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Throwback Thirty – Die Hard (1988)

Die_hard5_star_rating_system_4_and_a_half_starsΒ This may seem like history repeating itself because I’ve already reviewedΒ Die Hard on this blog. But, considering it was the inspiration for the title of my blog, there was no real alternative to end my Throwback Thirty series. Not only is it one of the best films of 1988 but it is one of the most loved films of all time. Seriously, you mentionΒ Die Hard to pretty much everyone and they’ll respond positively. Plus, it’s kind of timely considering this year the whole “isΒ Die Hard a Christmas film?” debate started raging again. “And is it?” I hear you cry? I don’t really care. Officially, I did put it on my list of ‘Essential Christmas films’ but I’d watch this film at any time of year and be happy. That’s not something I could say about the majority of other films on that list. In my heart, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas until I’ve watched Bruce Willis run around in a dirty tank top but it’s only real link to Christmas is the setting. But, I say again, who gives a shit?

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