03 July 2007

Half an hour into Live Free or Die Hard, I was thinking glumly, John McClane is no Jason Bourne. An hour later, I was thinking, Jason Bourne is no @#$%ing John McClane. By the end, I was convinced that even with a PG-13 rating and a villain who can generously be described as nonthreatening, there hasn't been an action movie like this in years. Why the reversal? I'm not sure, but maybe it was on account of the scene where McClane, driving a semi-truck with trailer attached, takes on an F-35 fighter jet, and wins.

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