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post #651 of 682
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post

I'll try and get the Round 2 brackets up tonight or tomorrow.  Too swamped right now.
Thanks for all you do on these. I know it must be time consuming. Feel free to reach out if you need an assist.
post #652 of 682

Good tutorial on how to make one of those DIE HARD Xmas ornament:

 

https://unlikelywords.com/2016/12/23/how-to-make-your-own-die-hard-christmas-tree-ornament/

post #653 of 682

Okay, I think I have these figured out:

 

Version I'd Most Want to See: Either jhp or Bailey

 

Best McClane: Oscar Isaac
Best Gruber: Cate Blanchett
Best Holly: Marisa Tomei
Best Al: Lil Rey Howery
Best Argyle: Tony Revolori
Best Ellis: Sam Rockwell
Best Thornburg: Nathan Fillion
Best Robinson: Richard Jenkins
Best Theo: Yasiin Bey
Best Takagi: Joan Chen
Best Karl: Jason Momoa
Best Johnson: Dwayne Johnson
Best Johnson (no, the other one): Don Johnson
Best Fists with Toes Guy: Werner Herzog
Son of a Bitch Stole My Line Award: Craig Robinson as Sgt. Al Powell

post #654 of 682
Thanks to the draft, I re-watched Die Hard tonight. Just a perfect action movie. I hope our drafts are the closest thing to a re-make because it's the gold standard for the genre.
post #655 of 682
Thread Starter 

Round 2 brackets are now up.  My apologies for the delay...t was a crazy week and weekend.

post #656 of 682

Thanks for putting them up at all, Judas.

post #657 of 682

Congratulations to superlaser on the first round win!

 

I mean, I still think what I put together was pretty good. But it's cool.

 

post #658 of 682
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Originally Posted by Pither View Post

Congratulations to superlaser on the first round win!

I mean, I still think what I put together was pretty good. But it's cool.


Thanks! It was a close vote and your list was solid too.
post #659 of 682
Thread Starter 

I don't think that anyone had a duff draft.  Usually there are one or two that you can point at and go 'yeah, they missed the mark', but not this time.  

post #660 of 682
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

I don't think that anyone had a duff draft.  Usually there are one or two that you can point at and go 'yeah, they missed the mark', but not this time.  

 

It's not a bad draft by any stretch, but I'm a little disappointed Anakin's Dad didn't follow the gender swap all the way through.

post #661 of 682

Almost. Glenn Close was going to be my Deputy Chief, but I had so much trouble with Thornberg (kept picturing women getting punched by JGL and that was rough) that I just kept a few as their original genders.


Edited by Anakin's Dad - 12/11/17 at 12:44pm
post #662 of 682
Thread Starter 

Third Round brackets are up.

post #663 of 682

Well, goddamn! Just made it to the third round for the first time!

 

post #664 of 682

Hoping for a DENT/JHP final. 

post #665 of 682
Thread Starter 

It'll be a 3 way final

post #666 of 682
Thread Starter 

Final round is up!  It's Bailey vs superlaser vs Moltisanti!

 

Good luck, gentlemen.

post #667 of 682
I’m really shocked just to be in the final on my first draft. Chalk it up to beginners luck I guess. Thanks for everyone who voted for me in the first theee rounds.
post #668 of 682
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by superlaser View Post

I’m really shocked just to be in the final on my first draft. Chalk it up to beginners luck I guess. Thanks for everyone who voted for me in the first theee rounds.

 

You did a first rate job, both as a drafter and as a contributor.  There were a few other new participants in this draft as well, and it was good to have all of you.  It's nice to see 'new blood' join us veterans, so I hope that you'll all continue to join in on these stupid little time wasters going forward.

post #669 of 682

Congrats, Bailey!

So close...

post #670 of 682
Thread Starter 

Congrats to Bailey on his victory.   Here's your prize:

post #671 of 682

Congratulations, Bailey! And many, many thanks to you, Judas!

post #672 of 682
Nice going, Bailey!
post #673 of 682
Congrats to Bailey on a well deserved win and thanks to Judas for running the show.
post #674 of 682
Thanks, guys. Been down with the flu so this is a nice little gift. Ho Ho Ho.

Cheers Judas on another well run draft.
post #675 of 682

Last night, DIe Hard got another spin. Because it was Christmas Eve and of course it did.

 

It's simply incredible how well that film holds up even on what must be rewatches that stretch into multiple tens. My wife thought she'd found a hole in that perfect script - why couldn't the guard tell John where Holly was if he knew everyone left in the building was on the thirtieth floor before John looked her up for the film to tell us she was using her maiden name? Took me a minute. The guard didn't know she was in the building until John found her on the computer. Then he could say of course that's where she was. Still no holes.

 

Although Argylle is almost pointless, the actor and every other supporting cast member elevates their role. Rickman is a genius. Magnificent film.

post #676 of 682
I always thought the security guard made John type in her name because he wanted to show off the tech, and was kind of a lazy SoCal scumbag. He knew where she was, he was just a bit of a dick.
post #677 of 682
There is that too.
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post #679 of 682

See. No plot holes. even the link in that article to a discussion of "plot holes" doesn't have any plot holes. There are none.

 

I put McClane's suspicion of Hans down to the fact Hans was not a terribly convincing liar. 

post #680 of 682
My biggest concern has always been the WM CLAY business. Still not super clear on it.
post #681 of 682

That's just a plot misdirect. There is a board with a bunch of staff members on it (for everyone in the entire buildling, on the roof? n'mind). Hans gives a name that's on the board. It's just to make the viewer think that McClane is fooled when he either knows or is suspicious the whole time.

 

There's no real smoking gun to indicate why he was not fooled (like the watch or the cigarettes or other theories), but Hans' story is pretty dubious anyway.

post #682 of 682
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

I always thought the security guard made John type in her name because he wanted to show off the tech, and was kind of a lazy SoCal scumbag. He knew where she was, he was just a bit of a dick.

 

I thought it was more to make sure McClane was legitimately there to see someone in the building and not some yahoo looking to make trouble.  Like, if someone came up to me when I was working in the park and said they lost their wallet, I wouldn't say, "Oh, are you John Smith?"  I'd have them give me the name first.  The guard's doing the same thing:  "You show me you for real know someone in the building and I'll let you up."

 

Of course, McClane could just enter anything and grab a name off the directory like Hans did...

 

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Originally Posted by jhp1608 View Post
 

See. No plot holes. even the link in that article to a discussion of "plot holes" doesn't have any plot holes. There are none.

 

I put McClane's suspicion of Hans down to the fact Hans was not a terribly convincing liar. 

 

Plus the fact that McClane knows the hell he went through to get up on that roof.  No way is some rando in a suit getting up there as well.

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