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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3980 on: November 05, 2009, 10:49:13 PM »
Should I watch the other three Die Hard films or will I just be experiencing another action hero die?

I don't recall John McClane being reflective before Die Hard 4. He still is de-man throughout. Nice write-up on the first one by the way.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3981 on: November 05, 2009, 10:58:38 PM »
They are nowhere near as good as the first one, but I've never hated myself for watching them either.  I remember being really irritated with the 2nd one because it's almost completely a re-do of the first with a slightly different setting (airport instead of skyscraper), down to the obnoxious newscaster.  I remember liking 3 quite a bit, mostly because of the interaction with Samuel L. Jackson, and the most recent one was an acceptable check-your-brain-at-the-door summer smash-bang-boom sort of thing.

That said, I don't think I've watched any of them more than once on TV and maybe once on video/DVD, whereas I can't count up how many times I've watched Die Hard.

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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3982 on: November 05, 2009, 11:26:00 PM »
Die Hard 2 has the seat ejection scene, Die Hard 3 has the "I hate ni**ers" sign in Harlem scene. They make them worth watching at some point because of these scenes.

The 4th one has no scene worth watching the movie for.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3983 on: November 05, 2009, 11:28:01 PM »
They are nowhere near as good as the first one, but I've never hated myself for watching them either.  I remember being really irritated with the 2nd one because it's almost completely a re-do of the first with a slightly different setting (airport instead of skyscraper), down to the obnoxious newscaster.  I remember liking 3 quite a bit, mostly because of the interaction with Samuel L. Jackson, and the most recent one was an acceptable check-your-brain-at-the-door summer smash-bang-boom sort of thing.

That said, I don't think I've watched any of them more than once on TV and maybe once on video/DVD, whereas I can't count up how many times I've watched Die Hard.

I'd pretty much agree with this. You can skip the 2nd and watch the 3rd and 4th for a good time.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3984 on: November 05, 2009, 11:39:24 PM »
If I can make it work I might try. Seems like I'm already packing in a lot as is though.

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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3985 on: November 06, 2009, 12:13:08 AM »
If I can make it work I might try. Seems like I'm already packing in a lot as is though.

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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3986 on: November 06, 2009, 07:44:45 AM »
If I can make it work I might try. Seems like I'm already packing in a lot as is though.

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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3987 on: November 06, 2009, 03:04:22 PM »


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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3988 on: November 06, 2009, 03:11:22 PM »
Start with Mononoke.  Nausicaa is excellent but dated, especially the music.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #3989 on: November 06, 2009, 03:14:17 PM »
Start with Mononoke.  Nausicaa is excellent but dated, especially the music.

Nonsense.