Tuesday, June 26, 2007

movie review monday (a day late): die hard

Sorry about the delay, yesterday was a SUPER long day. But anyway....

Die Hard

It's Christmas time in L.A., and there's an employee party in progress on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building. The revelry comes to a violent end when the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who plan to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi's high-tech safe. In truth, Gruber and his henchmen are only pretending to be politically motivated to throw the authorities off track; also in truth, Gruber has no intention of allowing anyone to get out of the building alive. Meanwhile, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) has come to L.A. to visit his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), who happens to be one of the hostages. Disregarding the orders of the authorities surrounding the building, McClane, who fears nothing (except heights), takes on the villains, armed with one handgun and plenty of chutzpah. Until Die Hard came along, Bruce Willis was merely that wisecracking guy on Moonlighting. After the film's profits started rolling in, Willis found himself one of the highest-paid and most sought-after leading men in Hollywood. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

K, of course, wants to see the new Die Hard movie that is coming out this week. He was aghast to realized I'd never seen any of the previous ones. I like Bruce Willis though, so I was game for watching them. The next two are on their way, courtesy of Blockbuster Online which I still think is a fabulous way to spend twenty bucks a month for dinner and a movie night with my boyfriend.

I liked it. Kind of lame in some parts, but it's an action movie and I'm pretty darn picky about action movies that I thoroughly enjoy. Bruce Willis looks about 15. It was well done, especially for having come out in the 80s and I actually want to see the rest of them.

1 comment:

tina said...

It's okay Melissa. I just saw Die Hard for the first time, sometime within the last year. I haven't seen any of the other ones after, though I think I'd enjoy them. I'm in love with Bruce Willis too, so that helps.