Die Hard

Bottom Line: Die Hard is a film that will make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year!

“I’m going to count to three. There will not be a four. One…two…three…” —Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Directed by: John McTiernan
Starring: Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Willis

Tense action thriller is the reason Bruce Willis is such a well-recognized name. It sets up when New York police officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting L.A. with his wife. During a party on the thirtieth floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building, a terrorist group headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) take partygoers hostage. McClane must then take on the villains, even though he may be “no match for [them]”.

The whole holiday twist of this film threw me off a little. I had expected it, but I did not expect it to be so massive and noticeable. I would not say this is the best holiday film, but a good Christmas, I have now learned, should include a viewing of DIE HARD.

“Yippee-ki-yay, motherf—er.” –Bruce Willis as John McClane

That’s not at all to say this is a cheerful Christmas film. It starts out cheerful, and then begins to evolve into a heart-pounding, thrilling, bloody actioner.

I’d have to say that DIE HARD is now one of my very favorite action films. It has been considered both a classic and a cult classic, something I strongly agree with. Anyone into action films should be dying to see this if they have not yet; thrilling, gripping, violent fun.


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2 thoughts on “Die Hard

    • Thanks, Mark! Before this, the only Bruce Willis films I had seen were The Sixth Sense (very good) and Armageddon (not all that great). Now, this is my very favorite of his. I’ll have to check out The Fifth Element–your review was very convincing!

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