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“Rock on with this classic movie where Bruce Willis kicks internation terrorist butt in Nakatomi Plaza. Few movies are as awesome as this one.”
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“Perhaps the greatest action script ever written, and certainly one of the best executed, it's still somehow a Christmas flick. What's more primal than the need to reach wife family
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“No one can forget this movie. DIE HARD. Action, suspense and lots of asskicking and one liners from hero Bruce Willis. Alan Rickman is an awesome villain and if you haven't seen it
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“Hands down the best action film ever made. John McClane is the top action hero ever.”
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“Look lady I'm not trying to order a pizza”
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The Theme: Authority Sucks Other Examples: Any millitary film, any action movie with a rebel cop Why It's Bullshit: Okay, sometimes authority DOES suck.  We all know this, but
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“This one at the moment is just a rumor. They say Die Hard 5 will go into production in 2010. Die Hard should probably... die. From the absurd amount of Copycat movies ("It's
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“There are some action movies that rather annoy me.  Action is fun, but I like fun and a bit of substance.  Die Hard happens to have both.  A hostage situation
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Die Hard is the movie franchise that made a movie star out of TV star Bruce Willis, and created an entire action-movie genre of its own. In the original 1988 film, Willis plays wisecracking New York cop John McClane, who arrives at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles to meet up with his estranged wife, Holly (Bonny Bedelia), at her office Christmas party. As luck would have it, the company ends up in the middle of a terrorist plot led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) and his gang of expert killers, and with little help coming from outside, McClane has to pick off his enemies one by one. Thus was born the "Die Hardgenre", epitomized by such films asUnder Siege("Die Hardon a ship"),Passenger 57("Die Hardon a plane" ),Speed("Die Hardon a bus"), andCliffhanger("Die Hardon a mountain"). But few measure up to the explosive brilliance ofDie Hard. Director John McTiernan develops the action at a fast and furious pace, culminating in some fantastic set-pieces on the top of the building, in the elevator shaft, and in the building's outer plaza. Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza's script, based on Roderick Thorp's novelNothing Lasts Forever, is smart, funny, and full of memorable lines (among them "Welcome to the party, pal!" and of course "Yippee ki-ay, motherf*****"), and the cast is perfection, especially Rickman as the cunningly evil villain, and Willis, whose McClane character--bloodied, beaten, bruised, ...
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