So up until this point I had never actually seen the first of these movies. I'd seen the second and third ones repeatedly, but I had never actually seen the first one. But being that I love Bruce Willis, of course I love this movie. I was talking with a few people about why this movie is so great, why it's the first of the great action movies, and the reason we came up with was that it's because Bruce Willis is really an everyman. It's one of those random situations that you can see anyone getting into. He just happens to be a cop, and the fact that he's barefoot throughout the entire thing. The basic jist of the movie, if you haven't seen it is that John McLane is just arriving in LA to visit his wife for Christmas. He's working on a transfer from New York, after she got this fabulous job in Los Angeles. But when he goes to her work building, the office Christmas party she is at is taken hostage. He was in the bathroom andso manages to escape and start wrecking havoc on the terrorist guys. All-in-all, a very fun movie.