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Friday, February 4, 2011

DIE HARD - Maybe the best action film ever made

The best action film ever made? It's got my vote. The one that made Bruce Willis into a movie star. The one that introduced Alan Rickman to the world. And of course the one to start all those terrorists on a train, boat, plane, etc type movies. But this is the best one. Bruce is perfect as John McClane-the tough New York City cop who battles terrorists one Christmas Eve in a hi rise in LA. He goes all out to save the hostages, which includes his estranged wife Holly (played by Bonnie Bedalia). He also gets some support from LA beat cop Al (Reginald VelJohnson, yes the dad from the TV series Family Matters). And must contend with a vengeful Karl (a surprisingly whacked out Alexander Gudonov) who wants payback for his brother's death at the hands of McClane. Alan Rickman makes one of the best screen villians ever as Hans Gruber. Suave and sinister and the perfect foil to McClane. Loaded with sensational action and plenty of one liners from Bruce. A must have in your DVD collection. Followed by some pretty good sequels to boot. And it's a great Christmas movie as well since it's set during Christmastime. What's not to love?

Alan Rickman as uber villian, Hans Gruber.

Takagi: "You want money? What kind of terrorists are you?"
Hans: "Who said we were terrorists?"

McClane looking for some bad guys to shoot

Supervisor: "Attention, whoever you are. This channel is reserved for emergency calls only.."
McClane: "No fucking shit, lady. Do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?"

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