[on the radio]Hans Gruber
: Mr. Mystery Guest? Are you still there?John McClane
: Yeah, I'm still here. Unless you wanna open the front door for me.Hans Gruber
: Uh, no I'm afraid not. But you have me at a loss. You know my name but who are you? Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he's John Wayne? Rambo? Marshal Dillon?John McClane
: Was always kinda partial to Roy Rogers actually. I really dig those sequined shirts.Hans Gruber
: Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?John McClane
: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.
I have to admit that I was never a huge fan of action movies, but Die Hard
is just unavoidably the best action movie I've ever seen and I don't ever get tired of watching it. Recently I organised a marathon of all four movies with a friend and aside from the fact that every one of them has something special, the first one will always be the greatest in my eyes.
This movie most definitely defined the heroes in the ones that would come after, in the form of officer McClane
as well as the 'organised, well-educated' villain figure, performed superbly here by Alan Rickman
as Hans Gruber
So, I hope you enjoy this bit of nostalgia and testosterone from me
PS.. On a side note, it was a pain in the ass to have to change a few things due to my doing this image before actually getting to watch the film in our marathon. Thus, some details I had to fix, especially the machine gun... *sigh* Research, kids, is the key to success!