Die Hard 25th anniversary "Yippee-Ki-Yay motherfucker" thread

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Ben Dover, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Ben Dover

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    Released on July 15, 1988. I didn't see it right away, maybe a couple of weeks later. I was 17, and thought it was really cool to be seeing R-rated movies without supervision. Hadn't really seen anything that summer that I'd really liked. Midnight Run sucked, Who Framed Roger Rabbit seemed like a kids movie, Cocktail was retarded. So I figured seeing Die Hard wouldn't be any different, a TV actor trying to make it in movies. Yawn.

    Ended up seeing it twice in the theater. Thought it was the most badass fucking action film I'd ever seen to that point. Now, I see the small flaws in the story (stupidest fucking FBI agents ever portrayed on film being the most obvious), but overall, it still holds up exceptionally well. I still can't understand why Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman didn't get acting nominations for their roles. Maybe a little too much comic relief on Willis' part, but John McClane is still a believable character. One of those movies I'd love to see again in an old-fashioned theater.

    Perhaps I'm just being nostalgic, but it was a good time in my life then, so maybe that's why I still like Die Hard so much.


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    Come out to the coast, have a few laughs....
     
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    Yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon:coffee:
     
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    It's a baller fucking movie
     
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    Mr Takagi will not be joining us for the rest of his life.
     
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    I was 12. And I kept remembering Bonnie Bedelia from Heart Like a Wheel. :dontknow:

    Looking back at some of the quotes though...wow, pretty cheesy.

    John McClane: Let's see you take *this* under advisement, jerkweed!
     
  8. LonghornJ

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    By the time the smoke clears we'll be sitting on a beach earning twenty percent.
     
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    We're gonna need some more FBI guys, I guess.
     
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    The quarterback is TOAST!
     
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    Should remake with Muslim terrorists. Sadly, Gollywood is too cowardly.
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Glass? GLASS!!! I'm not the one who just got buttfucked on national TV Dwayne!!!
     
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