Happy [Die Hard] Day!

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Orthanc wrote: »
    I think you also have to have someone learn a valuable lesson...

    If Hans Gruber doesn't count I don't know what does

    Don't get dropped off skyscraper buildings by cops is a valuable lesson, indeed.

    I've lived my life by these words. They've made me the man I am today (i.e. not a pancake infront of Nakitomi plaza)

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    I still maintain this is not a Xmas movie, just a movie that happens to take place at Xmas

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  • AridholAridhol Daddliest Catch Registered User regular
    I still maintain this is not a Xmas movie, just a movie that happens to take place at Xmas

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    I still maintain this is not a Xmas movie, just a movie that happens to take place at Xmas

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    I struggle to see how the latter is even ontologically possible

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited December 2017
    If Die Hard were a Christmas movie, it follows the sequels would be as well, right? If it's so integral to the plot how come other entries don't have that yuletide theme?

    I dunno, it's an excellent movie and people can have their own traditions around the holidays, that's fine. I don't need an excuse to enjoy the movie, it is just a good movie.

    It's like porn, you know it when you see it. Like, the first Gremlins movie takes place during Christmas but I don't fondly remember it as a Christmas film, even when it's a plot point that comes up more than once it isn't a movie I think of as having a festive atmosphere.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Tried to watch the Die Hard marathon.
    These movies seem to get less and less Chistmassy as they go on :(
    Like Die Hard 4 says it's on Independence Day, and that's definitely not Christmassy.

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  • caligynefobcaligynefob DKRegistered User regular
    Cross-posting from the booze thread.


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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    If Die Hard were a Christmas movie, it follows the sequels would be as well, right? If it's so integral to the plot how come other entries don't have that yuletide theme?

    I dunno, it's an excellent movie and people can have their own traditions around the holidays, that's fine. I don't need an excuse to enjoy the movie, it is just a good movie.

    Isn't Die Hard 2 on Christmas?

    It's a miracle Shane Black hasn't directed a Die Hard movie yet.
    It's like porn, you know it when you see it. Like, the first Gremlins movie takes place during Christmas but I don't fondly remember it as a Christmas film, even when it's a plot point that comes up more than once it isn't a movie I think of as having a festive atmosphere.

    Both Gremlins are Christmas movies. :)



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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Gremlins 2 is so ridiculous I try to force myself to forget it

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    Shit we forgot to watch Die Hard today. I guess we can watch it boxing day.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular

    It's a miracle Shane Black hasn't directed a Die Hard movie yet.



    did you just ignore the Long Kiss Goodnight or what

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2017
    My wife started this early morning today (like 1 am early) to watch while we wrapped gifts. Upon finishing the wrapping she gets up to leave and asks if I am coming. The look of bewilderment on my face must have been obvious because she said what's wrong. I said the movie is not over yet. She said well we can pause it and finish it tomorrow. At which point I just laughed and continued my viewing.

    It is weird that a movie showing exactly how to do a scrappy underdog who is out of his depth came out this long ago but people are still screwing it up.

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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    i mean, the best christmas movie is batman returns, but die hard is a close second

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    If Die Hard were a Christmas movie, it follows the sequels would be as well, right? If it's so integral to the plot how come other entries don't have that yuletide theme?

    no?

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    This arguement about whether it's a christmas movie features so much goalpost moving that the definition is inherently meaningless

    The reasons for and against are literally warped to the point that the only important factors are whether you want it to be a christmas movie or not.

    It's dumb.

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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    my only requirement for a movie to be a christmas movie is if christmas is in it.

    crazy, i know

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Registered User, ClubPA regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    This arguement about whether it's a christmas movie features so much goalpost moving that the definition is inherently meaningless

    The reasons for and against are literally warped to the point that the only important factors are whether you want it to be a christmas movie or not.

    It's dumb.

    I believe movies may only be christmas movies if you can spell Christmas using only letters taken from the title, credits and complete transcription of the dialog.

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    Here's a distraction for the people who would argue against Die Hard being a Christmas movie: the original Twisted Metal is secretly a Christmas videogame.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Like there are clear CLEAR indicators that John McTiernan intended Die Hard to be a twisting/warping of the christmas movie genre
    • The repeating sound cue of the distorted jingle bells
    • The bearer bonds raining down from the building at the end like snow
    • The family togetherness theme, in which John and Holly come to understand and forgive each other through trials on Christmas eve

    These were all clearly intentional allusions to christmas movies.

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Here's a distraction for the people who would argue against Die Hard being a Christmas movie: the original Twisted Metal is secretly a Christmas videogame.

    Fucking love Christmas video games. I was so happy to find out that both Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami were set at Christmas.

    Hell, it's why Batman Arkham Origins Is my second favorite Batman Arkham game.

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    I played through Arkham Origins in the run up to Christmas over the past two years and this year I tried the I Am The Night permadeath mode. I got past the first boss fight with Killer Croc but I doubt I could make it much further without losing.

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  • Dyvim TvarDyvim Tvar Registered User regular
    i mean, the best christmas movie is batman returns, but die hard is a close second

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    i mean, the best christmas movie is batman returns, but die hard is a close second

    In Bruges tops the list for me.

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    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    Dyvim Tvar wrote: »
    i mean, the best christmas movie is batman returns, but die hard is a close second

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    "bruce wayne, why are you dressed up like batman?" is the greatest line in cinema history

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  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Does anyone feel like putting this to the test?
    if you start DIE HARD at exactly 9:58:13 on new year’s eve, you can see hans gruber fall off nakatomi plaza which is better than any ball drop or nye countdown. you’re welcome.

    I would totally try this but I know my wife would get up no fewer than four times to "get a quick snack" and insist I pause the movie.

    Each time, of course, coming back empty handed because "we don't have anything good to eat".

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Hans Gruber is the best Die Hard villain.









    RIP Alan Rickman

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    Aaaaand Die Hard watched. :biggrin:

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    Hard to believe that was Rickmans movie debut

    He's so great

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    A movie so good it got on Movie Bob's Really That Good segment.

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