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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…
I notice something different each time, this tuime it was the police officer during the siege who runs into a rose bush which had me in stitches. I love the opening 5 minutes in which we get a seemingly needless conversation about making your feet into fists thereby giving us the reason of John being shoe-less. The rest is great and still delivers all the thrills it set out to do and has never got boring. An action classic.
Fantastic movie with good scenes and a great plot. This film never fails to make me feel excited.
There's a moment in DIE HARD when John McClane is banging on the window of Nakatomi Plaza in despair, shouting: "You macho assholes! No! No!"...
...And I thought "That's how the world felt watching you in A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD."
Awesome action movie.
One of the best action movies of all time.
Has there ever been a more down-to-Earth action hero than John McClane? In the '80's, during the era of Schwarzenegger and Stallone when every action movie revolved around a beefy military commando, Bruce Willis's everyman was a refreshing change of pace. His was a perfect triumph of brains over brawn, a man in the wrong place at the wrong time who uses his wits to save the day. Nearly thirty years later, this film is still a breath of fresh air within the action genre, and a nearly perfect example of how great an action film can be. First of all, the plot of the film isn't devised to get simply from one action setpiece to another. The action flows…
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Did you know 'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie? Did you know that I know 'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie? Seriously? Seriously. 'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie. I am like so sardonically pop-savvy and in-tune with the contemporary zeitgeist when I remind everyone that 'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie (and when I use the inquisitive form of the word 'seriously'). Seriously tho, did you know 'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie? 'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie.
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