a broader audience". That's beancounter talk, folks!

  • May 8, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Move over

    by 9banned0.5furious

    Lost.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Liar. Spin. Let me

    by 9banned0.5furious

    quote you:"Man, would it be better with an R rating? Maybe. But, the last one was full of f-words, the n-word, and shits and all that, and didn't do that great, really I liked it..." Thats bringing boxoffice into argument. We have a problem here. As for: "I'll be content to watch him shoot fucking helicopters and crack wise to some fucking dorky kid. (Which, in cop-movie formula, stands to be fucking funny...because that guy was the fucking shit in Dodgeball, so this could be as funny as that James Woods Michael J. Fox flick...which was pretty fucking funny", ARE YOU CRAZY, Die Hard being cop formula movie and buddy action with kid from Dodgeball... you clearly have no idea what Die Hard movie is. No need to argue.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Stick it up my ass, eh, sweetness?

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Well, I won't. Dude, fucking get over yourself. As part of that 'wide audience' and on behalf of all the people in the history of AICN who happen to like 'popular cinema' as well as 'adventurous shit' fuck you, man. Straight up, fuck you, dude. I don't come to your Albert Camus read-off and start busting out laughing like that fat redneck in the beginning of Jailhouse Rock at MAD magazine, so don't come around here telling me that I can't spot some fucking snob pissing all over something because they have this hazy recollection of 'the golden age' of Hollywood. Yeah, do you think that John McTiernan, the director of Die Hard was aiming for a 'select audience'? Yeah, tell that to 'Last Action Hero' and 'Predator'...man, fuck, he wanted to make a buck AND do shit that people hadn't seen before. No, you're right, he'd be just as happy as long as his movie fucking tanked right...Yeah, the dude that made Heathers? The fucking 'shout out' most people who think they like 'adventurous' cinema almost knee-jerk spew out? He DIRECTED FUCKING HUDSON HAWK! Both were fucking great! Both did shit at the box office, but because it's fucking 'cool' to be a fucking downer and 'meh' everything on the 'net, and to fucking piss all over everything because something doesn't strike them as worthwhile or *gasp* adventurous! Adventurous?! Who gives a shit about that? Yeah, I saw Oldboy, I have to say that the flick was fucked up enough to earn a spot on my shelf next to 'Tetsuo The Iron Man' for fucking ridiculous shit I've sat through. Sometimes, adventurous is also MIS-adventurous...But, is Oldboy better than Rush Hour 2? To one of the fuckers I'm bitching about probably, because some foreign dude eats an octopus, fucks his daughter, and goes to town on a bunch of fuckers with a hammer. But...Rush Hour 2, I would watch again tomorrow or on a day off, and be able to laugh at that silly shit. Or better, I'd watch Freebie and the Bean back to back with Silver Bullet and fucking Kentucky Fried Movie. Yeah, I've seen 'Harold and Maude' and 'Henry and June' and 'Henry Fool'...but I've also seen fucking 'Malcolm' and I bet you can bet which one I thought was the cat's tits. Don't tell me to stuff shit in my ass because I know when someone's whole fucking deal is just taking the piss out of everyone, fucking get back to the coffee house and bitch about the state of modern cinema, and resign yourself to bitching about how money makes the world go round. P.S. Watched some Fellini...fucking unwatchable...boring...No tits whatsoever. (Kidding) Love you, mean it, but I kinda wish you'd fucking give up the bitching.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    You must be retarded...

    by 9banned0.5furious

    Camus reading? In the name of general movie going public? Wow. They sure had you in mind when they made live Free and Die Hard. And maybe its better that way since you are their customer no matter what kind of movie they make. Man, awesome.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Now you fuck off

    by 9banned0.5furious

    and go and read some of my posts before accusing me of hating Rush Hour2 or X3 or whatever. You obviously have a movie-snob grudge from somewhere else and go and went it there.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Oh and you're out of your fucking mind.

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Die Hard had the fucking kid in the limo. The black 'Whatchoo Talkin' About' Street Kid sidekick in the first one, buddy-roo. 80s cop movie fucking staple. Second movie, he basically let Reginald ValJohnson take over the 'sidekick' role. And third movie, he got into trouble because SLJ is a fucking monster actor and he had a partner instead of a 'sidekick'. Also, I said it didn't do great, and? I mean what I said. I didn't intend to mention the box office as a measure of greatness, but if people aren't seeing this shit in theaters the entire industry suffers. Besides, the second something makes a fucking buck it's 'bad' or 'evil'? Who gives a fuck if it made a billion dollars in the theater, if I didn't like it? Or the fact that DHWAV made like a bloody fortune on VHS?! Not you, because apparently nobody but you, Bruce Willis and John McTiernan know what the fuck a Die Hard movie is. Well, me laddo, if they prize your fucking opinion so much, why is this film still getting released? Oh, and again, I don't care if my neighbor goes and see it, which has ultimately been the point of my posting back and forth with you. YOU are trying to make it seem as though I believe 'box office = worth'...Because that's the only argument you can stick to when the facts are out. By the way, watch Die Hard again...It had so many fucking cliche's in it, it was like a walking parody of the genre. BUT. Fucking entertaining as hell! I mean we are talking about the very LIKELY and BELIEVABLE scenario of one out of his jurisdiction cop taking on a skyscraper full of fucking terrorists and escaping from an exploding helicopter by jumping off the roof of said skyscraper with a fucking hose around his waist and not A: getting blown the fuck away by the wind whipping across the front of that building, or B: his spine snapped in half by about 250 pounds of man coming to the end of an unbendable tether. Or, it could be that because I got to see some wild shit, I liked the flick. Dude, again, I beseech ye to get over thyself, and get thee to a screening of Dolph Lungdren's Punisher to understand what a 'shitty' movie looks like. Mwah mwah hugs and kisses. MBJ

  • May 8, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    You sure are

    by 9banned0.5furious

    easy to please. Limo driver=Mac guy? U serious? Can`t be. Obviously you enjoy films and obviously also can`t tell the difference between R action film produced by Joel Silver in comparison to being produced by some lawyer/agent. Again, good for you. You get to see more good films for you.<p>Die Hard invented things that became cliche after, u know that do you? Also it took some and turned them on its head in a way that still not one action has been able to do in what, 22 years. Go enjoy Legally Blonde 2. I liked only the first one, because it had the true core spirit of blonde problem.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I asked this before!!??

    by 9banned0.5furious

    What fucker is lowering the number count of posts!?? Why is this ok to you!? Ahh!?

  • May 8, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Water the plants

    by 9banned0.5furious

    now, they`ll grow faster out of the Sunshine in the city.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Let It Go 9

    by utz_world

    The trolls have surrendered to Fox's spin/damage/mind control. They'll get their blessed $50 million opening weekend and subsequent 65 percent drop off the following weekend. And they all will be back here saying what we've said all along. Let it go, my brother. Let it go.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    The pg13 rating is even secondary to

    by Orbots Commander

    the fact that this new Die Hard is directed by the guy who made Underworld 1 & 2. Underworld! You have you actually ever tried watching Underworld? It can't be done. It's the same as splicing together random action sequences and fast cuts from a dozen different movies and calling it your own. I couldn't even get through the flick even lowered to the standards of late night cable fare. So this dude is already 0-2. If he makes a half-assed Die Hard, I think there's some law where you hand over your DGA card to the proper authorities and go straight to Hollywood jail.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Back. Sorry had to go and spend a couple bucks...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    ...watching Spiderman 3. Good flick. Solid action, dickhead badguys. Hey 9, after getting my movie on, I have rethought what I said...Spider-Man taught me that holding vengeance in my heart and blaming you for shit ain't cool. So...I forgive me. Aunt May said that would be the hardest part, and that is so true. Dude, that limo guy has done NOTHING since Die Hard. Not a fucking thing...as far as I know Mac Guy still gets something to do on his off days. *sniff* Sorry Limo dude...You really were the glue of the piece... Die Hard: A lone cop taking on a ruthless terrorist organization that basically turns out to be a bunch of Eurotrash bank robbers. (Played to perfection by the blonde from The Money Pit...Not Shelley Long...the dude...the conductor...and Snape from those Harry Potter movies.) The Gauntlet: Little Eastwood flick came out some ten years earlier where Eastwood's this out of his jurisdiction cop facing a...get this...gauntlet of dudes... Enter the Dragon: Bruce Lee takes on a criminal organization from the inside out...one man against a hundred odds.. Shit, Man From Laramie, Sons of Katie Elder...the list goes on of raw ass badass American film that Die Hard borrows from. Shit that comes up in my mind like fucking filet mingnon...but Die Hard is like that good old fashioned stew gramma makes after being outside in the snow sledding. You, however, need to remember that McTiernan made all kinds of movies (Predator...Last Action Hero...etc.), and all I really wanted to say that there's no reason a PG-13 movie deserves an auto-pass...But. Orbots actually has given me reason to pause. I disliked Underworld with a fiery white hot juggernaut of passion at 200 miles per hour. It was hokey, hacky, and fodder for the pasty faced losers that manhandle my band t-shirts at Hot Topic and leer out at me like I'm not supposed to notice the fact that they're wearing fishnets and fucking combat boots. Look, kids, you're doing it for attention, so fucking suck it up when people look at you like you're an odd duck. Die Hard DID invent cliches...Shit that was all made fun of in the greatest META-movie of all time Last Action Hero (McTiernan's Unsung CLASSIC). But, once something goes from new and adventurous "Die Hard"...to old hat "Die Hard 2"...to cliche "Die Hard with a Vengeance" to stereotype...we now have a genre called 'Buddy Cop Action' flicks....We all get to play Monday Morning Quarterback and say that lawyers are making all the decisions. Look, you may dislike the kid in the Apple commercials, but who gives a flying fuck at a rolling donut if those commercials are lame or weak or his acting in fucking commercials sucks? Have you ever seen the Orson Fucking Welles pea commercials? Somehow I don't think that kid's giving his all for the scale of working in those commercials. That said, I choose to take a look at the film, and judge it that way, instead of carping on about it out of hand. We shall henceforth agree to disagree, but I will say that I have forgiven myself, you should do the same....Forgive me, I mean. Because forgiving me is the hardest thing I've ever done. I think Aunt May has Alzheimers.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    underworld?

    by jedimindflayer

    this is the same cat that hacked underworld 1 & 2? there goes virginia... but rhode island is still in; they need the publicity.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Guys...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... if this were Bruce, Harry would have given him a black box for the talkbacks, just like he did with Kevin Smith. Harry's scheduled to continue the conversation with Bruce and set up the Q&A when he gets back from a set visit he's making next week. <P>Do with this information what you think is appropriate, guys. Just don't get fooled into thinking the Willis Q&A has already begun.

  • May 9, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Black boxes are meaningless

    by Spandau Belly

    as soon as they gave one to MiraJeff the stock of black boxes plummetted. It was kinda like what Yeltsin did with pinning the rouble to the U.S. dollar back in the early 1990s.<br><br>Bruce should get a gold box. And MiraJeff should get a black box with black text so nobody has to read his posts.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Good suggestion with text color

    by 9banned0.5furious

    for Mirajeff.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    For idiots that are going to

    by 9banned0.5furious

    For idiots that are going to give a PG 13 Die Hard 4 benefit of the doubt being in the same legue as the original DIE HARD, here is my basic math excersize:<p>much worse action director then Die Hard 1<p>+<p>worse action DOP than DH1<p>+<p>worse concept than DH1<p>+<p>no Joel Silver<p>+<p>no Frank J. Urioste<p>+<p>no Michael Kamen<p>+<p>lamer bad guy than DH1<p>+<p>much worse supporting cast than DH1<p>+<p>kid to tag along<p>+<p>CGI airplane/highway<p>+<p>CGI "lets duck between the cars sonny"<p>+<p>surfing on a jet wing/jumping off being over 50 with no fire hose and barring no relation to Jackie Chan<p>+<p>PG 13<p>+<p>going back to the well the 4th time<p>=<p>As good or better film than original DIE HARD?<p>Who gives a shit about Q&A with Bruce when it ends with sticking PG13 Die Hard up your ass. And its not going to be Bruce anyway. Its spin, and an ugly one at that.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Hey Len my man,

    by Stuntcock Mike

    why don't you wreck Lethal Weapon next.....oh shit wait, I forgot LW3 and 4. Already taken care of buddy. I'm really only jealous 'cause you're nailing Sweet Sweet Kate.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    America needs tighter black box legislation!

    by Spandau Belly

    We can't afford another MiraJeff! C'mon people! Crimminal record checks are not enough! Let's take back the talkbacks and feel safe bashing movies again!

  • May 9, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    My son died in a run-on plot summary!

    by Spandau Belly

    We just can't go on giving black boxes to people like MiraJeff and ignore the consequences. Save us, Bruce Willis! Save us!

  • May 9, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    sign the petition

    by canuck75

    http://www.petitiononline.com/lfodh/petition.html

  • May 9, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    Harry, and you ALWAYS watching a movie??

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    How come when these guys call you, you always seem to be in the middle of watching a movie?? Can't you be doing something else? Buy a Nintendo Wii or something, be playing some virtual tennis when they call you. :P

  • May 9, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    A convert...and I didn't even need to stuff....

    by micturatingbenjamin

    ...anything in my dookie chute, either, 9. ;) Shit, if that director, what's his face, the thief of always that stole Underworld's "plot", and characters from a table-top RPG, is at the helm, I may boycott it (Which in my terms means, wait for a second week matinee showing...I'll still give it a chance...Bruce. For life.). Cheers to 9, though I don't agree with panning a flick before it comes out because it's PG, meaning that basis alone, and I don't take kindly to advice that includes me putting things up my pooper...especially my opinions. I am no troll, guys, I promise. I just get worked up over flicks kind of easy. So, Harry, cheers for watching flicks. I just caught another helping this morning of a double-feature myself of that kickass Disney Flick "Watcher in the Woods" and "Escape to Witch Mountain" Eddie Albert = crotchety old man with a heart FOR LIFE mothafuckas! Right now, I've got Run Ronnie Run in the background, and am wondering why this and Idiocracy didn't get a wider distribution...maybe 9 is right....But I sincerely hope he's not. And we get another five flicks like "Idiocracy"....And to the Mac-Boy haters out there: If he annoys you that much, borrow a copy of Dodgeball, and just play the scene where Rip Torn (Verb Adjective, as we call him round here) fucking nails the kid in the neck with a wrench over and over again. I think he's got some comedy timing, and he's pretty good...he was good in Waiting. I liked that movie....could have done without Andy Milonakis and the director basically ripping off Clerks at every turn...but hey, he got that shit done! And that little fat kid has his own show now!

  • May 9, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I want to ask Bruce if he's seen the new Hudson Hawk

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    DVD cover.<BR><BR> http://tinyurl.com/3yrgyc <BR><BR> Look! They made you look like a FOOL! Whenever the public browses DVDs, thats what they see of you! LOL.

  • May 9, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    to any who don't know it yet.......

    by RedEyeDistrict

    Bruce Willis is currently (like right now) posting in Verns DIE FLACCID Talkback. Yes its really him, theres been two confirmations, one by Vern himself and the other by pics of BW on iChat with one of the talkbackers for proof. Don't believe me? Go see for yourself, but its pretty slow going over there now due to the sudden influx of people.

  • May 9, 2007, 5:43 p.m. CST

    link for pics...

    by RedEyeDistrict

    http://tinyurl.com/33feyo

  • May 9, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Walter B!!

    by buffywrestling

    Really IS Bruce Willis (two confirmations) and he's STILL calling people "kid". awesome, awesome, awesome. People are calling for your head, Mori...

  • May 22, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    Question for Bruce

    by Daniel De Leon

    Bruce, I've often heard from time to time that you're a Republican. I'm proud to say I am too. Sure no party's got perfect men (or women) representing it flawlessly but that's beside the point. My question is: How (if at all) has being a declared Republican affected you in the Hollywood rings? On a personal note: Thank you SO MUCH for doing such an excellent job of entertaining all of us over the years!! I'm 24, a freelance Graphic Designer & aspiring novelist work part-time in NYC & living next door to your home state of NJ! Your work & gift for your trade has truly been an inspiration to me, so remember my name, because in the near future my novel will hit the shelves, it'll big, & a key character was writer with you in mind from the start! Hoping to work w/you someday! www.myspace.com/glyph2040

  • May 22, 2007, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Question for Bruce (added to & edited)

    by Daniel De Leon

    Bruce, I've often heard from time to time that you're a Republican. I'm proud to say I am too. Sure no party's got perfect men (or women) representing it flawlessly but that's beside the point. My question is: How (if at all) has being a declared Republican affected you in the Hollywood rings? On a personal note: Thank you SO MUCH for doing such an excellent job of entertaining all of us over the years!! -I loved the DH, DH3, Tears of the Sun (truly spoke to my heart!), The 6th Sense (my friend 'Dana' nannied for M. Night's kids for several yrs, you might have met her on set btw!), & Unbreakable (Night & you should write a sequel! It ended just as the character's development really started to take off!) So I'm 24, a freelance Graphic Designer & aspiring novelist, about to start working part-time in NYC & living next door to your home state of NJ in good ol' PA! Your work & gifts for your trade have truly been an inspiration to me, so please remember my name, because in the near future my novel will hit the shelves, it'll be huge w/artwork done by yours truly, & a key character was writer with you in mind from the start! Hoping to work w/you someday! Best Regards, Daniel www.myspace.com/glyph2040

  • May 30, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    DH4

    by Tiger_Hundreacre

    istnt it like any other action movie. what so special about this? Usually the first is good, the sec bad, the third a little better, but the forth? Why not stop when doing one great movie, then go for something else?

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