YES!!! I've been waiting for someone to mention LFoDH! So, it was good? YES!!! I've only seen the first Die Hard and I really liked it. My local news paper though gave it a B-, said that "it started out smart and then ended noisy." Cant wait to see it.
My friend called me last night and asked if I wanted to go see it. Since I had never seen any of the Die Hard films, I thought it might be a good idea to watch at least one of them before I went. So I watched the first one and was impressed. It's not a great film, but as far as action movies go it's pretty good. And Live Free or Die Hard (dumb title) was good as well. While watching it I was kind of expecting that this is the type of thing we'll see for Indiana Jones 4. Not exactly, of course, but same basic premise (older hero and younger sidekick). But yeah, it's not a bad movie at all.
I caught it at the midnight showing on Tuesday night and loved it! I was a tad worried at first since it started just a wee-bit slow, but once the action started, it really didn't let up. I'm not sure if it was better than the original, but it was definitely the best sequel IMO.
Die Hard has the best sequel titles anywhere. The SF Chron even renamed other sequels:
Pirates 3: Live Free or Depp Hard
S3: Shrek Hard With a Vengeance
Fantastic Four 2: Thing Harder
Harry With a Vengeance: Potter Harder
D'ya think Kevin Smith got a role by calling his video "An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder"?
Speaking of sequels, mods... rename this third thread "Thread Hard with a Mergence"?
They made a horrible mistake with Hudson Hawk - a cartoonish summer tentpole movie with a video game tie-in - by letting Aiello and Willis rattle off a few extra F words, which pushed the rating to an R. It bombed. Stupid mistake, why repeat it? Besides, the young male demograhic is the most (only?) dependable one out there.