Die Hard 3: With A Vengeance (1995)

logoDirector: John McTiernan

Writer: Jonathan Hensleigh (Screenplay) Roderick Thorp (Original Characer)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp, Larry Bryggman


Plot: John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.


Verdict: Enjoyable Action Thriller


Story: With this third instalment of the franchise we get what could be the best attempt at a sequel. We have a bigger scale for the action as it ends up in New York City. We get the action side of the story with John playing games and chasing Simon running side by side with the thriller side of the story with the police looking for the bomb. Sure a lot of the action is over the top but who really watches this for a serious storyline? This does everything you want it to, entertain with plenty of action. (8/10)


Actor Review


Bruce Willis: John McClane the suspended cop who is the main attraction for the game wanted to be played by Simon. We all know John will leave a body count and take the wildest risks to stop the bad guy and he delivers here. Good performance showing Bruce still enjoyed playing the role. (9/10)


Jeremy Irons: Simon the brother of Hans the villain from the first Die Hard film. He uses he intelligence to stay one step ahead of everyone to keep his master plan under control. Good performance reaching the same levels as Rickman. (9/10)


Samuel L Jackson: Zeus the small shop owner from Harlem who gets caught up in the middle of the games and has to join in against his will to stop Simon and his army. Good performance from Jackson who really makes the buddy cop work well. (8/10)


Director Review: John McTiernan – Great direction to mix great action and great thriller without any moments where the pace slows down. (9/10)


Action: All the action a casual action fan would like. (10/10)

Thriller: Keeps you right on the edge of your seat while you wait to see what happens next. (9/10)


Settings: New York City makes a great setting because the casualties of any attack would be devastating. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Most of the effects are still great but the one water scene has dated badly. (7/10)

Suggestion: This is one everyone will enjoy, it has great action, thrills and fun one liners. (Watch)


Best Part: John and Zeus chemistry

Worst Part: Don’t expect a truly serious storyline.

Action Scene Of The Film: Too many to pick from.

Funniest Scene: John accusing Zeus of being racist.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: 2 More sequels to the franchise.

Post Credits Scene: No


Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $366 Million

Budget: $90 Million

Runtime: 2 Hours 11 Minutes

Tagline: Think fast. Look alive. Die Hard.


Overall: John McClane Two Gruber Family Nil

Rating 89

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