John McClane, a New York cop, is on his way to LA to visit his wife for the Christmas holiday hoping to repair their strained relationship. After meeting his wife at the company Christmas party, terrorists storm the building and start taking hostages. McClaine slips away and begins his heroic “cowboy” role of slowly offing each of the terrorists while talking to his unseen partner with the local LAPD.
Javier questions the explosions. Mattson waivers on Die Hard being a Christmas movie. Ian explains how this movie set the standard. JJ talks one liners.