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More Titles for the Die Hard Franchise 

With the resurrection of the Die Hard movie franchise (number five, A Good Day to Die Hard, is out Valentine's Day), inevitably comes reflection. Where did Bruce Willis' hair go? Why did the series stop numbering its films? And have the movies always had such ridiculous titles? The answer to the last one, certainly, is yes. Die Hard 2: Die Harder was plenty goofy, but A Good Day to Die Hard significantly raises the bar. And if there's anything Die Hard takes as seriously as its titles, it's killing people. In the spirit of absurdity, exhaustion, and a great longing for Willis' long-lost locks, we present you with bar-raising titles of our own, inspired by the most spectacular deaths of the series. By Diana Clarke.

See Also:
- A Good Day to Die Hard, and to Die Alone by Keith Phipps.
"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 iteration of the long-running Die Hard series
No Die Hard slideshow would be complete without the death of German terrorist Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who falls off the side of Nakatomi Tower on Christmas Eve at the end of the first film. Due to Gruber's mod-era mop of hair and nighttime dem
"In Die Hard 2: Die Harder, South American dictator General Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero) of fictitious Val Verde loses all hope (see what we did there? Esperanza is Spanish for "hope.") of escaping U.S. custody and punishment for his war c
The third film in the franchise, Die Hard With a Vengeance, ends in yet another burning aeronautical vehicle -- this time, a helicopter. Inside are Hans Gruber, Simon's younger brother, and his lover/partner-in-crime Katya (Sam Phillips), who is U
Chinese cyber-terrorist (read: hacker) Mai Linh (Maggie Q), also dies because of a vehicular fire, at the end of Live Free or Die Hard. (It makes you glad to take the subway.) But this time, McClane almost goes down as well, when the SUV he uses t
"Who’s going to die this time? We couldn't tell you. But odds are on an explosion. That way, Bruce Willis/John McClane/America wins every time, hard questions unasked. But we're not that cold-blooded. Although writers are supposed to kill their dar
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"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 iteration of the long-running Die Hard series
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