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What are the elements of Die Hard that make it successful? I think its the way that this particular action film is very similar to a western in its approach. Just think about it, a lone law enforcer (New York cop) turns up to single-handedly to save a village (skyscraper) from outside forces (terrorists) who threaten to disturb the peace (kill everyone).
Add to this mix explosions, one on one gunfights and some killer wise-cracks from the hero, and you've got yourself the ultimate action film with the ultimate action hero. even the villain is great.
Die Hard is quite possibly my favourite action movie, nothing comes near it, not even the sequels!
A 10/10, 5 star, 2 thumbs up film!
It's fast paced, an easy plot to follow with some great repartee between Willis and Rickman. Somehow I wanted the bad guys to win - they were the funniest and most intelligent!
The DVD extras include 2 feature length commentaries which provide some great trivia about the making of the film and comments from the actors. Well worth the money and deserves a place in a movie collection.
A plot so simple that a two year old could of thought it up, yet with it's amazing dialog and great action this picture will go down as one of the all time great hollywood action films.
This was the film that launched Bruce Willises career and when you see it you know why. With his heroics and the way he delivers a line Bruce will never die hard out of hollywoods memory.
A New York cop (Bruce Willis) goes to his wifes christmas party to find that he is in the middle of a terrorist act, so bring on John Maclane to walk across broken glass, blow up elevator shafts and to save the day.
This film runs at such an expeditious rate that you barley have time to draw breath, the film that all action films are now measured against, Die Hard is racey, whitty and damm right brilliant.