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Die Hard Review

So before we drop into the family Christmas movies (the excitement builds!) I want to talk about one that causes a lot of debates. is it a Christmas film? Is it not a Christmas film? Well, in my opinion I say it is, and it is one of my favourite Christmas movies too!


Die Hard is all set in an office building during their Christmas party. See, Christmas! Bruce Willis a.k.a John McClane joins the Christmas party. Suddenly the party gets interrupted by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). They take hostages and start killing people and John realises he is the only one who can save them all.

Now first off, I didn’t realise this movie came out in 1988! It holds up so well and is a really good movie for its time. It’s also incredibly simplistic. The whole movie, practically, is set in the office building so there isn’t a lot of moving about but a lot of action within those walls. I also find it crazy that this is Alan Rickman’s first role in a movie! He is amazing as the head terrorist and has so much elegance and presence on the screen you wouldn’t think he’d never done it before.


This movie is one I didn’t watch for ages because I didn’t think I’d like it but I really did. It’s not just a standard ‘boy’ movie. It has a lot of great moments and really keeps you interested and wanting to watch on. I haven’t seen any of the sequels but I love this one so much. It’s definitely a movie I recommend. Now of course you don’t have to watch it at Christmas but it is definitely something different to reach for over the holiday period.

I would happily watch this movie again and again so I definitely recommend it. For how simplistic it is it really keeps you interested and doesn’t get boring. The actors are wonderful and, of course, there’s never a dull moment when Alan Rickman is on screen.

What do you think of Die Hard? Is it a Christmas movie?

Until next time.

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