Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) Movie Rob’s Pick


ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – D – Die Hard with a Vengeance – Movie Rob’s Pick

“Who do you think you are? Hillary Clinton? ” – John McClane

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater, DVD, 16 Jul 2013, 10 Nov 2015, 22 Apr 2020, 28 Jul 2021, 3 Aug 2022 and 3 Mar 2023)

Link to original review – Here, Here, HereHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – John McClane is harassed by a terrorist in New York who seems to also have a personal grudge against him.

My Take on it – This is a film that I have always loved ever since I saw it on opening day in the summer of 1995. The story plays out really well and the characters (new and old) add so much flavor to way things play out. The tone is set slightly differently form the previous two installments of the franchise and this time McClane and his allies must play out numerous games and puzzles in order to stop a terrorist from setting off a bomb in New York City. The action scenes are great and they know how to add suspense when needed. The film is also a great map of Manhattan and for those who are familiar with it, it really has so much to offer. This is the last great film in the franchise and the final two drop off so much from this one.  My plan is for this film to be my season 7 of my MxM podcast and hopefully it will debut in early 2024.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Samuel L. Jackson said that Zeus “is the closest character to my personality of any that I’ve played.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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