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Flashback of Die Hard One

Die Hard is one of the biggest hit films of the Hollywood Cinema. The first Die Hard movie of its series was released in 1988 which features Bruce Willis as a wise – cracking hero. In Die Hard one Bruce Willis played the main role of the NYDP police officer John McClane who was challenged by a group of terrorist led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). Die hard movie also turned Bruce Willis from a TV actor to a promising and bankable Hollywood movie star. Die Hard was a quantum leap for the genre of new type of hero. Die Hard one was the first movie of the Die Hard series, which was later on followed by three sequels; Die Hard two in 1990, Die Hard With A Vengeance in 1995, and Live Free or Die Hard in 2007.

Die Hard is one of the biggest hit films of the Hollywood Cinema. The first Die Hard movie of its series was released in 1988 which features Bruce Willis as a wise – cracking hero. He was fighting with a gang of terrorists in a building in Los Angeles. Die hard was an American film directed by John Mc Tierman, written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza. Die hard was based on the novel of Roderick Thorp titled Nothing Lasts Forever.

In Die Hard 1 Bruce Willis played the main role of the NYDP police officer John McClane who was challenged by a group of terrorist led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). The story line of Die Hard is focused on John McClane, who has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. The Christmas party was held in the city of Los Angeles on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Plaza Hotel. In the mean time when the party was going on, downstairs a gang of International terrorists captured the building and held everyone as hostage to rob $600 million of bonds from the vaults of the high-rise building. Everyone was held as a hostage except John McClane who fought with the terrorists with his strategies and save all the hostages including his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia).

In Die Hard film, Bruce Willis sets a new kind of action hero image on the screen, this hero was vulnerable and frightened, and he also bleeds, gets frightened and is an unorthodox type of police officer. Die hard movie also turned Bruce Willis from a TV actor to a promising and bankable Hollywood movie star. Die Hard was a quantum leap for the genre of new type of hero. Die Hard film was a trend setting film whose hero was unconventional not likes the indestructible one man army who can do anything without hurting himself. The success of the Die Hard movie was also due to the well written script, natural performance of Bruce Willis which appealed the mainstream audience. In Die Hard movie there are a lot of relentless situations like, when McClane continues to sneak through the building to capture the terrorists, and the Gruber was planting the explosives on the roof. Gruber than behaves like an escaped hostage to whom McClane gives a pistol. Gruber tries to fire from the gun, but to his surprise there were no bullets in the gun. Gruber also blackmails the FBI by demanding for a helicopter to flee in exchange for the hostages. Later on when Gruber comes to know about the Holly, as is McClane’s wife he takes personal control over Holly. Then McClane arrives at the roof and escapes the hostages and his wife while Gruber falls to his death.

Die Hard 1 was the first movie of the Die Hard series, which was later on followed by three sequels; Die Hard 2 in 1990, Die Hard With A Vengeance in 1995, and Live Free or Die Hard in 2007. All the Die Hard series are thrillers and in my opinion, Die Hard 1 was the landmark for setting the trend of unconventional hero and is a must watch for every one.

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