Die Hard

“Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister…”

It may not come to mind when you rattle off your list of Top 10 Christmas Flicks (especially since it hit theaters in July 1988), but we’ll go on the record saying Die Hard is near the top of ours.

Of course, we’ll also pick a fight with anyone who argues that it’s not one of the best movies to come out of the 80s, period. Christmas or otherwise.

…because, quite simply, there’s nothing that Die Hard didn’t have. Sure, we all know about the action (rooftop explosions, helicopter chases, and the killer fight scene toward the end with baddie Alexander Godunov), but we also got copious amounts of humor (let’s give it up for Reginald VelJohnson as Twinkie-buyin’ buddy Al Powell), heart (of course McClane and Holly reconcile at the end), and lunacy (FBI Agents Big Johnson and Little Johnson’s gung-ho-ness).

Plus, we get the great Alan Rickman in his movie debut as Hans Gruber, the coolest, calmest bad guy of the 80s… and any movie that gives ol’ Principal Vernon from The Breakfast Club a decent amount of screen time, well… we think you get our drift.

So this holiday season, make yourself a nice mug of hot cocoa, curl up in your Snuggie, and pop Die Hard into your VCR. It’s a Wonderful Life is overrated anyway, and there’s nothing quite like seeing John McClane kickin’ some Yippi-Ki-Yay ass in his wifebeater and pleated slacks.

We ♥ Die Hard.

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~ by weheart80s on December 12, 2011.

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