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Desc:Bruce defends a movie that many POEtv users have strong opinions of
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cognitivedissonance - 2013-12-16
I will cut you if you hate Hudson Hawk.

I will rip you a cunny hole and fuck it with a sprig of Devil's Club.
Riskbreaker - 2013-12-16
Die Hard 5 is easily his worse movie so far.
bongoprophet - 2013-12-16
spoiler alert:

even though the whole movie takes place in Russia, there is only one Russian who isn't a bad guy or a traitor: the cabbie who likes baseball.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2013-12-16
Wasn't he in "The Kid?"

kamlem - 2013-12-16
Ebert casts his vote... http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=26559

This film and Last Boy Scout are two of the best popcorn flicks of the 90s IMHO.

Hooker - 2013-12-16
There's a scene near the end of the first Die Hard that sums up the John McClain character perfectly. He just jumped off the exploding roof with the firehose tied to his waist and crashed through the window onto the desk, the end of the hose was starting to pull him back out the window, and he quickly untied the hose from him in a panic. McClain has a look on his face of his nerves being absolutely shot because he almost died.

There's another scene, in Die Hard 5, where he drives a van at high speeds off a freeway, through a concrete wall, and down two stories at high speed into another concrete wall. He immediately gets out of the van laughing. He's fine.

Fuck Die Hard 5. Fuck Die Hard 4 as well but _really_ fuck Die Hard 5.

Cena_mark - 2013-12-16
Its called character development Hooker T. McClain was new to crazy shit in Die Hard and it affected him. On his fifth crazy adventure its no biggie.

Gmork - 2013-12-16
Almost dying isn't something you get used to. It sucks and is traumatizing every time. I think that's the point the last few movies utterly missed.

EvilHomer - 2013-12-16
Always sucks for you, maybe, but not for McClain. Cena's right; McClain is a dynamic character, and if you can't appreciate the deeper nuances at play here, then maybe Die Hard isn't for you.

infinite zest - 2013-12-16
I gotta agree on the character development theory, especially in big action movies. Ash in Evil Dead 2 was scared shitless for most of the movie, but when he gets out of the pit in Army of Darkness, he's utterly confident. One thing I liked about the mostly shitty Die Hard 3 was that it was established that McClain had a hangover the entire film, and Die Hard 4 he's utterly clueless when it comes to computer technology (DH4's Unrated cut is actually pretty good in my opinion, more dorky Kevin Smith moments and the actual use of the "Yippie Kay Yay Motherfucker" line.)

CornOnTheCabre - 2013-12-16
im not so sure who is trolling who at this point, but i think the main point is that john mcclane has become immune to explosions, and i'm pretty sure that wasn't some screenwriter's way of humanizing the character.

Callamon - 2013-12-16
Yeah, he looked like a bored old man in both diehard 4,5 and red 2
Nominal - 2013-12-16
Sorry I was stuck in permanent 90s thinking mode when I made that description.
Binro the Heretic - 2013-12-16
I liked everything about this movie except Sandra Bernhard and since she was one of the villains and died a horrible death, it worked out okay.

I think people were expecting another "Die Hard" but forgot Willis still had one foot in the comedy door.
Old_Zircon - 2013-12-16
Ok, Bruce, stop singing already.
Old_Zircon - 2013-12-16
I just watched the beginning of part 2 a couple times in a row and I'm pretty sure there's not a trace of irony when they call the Bruce Willis record "extremely successful."

Stars for that. I guess self confidence in the face of all evidence to the contrary goes a long way in show business.
EvilHomer - 2013-12-16
Bruce Willis is awesome. Even his most terrible movies are, at worst, watchably bad, and that makes him phenomenally successful by action movie star standards,

Old_Zircon - 2013-12-16
Yeah, but we're talking about his music here.

EvilHomer - 2013-12-16
Was this a movie? I remember the NES game, but I wasn't aware there was a film.
chumbucket - 2013-12-16
I feel sad for those who don't understand the greatness of Hudson Hawk.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2013-12-16
Fuck you, Hudson Hawk was genuinely funny and entertaining.
Hooker - 2013-12-16
People who think Hudson Hawk is his worst movie haven't seen North.
OxygenThief - 2013-12-16
Hudson Hawk is wonderful and inexplicable.
BHWW - 2013-12-16
People who think Hudson Hawk is the worst movie of the 20th century obviously don't know what they're talking about.

I mean, yes, it is an awful move, a perfect example of what happens when a celebrity is allowed to make a vanity project based on some idea of theirs for a movie, TV show, a music album, etc. that should have been left on the back burner, and is surrounded by sycophants and other people not willing to tell them that this or that is a bad idea.

Yet it's very far from being the worst.
Old_Zircon - 2013-12-16
Counterpoint - vanity project atrocities are always awesome.

BHWW - 2013-12-16
It is fascinating, though, apparently Willis had the basic idea for a story about the world's best cat burglar getting mixed up in zany hijinks in his head well before he showed up on the radar thanks to Moonlighting - that's how some of these celeb vanity projects start, someone is obsessed with that idea they had back when their biggest film/TV roles were something like "Man #2" or "Bus Driver" and one day they have all sorts of resources and pull thanks to being a red-hot property to make their long-deferred dream project a reality. I mean, you can see where the temptation comes in.

Caminante Nocturno - 2013-12-16
Did you hear this on 'How did this get Made', too?
memedumpster - 2013-12-16
Hudson Hawk is perfect, there is nothing that could be changed to make it better without destroying its very soul.
CornOnTheCabre - 2013-12-16
didn't read the video title, only the description, thought you were talking about:

Disney's The Kid
Look Who's Talking Too
Mortal Thoughts
Billy Bathgate
Striking Distance
Mercury Rising
The Story of Us
The Whole Nine Yards

but it turns out you were talking about one of the only Bruce Willis movies worth watching
Nominal - 2013-12-16
Okay, almost half of those didn't have him as the lead, one was just a voice over, another was released in 2000, and mercury Rising, while coma inducing, wasn't crawling up its own asshole with forced quirkiness.

CornOnTheCabre - 2013-12-17
saying his role in Look Who's Talking Too was "just a voice over" is like saying Ed Gein was "just the guy who held the scalpel."

also, 2000 is still technically the 20th century, there wasn't a Year Zero (god that never feels less pedantic, but I take being unimpressed by Bruce Willis very seriously)

Nominal - 2013-12-16
EvilHomer - 2013-12-16
What about those of us who are ambivalent towards Hudson Hawk? I've never seen Hudson Hawk, so I have no opinion either way.

Caminante Nocturno - 2013-12-17
And what about the people who have never heard of Hudson Hawk? It's possible to be a regular on this site and not even know Hudson Hawk exists. What about them?

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