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Are you a die hard Die Hard fan?





My son came home last weekend. Much as I loved seeing him again, part of me wishes he'd delayed his visit for a week. That way, I could get to see this:


A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD



How about you?

Are you a die hard Die Hard fan?

Poll #1895923 Die Hard

Are you a die hard Die Hard fan?

Welcome to the party, pal! I love 'em all (even #3)
4(26.7%)
The fourth one renewed my faith in the franchise.
2(13.3%)
The first was okay, but I can't be bothered with the others.
3(20.0%)
Die Who?
3(20.0%)
Something else, which I'll explain in the comments.
3(20.0%)

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mtlawson
Feb. 11th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
I liked the first two, but like the Rocky movies they just keep going on and on.

I guess I remember when the first Die Hard movie was hailed as being something completely new from out of Hollywood, giving a big kick in the pants to the action movie genre, but now it seems that Die Hard is part of the problem.
jongibbs
Feb. 11th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the fourth one? Unlike the fourth Indiana Jones (or the third Mummy) it turned out to be extremely good fun :)
mtlawson
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
I gave up after I couldn't sit through #3, and I decided that the series should have been better left alone.
bogwitch64
Feb. 11th, 2013 02:34 pm (UTC)
Only saw the first. Though, I do have to admit to being a Bruce Willis fan (ever since Moonlighting!)

Did you see Looper?
jongibbs
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
Not yet, but it's on my Netflix queue :)
bogwitch64
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so jealous! I wish I could watch it for the first time again. Though, I do want to watch it with "knowing" eyes, see more stuff the writer's put in for me to pick out. :)
queenoftheskies
Feb. 11th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
I love the first two. Didn't care for the third.
jongibbs
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
#3 was okay, but not great. #4 was about as good as a sequel can get, which makes me excited about #5 :)
msstacy13
Feb. 11th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
The third was more interesting than memorable.
For several years, watching one and two were a christmas tradtion for me,
but that tape was among several that had gotten moldy,
so I left it behind when I moved last year.
jongibbs
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
There's probably a cheap collectors set on DVD somewhere. They're old movies now, after all.
msstacy13
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
I haven't happened across them yet,
but could.
Platoon on DVD is only $3 now;
these can't be far behind.

And I ~could~ still find them on VHS somewhere...
elektra
Feb. 11th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
I got my marathon tickets for Wednesday. I'll be reviewing the new one for buzzymag.com. And I'm looking forward to it. Yippee Kay-yay!
jongibbs
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
:)
handful_ofdust
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
I'm in the weird position of feeling like the fourth one is an amazingly watchable movie, and indeed probably the only sequel I've seen thus far that I'd want to own, but that A) that doesn't prevent me from thinking none of them are actually necessary after Die Hard and B) I still dislike large portions of Live Free or Die Hard, because I think its villain is a complete worthless jackass. I like Simon and his mute GF from Die Even Harder Than You Already Died (#3) better than I like that idiot, and I dislike #3 so badly I will turn it off if it comes onscreen. In a way, I think I assess all the sequels as though they were fanfic; Live Free is the best, most interesting spin on the original material, especially since it adds a truly great OC in the form of hacker Matt, ad I like its update of Lucy McClane; Die Hard 2 is the most by-the-numbers, a literal remake, slightly transposed but involving almost all the old stalwarts who aren't already dead; the only thing worth keeping about #3 is Zeus, though I do love Jeremy Irons's terrible parody of his little bro's equally terrible fake-Amurrican accent (a Gruber family in-joke, if there ever was one).
jongibbs
Feb. 11th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
An interesting piece of trivia, especially if you watch Mike and Molly: Carl's old gran's boyfriend (the local preacher), is played by Reg VelJohnson who also played Sergeant Al Powell in the original Die Hard.
ladysaotome
Feb. 12th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
I want to say I've seen one of them. But the mere fact that I'm not even sure if the movie I am thinking of is an actual Die Hard movie speaks for itself how much of a fan I am. ;)

I do know for sure I have never seen any of the Rocky movies, though.
jongibbs
Feb. 12th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Lol, you don't know what you're missing, Kat :)
ladysaotome
Feb. 12th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
I'd watch them with Hubby if he ever asked. But he must not be a huge fan either. I'm surprised since we both enjoy action movies.
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