Saturday, November 19, 2011

Die Hard Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Thanks That Dude at Thoughts of a Dude and a Dudess for recommending Die Hard.

Directed by: John McTiernan
Genre: Action,
Release Date: July 15, 1988 (1988-07-15)
Running Time: 131 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Action packed, Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber is a great villain, Top notch action, John McClane is a great hero, Revolutionary for its time, Memorable quotes,

The Bad: A few very unrealistic parts which isn't that for a action movie, Some cheesy dialogue,

Warning: This movie is rated "R" for graphic violence,  profanity, and other mature content.

Plot: On Christmas Eve, Detective John McClane of the New York City Police Department arrives in Los Angeles to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly Gennaro-McClane. McClane is driven to the Nakatomi Plaza building for a company Christmas party by a limo driver named Argyle. The party is disrupted by the arrival of twelve armed men led by Hans Gruber. They cut the telephone lines and seal the building doors, trapping Argyle and the limo inside the parking garage and replacing the building guard with one of their own men. Hans and his group secure the party goers as hostages, but McClane manages to slip, barefoot, into a stairwell.
Gruber portrays himself to the police as a terrorist, but they are actually trying to steal $640 million in bearer bonds from the Nakatomi vault (Though it is later revealed that Gruber actually was a terrorist having gone rogue). When Nakatomi executive Joseph Takagi refuses to reveal the code for one of the vault's seven locks, Gruber executes him. Gruber orders Theo (Clarence Gilyard), the technical member of his team to break through the locks on the vault. Theo reminds Hans that the final lock is powered by circuits that cannot be cut locally.
McClane moves through the building, hiding from or shooting the terrorists he sees. He learns more of their objectives while acquiring a two-way radio and C4 explosives. McClane uses the radio to attract the attention of the LAPD, who send Sergeant Al Powell to investigate. Gruber sends his men, led by Karl, to kill McClane and retrieve the detonators. Fooled by the impostor guard, Powell is about to leave when McClane drops the corpse of a terrorist onto Powell's police car. Gruber's men then open fire on Powell, severely damaging his car, prompting Powell to call in back up. Watch the movie to see what happens next. This plot summery is from

Plot: 8.7/10- The plot is not very original compared to other movies today because it was been copyed so many times but for when it came out it was original.

Action: 9.7/10- Die Hard is a action packed movie with some impressive action scenes.

Acting: 9.0/10- Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber was very good and Bruce Willis is also good but Hans Gruber's thugs were a little cheesy.

Special effects: 8.0/10- There two scenes that use special effects both still look good today but they are not as impressive as they were when the movie was made.

Soundtrack: 7.9/10- The soundtrack was good but not great.

Comedy: 8.1/10- Die Hard had some very humorous moments and quotes.

Overall: 9.0/10- Overall Die Hard is a great action packed movie that was revolutionary for its time.

Closing comments: Die Hard is a great movie that you should check out if you like action movies.

Recommended for: Action movie fans, Alan Rickman fans, Bruce Willis fans,

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked it man! If you ever see the fourth one, a review would be awesome! I haven't seen it yet, so a review would be good.


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