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’90s action classic flies high on Netflix

November 21, 2021

Even if you don’t agree that Die Hard to be called the greatest action movie ever made, it’s hard to argue that it’s not the most influential. Once Bruce Willis’ John McClane burst onto the scene, the entire genre moved away from the muscular lunks of the 1980s to feature ordinary, bonded men.

In addition to this, the elevated concepts have continued to grow, with Die Hard spawning a slew of thinly veiled imitators who have taken the basic premise of an ordinary guy trapped in a confined space against overwhelming luck and transplanted him into an abundance of new storylines.