“We’ll skip the “”why I picked this movie tonight”” story, and just say it wasn’t what I had originally earmarked for tonight and leave it at that
This film often gets rolled into the same category as Die Hard, which makes sense. Action movie from the same era. Just enough comedy peppered in. Both set at Christmas. For me, I’m just a bit too die hard Die Hard, and I didn’t think the two really compared. The action, the humor, the villains, all better in Die Hard.
However, I do think Glover and Gibson make a good pair, even if their styles are a bit too perfectly split. Glover as the refined veteran. Gibson as the young rebellious type. I can see why this went on to spawn multiple sequels. I do live for this kind of film, but wasn’t as impressed as I expected to be.”