Michael Scott (The Office s4): "Okay, here's the thing about Die Hard 4. Die Hard 1, the original, John McClain is just this normal guy, you know? He's just a normal New York city cop who gets his feet cut, he gets beat up. But he's an everyday guy. In Die Hard 4, he is jumping a motorcycle into a helicopter in the air. You know? He's invincible. It's just sort of lost from Die Hard 1. It's not Terminator."
If this weren't a Die Hard film, it would have been a solid PG-13 2000s techno action flick starring Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Timothy Olyphant, Cliff Curtis and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
I trick myself to thinking it's the latter.....but every now and then I hear characters say "McClain" and I am reminded that this belongs in that universe!