There's a moment near the end where a bus goes flying through a Blockbuster video store and a movie poster on the wall reads "William Shakespeare's King Lear". The face on the poster is Arnold Schwarzenegger. This shot happens so quickly that you'd almost miss it. Here it is. Was this thing created for the movie or did it exist already? Who knows, who cares.
As for the movie, it does hold a nostalgic trip deep inside me but it…
A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…
"Time just gets away from us."
Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…