Die Hard, this was another classic that I had seen scenes from here and there but had never sat down and watched. In short it had all you wanted from an action flick. For being made in 1988 I was pleasantly surprised, of course it had elements of cheese as most movies from that time did and being an action movie there is always a bit extra but in my opinion that adds to it all.
Alan Rickman was brilliant as the villain but as for the rest of his henchmen I didn’t think any of those characters added much to the film. I enjoyed the suspense that was created regarding the identity of McClane’s wife, this was great and kept the viewer guessing when and who would reveal it!
After watching Die Hard I now understand why a lot of movie goers felt that ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ was a bit of a rip off of Die Hard, there were some very similar aspects however I still enjoyed both films individually! Loved some of the lines that Willis had, of course most well known, ‘Yippee-ki-yay….’ The script was great as the really annoying characters got their comeuppance, allowing for a satisfying ending.
BIGGEST FLAW – Karl making another appearance at the end
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT – Suspense regarding Mrs McClane
Die Hard, brilliant action flick that has clearly given influence to many more recent action outings.
Rating – 8.5/10