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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Just got done rewatching all the Die Hard Movies....
John McClane, a cop from New York, goes to visit his estranged wife for Christmas in LA. He goes to her company Christmas Party only for the building to be taken over by Hans Gruber and his band of European Terrorists. Trapped in the building, McClane must find a way to stop them himself & save his wife.
This isn't just a great action movie, its THE action movie. Almost every action movie that has come out since then, you can trace it back to Die Hard. This film was a true classic and it started many of the action movie conventions that we see all the time now. Bruce Willis & Alan Rickman were awesome here. Great Cast, fun movie, cinema classic.
DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER
A year after the events of the first film, McClane finds himself at Dulles Airport waiting for his wife's plane to land only to discover that a militant group has taken control of the airports radio frequencies and threatens to crash every plane in the air if their leader is not freed. Once again, McClane has to stop them in order to save his wife.
Definitely the weakest of the Die Hard films, but still alot of fun. I think it suffers from "sequelitis" in that they basically tried to make the same movie as the first one, only set it on an airport. But it the action scenes were great, Bruce Willis was fun yet again, and it was an all around satisfying action film.
DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
Simon Gruber, the brother of McClane's old foe from the original film, is seeking revenge and forces McClane & his unwilling partner Zeus Carter into a game of Simon Says that involves having to diffuse bombs that are planted throughout New York City.
Another great Die Hard movie. It was really cool how they tied it in with the first one, and the plot allowed for a very frantic and exciting movie from start to finish. There are some nitpicks here and there, but overall its definitely a kick ass action movie that never lets up, and Samuel L. Jackson & Jeremy Irons are welcomed additions to the cast as they were great.
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
Cyber Terrorists led by Thomas Gabriel have taken over all facets of American livelihood & shut them down. Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time again, John McClane & a young hacker must find a way to halt Gabriel's control over the wireless networks and save McClane's daughter who is being held captive.
I really don't understand why this is viewed as the weakest entry in the series. As far as the sequels go, I think its the best of the bunch. You can't top the original, but this one was ALOT closer than I thought it would be. It combined elements of the first & third movies, but put a unique and modern spin on things, had some kick ass action scenes, and it just made for a great summer blockbuster.