Die Hard With a Vengeance


John McClane (Bruce Willis), who’s been off the wagon for quite some time, is forced back on duty in New York when a mad bomber (Jeremy Irons) demands his presence. Opus 3 in this popular series broadens its view a bit; the scene this time is not a high-rise nor an airport but an entire city. It’s a bombastic sequel, long, violent, action-packed; it’s as if director John McTiernan refused to make any choices and decided everything had to be included. There’s no credibility, how anyone could have survived this adventure is beyond me, but it’s also exciting and the person who came up with the Willis-Samuel L. Jackson pairing deserves credit.

1995-U.S. 128 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis (John McClane), Jeremy Irons (Simon Peter Gruber), Samuel L. Jackson (Zeus Carver), Graham Greene, Colleen Camp, Larry Bryggman.

Trivia: The script was first considered for the third sequel to Lethal Weapon (1987). Followed by Live Free or Die Hard (2007).


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