OK, then. Twitter did as Twitter does, giving fans 140 characters to express either their support or their disdain for the idea of a Die Hard prequel. As you might imagine, most of the reactions to a sixth Die Hard were swift, merciless and adamant:
In case that wasn’t clear enough:
@LenWiseman. Tips for making a good Die Hard prequel. Step 1: Don't Step 2: Read Step 1 over and over till you get the hint.— Heppletitus D (@DanHepple) October 15, 2015
And others expressed more of a shock, an outrage, and an anger that Len Wiseman was trying to personally hurt them with this announcement. Like this person:
@LenWiseman NO. Everyone is begging you not to do that. We're hurt by this. Why are you so mean ? Stop.— DOUG (@Doug_Harmoniak) October 15, 2015
While finally, this guy thinks Die Hard 6 is such a bad idea, he had to write the word "barf" twice. In case it wasn’t clear enough the first time.
@LenWiseman barf dude, barf.— John McDevitt (@londonmay1) October 15, 2015
Some of this is just the Internet being snarky. Some of it truly is the bad taste left in the mouths of fans who endured A Good Day to Die Hard -- a truly wretched sequel that forgot everything good about the series (and everything redeeming about the character of John McClane). After the release of Good Day, I argued on this site that a sixth Die Hard was necessary just to redeem the image of McClane, so he could finally ride off into the sunset properly. A prequel does not give him that right, and that would be sad. We’ll continue to track Die Hard 6 developments. For now, what are your thoughts on this news?