While I wasn’t looking, an action movie became a Christmas cult classic. Die Hard is often mentioned as a family’s fave. Curious, I proposed a family movie night to watch this Bruce Willis masterpiece. Despite multiple previous viewings, my grandsons were pleased with my choice.
I do like Bruce Willis. Especially after a friend touted his gracious personality when he visited her candy shop with his kids. Looking past the features that date the film, such as the 80s hair styles, Bruce’s irritation at his wife’s use of her maiden name for professional purposes, and the tiresome soundtrack, I was bored.
My grandsons helpfully reminded me loudly and frequently that “THIS IS AN ACTION MOVIE!”
I watched my first James Bond film a few weeks ago, preparing to join pop culture for the newest one hitting the theaters near me. Same reaction: boredom. I am now assured that I will not experience FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) when I decline invites to future action films.
I prefer movies with plot, dialogue, twists, and great cinematography. I will continue to enjoy masterpieces such Mamma Mia! because, like most people I know, the characters sing and dance their way through life on a Greek island. Or National Lampoon’s Vacation, which accurately portrays an American family transporting a dead body on the roof of their car. These are the true heroes of film. Who needs Bruce Willis?
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakkah, and Joyful Tidings