History Franchise / DieHard

10th Mar '17 7:20:05 AM Bissek
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* DowntimeDowngrade: John and Holly's marriage. First movie: On the rocks, restored by RescueRomance. Second movie: Appears stable. Third movie: On the rocks again, and John unintentionally leaving her hanging on the line while he goes to confront the BigBad probably didn't help. Fourth movie on: Divorced.
25th Feb '17 7:33:53 PM nombretomado
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** ''Die Hard'': Based on the novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'', which was the sequel to ''The Detective,'' whose adaptation starred FrankSinatra. When Ol' Blue Eyes passed on the chance to reprise his role in a direct sequel, the flim was retooled as ''Film/{{Commando}} 2'', but Arnie passed and ''Die Hard'' became a stand-alone movie.

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** ''Die Hard'': Based on the novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'', which was the sequel to ''The Detective,'' whose adaptation starred FrankSinatra.Music/FrankSinatra. When Ol' Blue Eyes passed on the chance to reprise his role in a direct sequel, the flim was retooled as ''Film/{{Commando}} 2'', but Arnie passed and ''Die Hard'' became a stand-alone movie.
5th Jan '17 9:53:26 AM Black_Diesel
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12th Dec '16 12:45:02 PM JamesAustin
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* BoringInvincibleHero: John started off as an aversion of this trope as a hero who gets hurt like anyone else would, but by ''Good Day'', he's able to brush off falling through several stories of glass despite pushing 60.



* InvincibleHero: John started off as an aversion of this trope as a hero who gets hurt like anyone else would, but by ''Good Day'', he's able to brush off falling through several stories of glass despite pushing 60.



"''Now I know what a troper feels like.''"

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"''Now ''"Now I know what a troper feels like.''""''
8th Oct '16 8:03:47 PM DustSnitch
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A landmark action movie franchise that started with [[AnAssKickingChristmas the greatest Christmas movie ever made]] in 1988 when the world was introduced to {{badass}} John [=McClane=]. He is usually called "[[RightManInTheWrongPlace the right man in the wrong place at the wrong time.]]" Creator/BruceWillis stars as New York cop John [=McClane=], who usually has to employ his skills in a situation that has since been called DieHardOnAnX -- he is usually trapped inside a location and has to climb around in air ducts and counter the bad guys' plot. The setup is slightly different in each film (mostly depending on the location), but he always finds himself in the way of terrorists hatching some sort of plot (which ends up serving as an elaborate robbery).

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A landmark action movie franchise that started with [[AnAssKickingChristmas the greatest Christmas movie ever made]] in 1988 when the world was introduced to {{badass}} badass John [=McClane=]. He is usually called "[[RightManInTheWrongPlace the right man in the wrong place at the wrong time.]]" Creator/BruceWillis stars as New York cop John [=McClane=], who usually has to employ his skills in a situation that has since been called DieHardOnAnX -- he is usually trapped inside a location and has to climb around in air ducts and counter the bad guys' plot. The setup is slightly different in each film (mostly depending on the location), but he always finds himself in the way of terrorists hatching some sort of plot (which ends up serving as an elaborate robbery).



* {{Badass}}: John [=McClane=], of course.
15th Aug '16 8:00:26 PM SunriseWarrior
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* ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'' (2013) -- Yippee-ki-yay, Mother Russia]]!

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* ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'' (2013) -- Yippee-ki-yay, Mother Russia]]!Russia!
17th Jul '16 3:57:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: The film series was widely applauded by fans and critics for elevating the action movie genre by incorporating genuinely intelligent and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy resourceful]] villains. Bruce Willis' quote on the matter is spot on: "Any story where you have good guys versus bad guys can only be as smart as the intelligence of your baddest guy."

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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: The film series was widely applauded by fans and critics for elevating the action movie genre by incorporating genuinely intelligent and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy resourceful]] resourceful villains. Bruce Willis' quote on the matter is spot on: "Any story where you have good guys versus bad guys can only be as smart as the intelligence of your baddest guy."
25th May '16 1:44:06 PM Berrenta
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Tony and Karl in the first film and Simon in the third film.
19th Apr '16 1:11:25 PM erforce
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The first film arguably started the trend of modern action movies that had [[TheVillainMakesThePlot intelligent, well-acted villains with intricate, meticulously-planned schemes]], instead of the usual paper-thin plot layered with extra helpings of [[MoreDakka dakka]] to keep you from caring. It also helped to codify the modern action hero (after IndianaJones) where they are prone to sweat, bleed, [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and [[IndyPloy make things up as they go along]] while you feel they truly are in deadly danger that could overwhelm them at any time.

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The first film arguably started the trend of modern action movies that had [[TheVillainMakesThePlot intelligent, well-acted villains with intricate, meticulously-planned schemes]], instead of the usual paper-thin plot layered with extra helpings of [[MoreDakka dakka]] to keep you from caring. It also helped to codify the modern action hero (after IndianaJones) Franchise/IndianaJones) where they are prone to sweat, bleed, [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and [[IndyPloy make things up as they go along]] while you feel they truly are in deadly danger that could overwhelm them at any time.



* MadeOfIron: As the intro noted, John [=McClane=] followed IndianaJones in the school of "action hero who is beaten by everyone\everything on his path and yet survives". Some of the people he encounters (Karl, Mai) are also resilient as hell.

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* MadeOfIron: As the intro noted, John [=McClane=] followed IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones in the school of "action hero who is beaten by everyone\everything on his path and yet survives". Some of the people he encounters (Karl, Mai) are also resilient as hell.
15th Apr '16 6:22:34 PM maxwellsilver
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!!Now I have a trope example list. [[MythologyGag Ho ho ho]]:
* AdultFear: In the first three films in the franchise, this is the drive behind most of our hero's actions. The first film sees our hero getting caught in the middle of a terrorist take-over of a high-rise building, with no way out, holding dozens of hostages with [[IHaveYourWife his wife among them]] and the police offers arriving to save the day [[PoliceAreUseless being no help at all]]. The second is much of the same, except with entire plane-loads of people coming in for the holidays. The third film has a major subplot about a terrorist bomb in an elementary school.

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!!Now I have a trope example list. [[MythologyGag Ho ho ho]]:
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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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In the first three films in the franchise, this is the drive behind most of our hero's actions. The first film sees our hero getting caught in the middle of a terrorist take-over takeover of a high-rise building, with no way out, holding dozens of hostages with [[IHaveYourWife his wife among them]] and the police offers arriving to save the day [[PoliceAreUseless being no help at all]]. The second is much of the same, except with entire plane-loads of people coming in for the holidays. The third film has a major subplot about a terrorist bomb in an elementary school.
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