I've seen this several times, but The Husband had never seen it before. He objects to the violence. He also objects to considering it a Christmas movie because the season is incidental to the plot. Sensitivity to the violence is about the only thing I can think of that would interfere with enjoyment of the film, and I would argue that you'd have to be very sensitive. The Husband is quite sensitive to it, which is an endearing quality though I think it can be taken too far.
This is just great fun, and I never say "no" to another viewing.
Slant Magazine says,
while the film's showstoppers still dazzle, Die Hard isn't a great film simply because it delivers bang for your buck; it's great because its action is built atop a foundation of wit and emotion.Roger Ebert does not like it and concludes,
Without the deputy chief and all that he represents, "Die Hard" would have been a more than passable thriller. With him, it's a mess, and that's a shame, because the film does contain superior special effects, impressive stunt work and good performancesDVD Talk says it "set a new benchmark for action films when it exploded into theaters". It has a score of 94% at Rotten Tomatoes.
I am by no means of action movies, because I find action movies to be redundant and wasteful as a rule. But Die Hard is different! It is a shining beacon of what a action movie can be if its soul is pure.ReplyDelete
My wife had never seen Die Hard when I first met her, and her enthusiasm for sitting through it was so low that it took years--like five years!--before she finally would watch it with me. And she was hooked by the time he was making fists with his toes.
Finally, Die Hard is a perfect Christmas movie, and anyone who says differently hasn't had to it through "White Christmas" lately.
I just love that "Christmas in Hollis" is in Die Hard
ah, but my husband _loves_ "der bingle" and all those sweet old christmas movies. :) i guess i'd call my husband a traditionalist. i actually like "white christmas" myself, but i think i'm just tired of the old movies i've seen every year for decades.Delete
Yippee Kay A at least that's how I would spell it ,good fun.ReplyDelete
lol, yes, i like the way you spell ;)Delete
I always choke up when Willis meets the police friend-on-the-radio in the end, that´s Christmas spirit right there. Be friends and help a stranger! And Alan Rickman can do no wrong.ReplyDelete