Today is Christmas. One of the most exciting Christmas films of all-time is "Die Hard," which came out in 1988.
"Die Hard" stars Bruce Willis as John McClane, a macho New York cop who goes to California to visit his estranged wife and children. During her company's lavish Christmas party, a group of terrorists led by Hans Gruber (played by Alan Rickman) seize control of the building and hold everyone hostage. When they first enter, John is in another room. With bare feet and few weapons, he goes to another part of the building and starts a one-man assault on the intruders. The police eventually arrive, and they do not want John's help. But one cop (played by Reginald Veljohnson) tries to help him.
"Die Hard" features one of Bruce Willis's best performances. He shows that John is someone who is arrogant, but also very good at his job. Alan Rickman makes a great villain. He has a very calm, yet very cold way of speaking. Another great performance is from Reginald Veljohnson, who defends John when the other cops advise him to do nothing.
The movie has a lot of great action scenes. There are several terrorists in the building, and John is the only person inside who can fight them. This creates a lot of suspense.
"Die Hard" is a great Christmas action film. It has several sequels, but none of them are as good as the original.