A discussion of cult films by two guys located in a basement somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Matt holds a B.S. and M.S. in physics, and works as an aerospace engineer. Mark holds a B.S. in biochemistry and works as a research technician... both are graduates of Snohomish High School Class of 91/92 respectiviely, none of which qualifies them to discuss film in any meaningful way... so... "caveat emptor" and all that.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
050 Die Hard by John McTiernan
Yippee-ki-yay, Mother F****rs, It's Christmas movie time! In 1988 Bruce Willis starred as the venerable John McClane in Die Hard, paving the way for a decades spanning action enterprise that refuses to *cough* die. A script loaded with one-liners, overly campy character archetypes, and a little touching sappiness to boot, Die Hard achieves what it set out to do: epitomize all that is 80's action. Bruce Willis would never be the same afterward and neither would we. Sparing us the stilted accent of Schwarzenegger and the punchy slur of Stallone, Willis offered us a "thinking man's" action star...or at least a coherent one.