LimeGreenLegend 3,915 Posted December 10, 2021 Share Posted December 10, 2021 It's taken three years, but we're finally celebrating Christmas at the Film Club with Die Hard thanks to @TheFox2000unit's nomination. Directed by John McTiernan (Predator, The Hunt for Red October, The Last Action Hero), Die Hard is a holiday classic about family, friendship and a terrorist takeover of a Los Angeles skyscraper. Bruce Willis stars as blue-collar New York cop John McClane, in town to visit his estranged wife and kids at Christmas. But soon after he goes to meet her at Nakatomi Plaza, the skyscraper in which she works, it is taken over by a group of terrorists led by Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman in a fantastically hammy scene-stealing performance. I don't think we'll get any argument over whether this is actually a Christmas movie here, because it is. It's at least Christmas adjacent, and is as much about the actual holiday as It's A Wonderful Life. This deserves to be ranked amongst the all time Christmas classics just for the awesome Run-DMC song Christmas in Hollis. I'm sure we've all seen this before, but I'm not gonna complain about having to re-watch one of the most entertaining action films ever made. if this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year's 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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