This was good but I would have liked it more if it had just gone full Brian Yuzna and really leaned into the splatter and B-movie horror. Maybe I was just expecting a different movie, but there was a slight lack of zombie carnage for my liking. It’s like it always feels on the cusp of going bonkers but it never does. Still, it’s nasty enough in parts and that opening sequence is crazy.
30th Anniversary Screening.
Die Hard is pretty much a perfect action movie, right? I know that’s a common sentiment, but damn it’s true. It’s just so masterfully built, with the right amount of humor, and a nail-biter of a climax. There’s few things cooler than McClane grabbing the gun taped to his back, blowing away the bad guys, and quipping “Happy Trails, Hans”.
Also, I kept wondering if the older couple next to me had ever seen this, or if…
So I lucked out and discovered that my local theater was playing this in 70mm. Ticket price was a bit higher but I figured it was worth it to see the "Roadshow" cut. They even gave out these little booklets with info on the movie and everything. Very cool stuff.
There's something very exciting about seeing honest-to-god film being projected on the big screen. It isn't quite as...crisp (I think that's the right word) as digital, but it feels so…