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Old 02-08-2013, 16:18   #26
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I liked them all except for the second one. My favorite is number three.
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:22   #27
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1 - is an all time great movie classic and is my favorite.
3 - is a close second and another one that I can watch over and over.
4 - was also a great movie, but 1 and 3 were still much better imo.
2 - like Mrs VR, this one annoyed me, and I actually don't like it at all.
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:26   #28
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So, who bought a Beretta after Die Hard 1?
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:27   #29
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So, who bought a Beretta after Die Hard 1?
Forget that..... I wanted a Steyr Aug after watching the first one
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:36   #30
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So, who bought a Beretta after Die Hard 1?
All the cool guys already had Beretta's when Die Hard came out. They bought them the year before when Lethal Weapon came out.
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:49   #31
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Forget that..... I wanted a Steyr Aug after watching the first one
This. The Steyr Aug looked BEAST in that movie. Even though nobody even got shot with it.

The thing that really stood out about the first one after watching it again the other day was how much LAPD SWAT came across as clowns in it. They were equipped like regular cops, except a couple of them had rifles. SWAT is much more militarized these days.
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Old 02-08-2013, 17:46   #32
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Definitely the first one. I really loved the part after McClane realizes he has to do something but before he actually does. He is dithering and jumping around just like a real person would. Later he gets all action adventure super hero, but for a while there I could see myself in what he was doing.

Plus the first one didn't have all the "Yah Right" moments that the later ones did.

Some lame Die Hard moments:

- Glock 7.

- Cop killing, pistol bullets that shoot through a hardened steel bull dozer blade that rifles couldn't shoot through.

- Every single moment in Life Free or Die Hard.
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Old 02-08-2013, 17:50   #33
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Did I mention how much I Alan Rickman?
I think my wife wants to have his baby. Especially since he did Snape.
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Forget that..... I wanted a Steyr Aug after watching the first one
+1000. I wanted that Teutonic ubber-badness for my own. Then Arnold used one in Commando and it became the definition of a cool weapon.

I did get one of my TV favs last month, a PS90. It really is a very nice rifle to shoot and incredibly handy. I can't imagine a better weapon for close quarters battle, especially if you short barrel it so it is in the P90 configuration.

I can see why SG1 would issue them to the teams. What I can't figure is why Samantha stuck with that lame, short barreled M4. With that short a barrel 5.56 is worse than 5.7 and now she can't share ammo or mags with the rest of the team.
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First one. Akan Rickman is my favorite bad guy. Second one just annoyed the crud out of me, because I live in the DC area, and the whole time I kept thinking,why don't they just freaking land at Andrews?!

Yup -- and having an abandoned airport in Colorado double for Dulles Airport (and not looking even REMOTELY like that airport) sure didn't help matters. Dulles today, with the expanded terminals, actually has come "closer" to the look.

Oh -- and the crowning touch was having Bruce Willis pass by a pay-phone that had "Pacific Bell" emblazoned on the side.


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- Cop killing, pistol bullets that shoot through a hardened steel bull dozer blade that rifles couldn't shoot through.
Psst: Lethal Weapon 3, not Die Hard
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So, who bought a Beretta after Die Hard 1?
It had me give serious consideration to a high-cap semiautomatic pistol -- but I wound up getting a SIG P229 instead...


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So, who bought a Beretta after Die Hard 1?
Nope. That was right in the middle of the Wondernine race to see who could put the most bullets into a 9mm handgun. I've not liked 9mm since I knew the difference and in 1988 I was carrying an issued 1911A1.

Found out a few years later Berettas don't fit my hand at all, I still hate them.
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:09   #39
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The original is still the best.
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OK, so II had a premise flaw, but I still like the way McClain's wife zaps the stupid reporter with the stun gun and later the old lady won't help him up and calls him an A-hole

Best part of any of the Die Hards to me
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I found the porcelain gun comment quite amusing.
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Old 02-08-2013, 19:00   #42
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I did get one of my TV favs last month, a PS90. It really is a very nice rifle to shoot and incredibly handy. I can't imagine a better weapon for close quarters battle, especially if you short barrel it so it is in the P90 configuration.

I can see why SG1 would issue them to the teams. What I can't figure is why Samantha stuck with that lame, short barreled M4. With that short a barrel 5.56 is worse than 5.7 and now she can't share ammo or mags with the rest of the team.
IIRC, there was a shortage of 5.7 blanks when they shot the episodes with the Carter Special.

My fav Die Hard?
1 of course. Rickman was the perfect villain.
3 next.
4 enjoyed more than I expected.
2 required too much suspension of disbelief.
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The original is still the best.

That's my vote also.


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First, Fourth, Second, Third. Cant wait for the new one.
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Yup -- and having an abandoned airport in Colorado double for Dulles Airport (and not looking even REMOTELY like that airport) sure didn't help matters.
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Part of it was filmed at the Alpena Airport in Northern Michigan. It was due to the runway being long enough and having snow. IIRC it's the only city thanked in the credits.
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Old 02-08-2013, 19:58   #46
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Who was your favorite villain, and why?
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Who was your favorite villain, and why?
ALAN RICKMAN ALAN RICKMAN ALAN RICKMAN!!
I guess because he is ALAN RICKMAN!!

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I agree, fantastic villain. He had an intellectual edge/tone to his character that wasn't equaled by the other villains.
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The first Die Hard. We watch it every Christmas Eve. It is a Christmas movie after all.
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