IGN has the first clip from 20th Century Fox's upcoming sequel A Good Day to Die Hard, and...well...just watch it below and then we'll talk about it.
Yikes. Anyone who listened to our Die Hard and Die Hard 2 podcast knows that I'm a huge fan of the first film, but after watching this clip, it looks way closer to Live Free or Die Hard than anything in the original. I realize that the concept of sequels to this franchise is for each one to up the ante (from John McClane saving building, to an airport, to a city, to the US, and now the world), but having a bigger scope doesn't excuse just how bad this clip looks. The editing is terrible, and there's one shot on the bridge in which the cars from the previous shot seem to disappear.
I'm not talking about how ludicrous it is that McClane gets hit by a car, gets up, and then drives off a bridge only to drop the phrase "knock knock" - this is an action movie, you know you're going to get ridiculous things like that - but I'm talking about the actual filmmaking on display physically looking bad. I'm surprised Fox would choose this clip as the first one released, but I don't even think hardcore action movie buffs would admit that this gets them excited for the film. Maybe I'm wrong though; sound off in the comments and let us know what you think.