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When in doubt, rip off Die Hard. It’s one of those classics that you can borrow from and everyone will recognize it as homage, like It’s a Wonderful Life or The Wizard of Oz, but with Bruce Willis saying “motherfucker.” The people behind Workaholics recognize this with their new project: Game Over, Man!, coming soon to Netflix. In case you don’t have time to watch the new trailer for the movie, here’s the official plot synopsis:
“During a star-studded Los Angeles party, three zeroes become heroes (sort of) when the hotel they work at is taken hostage by bad guys. “
If you think that sounds fertile for Die Hard homage, you’re right, and Game Over, Man! also has an homage to Aliens right there in the title. In addition to the Workaholics gang, it also stars Aya Cash, Neal McDonough, and Cloris Leachman, and I think I caught a glimpse of Fred Armisen in the trailer:
Game Over, Man! comes to Netflix on March 23rd.