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Die Hard

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ArnoldBabar, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    It's been on HBO lately, and it begs the discussion: Is this the greatest action film ever made?

    We're predisposed to think anything made in our lifetime is lacking, but this might be an exception. EW thinks it's the best ever:

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20042607_25,00.html

    Why don't they make movies like this anymore?
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yes, it is the greatest action film ever made. And they do make movies like this. It can be argued that the majority of action films that have come out the last 20 years have many Die Hard elements in them.
     
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Both Die Hard and its hero get way too much love in regards to "Greatest Action Movie/Hero EVER!!!!!!" in a world that also has had some quality James Bond films, the first two Lethal Weapon movies, the Star Wars movies, and of course, films about a dude named Indiana Jones. Do I enjoy the hell out of Die Hard? Absolutely. Just don't think it merits such a lofty distinction.

    Also, EW seems to think Saving Private Ryan was an "action movie." I always categorized action films as the throwaway type, which I guess is why I don't rate the Matrix, a movie I really like, that highly here.
     
  4. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Yeah, it's clearly an inspiration, but why don't they have the balls to make this kind of film? Complete with the adult language and violence? I hate how they toned down the latest installment -- which was a damn good film -- to get the PG-13 rating. Why can't they make great action pics for grown-ups?

    "Yippie kayay .... buddy." (Not the actual dialogue)
     
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I consider Indiana Jones more adventure than action. Phenomenal, no doubt, but a different kind of movie.
     
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    you can get away with a lot more in a PG-13 movie these days. Shit, Jack Bauer is eating a dude's jugular vein and getting tortured while naked in prime time.
     
  7. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I remember being shocked at how good the movie was since it starred the guy from Moonlighting. Just as good the second, third and 75th time around. Greatest action movie ever? Not so sure about that. But it's in the running.
     
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    WFW.
     
  9. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Top 3 if not the best.
     
  10. Absolutely love this movie. More twists than 90 miles of bad road in Tennessee.
     
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    lyman, did you just get all hillbilly on us?
     
  12. Was that for my love of "Die Hard" or my love of bad Tennessee highways?
     
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