50 Reasons Why Die Hard Is The Greatest Action Movie Of All Time

Die Hard Title I finally got round to watching the latest Die Hard film - A Good Day To Die Hard - the other day. Never before has a movie title been so inaccurate. For starters, it was most definitely not a good day. After I'd wasted near-on two hours watching it, my day had been made marginally worse. So what was wrong with, exactly? Lots. With countless CGI explosions, a lack of wit or intelligence, awful characters and action scenes that bored rather than thrilled, it all basically comes down to this: it just doesn't feel anything like a Die Hard movie. Thankfully, I was able to remedy the situation quickly enough. I dug out the original on DVD - an antidote of sorts to the awfulness I'd just sat through. And you know what I was reminded as I did? The Die Hard is, quite simply, the greatest action film of all time. It's a combination of so many things - the layered script, superb characters, heart-stopping set pieces, real emotion, a liberal dose of black humour, and some of the most quotable dialogue you could wish to hear - that make it a timeless classic. In fact, I€™ve gone as far as to put together a whopping 50 reasons as to why it's the greatest. So slip your own copy into the DVD player, pop on the sofa with me (toffee popcorn please) and let€™s watch this thing through together all over again. Oh, and if you haven't seen Die Hard (what's wrong with you?) please note that there will be lots of spoilers ahead...
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I'm a Westcountry exile now living in Yorkshire with lovely wife and cats (also lovely). I'm a big fan of films, robots, timetravel, and films about timetravelling robots, as well as lots of other action, sci-fi and comedy. I'm currently trying to write a sitcom that doesn't involve robots, and I also blog nonsense on timolsky.blogspot.com. Thanks for taking the time to read my stuff, and feel free to comment.

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