Today, Die Hard turns twenty-five and it’s still one of the “’80sest” movies ever made. And one of the most quotable action movies. And the best Christmas movie. At least in my opinion.
Here’s Bruce Willis before Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense, Sin City, Moonrise Kingdom, AND Looper.
AND every Die Hard sequel.
Could you imagine those films without him, or those films not existing because Bruce Willis was a cool guy like Brad Pitt was in Fight Club, not a cool guy like Bruce Willis the actor?
Let me rephrase that:
Could you imagine the world without Die Hard?
No, damn it, you can’t.
The other day, I caught Fogs over at Fogs’ Movie Reviews trying to get away with this blasphemy:
With regard to his preference of the recent Olympus Has Fallen over White House Down, he wrote:
“I believed in Gerard Butler as a quasi John McClane much more than Channing Tatum”
BUT NO ONE IS QUASI JOHN McCLANE EXCEPT QUASI BRUCE WILLIS***!
For “quasi Bruce Willis,” please see his lackluster delivery in Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Die Hard: with a Vengeance.
If you haven’t seen Die Hard yet, I pity you. As does Damien Karras:
“The power of Christ compels you.”
But moving forward, here’s a few clips to celebrate:
A happy anniversary
to the quintessential