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Good classic action movie. Always like to watch it again. Willis is a cool hero, Alan Rickman's performance makes one of the best action-movie-villains ever... and Alexander Godunov's small but hilarious and very cool role is always one of the things I first think about when this movie comes to my mind. Nice!
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Thesis - Die Hard is the most influential action film of all time. Its formula was used many, many times, with critics (and I'm thinking studios) calling the imitators "Die Hard in ______". It pushed action films towards everyman action stars and away from the athletic superheroes of the 80s. It was Bruce Willis' first movie success and Alan Rickman's first film. They kind of went on to big things. Even Reginald VelJohnson traded the movie's success into sitcom stardom. Looking at it again, I can see how it also brought a lot of texture to the American action film, borrowing from film noir, European and Asian cinema. The lens flares alone deserve a special prize. It looks lush. And its look, I think, is just as much a part of its success as its characters, plot, and cool stunts.
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