'Die Hard' Movie Marathon Coming to Theaters in February
I started a discussion this morning on Twitter simply by stating that I preferred the fourth Die Hard movie, Live Free or Die Hard, over the uneven third chapter, Die Hard with a Vengeance. I mean, I think it’s inarguable that the original film in the series is the best – and still one of the greatest action movies in Hollywood history. But when it comes down to the ranking of the subsequent Die Hard sequels, everyone’s opinions vary.
Thankfully, you’ll now have a chance to revisit the four existing Die Hard movies as you brace for A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the long-running action franchise that will open in theaters on Feb. 14.
Twentieth Century Fox is taking a cue from the Lord of the Rings and Twilight franchises, programming all of the sequels on the big screen for a marathon that leads up to the release of the latest movie. In this case, audience will be able to see Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Live Free or Die Hard (2007) in a theater right before the new film opens.
The marathon will be held at participating theaters on Wednesday, Feb. 13. All four films will be offered at “one low price.” Fox has released a promo poster for the marathon event, as well as an updated plot for A Good Day to Die Hard. We have that for you below.
Will you check out the Die Hard marathon in theaters? And which of the three sequels would you call your favorite? Let us know below.
“Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him Enemy No. 1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.”
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Sean is a film reviewer for The Washington Post and daily contributor to Fandango.