MOVIES

December 25, 2011

#5, 4, 3, 2, & 1 – Countdown to Christmas:…

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Anyone who reads this site with any regularity should already know how I feel about the Die Hard franchise, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it made the list. And truth is, I’d rather watch this 5 times in a row than watch any other movie on the list once. Hence, it’s representation of # 1-5. Yippee ki-yay.

I will assume every has already seen Die Hard, but as a refresh, here we go: John McClane is a cop from New York who goes to a Christmas party at his wife’s new office, the Nakatomi Plaza in LA. After arriving John takes off his shoes and all hell breaks loose. Hans Gruber and his group of “terrorists” brake in and take everyone hostage. Everyone that is except for barefoot John. From here McClane proceeds to sneak around the building, talking shit and killing members of Hans’ team…


As the movie progresses John kills more and more of Hans’ men, and we remain in awe at his ability to do it all without shoes. Eventually we learn that Hans is in fact not a terrorist, but instead just a very clever thief, and once it becomes apparent that Santa Claus in not gonna swoop in and save the day then it falls solely into the lap of John to save Christmas. And save Christmas he does. Barefoot.

With no available chimneys our hero is forced into the building’s venting system to deliver his presents (bullets) to Hans.

This allows him the opportunity to rescue his estranged wife Holly and her co-workers.

Well, at least most of her co-workers…


So in honor of the fallen, we give Die Hard 25/5.


http://youtu.be/bIbAOlvf0qs




About the Author

Brian Kronner
I write for the print edition of GEEK Magazine, and I can pretty much quote The ‘burbs from start to finish, I remember all the rules one must abide by when caring for a mogwai, and I could absolutely survive the Fire Swamp. How’s that for street cred?




2 comments
Matthew
Matthew

It took me, uh, 23 years, but I finally saw Die Hard this week. Damned entertaining.

Butch
Butch

the only reason die hard is a good movie is because of the recent cleveland episode, die semi-hard. that was soooo funny!