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‘Die Hard’ Back in Theaters 35 Years After Release

‘Die Hard’ Back in Theaters 35 Years After Release

Die Hard first hit theaters back in July of 1988. 35 years later the action-packed classic is returning to the silver screen — just in time for the holiday season.

Die Hard is an action film directed by John McTiernan. The story follows New York cop John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, who travels to Los Angeles to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, at her workplace, Nakatomi Plaza, during their annual Christmas party.

If you missed it on the big screen way back in 1988, or want to catch it in theaters again, you can do so at select AMC Theaters starting December 8th.

‘Die Hard’ Remains a Classic 35 Years Later

Die Hard is a cinematic adrenaline rush that redefined the action genre. 35 years later, it’s still a classic. And for good reason, because it’s one of the best movies of the decade.

Bruce Willis delivers a standout performance as the iconic everyman hero John McClane. His humor, resilience, and one-liners are nothing short of legendary. Alan Rickman’s Gruber is one of cinema’s most memorable villains. In a movie full of memorable performances, Rickman’s charisma jumps off the screen.

The film’s pacing is relentless. It’s the perfect blend of suspense, humor, and explosive action. And because the movie never leaves Nakatomi Plaza, there’s a layer of claustrophobia that really makes things that much more intense. It’s perhaps the string that holds the entire thing together.

The film’s ability to balance intense action with character development is why is something its sequels couldn’t quite recreate. And despite what some people say, it is indeed a Christmas movie — one of the best Christmas movies of all time.