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There can be only one:

Back to the Future
108 (50.5%)
Die Hard
106 (49.5%)

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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2008, 11:59:42 PM »
Back to the Future is on my personal Top 100, but it has dated badly.

I actually don't think it's all that dated. Once you get passed the first 20 minutes that isn't the case at all. 
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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2008, 01:19:09 AM »
But for everything Die Hard does wrong ... it does about 20 things perfectly.

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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2008, 03:08:39 AM »
Really tough choice here, but since I always say Die Hard is my favorite movie of all time, I have to go with John McClane and company. Back to the Future is brilliant, but Die Hard defined a genre. Only about a dozen other movies can say that.
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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2008, 02:28:51 PM »
I love Die Hard, but I love Back to the Future more. WHERE WE'RE GOING, WE DON'T NEED ROADS

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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2008, 02:43:23 PM »
Die Hard

Back To The Future is way overrated.
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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2008, 05:11:43 PM »
Back to the Future is on my personal Top 100, but it has dated badly.

I actually don't think it's all that dated. Once you get passed the first 20 minutes that isn't the case at all. 

In fact I don't even think the first 20 minutes are dated. I chalk that up to the fact that the film explicitly takes place in 1985. In fact, some of the stuff is even funnier in retrospect. To think that some things were cool in 1985 that just seem ridiculous now.

Die Hard

Back To The Future is way overrated.

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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2008, 07:16:19 PM »

In fact I don't even think the first 20 minutes are dated. I chalk that up to the fact that the film explicitly takes place in 1985. In fact, some of the stuff is even funnier in retrospect. To think that some things were cool in 1985 that just seem ridiculous now.


If you just think of it as a period piece set in 1985, it's just fine. The setting may be dated, but the story, characters and comedy definitely aren't.
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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2008, 07:43:28 PM »
You're overrated.

you may be correct, but i have 5783 posts.
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Re: Random Movie Death Match #13 - Back to the Future vs. Die Hard
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2008, 09:39:46 PM »
You're overrated.

you may be correct, but i have 5783 posts.

Well, then I propose the rating system change to be based on your opinion of Back to the Future rather than on number of posts. Then I would be rated about 2 bajillion stars.
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