Thursday, December 22, 2011

Countdown to Christmas: Top 30 Christmas Films(or Specials)#3


                         #3-Die Hard




When I went to see this movie Bruce Willis was still in "Moonlighting" my step dad really enjoyed the show but I did not.
The film started in THX and I knew this might be something different, well I was right.
The opening has John McClane(Bruce Willis)at the airport and meeting his driver Argyle.
John McClane has been invited to L.A. for his wife's Christmas Party, he is a Police Officer from New York City.
They drive to Nakatomi Plaza which was the Fox Plaza.

The only thing happening in the building is the Corporate Christmas Party on the 30th floor, problem is at the same time their are some heavy handed party crashers entering the building about the same time.

Hans Gruber(Alan Rickman)and his group are there to crash the party.They are after the Barabonds that they have locked in their safe.
With a small chat with their boss Gruber makes short work and decides they will do things the hard way.
John stumbles upon this meeting of the minds and hits his head upon leaving then the chase is on in what I feel is THE BEST Action film of all time, I am sure there are people that agree with me on that.



Budget:

 $28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

 $601,851 (USA) (17 July 1988) (21 Screens)

Gross:

 $137,400,000 (Worldwide)
(Source: IMDB-Internet Movie Database)

McClane runs all around the building and tries to keep the party crashers busy chasing him and not after the others in the building.

The action is quick and smart Alan Rickman plays the best villain since Darth Vader.
John McClane does not get allot of respect from the police force that shows up, he is often mistaken as one of the terrorists.


         
He does have one outside supporter and friend in
Sgt. Al Powell(Reginald Veljohnson)


I enjoy watching this film anytime of the year not just Christmas, get the group together and get ready to be blown away.
Thank you for reading this
Written by
Anthony Nadeau

3 Days to Christmas