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Oh, John McClane, you just can't seem to avoid trouble can you? By the time we got to his fourth incredibly bad day, 2007's 'Live Free or Die Hard,' a wrench was thrown into the proceedings when McClane (Bruce Willis) had to save his daughter Lucy (played by the lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from techno-terrorists. The next entry into the franchise, the unfortunately titled 'A Good Day to Die Hard,' shifts the focus to McClane's son Jack (Jai Courtney). Those of us who found Mary Elizabeth Winstead to be one of the only salvageable elements of 'Live Free or Die Hard' were rather disappointed to hear this. Turns out the studio was well aware of ME's appeal and appear to have brought her back for the new film. This was rumored initially, and then confirmed by the latest set photos from Turkey. 'A Good Day to Die Hard' hits theaters February 14th, 2013.
As much as I love Mary Elizabeth Winstead, I'm not sure she will be able to save the new 'Die Hard.' I freely admit that I am giving into to my own pessimism, but I hated 'Live Free or Die Hard' and can't imagine how they are going to pump the last breaths of life out of the franchise for a fifth entry. This series has gotten so far away from where it started that it's almost a bad joke. Plus, so what's the story now? Both of McClane's kids are in peril? How awful is this family's luck? The only way your fortunes could be more consistently sour is if Liam Neeson was your father. Perhaps it will benefit the movie slightly if Winstead is allowed to now be a mega-badass on par with her dad and must save her brother. I just hope they aren't grooming them for an attempt to pass the torch, because I could not abide a film about just the kids. 'Die Hard Babies?' I don't know, maybe my distaste for the last film is clouding my judgement. What do you guys think?
Are you excited Winstead will appear in 'A Good Day to Die Hard?' Is anyone legitimately anticipating this movie?