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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…
¡¡Viva John McClane y Carl Winslow!!
Die Hard happens to be not only one of the most entertaining movies of all time, it happens to be (1) one of the best films of the 1980s, (2) one of the best action films of all time, and also one of the best movies of all time. It's not a "deep" film like some of the other great movies are, but Die Hard is a great film because it happens to be effective within its own limits and also at being something more, if only a little.
Bruce Willis's performance as John McClane is one of the greatest in action film history. It combines toughness, masculinity, and a sense of vulnerability. Willis skillfully combines all of this in…
I got in to see this when it first came out. I was a freakishly tall 14 year old, I wasn't even questioned. I loved it then. 24 years on, it might even be better.
They don't make them like this any more. The bad guys have white collars and Arran sweaters. Deaths have consequences, even if you are a bad guy. It's genuinely funny. It's genuinely tense. It's a jaw dropping spectacle.
It's got Stevie Wonder and Run DMC on the soundtrack.
It's a properly exciting action film. It's hard to beat. It's pretty damn close to perfect.
24 years on, it's still flipping awesome.
One of the greatest action movies of all time. One of the most all around exciting movies you will ever see. A true classic of cinema. Great story/excitement/direction/characters/action, all the ingredients in what makes great fun cinema. The movie still lives up very well today over 20 years after its release. The franchise has seen a mixed bag of success through the following films, but none will ever live up to the great legacy of the original. A true action classic, and for some a Christmas movie classic as well.
He tardado en verla pero joder, lo importante es que lo he hecho y ha merecido la pena. Lo único que le falta para tocar las puertas del cielo es que alguno de los terroristas llevase mullet. Peliculón.
This is the template
For how to make action films
Truly kick some ass.
This movie is awesome.
I put this one off for years, and Ive had the blu ray for about 4 years, but I only watched it a few nights ago, but I finally watched this the other day, and to my surprise, totally lives up to the hype. Its interesting how young Bruce Willis looks, since I only started noticing him in films when he was past his time. Die hard is a great movie. Great action, great banta between the characters, classic 80s/action movie cheesy dialogue, but it works, the action still works, and Alan Rickman has a very good accent. Loved it.
What can I say about Die Hard that hasn't been said a thousand times over already? It is an unbelievably fantastic action flick. An awesome hero going up against a brilliant criminal! I have watched this film over and over again... and still never tire of it. This is one film I believe is a must see for everyone!
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