Tonight’s Monday Movie Madness was both sad and awesome. Last week, I found out that Alan Rickman had passed away from checking the news while I was getting ready for work. It was so important that I woke Amanda up to tell her the news. We both hate mornings (a lot), but rather than grumble at me for waking her up, Amanda got up and had to spend a bunch of time watching interviews of Alan Rickman on YouTube. We knew our next movie night needed to be one of his. So tonight, in memory of Alan Rickman, we watched Die Hard.
We purchased the 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of the Die Hard movies on Blu-Ray before Christmas to marathon them over the break. However, we got busy with the holiday rush and weren’t able to squeeze it in (maybe because we were marathoning Harry Potter, maybe) so it was sitting on our shelf waiting for us.
This movie is almost 30 years old and is still completely fantastic. It also looks great on Blu-Ray. It brings back the classic 80s action movie nostalgia every time we watch it. We both commented how it catches us off guard every time we see Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman from earlier in their careers after we have spent many years enjoying their films and gotten used to seeing their older selves.
Normally in our Monday Movie Madness posts, I like to give a little synopsis teaser of the plot to encourage you to watch it, but I’m not going to do that for Die Hard. Die Hard can speak for itself. Instead, I’ll say that if you haven’t seen Bruce Willis as John McClane and Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber, you should cancel your next date night plan and watch Die Hard instead. You’ll thank us for it later.