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Genre : Action
Country : USA
Bruce Willis : John McClane
Samuel L. Jackson : Zeus Carver
Jeremy Irons : Simon Gruber
John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from
the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store
the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man
named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter
Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says
that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll blow
off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane
must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles
that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a
subway station right by the Federal Reserve things start to get heated up.
After the unsurpassed parts I and II of the series "Die Hard", this part was released in which McClane needed to be assisted by Samuel L. Jackson, the chameleon of Hollywood. I think he's a class actor as he demonstrates from Pulp Fiction to Django Unchained. Give that man a role, and he makes something epic out of it. Ditto in "Die Hard with a Vengeance". He plays the nervous Zeus, jumping up over and over again when he notices something discriminatory. The chemistry between these two characters was a guarantee for firework in action scenes and dialogues.
I thought "Die Hard with a Vengeance" was far better than part two, both in action as in the humor used. Also Jeremy Irons was a lot better as a villain. There was something psychotic, threatening and unpredictable about him. The expression on his face changed suddenly from full of anger into a face as if Willis just told a good joke. Masterful.
The game being played to mask the ultimate goal, was brilliant. The action scenes are finger-licking exciting and thrilling.
Unfortunately the next two sections are dreadful. What a disappointment!
My rating 8/10
Links : IMDB , Moviemeter
Labels: 8/10, Action