Considering the title of Die Hard 5 is A Good Day to Die Hard, and it already kind of sounds like something we would’ve come up with as a joke, I guess it’s fitting that the tagline is definitely something we would’ve come up with as a joke. “Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia,” because it’s set in Russia, you see. By the way, does that make this the official spelling of “Yippee Ki-Yay?” Because to be honest, I probably would’ve spelled it “Yippie kai-yay.” I mean who’s to say whether “ki” should rhyme with “high” or with “key,” right? Job one is being clear. GRR, PHONETICS. Also, if you’re going to directly address Mother Russia like that, you should at least use a comma.
There’s also a new trailer after the jump. I’m not saying the movie’s going to suck, and I actually kind of liked the last one, except for the dumb sequence where McClane fights a Harrier with semi-truck (which was like 20 minutes long), but it doesn’t bode well that they brought in John Moore, the director of Max Payne and Flight of the Phoenix (and the writer of Hitman and Swordfish). I’m not sure if that qualifies as a step down or a step up from Len Wiseman, but the fact that we’re even asking is a bad sign.
At the very least, this trailer looks way better than the last one.
Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack–unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
A CIA operative?!? Well that’s no fun. Shouldn’t he be a computer hacker or a skateboard parkour champion or something? Now who’s going to scream like a girl and say glib stuff every time McClane blows stuff up? The world needs you now more than ever, Justin Long.