Die Hard is the greatest action film ever made. It is entertaining, action packed, and full of all the bullshit stuff that makes action films American. Star Bruce “McClane” Willis shines as a stoic NYC cop who even makes a couple clever jokes. By far the best role I have seen Willis in. I have yet to see any of the other films in the Die Hard franchise. Maybe I should.
German terrorists make the ultimate capitalist villains in Die Hard. Terrorist leader Hans (played by English actor Alan Rickman) makes for a charismatic villain that that was never believable as a German (which makes Die Hard even better). Carl Winslow (Reginald VelJohnson) also stars as McClane’s Cop walkie talkie bud. Carl Winslow’s teen killing confessional is one of films most dramatic scenes. McClane even lets out a little empathy in response.