During the civilian round up at the beginning, John is in the bathroom and is able to sneak away...but leaves his shoes behind. He kills several bad guys, checking for their shoe size, but they’re of course all too small. This leads to a slightly disturbing scene where McClane is required to run through broken glass in order to survive. Later, he wraps his feet with paper tower and tapes it, repels off the roof after being shot at by a helicopter, and holds himself up while holding onto a hose connected to the roof while “standing” on the glass windows with his bloody, cut up feet. This is the beauty of John McClane, he’s always bleeding, cut up, shot and injured half way through the movie and he still gets the job done.
During the movie he maintains radio contact with Sgt. Alan Powell, the dude from Family Matters, and they talk about Twinkies. Powell made an argument we were all thinking, that although the cops and the FBI guys have tried everything in the book, that McClane is more affective fighting the bad guys from inside the building than the on duty guys.
This movie is just plane fun all around, Bruce (yes, we’re on a first name basis) doesn’t disappoint, and Alan Rickman plays probably one of the coolest bad guys ever. I joke that this is my favorite Christmas movie, as it all takes place during the holidays. Bruce’s character in Last Boyscout said it best, “After you kill a guy, you have to say something cool.” And he does in Die Hard, probably one of the most memorable, dumbest things to say, “Yippie-kiyay, mother fucker”. And because of this new phrase, the world is just that much better.