Director: John McTiernan
Writer: John Hensleigh
Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp, Larry Bryggman, Anthony Peck, Nick Wyman, Sam Phillips
What could be more American than watching John McClane trash talk and then kill some German thief scum? Doing that and watching Samuel L. Jackson yell about how white people are all crazy, that’s what.
I’ve reviewed both “Die Hard” and “Die Hard 2” on several occasions, because they’re Christmas movies, and so they get pretty regular rotation around the holidays. “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, on the other hand, is purely a summer movie. From the opening chords of The Lovin’ Spoouful’s “Summer in the City”, this movie just feels like the oppressive hot of the summer. This summer in particular in Missouri has been quite oppressively hot, and when the worst drought to hit this area in many years led to the cancelation of all of the area’s fireworks displays, I had one though, “It’s time to finally watch ‘Die Hard 3’ again.”