Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Three Reasons to See "Live Free or Die Hard"

Besides the usual ones, some quirky reasons:
1. The theme song, if you will, is Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son," which McLain cranks up loud to wake up his new sidekick, computer geek (Justin Long). We hear the song at the end of the movie too. Amazing, it's an anti-war song.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, lord,
And when you ask them, how much should we give?
Ooh, they only answer more! more! more! yoh,

It aint me, it aint me, I aint no military son, son.
It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, one.

2. The bad guy, the terrorist who attempts to shut down the US network and rip off billions, Thomas Gabriel, is a white guy, ex-Homeland Security.

3. The FBI official McLain is in contact with (i.e., the "good" government bureaucrat), Bowman, is played by Cliff Curtis, who looks like an Arab (and plays a sadistic Iraqi interrogator in The Three Kings--the best movie dealing with the first Iraq war). (Cliff Curtis is a Maori.)


Jamie Brandon said...

I always thought it'd make a great campaign song...maybe for a candidate with a blue collar background (Edwards?)...

Jamie Brandon said...

...oh yeah....another reason is that Kevin Smith is in the film...