Fun nonsense, full of proper real explosions and stunt work, and Willis's and Jackson's bickering, buddy chemistry that makes it seem lovably old school. Plus, Jeremy Irons has a charisma that explains why people would gladly die for him. If in any doubt to its quality, compare to the same year's "Bad Boys".
The discarded script for Lethal Weapon manifests itself into a very watered down and disappointing Die Hard. Jeremy Irons makes a great villain, but being Gruber's brother is a big stretch. Jackson serves no purpose and McClane seems emasculated too much. Just not that interesting and one of the worst cases of edge enhancement on a DVD.