Big Deaths, Bad Titles: Die Hard Lives On

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John McClane sneering at the title of the newest Die Hard film


You won't be able to tell, superficially, that Bruce Willis has aged--his level of baldness has remained unchanged since the mid-90s--but there are some signs of wear and tear on the newest, fifth iteration of the long-running Die Hard series, in which Willis stars as detective John McClane. While 1988's Die Hard and 1990's Die Hard 2: Die Harder sported titles that were tight and a little angry--exactly how we want our action heroes--the series appears to have gotten a little bloated in its middle age. The most recent film is called A Good Day to Die Hard. What does that even mean? When exactly is anyone ready to be dead? In the spirit of snark, we present McClane's most spectacular kills from the franchise so far, accompanied by new titles even worse than the dead-on A Good Day to Die Hard.


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