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Die Hard (DVD)
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Die Hard (DVD)
Advantages: Great action scenes
Disadvantages: Some naff lines
In this film Bruce Willis plays the role of John Mclane who is visiting Los Angleles from New York for Christmas to see his estranged wife who works for a big Japanese multi national company in Los Angeles. In New York Mclane is a police officer and it is their jobs that are used as the reason for their seperation.
Whe he is collectd at the airport by a limo and taken to the head office where the Christmas party is in full swing, immediately getting into an argument with his wife he cools his heals in an office on the floor above the party which is near the top of the high rise block however below him all of the party guests have been taken hostage by a gang of international terrorists.
This is a high octane action thriller with some great stunts to be seen and the suspense is relentless as Willis wages a one man war against the terrorists. Needless to say every stereotype is taken advantage of, the maverick cop bristling full of attitude, the incompetent authorities in charge of the hostage situation and bad guys with European accents whoall look very trendy as well.
The actor is good and the special effects work really well, lots of explosions and falling glass, this is a great film that action lovers will enjoy no end even if some of the lines are a bit naff and full of macho posturing.
Summary: Great action film.