Vote for your favorite Die Hard movies

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by EmoBorg, Feb 10, 2013.


Favorite Die Hard movies

Poll closed Feb 27, 2013.
  1. Die Hard

    29 vote(s)
  2. Die Hard 2: Die Harder

    8 vote(s)
  3. Die Hard with a Vengeance

    12 vote(s)
  4. Live Free or Die Hard

    4 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. EmoBorg

    EmoBorg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 2, 2012
    in the 10 dimensions of reality
    Vote for your favorite Die Hard movie. You can vote for more than one movie. The trailers are below for you to see before deciding.

    Die Hard


    Die Hard 2: Die Harder


    Die Hard with a Vengeance


    Live Free or Die Hard

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  2. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2010
    well obviously the first is the best.

    i'd put the third ahead of the second, but they're both pretty entertaining.

    the fourth was shit and unforgivably gave screentime to kevin smith.
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    Definitely the third. I like the fact that it takes place in and around New York City (they even went to Yankee Stadium! :techman: ). And Jeremy Irons made a better villain than Alan Rickman did, IMHO.

    Also, it really creeped me out that Sam Phillips was so badass yet she spoke not a single word throughout the whole thing. I'm sure that was intentional.
  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Just the first one. It's the only one I've bothered to watch again.
  5. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    The first one.

    The third was okay.

    But couldn't this have waited 'til the new one comes out in a few days?
  6. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    I'm going to have to go with the first film.

    Sure the second and third are enjoyable films, but the first is the best of the bunch Die Hard 4.0 is the weakest (thus far)
  7. StalwartUK

    StalwartUK Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 24, 2008
    England, UK
    They should've left it as a trilogy.
  8. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    Haven't seen any.

    Really should remedy that I suppose...
  9. Captain Picard.

    Captain Picard. Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 4, 2013
    Die hard 1
    My favorite quote-
    "They're turning my car into Swiss cheese!'
  10. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    Die Hard. (First-is-best principle...)
  11. EmoBorg

    EmoBorg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 2, 2012
    in the 10 dimensions of reality
    i don't understand why so many folks disliked Die Hard 4. I considered it a damn good movie. Die Hard 4 was an updated story. Bruce Willis's character fighting a modern cyber terrorist instead of the more traditional European leftist or American right wing terrorists that we saw in the earlier movies.
  12. BigFoot

    BigFoot Admiral Admiral

    Sep 27, 2001
    Slovenia (EU)
    I know most people prefer the first one, but #2 has always been my favourite (followed by 1 and 4).
  13. Shurik

    Shurik Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 28, 2003
    Haifa, Israel
    If I have to choose one - it's probably the first. But I liked the rest almost just as much. They are fun action movies, mostly because of Bruce Willis.
  14. tighr

    tighr Commodore Commodore

    Sep 5, 2011
    I voted for 1, 3, and 4. In that order.

    I skipped the second one, even though I own them all, because I felt if I voted for all four that's the same as not voting for any of them.

    I also don't get the hate for the 4th one. If you watch the unrated version, it fixes a lot of the problems. I think overall, it would have been better had Wiseman gone for gold and a hard-R rating. Around the movie's release (and when I found out it was PG13) he was quoted as saying he didn't direct it with a rating in mind, but assumed it would be R. I think he's full of shit and was told to tone it down, and tried a bit of CYA. Even the unrated version is tame compared to the others.

    If they make a Die Hard 6, it needs to be called "Old Habits Die Hard", and I'm guaranteed in the theater!
  15. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    It's not what the fourth movie was about, but how they went about telling it.
  16. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    All of them.

    But I'd rank them as

    1) Die Hard
    2) Live Free Or Die Hard
    3) Die Hard 2
    4) Die Hard With A Vengeance

    Probably because I expected 4 to suck but was pleasantly surprised, while Vengeance's ending appears to have been pasted in from a different movie

    But then I think Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is the best Indy sequel as well...
  17. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Well, the first one is the best so in the interest of discussion, I'll just rank them:

    Die Hard
    Die Hard: With a Vengeance
    Live Free or Die Hard
    Die Hard 2: Die Harder

    Yeah, I consider Live Free or Die Hard a little underrated, while the second one lefted some to be desired. I did like all of them though and will go see Die Hard 5 eventually.
  18. Caligula

    Caligula Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2001
    Knoxville, TN USA
    The first is (30+ stories) well above the rest. Oddly, the only other one I care anything for is the second film.

    Once you move the films out of a centralized location (an L.A. skyscraper, a D.C. airport), then you lose a lot of what Die Hard is for me. From the third movie on, we've gone from running around NYC (with a tacked-on climax somewhere in Canada), to running around the United States, to now fighting bad guys in Russia.

    I miss the claustrophobia of the first film, and NOBODY has topped Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber as an antagonist for John McClane.
  19. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    ^ That's how I feel. The first two feel like Die Hard movies. They're the only ones I bought. The others feel like generic action movies with Bruce Willis.

    If Speed had been the third Die Hard movie, that would have been a great trilogy.

    Good one. I love it.
  20. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 1999
    3 > 1 > 2 > 4

    I think the first three are all quite excellent. Even 2, the weakest, is still damn thrilling, and I like the airport setting. I remember watching 3 over and over again as a kid. It's just such a huge scale compared to the claustrophobic first one.

    The fourth one isn't BAD, but it's not as good as the originals.