12 Movies of Christmas: Die Hard
By Geeky Gem
As it is the lovely month od December we here at All Geek to Me have decided that we would share with you our 12 movies of Christmas. Here is how it worked, Hmsbeefnuts came up with title and together we came up with rules, rules for movies I here you say. Well yes there was only one rule, the movie had to either happen around Christmas or at Christmas. This is how I get my way as I am not a huge fan of typical Christmas movies. I like the ones that are based at Christmas, so mine my have a slightly different twist. I know what Hmsbeefnuts and Caelrona have picked so this is going to be fun let’s kick off with my first movie of choice, Die Hard.
Oh Die Hard how I love thee, this movie came out in 1988 so I was way to young to see it in a cinema but I have watched t countless times on DVD over the years. It’s a movie I keep coming back to time after time. Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman are just fantastic in this movie. Now in order to get this on my list of Christmas movies it had to be set near Christmas and lo and behold it is, Yay me.
If you have neer seen this movie then the story is a simple one New York City Cop John McClane (Willis) has come to Los Angeles in order to visit hs estranged wife, Holly and their children. However when he gets to the building, Nakatomi Plaza in which she works it is over run with terrorist ‘s who leader Hans Gruber (Rickman) is after some thing in the buildings vault, hmm I wonder what that could. McClane decides he can’t let this happen and sets about trying to stop them.
This has to be only of favourite movies ever its fast paced, has a lot of really good action sequences and not to mention it has Willis and Rickman. I think director John McTiernan got it right with this movie but he wouldn’t have been able to do that without some really good source material. The movie was based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp and adapted for the scene by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza I have never read the book but would like to just to see how this movie out to be the way it is.
The fact that this movie has had another 3 movies made for it with number 5 on the way sometime next year just goes to show that John McClane can still kick ass and put bums on cinema seats. I for one will be going to see A Good Die to Die Hard, if we here in the UK don’t decided to change its name to Die Hard 5 because apparently we wouldn’t have understood that Live Free and Die Hard was a Die Hard movie so made it the simpler title of Die Hard 4.0. Any way as always if you haven’t seen this movie then please do especially if you like to see stuff blow up.