"Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker." Bruce Wills oozes charm and physical presence as John McClane,the maverick cop who faces a group of terrorist inside of an 30 stories skyscraper. Die Hard changed the entire action genre and if you want an explosive Christmas film, this is it.
21/100 (If you voted this 2 stars and more, probably you're idiot. Bu filme 3,8 veren elleriniz kopsun onun bunun çocukları. Bakın mantık hatası olan sahne demiyorum. Çünkü bir tane mantıklı sahne var filmde, o da filmin başında uçaktan Bruce un sağ salim inmesi. Unutmadan abd propagandası bağırıyor. Bu kadar aptalca bir filmi Imdbde persona nın filan önüne getiren, burada 3,8 i sağlayan herkes gerizekalıdır.)
What impacts most in this film - watching it 30 years after it was made - is sheer joy. I can picture the screenwriter in raptures as he invented the scenes and dialogue; the fun that the director, actors, and cinematographer had in making it. I had the pleasure of seeing it in the Prince Charles Cinema with an audience who knew the film and cheered every beat. What an experience!
It relies too much on action film cliches for a movie that acknowledges legacy of John Wayne and Rambo as a fiction. The cast sets the bar higher - Bruce Willis is hilarious as a happened to be hero who doesn't enjoy all the heroics. And Alan Rickman is perfect as a classy and sophisticated villain that never looses his cool. Entertaining watch for every time of the year, although little over-appreciated.
I know people consider musicals as the ancestors of the modern action flick, but Die Hard and Bruce Wills brings to mind the intricate vaudeville acts; here is a man completely out of his element, desperately using every tool at his disposal, while being conscious of the absurdity and dangers of the situation. Oh, and it's nice to see an action with a sense of place - not something you see every day.
It was released 30 years ago and it manages to look down on practically any action movie I've seen. It has some of the best editing I've ever witnessed on film, a flawless script, Bruce Willis's and Alan Rickman's hero-villain dynamic is magnetic to say the least, fantastic and tense set-pieces, great heart and character moments, a ton of Christmas references...
Still one of the most influential action movies made during the '80s, which is pretty evident since they remade it just recently with "White House Down". It made both Bruce Willis' and Alan Rickman's movie careers as Willis from that moment was an action hero producers called for help and Rickman was called in when to do scene-stealing villainous characters. Yippie-kaie-m......
A first time watching this Christmas classic and only because my partner kindly asked for it. And he knows very well how much I dislike action films. But my oh my, this was pure entertainment worthwhile of one's time. Having Bruce Willis playing a plain regular NYC cop as a protagonist was probably a good idea back in the 80s, marked by the popularity of Rambo, A-Team, and other overly heroic macho figures.