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40 Stories. Twelve Terrorists. One Cop.
NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.
A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single moment of frustration for the viewer.
If that wasn't enough, there is a seamless camera. The lighting is impeccable. The editing is celestial. The Christmas theme ingenious. The music is thunderous joy. The pacing is a genre blueprint. The f/x…
Crackling fire in the fireplace.
The soft glow, cast off by the lights in the Christmas tree.
The smell of pine trees.
The nostalgic ambiance created by Christmas decorations.
The promise of a scrumptious and indulgent Christmas dinner.
Watching Bruce Willis violently kill people on a lazy afternoon.
Most people like to think that there are four Die Hard films (soon to be a fifth) but these people are wrong. There is only one genuine Die Hard and a bunch of movies that happen to share the same actor, and even the same character name, but are most definitely not, Die Hard. Now I do enjoy some of these imposter films but they stretch the everyman credibility of the original that helped make it stand out from the muscular He-Man action movies of the period. John McClane was just in the wrong place at the wrong time - an average cop, average husband and average man pushed to exceptional limits.
Even with the diminishing returns of the sequels…
This film has done for the action genre what viagra has done for old men.
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Die Hard is the "best" at lots of things. Its possibly the best action film ever made; and also the best Die Hard film, no questions asked. I think its the best Christmas movie ever made and finds one of the best action movie villains in Hans Gruber.
Woah. That's a lot of bests, huh?
Well, I think Die Hard earns them all earnestly. John McTiernan is like the David Lean of 80's action films; and like Lean, the words "they don't make 'em like they used to" can be applied to many…
This might be the best all-around action film ever made. Considering that the era (late 80s/early 90s) is pretty much the golden age of action films, that's really saying something.
Don't get me wrong. There are other action films with more action, better action, or bigger budgets, but when you consider everything, this one is pretty hard to beat. The idea is simple and usually that leads to better films (especially for the action genre), the script is fantastic, the villains are just the right amount of villainy, and you have what really marks the introduction of the "Bruce Willis character" that he's been playing in basically everything else since.
The character really is that good. He's a down and…
Favourite Christmas film by miles! So entertaining, from the moment john McLain was picking bloody glass pieces from his foot, to the massive explosive battle at the end.
Die Hard is the absolute quintessential action masterpiece. The simple basics of mankind have been reduced and explained in many great pieces of art throughout history and Die Hard is one of them. There's people you want to punch and people you wanna hug and then there's times you just wanna scream Yippe-Ki-Yay, Motherfucker and Die Hard gets that. All joking aside though, Die Hard never ceases to impress and enthraul and over the years it's gained nothing but iconicism, it's probably the least dated film of the 1980's and also that decade's most easily rewatchable one.
The plot, for the newborns who haven't frantically rewatched it between you, follows John McLane, an NYPD cop who finds himself stuck at…
Gracias a Phenomena Experience pude disfrutar de esta mitica pelicula de Accion en VOS, que decir del gran Bruce dicendo "yipikaye mother fuker" , es una de mis peliculas favoritas de accion , con un Alan Rickman haciendo de gran malo , peliculon
If Die Hard isn't a Christmas film, then why do Sky replay it every November-December at an even more alarmingly frequent rate than usual? Die Hard is the best Christmas film out there. Unconventional, sure, but if something can be an unconventional classic twenty five years on, then that really is a mean feat.
I went into this one with the impression what it's fun to watch around the holidays and I have to say, it is.
While obviously a classic action staple of the late 80's Die Hard does capture the Christmas spirit with it's musical cues, scenery and dialogue. We also have to talk about the film using ONE OF MY FAVORITE RUN D.M.C SONGS IN THE BEGINNING!!!!!! #ChristmasInHollis
I'm already looking forward to watching it again in December ;p
Classic film that holds up wonderfully. The iconic action moments are still fun to watch, but it's all the little character touches that make it so memorable. I barely remember who played the villain in a ton of action films (including the Die Hard sequels), but clearly remember several of Alan Rickman's henchmen. Also love the wife's oblivious coked out coworker, who is a great character.
Bruce Willis plays such a likable, flawed hero. I love when he tries the toe scrunching thing on the carpet since it works on so many levels. It's a nice character moment that expands on his interaction in the plane, it sets up the plot device of making him barefoot in order to be…
Insanely entertaining, and what an appealing vilain is Alan Rickman, damn!
Special Agent Johnson: "Just like fuckin' Saigon, eh slick!"
Agent Johnson: "I was in Junior High you dickhead."
Yippee ki-yay indeed motherfuckers.
The first and the best simply because he's really more of a regular guy and damn it it's just sooo much fun to watch.
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