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TOP FIVE: John McTiernan Movies – ManlyMovie

TOP FIVE: John McTiernan Movies

5) Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

Starting with Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). Oh, 1995, where have you gone. A year when it was still normal to expect another Schwarzenegger, Stallone or Van Damme movie to come out – those guys were still on top back then. I saw this movie at the tender age of 10 back in the day, a time when they still really didn’t give a fuck and just let kids into see these violent actioners. Die Hard 3 is a rarity – when a third movie and second sequel is released and doesn’t suck. It’s actually the second best Die Hard movie, but then, it’s a John McTiernan movie, who would expect any less. It’s all just so effortlessly cool and from the eye of a real artist.

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6 Comments

  1. New_Rodro

    June 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Wrong info. The female role recast by Crichton with a younger actress was the Wendol’s mother. No Diane Verona’s role.

  2. Mucho Macho

    June 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I would put Die Hard With a Vengeance ahead of the 13th Warrior.
    God Bless John McTiernan

  3. Mucho Macho

    June 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Big T’s version of The Thomas Crown Affair was cool.

  4. Mucho Macho

    June 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    His last movie was “Basic”
    In 2003.
    It’s been way too long.
    Come Back John McTiernan

  5. McClane1980

    June 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Die Hard is McTiernan’s best film followed closely by Predator and I would have included The Thomas Crown Affair instead of 13th Warrior.
    God I hope he makes something soon.

  6. Serbius

    July 6, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Good list. He needs to make a comeback ASAP