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post #61 of 193
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Like when McLane and that other dude had a fistfight on the wing of a passenger jet as it taxied toward takeoff? Totally believable!

Or how McLane ran across the broken glass in his bare feet, yet having his feet shredded to ribbons only bothered him for a few minutes before he forgot all about it? That happens to me all the time!

How about the time all the guys threw hand grenades into the cockpit of the plane, and McLane had enough time to run to the seat, strap himself in, and eject to a safe distance before any of them went off? 100% scientifically accurate!
There wasn't much CGI in them because there wasn't CGI at the time they were made. They did, however, use every other special effects technique available at the time.

lol +1
post #62 of 193
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

Best body money can buy. I'll let you cut in front of me. wink.gif In all seriousness, the girl has issues.
She DOES have a body, no denying it.

I read somewhere she has a paranoia about growing old...it would explain a lot.
post #63 of 193
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

She DOES have a body, no denying it.

I read somewhere she has a paranoia about growing old...it would explain a lot.

I used to draw women like that to me as if I was a magnet. After awhile, you got tired of the phobias, paranoias, and insercurities. There's a reason why they say don't put a certain part of your anatomy in crazy. rolleyes.gif
post #64 of 193
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

I used to draw women like that to me as if I was a magnet. After awhile, you got tired of the phobias, paranoias, and insercurities. There's a reason why they say don't put a certain part of your anatomy in crazy. rolleyes.gif

And they're just too high maintenance.
post #65 of 193
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Originally Posted by d_m1010 View Post

And they're just too high maintenance.

*hee hee* I always thought that too until my girlfriend told me that "ALL women are high maintenance. If they say they aren't...they're lying." biggrin.gif
post #66 of 193
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Originally Posted by cinema13 View Post

Yeah, but all seen by the camera...unlike most CGI which is created in computers...not photographed..

What difference does that make? If CGI had been available in 1988, John McTiernan would have used it. He did use some in Die Hard 3.
post #67 of 193
I think that non CGI effect are often but not always more carefully created.

CGI is many times very sloppy added. Its not that CGI couldn't work, it just filmmakers seem to think that bad CGI is more acceptable then bad non CGI.
post #68 of 193
Here you go Die Hard legions:

With one week to go before A Good Day to Die Hard hits the big screen, leading man Bruce Willis today spoke with the BBC's One Show (via Bleeding Cool) and said that the fifth entry in the franchise would not be the least.

"Yes," was Willis' coy response when asked whether or not fans could expect a sixth Die Hard film somewhere down the line.
post #69 of 193
Yay! biggrin.gif
post #70 of 193
Yippie Kai Yai Melon Farmers.
post #71 of 193
I'll say it again - 8 figures brings Bruce Willis back again and again.

Kinda makes the "Die Hard" franchise a funny pun, Yes?
Not to mention, the role is auto pilot 3 films ago. Show up and look at
the camera the same way a few times. Cha Ching!!

I mean really, the same sht grin he had in the TV series is still selling?
Who wouldn't think he's been blessed by the gods of whatever. Stupid?

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post #72 of 193
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

Here you go Die Hard legions:

With one week to go before A Good Day to Die Hard hits the big screen, leading man Bruce Willis today spoke with the BBC's One Show (via Bleeding Cool) and said that the fifth entry in the franchise would not be the least.

"Yes," was Willis' coy response when asked whether or not fans could expect a sixth Die Hard film somewhere down the line.

That's good to read.
post #73 of 193
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

I'll say it again - 8 figures brings Bruce Willis back again and again.
Sure....wouldn't you?biggrin.gif

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Kinda makes the "Die Hard" franchise a funny pun, Yes?
LOL....yeah, it does.wink.gif
post #74 of 193
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

I'll say it again - 8 figures brings Bruce Willis back again and again. Kinda makes the "Die Hard" franchise a funny pun, Yes? wink.gif

I think the new movie title should have been "Old Habits Die Hard."
post #75 of 193
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Like when McLane and that other dude had a fistfight on the wing of a passenger jet as it taxied toward takeoff? Totally believable!

Or how McLane ran across the broken glass in his bare feet, yet having his feet shredded to ribbons only bothered him for a few minutes before he forgot all about it? That happens to me all the time!

How about the time all the guys threw hand grenades into the cockpit of the plane, and McLane had enough time to run to the seat, strap himself in, and eject to a safe distance before any of them went off? 100% scientifically accurate!
There wasn't much CGI in them because there wasn't CGI at the time they were made. They did, however, use every other special effects technique available at the time.


Much more believable than going one on one with a fighter jet.
post #76 of 193
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http://twitchfilm.com/2013/02/review-a-good-day-to-die-hard.html

A Good Day to Die Hard is the shortest entry in the series by almost half an hour, but still manages to do more damage to the Die Hard property in 97 minutes than anything else in its 25-year history. Dumb, crass and tedious when its predecessors were smart, witty and entertaining, A Good Day to Die Hard is far and away the worst of the five films, and even with its R rating restored, struggles to entertain as a piece of disposable action entertainment on even the basest of levels. The film isn't just bad, it's embarrassing, and news that there is more yet to come only gives further cause for concern.
post #77 of 193
I'll be the judge of that. smile.gif
post #78 of 193
I found a review from someone on IMDB who just seen it and this guy doesn't seem like a troll at all. My gut instincts tell me he maybe right...why would Fox release such a big franchise in the middle of the nowhere Feb. What a sad sack of crap, oh well might as well look forward to other action like Oblivion and Fast 6.

Most god-awful action movie ever. This would be my go-to movie to show filmmakers how not to do an action movie. Cinematography was pathetic. I usually don't bitch at shakey cam, but holy *beep* The plot is paper thin, the dialogue is atrocious, it's cool that he's got to reconcile with his family but there is no chemistry there. That is understandable to some degree, but by the time they have reconciled, there's just nothing there but hot air. Going to Chernobyl? Really? Nuclear weapons, I guess we've always gotta be upping the stakes.

Now, before people get on me, let me say I love me all sorts of movies. I can turn my head noodle off for 90 minutes or longer to enjoy a good action flick. I actually kind of liked LFODH except for everything after the F35 sequence (last 15 minutes, big deal). I am a fan of the entire series. I am alright with updating the series for it to hold up with younger audiences and to attract new fans; I get all of that. As an example, I can turn my head off and very much enjoy movies like Expendables 1&2, and to an extent very silly actions movies like Shoot 'em Up.

This movie, though, is on the level that Meet the Spartans is in the comedy genre. John McClane never really came through. The shell of him did, that's for sure. He's gotten really good at killing baddies. Oh, did I mention there wasn't really one distinct villain? We had the dancing guy who was a joke and liked to say cliche Eastern European things, the main villain who I won't say though it was pretty obvious at about the half way mark, and the main villain's other connected villain who was also pretty easy to spot. Where were the villains? It was just a bunch of no-name bullet bait getting shot to hell by the leads. I fully realize you can't match previous villains levels so why try, but they could have tried a little.

In the end, it was a pretty pathetic effort. At least that's what I thought. Makes LFODH look like it's in the same league as the DH1&3. I hope someone out there enjoys it. It would be a shame for a DH movie to disappoint everyone, but I can say as a DH movie this does not hold up. As an action movie with no connection to DH, it still doesn't hold up.
post #79 of 193
Oh boy...I actually liked LFODH biggrin.gif
post #80 of 193
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

I found a review from someone on IMDB who just seen it and this guy doesn't seem like a troll at all. My gut instincts tell me he maybe right...why would Fox release such a big franchise in the middle of the nowhere Feb. What a sad sack of crap, oh well might as well look forward to other action like Oblivion and Fast 6.

Most god-awful action movie ever. This would be my go-to movie to show filmmakers how not to do an action movie. Cinematography was pathetic. I usually don't bitch at shakey cam, but holy *beep* The plot is paper thin, the dialogue is atrocious, it's cool that he's got to reconcile with his family but there is no chemistry there. That is understandable to some degree, but by the time they have reconciled, there's just nothing there but hot air. Going to Chernobyl? Really? Nuclear weapons, I guess we've always gotta be upping the stakes.

Now, before people get on me, let me say I love me all sorts of movies. I can turn my head noodle off for 90 minutes or longer to enjoy a good action flick. I actually kind of liked LFODH except for everything after the F35 sequence (last 15 minutes, big deal). I am a fan of the entire series. I am alright with updating the series for it to hold up with younger audiences and to attract new fans; I get all of that. As an example, I can turn my head off and very much enjoy movies like Expendables 1&2, and to an extent very silly actions movies like Shoot 'em Up.

This movie, though, is on the level that Meet the Spartans is in the comedy genre. John McClane never really came through. The shell of him did, that's for sure. He's gotten really good at killing baddies. Oh, did I mention there wasn't really one distinct villain? We had the dancing guy who was a joke and liked to say cliche Eastern European things, the main villain who I won't say though it was pretty obvious at about the half way mark, and the main villain's other connected villain who was also pretty easy to spot. Where were the villains? It was just a bunch of no-name bullet bait getting shot to hell by the leads. I fully realize you can't match previous villains levels so why try, but they could have tried a little.

In the end, it was a pretty pathetic effort. At least that's what I thought. Makes LFODH look like it's in the same league as the DH1&3. I hope someone out there enjoys it. It would be a shame for a DH movie to disappoint everyone, but I can say as a DH movie this does not hold up. As an action movie with no connection to DH, it still doesn't hold up.

Nope. I don't care what anyone else says...

I'll be the judge of that. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Oh boy...I actually liked LFODH biggrin.gif

Lol! I don't know if you were joking but I actually have warmed up to LFoDH. I really didn't like it at first but it grew on me. I still don't like the PG-13ification of it. I just wish someone made a special version that was the PG13 but added the "f**ks" but none of the replaced dialog from the Unrated version that was somehow so much worse than the original PG13 version lines. But whatever.

I love Die Hard. I'm going to see this regardless of what some "critics" say.
post #81 of 193
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Nope. I don't care what anyone else says...

I'll be the judge of that. biggrin.gif
Lol! I don't know if you were joking but I actually have warmed up to LFoDH. I really didn't like it at first but it grew on me. I still don't like the PG-13ification of it. I just wish someone made a special version that was the PG13 but added the "f**ks" but none of the replaced dialog from the Unrated version that was somehow so much worse than the original PG13 version lines. But whatever.

I love Die Hard. I'm going to see this regardless of what some "critics" say.

Ditto. in ATMOS!
post #82 of 193
Thread Starter 
9% at Rottentomatoes so far. Ouch! Things are not looking good for this one.
post #83 of 193
Well....considering it isn't even an option for the vast majority of the country or the world to see it yet, I will not look at that as an accurate rating whatsoever.
post #84 of 193
Low tomatoes mean it'll be badass typically.
post #85 of 193
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Low tomatoes mean it'll be badass typically.

Or they've had enough Bruce - Or Die Hard in Russia is asking too much - Die Hardski? - жесткий - Hardovitch ....?

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post #86 of 193
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

Or they've had enough Bruce - Or Die Hard in Russia is asking too much - Die Hardski? - жесткий - Hardovitch ....?

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Tomatoes are best in a sandwich or spaghetti sauce not movies.
post #87 of 193
Someone may have already beat me to it, but "One Sequel Too Many". Anything with a 5 in the title probably is at least one too many, if not a few more.
post #88 of 193
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Well....considering it isn't even an option for the vast majority of the country or the world to see it yet, I will not look at that as an accurate rating whatsoever.

I agree I'll reckon I'll enjoy it. Can't go wrong with BW
post #89 of 193
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Tomatoes are best in a sandwich or spaghetti sauce not movies.
Yeah, that.

FWIW, I am amazed anyone would give a rat's a$$ what RT has to say....
I have said it before and will say it again....the best barometer of a movie's entertainment value is found in the opinions of the members of this forum.wink.gif
post #90 of 193
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Yeah, that.

FWIW, I am amazed anyone would give a rat's a$$ what RT has to say....
I have said it before and will say it again....the best barometer of a movie's entertainment value is found in the opinions of the members of this forum.wink.gif
I tend to go with both. When RT gives a 16% overall rating to a movie it's hard to discount it. Either way, it's a pass for me.
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