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Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
« on: August 17, 2012, 07:06:12 pm »
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
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I'm really at a lost for words when I hear people say that Die Hard: With A Vengence is better than Die Hard 2. It is so not. I remember walking out of the theater very disapointed with the 3rd installment. My opinion of it has softened a bit over the years, but it's still the weakest out of the first three. There are some good moments, but for me, this really has nothing to do with what made the original Die Hard such a blast.

At the end of the day, it's just a series of riddles that John McClane (Bruce Willis) and Zeus (Samuel L. Jackson) have to solve throughout the city to keep Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) from blowing the next intended target. Yes, he is the brother of Hans Gruber from the first film, but other than that, there is no connection whatsoever. Like I said, this one has its occasional moment, but it doesn't make up for the haphazard plot. Even though this is part of my Five Star Collection box set, I would say it's a Rental at best.

As with Die Hard 2, the above DVD Cover is not from the Five Star Collection. This is the only cover I could find in its place.
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Re: Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 07:06:43 pm »
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Re: Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 07:32:56 am »
I'm in the camp finding 3 better than 2 primarily because of the characters. Sam Jackson just adds a whole new perspective and element to the action series. 2 was almost cartoonish with the bad guys. 4 I found had the weakest bad guy, but it did new things withe story that still made it fun.

I like them all... a lot, so when I place one over the other, it's just by an RCH.
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Re: Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 08:23:01 am »
I thought Sam Jackson was great in this and was the one that actually saves this from getting a lower grade from me. It's the story that seems to rub me the wrong way. I forgot to mention in my first post one of the things that really does make this a bit outlandish for me and that is the bombs placed in the school and on the ship. The first time I saw these, my immediate reaction was laughter because my mind went straight to the A.C.M.E. TNT's in the Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote Cartoons. When McClane and Zeus are strapped to them, I am always expecting to hear a 'Beep, beep'.

Back to Sam Jackson. He gets 5 Stars for sure.
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