The Twin Geeks 8: Die Hard (1988)

♫Jingle bells, shotgun shells♫

♫McClane will save the day♫

♫Christmas is near, and we’ll all cheer♫

♫When Bruce Willis says “yippie kay-ay”♫

Everyone gather ’round the fireplace because this week is a special holiday-themed podcast. Apologies to Frank Capra, Bob Clark, and Ron Howard, because the only Christmas film we want to talk about this year is John McTiernan’s action masterpiece, Die HardWe don’t care what the haters have to say, Die Hard is not only a Christmas movie, but THE holiday favorite on The Twin Geekscast. This year is also the 30th anniversary of Die Hard‘s release, making it even more fitting an occasion to talk about the film. Die Hard changed the action film scene forever, trading in the overly-masculine heroes of Schwarzenegger and Stallone for the more relatable and underdog personality of Bruce Willis. This film made a star out of him and paved the way for every action star to follow. Listen as we cover what makes this meticulously crafted thrill ride of a film so enduring, and talk about why we love it so much during this special time of year.

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