Old School Action Movies That Still Kick Ass
Die Hard (1988)
You wouldn’t be wrong to claim that even in the days of big-budget, whiz-bang, Michael Bay-esque adrenaline movies, Die Hard is still the best of the best. Combining a great script with a surprisingly believable hero, folding in some tense and well-choreographed action, and adding just a pinch of actual character development, Die Hard looks and plays as good as any modern-day movie in its subsequent high-def releases. And while the films have gotten progressively less plausible, descending into pure, over-the-top action, the fact that they’re still made at all only serves as a testament to the awesomeness of the original.