The Top Five Worst ‘Die Hard’ Rip-Offs
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).
We’ve done Star Wars rip-offs and Superman rip-offs; this week on Top Five, in honor of the new thriller London Has Fallen, we’re looking at Die Hard rip-offs. We’ve also got a whole feature on ScreenCrush this week about the ongoing appeal of this tried-and-true formula, which has produced a lot of good movies (Speed! Under Siege! The Raid!). Sometimes, though, filmmakers’ best laid plans fall apart like an attempt to disguise a robbery in a Los Angeles skyscraper as a terrorist attack. With that in mind, we’ve collected five of the least successful Die Hard copycats for your amusement (and, in a few cases, abject horror).
Top Five is a ScreenCrush original series that ranks all kinds of cool stuff from the world of movies. This is our 13th episode, so check out some of our past episodes below. Plus, we want your feedback, so be sure to let us know what Top Fives you want to see in future episodes! And don’t forget to subscribe to the ScreenCrush YouTube channel below to catch all our future episodes. Until next time, yipee ki yay Top Fivers.
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