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Die Hard
Directed By: John McTiernan





Plot: Tough New York cop John McClane finds himself in a tight situation when an office building in Los Angeles is taken over by terrorists. Apart from himself, everyone else in the building - including his wife - is held at gunpoint while their captors spell out their demands. The F.B.I. are called in to survey the situation, but John McClane has other plans for the terrorists.

The 80's was the ultimate action movie decade, it had some of the greatest action movies ever made, movies like Predator, Lethal Weapon, Commando, First Blood, Terminator, and of course... Die Hard!. What made Die Hard stand out among the rest tho?... John McClane!!. Die Hard didn't need Muscle Bursting action Stars, it didn't need Bruce Willis running around with a machete down his pants or a Rocket Launcher over his shoulder ( Arnie), all it needed was John McClane. McClane is one of the greatest movie characters ever created. He's a character everybody loves, he's a badass, he's crazy, and he's cool all rolled into a big ball, I mean who else can pull a vest of like John McClane?..

Triva:
The original release poster for the film did not feature Bruce Willis' likeness, just the building (pre-release promo posters did show Willis). The producers originally thought it might deter non-Willis fans from seeing the movie. Posters were later altered after the early box office success
I wanted to review and share my thoughts on this movie because its a movie everybody seems to enjoy, it's a movie I've seen pop up on alot of top 100 lists, and it's a movie well received by alot of critics . Don't get me wrong Die Hard deserves all the praise it gets... but that doesn't mean it doesn't have it's minor faults.

. With a running time of 132 minutes the movie is way to long.

. There is way to much time with John McClane off screen.

. John's and Holly's relationship just doesn't feel right, it feels forced for the purpose of the story. ( he doesn't give a **** basically).


I don't really know why ime picking at minor things I don't like about this movie, maybe it's because there little things that annoy me, or maybe it's because without those minor things this movie would flow alot more nicely. I just think there's a little to much time spent on things that don't really matter. Overall Die Hard is a fantastic movie, it's entertaining as F*** and it's a very cool movie, well McClane makes it cool but it all fits together. Die Hard will always have a place in my movie collection, and a place in my top 100.