Interesting to watch Bruce mature over the course of four movies and more than two decades. Revisiting the first of the series confirmed (with a vengeance) what I originally thought of it: it is a piece of made-for-the-lowest-common-denominator garbage starring an actor who is still enamoured with himself because of the adulation from fans of his TV springboard, Moonlighting. The second film -- not quite realizing Bruce Willis and these silly movies would even be remembered -- ralphed up a hideous script that seemed like a half-hearted attempt to capitalize on the success of the first film. Damn the plotholes -- just ramp up the explosions and ludicrously unbelievable action scenes. It must have been the money the first films made that made the third one look like some thought had actually been put into it. Die Hard: Ultimate Collectors Set was so inexpensive (with an extras disc for each movie, even) that it would be worth the price if all the first three had been duds, as I already knew the fourth one was an amazingly good, entertaining action/adventure movie starring a Bruce Willis who was, by now, a skilled and utterly watchable actor. Such a shame that the fifth movie (not in this set) took its cue from the series' roots, as a shake-and-bake piece of crap.