Die Hard the movie - Action Film Subtexts

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Die Hard, the original in the series, stars Bruce Willis as John McClaine, and Bonnie Bedelia as his wife, Holly McClaine. The movie is about a group of terrorists who take over the building where Holly works in L.A., so that they can rob the company of $600 million worth of bearer bonds. Unbeknownst to them, John McClaine has just flown in from New York, where he is a cop, and has come to get …

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…the unethical journalist. He would do anything for a story, and didn't care who he stepped on to get it. He threatened to call Immigration on Mrs. McClaine's housekeeper to get her to let him talk the their kids. He also released information about their family that put them in further danger. In summary, the movie is full of interesting subtexts. If you are aware of the subtexts, the movie is more interesting to watch.