Die Hard (1988) – Encore Review 2


die hard“I’m Agent Johnson, this is Special Agent Johnson. No relation.” – FBI Agent Johnson

Number of Times Seen – Seriously too many to count  (Video, Cable, DVD, 4 May 2000, Jan 2012, 24 Nov 2013, 30 Nov 2014 and 4 Nov 2015)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – A New York cop is stranded in an LA office building when it is taken over by terrorists.

My Take on it – One of my all-time favorite movies that I can watch over and over and never ever get bored watching.

They get so much right here that it is so enjoyable to view.

The characters are great, the dialogue is excellent because it knows when to be serious and when to be comical. The plot is simple but also intricate at the same time.

Helped create the genre of a lone man against many in a desperate situation. John McCLane has become to posterboy for this genre and all five of the movies in the franchise prove it (The 5th one…barely)

Bottom Line – Such an enjoyable movie because they are able to meld together such great characters, storyline and dialogue to keep us wanting more and never giving up on the underdog. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was based on a book by Roderick Thorp entitled “Nothing Lasts Forever” – a sequel to another book entitled “The Detective”, which in 1968 was made into a film starring Frank Sinatra. Because of a clause in Sinatra’s contract for The Detective (1968) which gave him the right to reprise his role in a sequel, he was actually the first person offered the McClane role, even though he was 73 years old at the time. Also, Coincidentally, Bruce Willis made his movie debut in The First Deadly Sin (1980) walking out of a bar as Sinatra walks into it. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)

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