Die Hard 3: Die Hard With a Vengeance (Bilingual)
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The second sequel to the mold-making action film Die Hard brings Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) to New York City to face a better villain than in Die Hard 2. Played by Jeremy Irons, he's the brother of the Germanic terrorist-thief Alan Rickman played in the original film. But this bad guy has his sights set higher: on the Federal Reserve's cache of gold. As a distraction, he sets McClane running fool's errands all over New York--and eventually, McClane attracts an unintentional partner, a Harlem dry cleaner (Samuel L. Jackson) with a chip on his shoulder. Some great action sequences, though they can't obscure the rather large plot holes in the film's final 45 minutes. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The movie itself came in very pleasing condition and it worked fine (I've never had a problem with anything I've bought from Amazon so far) and I enjoyed this movie when I received it in the mail the other day and popped it into the Xbox. My only real problems with the film are the strange cheesiness/unbelievability of the main villain (even for a Die Hard villain), and of course the ending was pretty disappointing as well (it seemed... put together and tacked on at the last minute). While Simon's plan was ingenius, and watching him mess around with McClane and Zeus with his mind games was entertaining, it just didn't seem to amount to much in the end. Those are really my only complaints with the movie. I still find it highly enjoyable, just not as enjoyable as the first two Die Hards (Also known as THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER!!).
Overall, ***1/2 out of *****
Simon says buy this movie.
least.i think manly because there wasn't very much action,but i also
didn't like the story.i just thought there was too much going on.plus,i
found the movie too long.it wasn't any longer than the first two
movies,but i didn't feel the pacing was very good.plus,this movie
doesn't really do a lot to distinguish itself from other movies of the
genre.i did like Sam Jackson is his role as a shopkeeper who ends up
helping John McClane.i thought he was funny and a good fit for Bruce
Willis.i also thought Jeremy Irons was good as the man villain.Graham
Greene is good too,in his role as a cop.This movie is missing Bonnie
Bedelia,who played McClane's wife in the first two movies.even though
she didn't have that big a role in the other two films,i thought she
was great with what she had.anyway,this isn't a bad movie by any
means,but it's just not as good as number two,and nowhere near as good
as the first one.for me Die Hard:With a Vengeance is a 3/5
The movie finds our beloved and now highly unstable John McClane back in his home city of New York City as an NYPD officer after he couldn't adjust to life in Los Angeles and is now once again estranged from his wife Holly. Even worse is that McClane himself has become very unstable and is struggling with severe depression and drinking problems stemming from the extreme stress of what he had to go through saving the Nakatomi Plaza hostages as well as an entire fleet of jetliners at the Dulles Airport from vicious radical rogue terrorists.
However, McClane's life of fighting vicious terrorist forces are not yet over when a bomb goes off at a store in Manhattan and a new group of mercenaries led by Simon Gruber, the brother of the late Hans Gruber who met his spectacular demise in the 1988 original, puts John McClane into a confusing and deadly labyrinth of 'Simon says' games to try to get his revenge on him for the death of Hans years ago. The truth is that Simon Gruber is aiming to seize gold from the Federal Reserves and threatens to release an extremely toxic chemical if his goals are not met by a given deadline. McClane goes and tries to solve the dangerous puzzles to foil Simon's deadly schemes.
To make matters even more complicated and daunting, John McClane finds his world entangling with that of a store owner named Zeus Carver (played by Samuel L. Jackson). Carver is almost the extreme opposite of Al Powell from the previous two movies. McClane's life is saved by Mr. Carver after a during one of the odd games.Read more ›
John McTiernan, who brought us "Predator," "The 13th Warrior" and "Die Hard," returned to end this series on a high note. Of course, like all sagas, "Die Hard" is far from over, with another sequel due to be released summer 2004. But until then, we can look to "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" as the end-all to the overall excellent John McClane trilogy.
The third film opens up where nothing left off; McClane (Bruce Willis) is on the streets of NYC when a man who calls himself "Simon" blows up a Manhattan department store, and then orders McClane to stand in Harlem with a sandwich board that says...well...something you wouldn't want to be wearing in Harlem.
After a convenience store owner named Zeus (Samuel L. Jackson) saves McClane, Simon orders both men to run around New York City and do Simon Says-type-games. It's all good fun, and a step away from the original film. Which can be good or bad.
Soon McClane finds out that "Simon" is really the brother of Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) from the first film, and that "Simon" is out for revenge against McClane (or is he?), and he will stop at nothing to kill McClane. But, of course, being a madman, he plays mind games with John McClane first. And the simon says mind games are tense and action-packed.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
good cast and decent plot, lots of action, interesting tie-in to the first die hard movie via the bad guys.Published 9 months ago by P Cunningham
John McTiernan returned to direct this second follow-up to McTiernan's original DIE HARD from 1988, but unfortunately all his considerable skill and energy can't rise above... Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by Kenji Fujishima
DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE does not have the emotion and consistency of the first two movies. It doesn't happen on Christmas Eve like the other two. Read morePublished on April 21 2004
The most flattering appraisal one could give of "Die Hard With a Vengeance" is "moronic". Read morePublished on March 1 2004 by Patrick Gunkel
Die Hard With a Vengeance reunites actor Bruce Willis and director John McTiernan for a second sequel to their 1988 mega-thriller Die Hard. Read morePublished on July 15 2003 by Alex Diaz-Granados
It's very hard to beat the first movie in a trilogy, or to even come close. But 'Die Hard With a Vengeance' is right on it's 'older brother's' shirt tails. Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by Selke
Great action film. Fun to watch. Die Hard remains the best in this trilogy. Great addition to have Samuel L. Jackson. He gave a lot of energy to the film. Read morePublished on June 13 2003 by Mr. Math Expert