In this week’s trailers, we get a few glimpses of movies to expect next year. One is another installment of our favorite smart-mouthed NYPD cop, while the other is a remake of a classic radio and TV franchise.
‘A Good Day to Die Hard’
Or you can just call it ‘Die Hard 5’. Either way works. What’s important is that this is another wild action adventure with our favorite blue-collar hero, John McClane. We don’t see much in this short teaser, but the premise places McClane’s one-liner shenanigans in Russia with his son at his side. The daughter had a turn in the last entry, so why shouldn’t the other child, right? Anyhow, it looks like fun. I especially like that the music and mood are reminiscent of McClane’s earlier years. This’ll be a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
‘The Lone Ranger’
From the looks of this teaser, this remake of the classic serial doesn’t really seem like typical Disney fare. Personally, I like what Gore Verbinski did with the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, and I have hopes for this one. I’m not sure about Johnny Depp in the role of Tonto, but the actor has surprised on numerous occasions. He might actually be terrific once again. But in the role John Reid is… Armie Hammer? Who the hell is that? After listening to the narration of Tom Wilkinson and seeing the face of Helena Bonham Carter, the actor playing the title characters is not very impressive. We’ll have to wait and see what the longer previews look like.
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