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  • Die Hard/Die Hard 2

    Ok guys, let's talk about it. Is Die Hard (and/or for that matter, Die Hard 2) a Christmas movie? FOX said yes, Bruce Willis said no, and I believe the writer of DH1 also said yes. What do all of you think?

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    I definitely say no.

    I don't think that merely being set during Christmas time makes a movie a Christmas movie. Die Hard is just an action movie that is set during Christmas, much like Iron Man 3 (also written by Shane Black) is a superhero movie that is set during the Christmas season.

    As far as I'm concerned, for a movie to be a Christmas movie it has to be ABOUT Christmas, not just set during Christmas. Die Hard is about fighting off pseudo-terrorists.

    The best you could do is make the argument that the storyline about McClane and his wife coming back together during the holidays is consistent with the values and message of the Christmas season, but that's just not enough for me.

    I like Die Hard. It's a great action film. But it's not a Christmas movie.

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