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Old 09-10-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
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Die Hard Trilogy vs. The Bourne Trilogy

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Which trilogy of action flicks are "better". It's an interesting comparison. Each trilogy sort of defined their respective eras as far as balls-to-the-wall action films go with an iconic star in the lead.

Having just finally seen The Bourne Ultimatum, I can safely say I prefer the Bourne films as on a whole, despite the original Die Hard being one of the best actions movies in the past couple decades.

Here's how I break them down.

Die Hard - 9
Die Hard 2 - 4
Die Hard with a Vengeance - 6.5

The Bourne Identity - 9
The Bourne Supremecy - 7
The Bourne Ultimatum - 8

Please discount Live Free or Die Hard when voting.
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I think it's kind of apples and oranges.

The Die Hard trilogy is about the action and those carrying it out.

The Bourne trilogy is far more psychological, and has far more 'thriller' aspects to it. The story in Bourne is deeper than that of Die Hard.

The Die Hard films are about an action hero who always ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Bourne films are about a deeply troubled man who is trained to kill people but doesn't know why he's trained to kill people.

The Bourne trilogy basically tells one story over three films. The first and third Die Hard films are connected, but in such a way that you don't neccessarily need to see one to get the other, and the second has nothing to do with either.

I love both trilogies, but it's hard to compare.

But if I had to pick one single film, it would be Die Hard With A Vengeance. It's one of my favorite action films of all time. I think Willis and Jackson were just explosive together.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:36 AM   #3
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Bourne , easy

I grew up watching and very much disliking
Die Hard movies, with Bourne I was actually intrigued with the storyline and fascinated by the action. I don't have any deep thoughts regarding this because I admit to being biased because Die Hard movies are torture for me to watch.
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Aren't there like 4 DieHards?
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Yes, but this sub-forum has apparently become Lance's personal blog, so we must adhere to his opinions.
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Aren't there like 4 DieHards?
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Please discount Live Free or Die Hard when voting
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Bourne wins just because they are much more intelligent films...
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I'm asking you to discount DH4 because of two reasons:

1. To keep the # of films even

2. To maintain the generational gap

Both of which make for a more reasonable comparison.
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Yes, but this sub-forum has apparently become Lance's personal blog, so we must adhere to his opinions.
Yeah, sorry I try to offer discussions more interesting than "Britney Spears shaves her head again! How does this affect your life!?"

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I'll agree with namkcuR !!

Although for me, I never watched any of the Bourne films until one day a friend of mine wanted to go and see The Bourne Ultimatum.
I asked just exactly what is this movie about ?? And when they explained how it was a continuation from the original and 2nd sequel ...
I explained how I never saw those movies.

Well, needless to say ... I watched the first 2 Bourne films before finally seeing that Ultimatum flick. I really enjoyed the Bourne series and I hope they continue it. It's very action-packed and has alot of surprising and thrilling adventures in the overall plot.

But to me, nothing can compare as better than Willis in those Die Hard films. I think he was truly an action hero. The Die Hard films were more expanded on showing us how terrorists can use knowledge and certain information to plan overall attacks. I really, really was overjoyed when Willis would 'foil their plans' and GET THEM in the end.

And as for NOT including Die Hard #4 "Live Free or Die Hard" in the poll ... that's not fair. Just because the Bourne films are only a trilogy series, where the Die Hard ones are a quadalogy series ... that's simple, it could be the fact that Die Hard was released in 1988 where Bourne started in 2002 before any sequels took place.

So again, Live Free or Die Hard shouldn't be disqualified because it's the fourth saga ... I would include it. As it could be compared to the Bourne Ultimatum because both storylines/plots were developed from our present time.

And to me, that 4th installment was absolutely the clincher as to WHY the Die Hard series is the BEST so far !!
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I still haven't seen Die Hard 4. I didn't, and still don't feel like giving my money to anyone involved in making it, so I'll probably just watch it online some time.

As it stands, I still don't believe it should be included in the comparison, for reasons I already stated.
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So, Lance, do you have an opinion yourself?
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On what?
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On the original topic...which trilogy is better?
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As it stands, I still don't believe it should be included in the comparison, for reasons I already stated
And again, here's WHY "Live Free or Die Hard" SHOULD be included ...
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As it could be compared to the Bourne Ultimatum because both storylines/plots were developed from our present time.
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