Originally Posted by WhiteWhale
Most action movies back then were pretty much 'good guy rampages and kills hundreds of bad guys in over-the-top action to save and or get revenge for his daughter/wife/girlfriend/partner.' McClain stalking, harassing, and then killing the bad guys one by one was awesome as hell, and I loved watching Hans squirm.
Your right. What was cool about Die Hard at the time of release was that it was different. It was basically an ordinary guy put into an extraordinary circumstance. It wasn’t a cartoon like the Arnie and Stallone movies were. Whats funny is, the recent Die Hard movies have become just that. Oh well, they are still fun, but there is really no way to keep the concept going without it becoming an over the top cartoon I guess.