Almost 30 years old, and only now have I got around to watching this well known action film. It's pretty good but not well and truly mind blowing in this day and age. Travelling across America to reunite with his estranged wife, kick ass cop John Maclean soon finds himself battling an unwanted Christmas present as thieves take over a multi million pound company headquarters and take the employees (including his Mrs) hostage. With all the action taking place on the lower levels, John must find a way of manoeuvring himself unnoticed around the higher tier office block which he is trapped in order to pick the team of assailants off one by one. He does a cracking job to be fair, given its a one man army, and the action is spread evenly throughout, despite perhaps needing a greater peak towards the end. Alan Rickman is as solid as he ever has been in his role, albeit a perhaps unfamiliar German crime lord boss. His strength is naturally more mental to Bruce Willis' physical power but the duel is entertaining regardless. It's a blend of fist and gun fights in a cat and mouse style format as the terrorists seek to hunt Maclean down, with an injection of manly slogans such as 'Yippee Ki-Yay Mutha ******' to boot. I hadn't been all that fussed about watching this for several years, but having now given in, I'd be pretty happy to see the sequel, maybe even all 4 of them if they continue at this level.