Episode #55: A Good Week to Die Hard

February 16th, 2013

In an attempt to be current, we dug in at our local regal for over 12 hours for a die hard marathon. We cap the Die Hard series after Episode 44, including a brief aural look at the V-day 5th installment.  As we do not spoil the new film beyond our reaction, we recommend listening before you go if that is your plan.  Just to say it directly, this week we cover:

  • Die Harder (Die Hard 2)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance
  • Live Free or Die Hard

The original Die Hard set the mold for all action cakes or jellos.  over 25 years, they have managed to continue the character 4 more times without doing the same movie over & over (do you hear us, Vin Diesel?).  Strong non-white characters and strong females populate the series; a brag that doesn't ever feel pushed in the characters.  Despite the draw for destruction, there are some subversive social integration lessons lil' white kids from Idaho can learn about getting on in the world.  Hopefully, it transcended to everyone who struggles with the other - but hopefully not with terrorists.  When it comes to 'suffering' through action flicks, you cannot do much better.  If you can, we've probably already covered it.  We swear we'll branch out...  we swear on the precious.

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