Thursday, October 27, 2011


Film: Die Hard

It's hard not to watch when it beckons on Neflix instant amidst all the shit. The great action movies in the 1980s often had really good button scenes at the end. Die Hard's is awesome. The only one that tops it is Point Break. I even enjoy the Lethal Weapon button scene when Mel Gibson and Gary Busey fight, although it makes a lot less sense than the other two I mentioned.

The reason they work is because these movies took care with developing side characters and had serious underlying themes. I watch these new ABC comedy shows which are trying to make some sort of point about emasculated males losing their place in society like Man Up and this midseason replacement Work It (where men dress as women to get jobs). Jesus, have these people seen Die Hard? This is the treatise on the subject.

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