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Bruce Willis will return to the big screen to die hard, again, in one final installment in the acclaimed Die Hard action franchise, according to Deadline. And based on initial reports, the next flick will be unlike anything we’ve seen before.
When it comes to war movies, the fast-paced action blockbusters that have defined American pop culture since the ‘80s have a bad reputation: massive explosions, impossible marksmanship, and nobody ever, ever runs out of ammo. Yes, it’s a hole the genre is finally starting to dig out of with incredible technical expertise on display in more recent Hollywood projects like John Wick and 13 Hours, or in TV miniseries like History Channel's SIX. But if you want proof that this wasn’t always the case, just look back a few decades to the age of “unlimited ammo.”
A dark and edgy buddy cop movie, “Lethal Weapon” hit theatres on March 6, 1987, becoming an an instant classic, and has withstood the test of time pretty well. Not Mel Gibson’s mullet though, thankfully it begins to shrink before finally vanishing in the later movies. More an action-thriller with some laughs than a slapstick cop movie, “Lethal Weapon” centers around aging detective, Roger Murtaugh, played by Danny Glover, who is paired up with Martin Riggs, an unstable and self-destructive detective grieving over the death of his wife, played by Gibson.
There’s no shortage of bad leadership in war movies. It’s not even that the leaders are always bad or incompetent, though some are — like Jeremy Renner’s character in “The Hurt Locker,” who seems to have a death wish that he wants to share with his entire team.