This is one of the definitive 80s Action Films.
There is no nonsense whatsoever, the plot moves along with such a pace that the viewer is not disturbed by implausabilities.
Bruce Willis plays the likeable "regular guy", who is forced bare-foot into unleashing mayhem and destruction, to perfection.
His brilliant opposite is Alan Rickman, playing the German villain Hans Gruber in such a way that you almost root for him to get away with his heist. Also, he thankfully dispatches the office sleazeball, Ellis, in a wonderful scene.
The bad guys in Die Hard are more likeable than their... read the rest.