DIE HARD – John McClane (Bruce Willis) stumbles in to some action in possibly the best Christmas film made in the 80s. This is one of those “horrible bad day” films where nothing goes right for anyone – hero or villain. Anyone who survives does so mostly through luck and wise-cracks.
It’s like McClane is something of a weird mix of Duke Nukem and MOONLIGHTING’s John Addison. I think MOONLIGHTING coloured Willis’ portrayal of McClane, and McClane coloured the tough-talking Duke in Apogee’s 1991 side-scroller.
Joseph Takagi: Hey, we’re flexible. Pearl Harbor didn’t work out so we got you with tape decks.