Seven Best

Seven Best: Die Hard Clones

The month of April is dedicated to…Die Hard clones. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then John McTiernan should feel pretty good about himself. Movies about a hero being in the wrong place at the wrong time, having to take out an entire squadron of baddies, and eventually saving the day.

We all know Die Hard is the best. But if you’ve been living under a rock and somehow need proof, just look at all the duplicates out there. This movie has practically started its own genre of action movies. This month’s entries are:

  • Cliffhanger
  • Dredd
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Under Siege
  • Passenger 57
  • Sudden Death
  • The Rock
  • Olympus has Fallen
  • Skyscraper
  • Air Force One
  • Con Air

The year is 1988 and we are introduced to one of the first, and arguably best, everyman heroes, John McClane. The plot is pretty simple: terrorists have taken over a building and the only one who can stop them is an ex-cop from New York.

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