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01-30-2006, 06:41 PM
This is going to ship tomorrow. I'm sure everyone knows the plot. That's right, I haven't seen Die Hard. I have seen part of the second one and I like and own the third one. Anyways, here are the reviews:
What does everyone think of Die Hard?
01-30-2006, 06:55 PM
You saw the sequels without seeing hte original?
It's one of the best action movies ever made, and it's on the short list of contenders for the title of best. You should love it if you like the sequels.
01-30-2006, 07:03 PM
I saw both sequels on cable. I only saw part of two. I've seen Die Hard on cable before but I didn't make an attempt to watch it. I don't like watching movies on cable. Plus, I know that it's supposed to be much better than the two sequels so I wanted to see it on DVD.
01-30-2006, 09:24 PM
It's one of those movies where if I'm flipping channels, and catch it in the middle, I end up getting sucked in and watching more of it than I intended. Even though I've already seen it lots of times. Sign of a great movie. :)
01-30-2006, 10:10 PM
I always watch it too. For what it is, it's one of the best. Also one of the very few movies with sequels that i like all of them. Pretty unique premise, good action, awesome explosions, gun battles, kung fu, very funny (Bruce always floors me) good plot, happy ending. I probably shoulda gave it more than 2 1/2...
01-30-2006, 11:04 PM
Great plot, great action, great characters, great writing (yippie ki-yay, mother...)
01-31-2006, 12:03 AM
What else can I add to what everyone else has already said? It's just a classic action movie.
Oh and is there a better villain than Alan Rickman? No, I think not.
01-31-2006, 01:48 AM
This movie has one of the best moments in the history of film:
Bad guy opens elevator, sees his comrade murdered sitting in a chair, very dead. On his sweater written in blood "Now I have a machine gun, Ho, Ho, Ho"
01-31-2006, 09:32 AM
I hope you don't find it cliche, though. But remember, Doob, this was the turning point for action films. A more "real" hero. Not perfect, capable of getting really really hurt, fighting against himself and the bad guys...he's raw. The fight with Karl is very visceral, especially McClane's ranting, not delivered while they circle each other, but while he's wailing away on him. ("You should have heard your brother squeal when I broke his f'n neck!" "I'm gonna f'n cook you, then I'm gonna f'n eat ya!")
And he has no shoes. One of the more brilliant plot points.
Listen to the commentary once before you send it back, too. It's visually stunning, in a way that the sequels don't capture, and it goes in to that.
Unfortunately, since you've seen 3, you sort of know the basic premise.
01-31-2006, 10:07 AM
To this day, I can't watch Die Hard because it brings back bad memories. That's the movie my wife and I were watching with her sister Barb and Barb's husband when Barb just got up out of her chair and literally died right in front of us. She was 44. I was freaked when I saw this thread. I probably shouldn't have commented at all about this; the memory is still very painful, especially since my wife has since passed away as well. Way to bring a good thread to a screeching halt, Gentile...
01-31-2006, 11:17 AM
Sorry to hear about that Gentile... not surprising at all that bad memories would be attached to this movie.
As for Die Hard, it is one of the best action movies of all time. I am also a fan of both sequels even though Part II gets a bad wrap. Part III is an awesome stand alone film and worthy sequel to the original.
02-01-2006, 08:47 AM
I don't usually like action movies, at least not most of them. But there's just something about Die Hard where everything is done right. I've watched it so many times I think I have about 75% of the dialog memorized. It transcends the genre. It's probably the only movie of its type that would make my top 25 or top 50 favorite movies. I guess it doesn't hurt that Bruce Willis has been one of my favorite actors since Moonlighting.
02-01-2006, 10:23 AM
Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said... it's in the top 5 of all action films and well worth watching over and over again. Ok, what about the most obnoxious newsman (William Atherton) ever on film? Well he's in it. Yes, you do memorize the dialog, because it's oh so good.
02-01-2006, 02:04 PM
LOL, can I change my vote. I voted for ".5" thinking it was "5". Who the heck puts the lowest score at the top?! Please disregard my vote, hehehe.
02-03-2006, 10:47 PM
I just finished watching it. I found it to be an over-the-top entertaining movie for the most part. There was one part at the end that made no sense though:
Where one of the terrorists comes out of the body bad with a machine gun. Even if he were still alive how the hell would he have gotten a machine gun? I watched this part multiple times and he has it with him in the bag.
I would say my favorite scene was when he used the fire hose as a bungee cord. Anyways, I'd give it three stars but it's more around 3.25.
02-03-2006, 11:18 PM
Karl doesn't come out of a body bag, Doob. McClane leaves him hanging, for dead, and continues on, but he didn't die, and got down (The best I can figure, the chain wasn't wrapped tight around his neck). He grabbed his own gun, which he dropped during his fight with McClane, and masqueraded as a hostage. What you see him shrugging off is a blanket which has been placed on him by rescue personnel, just like the blankets on the other hostages coming out of the building.
02-04-2006, 01:32 AM
Was that explained on the commentary or a deleted scene?
02-04-2006, 03:22 AM
Was that explained on the commentary or a deleted scene?
I do not know if it was explained in the commentary, but I always assumed that he had pretened to be a hostage....
02-04-2006, 10:29 AM
Not that I remember, but I've seen it so many times that I guess it's just become "common" knowledge to me. I think another giveaway is that he pushes someone aside as they're filing out.