History Franchise / DieHard

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.
15th Apr '16 6:22:10 PM maxwellsilver
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-->'''Hans Gruber:''' [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive Do you really think you have a chance against us]], [[CowboyCop Mr. Cowboy?]]\\
'''John [=McClane=]:''' [[CatchPhrase Yippee-ki-yay]], {{m|emeticMutation}}otherfucker.

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-->'''Hans Gruber:''' [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive Do you really think you have a chance against us]], [[CowboyCop us, Mr. Cowboy?]]\\
Cowboy?\\
'''John [=McClane=]:''' [[CatchPhrase Yippee-ki-yay]], {{m|emeticMutation}}otherfucker.Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.



-->'''John [=McClane=]:''' Another basement, another elevator. [[LampshadeHanging How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?]]

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-->'''John [=McClane=]:''' Another basement, another elevator. [[LampshadeHanging How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?]]twice?



'''John [=McClane=]:''' Yeah, well don't, [[KnightInSourArmor I'm an asshole]].

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'''John [=McClane=]:''' Yeah, well don't, [[KnightInSourArmor I'm an asshole]].asshole.



-->'''Matt Farrell:''' [[CarFu You just killed a helicopter with a car]]!\\
'''John [=McClane=]:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I was out of bullets.]]
* ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'' (2013) -- [[TagLine Yippee-ki-yay, Mother]] [[{{Pun}} Russia]]!

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-->'''Matt Farrell:''' [[CarFu You just killed a helicopter with a car]]!\\
car!\\
'''John [=McClane=]:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I was out of bullets.]]
bullets.
* ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'' (2013) -- [[TagLine Yippee-ki-yay, Mother]] [[{{Pun}} Mother Russia]]!
14th Feb '16 4:23:00 PM bt8257
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'''John [=McClane=]:''' [[CatchPhrase Yippie-ki-yay]], {{m|emeticMutation}}otherfucker.

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'''John [=McClane=]:''' [[CatchPhrase Yippie-ki-yay]], Yippee-ki-yay]], {{m|emeticMutation}}otherfucker.



* ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'' (2013) -- [[TagLine Yippy-kye-ay, Mother]] [[{{Pun}} Russia]]!

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* ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'' (2013) -- [[TagLine Yippy-kye-ay, Yippee-ki-yay, Mother]] [[{{Pun}} Russia]]!
14th Jan '16 4:17:00 PM KamsleyKlan
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A sixth film (tentatively entitled ''Die Hardest'') [[http://screenrant.com/die-hard-6-hardest-story-samuel-jackson-zeus/ is currently in pre-production,]] and is slated to be the GrandFinale of the series at Bruce Willis's request. The movie will apparently [[RevisitingTheRoots take place in a single tower in Tokyo]] (appropriate enough, considering that the series is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Big In Japan]]) and will have a plot tied to the original film, taking place on the thirtieth anniversary of [=McClaine=]'s successful handling of the Nakatomi hostage crisis. While the movie is supposed to feature [=McClaine=] as its sole protagonist, supporting characters from previous installments are being written into the script.

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A sixth film (tentatively entitled ''Die Hardest'') [[http://screenrant.com/die-hard-6-hardest-story-samuel-jackson-zeus/ is currently in pre-production,]] and is slated to be the GrandFinale of the series at Bruce Willis's request. The movie will apparently [[RevisitingTheRoots take place in a single tower in Tokyo]] (appropriate enough, considering that the series is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Big In Japan]]) and will have a plot tied to the original film, taking place on the thirtieth anniversary of [=McClaine=]'s [=McClane=]'s successful handling of the Nakatomi hostage crisis. While the movie is supposed to feature [=McClaine=] [=McClane=] as its sole protagonist, supporting characters from previous installments are being written into the script.



* TheOtherDarrin John's daughter and son appeared as adults in the fourth and fifth films but were played by different (child) actors in the first film.
8th Dec '15 11:58:13 AM erforce
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** ''Die Hard With a Vengeance'': An original script called ''Simon Says'', about a man and a woman solving a big mystery in New York. Later retooled as ''Film/LethalWeapon 4'' with the man changed to Riggs and the woman changed to Murtaugh. Then retooled into ''Vengeance'', with Riggs changed to [=McClane=] and Murtaugh changed to a new sidekick, Zeus, played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.

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** ''Die Hard With a Vengeance'': An original script called ''Simon Says'', about a man and a woman solving a big mystery in New York. Later retooled as ''Film/LethalWeapon 4'' ''Film/LethalWeapon4'' with the man changed to Riggs and the woman changed to Murtaugh. Then retooled into ''Vengeance'', with Riggs changed to [=McClane=] and Murtaugh changed to a new sidekick, Zeus, played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
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