Why John McClane Is Gone and He's Never Coming Back

Feb 13, 2013 Comments
No More Smoking

One of the great bits in the original Die Hard comes when McClane steals some smokes from a dead bad guy. In Die Hard with a Vengeance we see him try to smoke after his exploding boat adventure only to find his pack sopping wet with ocean water. There's something about McClane's smoking that brings out the tired everyman which used to define his character. Now he's smoke-free and boring.

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