Bruce Willis starrer ‘Die Hard’ is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and a new trailer from 20th Century Fox have for now put the debate on ‘whether it’s a Christmas movie or not’ to rest.
Every year during the Christmas time, one of the general debates among movie buffs is about the 1988-released action thriller ‘Die Hard’. People are divided in their opinions about the film being a Christmas movie.
While the storyline of the film starts on Christmas Eve and with several references in terms of Christmas songs and parties, many still think this is simply an action movie and should not be considered a Christmas film.
Moreover, action star Willis himself had once said, “‘Die Hard’ is not a Christmas movie, it’s a goddamn Bruce Willis movie!”. Well, as he was talking at his Comedy Central roast, his comment can be kept away for the moment.
‘Die Hard’ – New Trailer
For now, it seems 20th Century Fox has put its stamp on ‘Die Hard’ as a Christmas film. With a new trailer, the company has even declared that “it is the greatest Christmas story ever told.”
In the new trailer we hear a very jovial voice narrating that “this is John, he just wants to spend Christmas with the family. But when he gets stuck at the office party, it will be a holiday, he will never forget. This Christmas get ready to jingle some bells and deck the halls with boughs of Bruce Willis.”
‘Die Hard’ (1988) – Storyline
Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he’s not there to give out presents. He’s there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it’s up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster–but not without a sense of humor.