History YMMV / DieHard

7th Feb '17 7:13:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Or Jeremy Irons. In a tank top.
** Or William Sadler in the nude in the second film.

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** Or Jeremy Irons.Creator/JeremyIrons. In a tank top.
** Or William Sadler Creator/WilliamSadler in the nude in the second film.



* UngratefulBastard: Or Bitch in this case. Some people have begun to see Holly [=McClane=] as this, seeing as how her husband was nearly killed trying to save her twice, in ''With a Vengeance'' their marriage is strained over a petty argument and later on in ''Live Free or Die Hard'', we learn that she's divorced him and can't even remember his name. While the writers do make it clear that John is a difficult person he always apologizes to her, she never even thanks him for his heroic efforts on screen. Not helped by the fact that in the novel the first film is based on Holly is an unpleasant person who cheats on her husband with Ellis and helped fund a hostile military takeover in Chile, killing hundreds of innocents, leading to some Demonization in the fandom. Or that after Die Hard 2 (the last time they were shown to be happy together) there is credible evidence that John is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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* UngratefulBastard: Or Bitch in this case. Some people have begun to see Holly [=McClane=] as this, seeing as how her husband was nearly killed trying to save her twice, in ''With a Vengeance'' their marriage is strained over a petty argument and later on in ''Live Free or Die Hard'', we learn that she's divorced him and can't even remember his name. While the writers do make it clear that John is a difficult person he always apologizes to her, she never even thanks him for his heroic efforts on screen. Not helped by the fact that in the novel the first film is based on Holly is an unpleasant person who cheats on her husband with Ellis and helped fund a hostile military takeover in Chile, killing hundreds of innocents, leading to some Demonization in the fandom. Or that after Die ''Die Hard 2 2'' (the last time they were shown to be happy together) there is credible evidence that John is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.



--> '''Hans''': This time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.
--> '''John''': That was Gary Cooper, asshole.

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--> '''Hans''': This time John Wayne Creator/JohnWayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.
Creator/GraceKelly.
--> '''John''': That was Gary Cooper, Creator/GaryCooper, asshole.
29th Dec '16 9:15:27 PM Josef5678
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The first film features a double-whammy subversion. In the news station, an interviewee claims that the hostages in the building will by now be suffering from Helsinki Syndrome[[note]]Meaning StockholmSyndrome, having mixed up two Scandinavian cities.[[/note]]. The interviewer turns to the camera and smugly says "As in Helsinki, Sweden". [[note]]Helsinki is in Finland.[[/note]] The film then cuts to the cameraman {{facepalm}}ing at the incompetence on display, revealing that the filmmakers were in on the joke.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: CriticalResearchFailure:
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The first film features a double-whammy subversion. In the news station, an interviewee claims that the hostages in the building will by now be suffering from Helsinki Syndrome[[note]]Meaning StockholmSyndrome, having mixed up two Scandinavian cities.[[/note]]. The interviewer turns to the camera and smugly says "As in Helsinki, Sweden". [[note]]Helsinki is in Finland.[[/note]] The film then cuts to the cameraman {{facepalm}}ing at the incompetence on display, revealing that the filmmakers were in on the joke.



* FirstInstallmentWins: Every ''Die Hard'' movie has been a hit, but only the first is a landmark in popular culture.
** Creator/BruceWillis was quoted as saying that the only good ''Die Hard'' movie was the first.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Every ''Die Hard'' movie has been a hit, but only the first is a landmark in popular culture.
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culture. Creator/BruceWillis himself was quoted as saying that the only good ''Die Hard'' movie was the first.



* WhatAnIdiot: Dwayne Robinson, who chooses to act on random theories rather than heeding the warnings passed on to him by Al and John, refusing to believe the latter is on their side even after he's confirmed to be a fellow cop.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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Dwayne Robinson, who chooses to act on random theories rather than heeding the warnings passed on to him by Al and John, refusing to believe the latter is on their side even after he's confirmed to be a fellow cop.
19th Dec '16 3:45:03 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Reginald [=VelJohnson=], AKA Sgt. Al Powell, would play the part of patriarch Carl Winslow ([[TypeCasting another police officer]]) in TV's ''Series/FamilyMatters'' a year after ''Film/DieHard'' was released.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition:
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Reginald [=VelJohnson=], AKA Sgt. Al Powell, would play the part of patriarch Carl Winslow ([[TypeCasting another police officer]]) in TV's ''Series/FamilyMatters'' a year after ''Film/DieHard'' was released.released.
** It seems what ''actually'' killed [[Film/GhostbustersII Vigo the Carpathian]] was a C4 explosion.
19th Nov '16 5:02:48 PM Maxiboy136
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*** [[{{Bowdlerise}} "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer!"]]

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*** [[{{Bowdlerise}} "Yippee-ki-yay, "Yippie-ki-yay, melon farmer!"]]
19th Nov '16 5:02:29 PM Maxiboy136
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*** [[{{Bowdlerise}} "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]

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*** [[{{Bowdlerise}} "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]farmer!"]]
19th Nov '16 5:02:04 PM Maxiboy136
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*** [[{{Bowlderise}} "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]

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*** [[{{Bowlderise}} [[{{Bowdlerise}} "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]
19th Nov '16 5:00:57 PM Maxiboy136
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*** [[{{Bowlderise}} "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]



*** [[{{Bowlderisation}} "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]
19th Nov '16 4:59:30 PM Maxiboy136
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*** [[{{Bowlderisation}} Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]

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*** [[{{Bowlderisation}} Yippee-ki-yay, "Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer."]]
19th Nov '16 4:59:16 PM Maxiboy136
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** [[CatchPhrase "Yippee-kay-yay, motherfucker."]]

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** [[CatchPhrase "Yippee-kay-yay, "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker."]]
*** [[{{Bowlderisation}} Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer.
"]]
14th Nov '16 1:50:15 PM Silverblade2
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* Sequelitis: All of the following movies have suffered varying degrees of this; firmly cemented however with ''A Good Day to Die Hard'', which is almost universally considered the weakest in the series.

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* Sequelitis: {{Sequelitis}}: All of the following movies have suffered varying degrees of this; firmly cemented however with ''A Good Day to Die Hard'', which is almost universally considered the weakest in the series.
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