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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…
Snape beeing an asshole
1988's Die Hard Is One Of My Favorite Films, I Like It Because It Turned 25 Years Old Last Year In 2013.
A solid action movie from when Bruce Willis gave a damn about making the movie and not just a pay check.
Released in the summer of 1988 - Die Hard stars Bruce Willis as NYPD offider John McClane, an off duty detective attending a Christmas Party with his wife at half-finished Nakatomi Sky-scrapper in downtown LA. Suddenly, Germany terrorists-thieves, led by Alan Rickman's "Hans Gruber" take the party-goers hostage, and start making demands. McClane is able to slip out the back, and the film follows his exploits as he slowly engages the terrorists one-at-a-time, as he tries to save his wife, and stop the Germans. The sarcastic nature of McClane's character vs the whimsical Gruber make this hero/villian pairing one of the finest in film-history, second only to Luke and Darth.
"Die Hard" stays small scale throughout - with 98% of…
Yippie Ki Yay Motherfucker! I finally saw this movie for the first time. Great action movie and highly intense. What more needs to be said, Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman in his screen debut going toe to toe. Along the way Carl Winslow from Family Matters finds his way on screen playing... what else? A cop. Not much more to say about this one.
Great fun to see this on the big screen for the first time, it is one of my favorite action movies, but I have to admit I found it harder to lose myself in a cop-oriented film given current events in Ferguson, MO. There are some little comments and moments relating to police that are supposed to be funny or cool, but they just sent me out of the movie into the real world. Because cops are terrible.
Die Hard is a perfect action film and a major classic of the '80s. It has a clever script, great performances by Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, and also it features an impressive pace, great action sequences, and some of the best one-liners ever uttered in movie history.
Joey: I bet we could get videos of all the sites, get a VCR in our hotel room... we'd never even have to go outside!
Chandler: If we do that, we gotta get Die Hard
Joey: Oh-ho! I bet the British version is gooooood!
-- I love me some die hard.
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