Monday, July 15, 2013

Underneath the Fake Tinsel

I just finished watching A Good Day to Die Hard, for some reason.  But I don't regret the time I spent on it.  It's a fun, ridiculous series.  In the extras on the Blu-Ray, one of the producers explained the Die Hard secret:
We actually did say, "Okay, but it has to feel authentic."  Die Hard's always felt real. You know, it's been fun, and John McClane says fun stuff.  But it's never glib, it's never phony, it's not like sort of Hollywood BS.  It feels authentic.
I imagine he believed it.  But Die Hard is glib, it's phony, it's very much authentic Hollywood BS.  It's the sort of BS that Hollywood does well.  Nothing to be ashamed of there.  But real it's not.