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Got your blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, what holiday flick do you pop in to get yourself into the Christmas spirit?
I hate Christmas but have to admit I have a festive soft spot for Home Alone, sadly I have no female company to watch it with this year, *sob cry* I will have to resort to being an incredibly drunk scrooge-type and curse at those happy looking fools and their stupid novelty hats...
At least as you say in Korea it's not widely celebrated loon. I'm stuck ower here in a Bah Humbug situation AND XMAS is fuckin everywhere grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
It has become Christmas tradition to watch 'Santa's Slay' and 'Muppets Christmas Carol'.
Die Hard. Always Die Hard.
But, but.... it's set in the middle of summer... and, Die Hard 1 and 2 are set on Christmas Eve... and...but... I don't understand!!!
Well, at least you didn't say Die Hard 4.
I have the most fun with #3. Unlike #2, it knows it's an improbable sequel and embraces that. Unlike #4, it doesn't attack the credibility of the characters (how did the hacker guy going through McClane's history NOT notice he'd taken down 3 major terrorist operations before?). Unlike #2 & #4, it has a great villain. Unlike the others, it's got Samuel Motherfuckin' L. Jackson. And, while I do like the original Die Hard a lot, I like to watch that around July 4th, and I just plain simply have the most fun with this movie, and since I'm usually off on Christmas with my apartment being cold as fuck, it's good to have something to remind me about Summer Time. While not specifically a "Christmas movie", Die Hard With A Vengeance is a movie I love to watch on Christmas.
"But, but..." - You're stuttering again... ;)
Yeah, With A Vengeance is by far the best DH sequel in my opinion. Number 2 is fun but too much of a shameless cash grab - "how can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?!" "Cos all we did was remake the first movie and set it in an airport instead of a skyscraper, that's how!" Also it's made by Renny Harlen who I just can't fuckin stand for some reason (I have actually yelled verbal abuse at my tv whilst watchin Deep Blue Sea)
Die Hard 4, to be honest, I don't even count that one. To me that might as well just be called John McClane and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
And as for watching the summer time set Die Hard 3 at Christmas and the Christmas set Die Hard 1 on the 4th of July...!? I... but... what the.... but...!!?!!?
I think it says a lot about Harlin that the best movies he ever made were The Long Kiss Goodnight (which from screenplay to movie, he fucked up big time on) and Die Hard 2. The only thing that Deep Blue Sea has going for it is that it has one of the more unexpected death scenes you may ever see in a movie (and even then, it is cheesy as all hell). You could almost say that it was out of the blue...
I actually like Die Hard 4 (or Live Free Or Die Hard) a lot. I knew going into it that it was gonna be a wildly implausible action flick with loads of action and Bruce Willis hamming up his role as best he could. And, it's that. Just not anything more.
And, if I was somewhere where I could post things from YouTube, I would've posted a video of John McClane making fun of stutterers...
I guess I must be in the minority of you guys, because I hated the third one. Personally I would put 4 and 2 above 3. My problem with "with a vengeance" is that it didn't feel all too much like a die hard sequel. when you enlarge the scope of the setting, and add in the racial tension with Sam Jackson's character, it just has a different vibe than all the other movies.
It's A Wonderful Life and Love, Actually. Because they tug the fuck out of my heartstrings.
...Although if you want a brutal Christmas movie, I highly suggest checking out Rare Exports on Netflix. Sweet Baby Jesus is it good.
Love Actually :')