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      10-12-2011 03:22 PM #1
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      Like an ordinary man who finds himself in unthinkable situation again and again and again and then again with Justin Long for some reason, half the fun of a new Die Hard is seeing how the words “Die Hard” will be awkwardly thrust into each successive title of the action franchise, where it will once more be forced to battle an all-new threat of evil, meaningless modifiers for coherence. And apparently, February 14, 2013 will be A Good Day To Die Hard—and not only because it’s Valentine’s Day, and instead of canoodling with someone who loves you, you’re going to see a superannuated Bruce Willis cheat death in his fourth straight decade. It’s also because, as recently revealed by Fox CEO Tom Rothman, that’s the title of the John Moore-directed sequel, which finds Willis’ John McClane traveling to Russia to rescue his son, John McClane Jr., then getting entangled in yet another high-octane adventure in a place where “nothing is as it seems.” Rothman didn’t offer any further details, but most likely he’s referring to how Russia seems like a big country, but really, it’s no match for one sarcastic New York cop who’s feeling kinda grumpy today.
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      10-13-2011 04:48 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Minker17 View Post
      I'll see it!
      The last Die Hard was just so horrible. Number 3 was over the top yet still good yet the last one went too far over the top. Really soured the "Die Hard" franchise for me in some senses. Will probably wait for the reviews.
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      10-13-2011 01:36 PM #3
      I'll give it a shot, but not in the theater, unless it looks better then it sounds.
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    4. 10-13-2011 01:42 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post
      The last Die Hard was just so horrible. Number 3 was over the top yet still good yet the last one went too far over the top. Really soured the "Die Hard" franchise for me in some senses. Will probably wait for the reviews.
      At least it had some eye candy with Maggie Q

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      10-13-2011 02:04 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post
      The last Die Hard was just so horrible. Number 3 was over the top yet still good yet the last one went too far over the top. Really soured the "Die Hard" franchise for me in some senses. Will probably wait for the reviews.
      Yeah. I confess that I actually own the Live Free or Die Hard DVD. I have watched it once.

      RED was actually pretty good. If it's done properly, an ancient Bruce Willis can still do a watchable movie.

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      10-13-2011 04:35 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      Yeah. I confess that I actually own the Live Free or Die Hard DVD. I have watched it once.

      RED was actually pretty good. If it's done properly, an ancient Bruce Willis can still do a watchable movie.
      The impression I got from Red from watching trailers is that they want you to know it's over the top and if they do that then it's ok in my mind. Like putting Saleen rims on a GT. As long as you don't put on the badges it's ok.
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      10-13-2011 07:46 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Minker17 View Post
      I'll see it!
      I disagree with them all around. I liked Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 2: Die Harder is the worst, imo), and I like the goofy way the titles try to merge Die Hard with tired expressions. The movies are certainly doing better than the last of the Dirty Harry films.
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    8. 10-14-2011 05:39 AM #8
      Deff will check this out.
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      10-14-2011 06:59 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      I disagree with them all around. I liked Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 2: Die Harder is the worst, imo), and I like the goofy way the titles try to merge Die Hard with tired expressions. The movies are certainly doing better than the last of the Dirty Harry films.
      I believe that "Die Harder" was only used in some Asian markets.
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      10-15-2011 04:58 PM #10
      I'd like to see cameo's of Reginald Veljohnson & Samuel Jackson in this one.

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      10-15-2011 07:52 PM #11
      Part 3 is my favorite. The chemistry between Willis and Jackson was perfect.

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      10-16-2011 07:02 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Code-7 View Post
      Part 3 is my favorite. The chemistry between Willis and Jackson was perfect.
      As much as I liked Die Hard With A Vengeance, it still doesn't beat out the original Die Hard!

      All the other installments suck but I still watch them when they come on TV.

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      10-16-2011 12:19 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Sizzla View Post
      I'd like to see cameo's of Reginald Veljohnson & Samuel Jackson in this one.
      That would be really cool, especially Reggie.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sizzla View Post
      As much as I liked Die Hard With A Vengeance, it still doesn't beat out the original Die Hard!

      All the other installments suck but I still watch them when they come on TV.
      You'd better! There are no better Christmas movies then Die Hard and Die Hard 2.
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      10-16-2011 03:52 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      That would be really cool, especially Reggie.



      You'd better! There are no better Christmas movies then Die Hard and Die Hard 2.
      I remember watching the first one in the theatre and when Argyle popped in that RUN-DMC tape and "Christmas In Hollis" started playing all of us teens were shocked in amazement to hear hip-hop in that movie!
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      10-17-2011 12:31 PM #15
      I could imagine!
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      10-31-2011 11:00 AM #16
      My Rankings are:

      Die Hard
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      Live Free or Die Harder
      Die Hard 2: Die Harder

      Im sooooo in for this. Action cheese at its best.
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      10-31-2011 11:32 AM #17
      The only movie in the series I didn't like was Die Hard 2, otherwise, I really like this franchise! Hans Gruber's cousin or something should be in this movie.
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    18. 10-31-2011 01:08 PM #18
      I just hope they don't make this a PG-13 movie like the last one. I hated seeing it in the theatres and not hearing John McLean dropping f-bombs every other word. Then when the "unrated" DVD came out they dubbed the f-bombs in. Most of them take place when you can't see his lips and what he is saying. they need to make it like anyother Die Hard.

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      10-31-2011 08:39 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      The only movie in the series I didn't like was Die Hard 2, otherwise, I really like this franchise! Hans Gruber's cousin or something should be in this movie.
      I liked Die Hard 2 more than the most recent one.

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      11-09-2011 05:02 PM #20
      most of the diehard movies are 3 out of 5 in my opinion
      i would still make an effort to go see. i just don't think it's that well made/written/filmed
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      10-04-2012 01:08 PM #21
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      10-04-2012 01:21 PM #22
      How are they going to work in the "yippy kye yay!"

      Maybe in Russian this time?

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      10-04-2012 01:22 PM #23
      If there's no "funny" comments while somehow figuring out how to shoot a motorcycle into a hovering helicopter then maybe I'll watch, the trailer that is.
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      10-04-2012 01:29 PM #24
      New Die Hard movie....do not disappoint me...

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      10-04-2012 01:32 PM #25
      Still super excited for this one.
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      10-04-2012 04:27 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by actng 1.8T View Post
      most of the diehard movies are 3 out of 5 in my opinion
      i would still make an effort to go see. i just don't think it's that well made/written/filmed
      You shut your mouth!
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      10-05-2012 12:51 PM #27
      Yeah! Die Hard is my favorite Christmas movie of all time!
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      10-05-2012 03:21 PM #28
      February 14? Way to show confidence, movie studio! What's next - early online rental?
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      10-07-2012 10:15 AM #30
      Shows you what I know, I didn't even know they made four of these already and this is number five I can't disconnect from reality enough to watch these things anymore, so it's a no go for me. I've seen 1 & 2, but I couldn't tell you a thing about them either it was so long ago............

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      10-07-2012 04:46 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by MeineFolks'wagen View Post
      Shows you what I know, I didn't even know they made four of these already and this is number five I can't disconnect from reality enough to watch these things anymore, so it's a no go for me. I've seen 1 & 2, but I couldn't tell you a thing about them either it was so long ago............
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    32. 10-07-2012 06:05 PM #32
      Screw all you guys...this will be an absolute riot.

      This trailer made my day yesterday.

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      10-07-2012 10:08 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by MeineFolks'wagen View Post
      Shows you what I know, I didn't even know they made four of these already and this is number five I can't disconnect from reality enough to watch these things anymore, so it's a no go for me. I've seen 1 & 2, but I couldn't tell you a thing about them either it was so long ago............
      As is typical with sequels, Hollywood either remakes the same film over and over or forgets what made the original great. The first DH was great because it was McLane alone against seemingly insurmountable odds in a restricted environment and it had a great villain in Hans Gruber. They haven't hit on that formula since, especially in terms of charismatic bad guys. In the 2nd film, they essentially remade the first in an airport. The last two were essentially buddy movie scripts re-written using the characters.

      That's not to say they aren't somewhat entertaining - I liked Die Hard 3 a lot and 4 had its moments.
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      10-07-2012 10:23 PM #34
      Not to sound like a purist but the only one that I truly regard as a classic is Die Hard (1988). It had everything necessary to make it a classic: great villain, a single location, simple setup, a badass hero, Christmas jingles, Reginald VelJohnson, original script, yippee kai yay...
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      10-08-2012 09:13 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by woofster View Post
      Not to sound like a purist but the only one that I truly regard as a classic is Die Hard (1988). It had everything necessary to make it a classic: great villain, a single location, simple setup, a badass hero, Christmas jingles, Reginald VelJohnson, original script, yippee kai yay...
      Absolutely. I'd say they just do a shot for shot remake.

      Or, do a sequel to the original and bring Hans back. Don't acknowledge the fact that he died in the first one, just bring him back as if nothing happened.
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