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2013-12-17 09:05:45 AM  
Yes, let's discuss Die Hard ad nauseam every single single holiday season until it too is ruined like every other Christmas movie.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-12-17 09:10:58 AM  
Die Hard is a batter Christmas movie than any other movie ever made, so why do we need 10 reasons to compare it to crap?.
 
2013-12-17 09:14:02 AM  

jbc: Die Hard is a batter Christmas movie than any other movie ever made, so why do we need 10 reasons to compare it to crap?.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-17 09:26:00 AM  
11. Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho
 
2013-12-17 09:27:30 AM  
#1. It's not Love Actually

/drops mic
 
2013-12-17 09:33:58 AM  

ArkAngel: 11. Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho


12. "WELCOME TO THE PARTY, PAL!"
 
2013-12-17 09:41:57 AM  
13. Yippee ki yay mother farker
14. Come out to the party, we'll get together, have a few laughs...

/Thanks subby, now I know how I'm gonna waste my time tonight
 
2013-12-17 09:42:37 AM  
I dunno, it was hot when Kiera Knightly said, "At least I didn't just get buttfarked on national TV, Dwayne".
 
2013-12-17 09:52:20 AM  

SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon


FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard
 
2013-12-17 10:17:59 AM  

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 "Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..."

 
2013-12-17 10:23:38 AM  

ArkAngel: 11. Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho


www.deadoralive.net
 
2013-12-17 10:26:37 AM  
Finally... a top 10 list I agree with.

Not that I dislike Love Actually... it just isn't in the same league with Die Hard.

You don't see John McClane sulking because his woman is pulling away from him; hell no, he sucks it up and goes and kills some motherfarkers to win her back. That beats any story about trying to make it home for the holidays.
 
2013-12-17 10:32:18 AM  
 
2013-12-17 10:33:19 AM  

bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard


Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.
 
2013-12-17 10:34:35 AM  
#'s 1-10: I've never seen Love Actually, while I actually saw Die Hard in the theaters in its initial run.
 
2013-12-17 10:36:01 AM  
Gremlins is THE best Christmas movie.
 
2013-12-17 10:36:51 AM  
Counter-argument:
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2013-12-17 10:36:56 AM  

zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.


I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.
 
2013-12-17 10:37:09 AM  
Isn't this like arguing the culinary merits of nose-pickings versus ear wax?
 
2013-12-17 10:37:56 AM  
11. What's Love Actually?
 
2013-12-17 10:38:21 AM  
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2013-12-17 10:38:53 AM  
mojtv.hr


What is the matter with you? I thought Mothers were sweet and nice a-a-and Patient. I know loan sharks who are more forgiving than you. Your husband ain't dead, lady. He's hiding.
 
2013-12-17 10:42:25 AM  

aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.


Fun movie trivia, Boeing had in fact been building the fuselage out of plastic explosives but fixed that problem after watching that movie. They also solved a problem wherein jet fuel could ignite in mid-air while travelling faster than 200 miles per hour.
 
2013-12-17 10:43:04 AM  
Love Actually is the best. There, I said it.

Though Rare Exports is also pretty great.
 
2013-12-17 10:45:33 AM  
"Love Actually" sucks 365 days a year.  No need to bring the holidays into it.
 
2013-12-17 10:48:23 AM  
6. Love Actually Isn't Actually A Christmas Movie
The complete chronology of events in Die Hard take place during the one, long Christmas Eve. Love Actually is spread all over the calendar, some of the earlier scenes quite possibly taking place closer to Halloween than late December, the final airport montage obviously taking place the following Easter* ( * I can't back this last point up, though I swear there's someone holding a toy rabbit in one shot.)

God, THIS shiat is getting annoying. Does Cracked have a new layout or something? 10 Reasons why Footloose is a better Dancing movie than Friday the 13th. This really is the new trend " 'X' reason why two unrelated things are unrelated".
 
2013-12-17 10:48:51 AM  

Grither: Love Actually is the best. There, I said it.

Though Rare Exports is also pretty great.


This.  And I say this as someone whose favorite movie of the last two decades is "The Raid: Redemption" so I'm not saying it out of aversion to action movies or plot-less flicks.

Love Actually is a Christmas movie in a class with It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.  Die Hard is a great movie but not really the best Christmas movie, the timing is a conceit rather than an element of the plot.
 
2013-12-17 10:50:22 AM  

bdub77: aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.

Fun movie trivia, Boeing had in fact been building the fuselage out of plastic explosives but fixed that problem after watching that movie. They also solved a problem wherein jet fuel could ignite in mid-air while travelling faster than 200 miles per hour.


I liked how McClane's wife is talking to him on an air phone at the beginning of the movie while the entire plot is based on the planes not being able to contact anyone. Or the 20 minutes the bad guy's plane spends on the runway while everyone fights. Or the ridiculous ending with the eternal flame that lights the runway.

If you think Die Hard 2 is better than 1 then you're retarded.
 
2013-12-17 10:50:33 AM  

bdub77: aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.

Fun movie trivia, Boeing had in fact been building the fuselage out of plastic explosives but fixed that problem after watching that movie. They also solved a problem wherein jet fuel could ignite in mid-air while travelling faster than 200 miles per hour.


The movie also prompted Glock to abruptly end their then-popular of Glock 7 model handguns, due to complains by lawmakers that the firearms not only could bypass airport metal detectors, but that they also shielded the metal ammunition within them from those metal detectors.
 
2013-12-17 10:52:05 AM  

bdub77: aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.

Fun movie trivia, Boeing had in fact been building the fuselage out of plastic explosives but fixed that problem after watching that movie. They also solved a problem wherein jet fuel could ignite in mid-air while travelling faster than 200 miles per hour.


Hand grenades originally had a 45-second fuse, but when soldiers noticed the enemy casually strolling away from a thrown grenade (or ejecting from a plane), they recognized the importance of a shorter fuse.
 
2013-12-17 10:52:26 AM  

Mugato: bdub77: aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.

Fun movie trivia, Boeing had in fact been building the fuselage out of plastic explosives but fixed that problem after watching that movie. They also solved a problem wherein jet fuel could ignite in mid-air while travelling faster than 200 miles per hour.

I liked how McClane's wife is talking to him on an air phone at the beginning of the movie while the entire plot is based on the planes not being able to contact anyone. Or the 20 minutes the bad guy's plane spends on the runway while everyone fights. Or the ridiculous ending with the eternal flame that lights the runway.

If you think Die Hard 2 is better than 1 then you're retarded.


Relax, bro. My favorite movie is called Troll Hard.
 
2013-12-17 10:55:09 AM  
I'd have to do a web search to figure out what "Love Actually" is. Is Drew Barrymore in it?
 
2013-12-17 10:56:42 AM  

aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.


But it's the fumes that are explosive, not the gas. However, if they WERE completely out of fuel, then why is the plane still hanging up in the air in the exact way that bricks don't?
 
2013-12-17 10:57:45 AM  

olapbill: [mojtv.hr image 500x270]


What is the matter with you? I thought Mothers were sweet and nice a-a-and Patient. I know loan sharks who are more forgiving than you. Your husband ain't dead, lady. He's hiding.


I am kinda pissed that spike or comedy central isnt doing a marathon of christmas movies to compete with lifetime and hallmark.

/going to the folks this weekend and thats what will be on TV
//good thing they got rum
 
2013-12-17 11:00:06 AM  
No love for Lethal Weapon? That's one of my favorite Christmas movies.
 
2013-12-17 11:04:10 AM  
 
2013-12-17 11:04:36 AM  

Cybernetic: No love for Lethal Weapon? That's one of my favorite Christmas movies.


I feel the same way about  Schindler's List.  It's passed up, year after year, on the favorite Christmas movie lists.
 
2013-12-17 11:05:43 AM  

Richard_The_Clown: aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.

But it's the fumes that are explosive, not the gas. However, if they WERE completely out of fuel, then why is the plane still hanging up in the air in the exact way that bricks don't?


Hitchhiker's Guide reference. Beautiful. I applaud you. Have a month of TF on me.
 
2013-12-17 11:07:24 AM  
Die Hard is my favourite movie of all time.

It's well done. Very well done.

Well written, well acted, well shot. The casting is excellent and the movie has substance.  It's the pinnacle of the art form and the genre. And has set the bar so high, not one action movie since has even touched it. I mean Alan freakin Rickman is the bad guy. No overacting, just pure menacing. The bad guy overacting is a problem in pretty much every other movie. It's actually kind of a sore point for me. There's like 3 or 4 bad guys in the last 30 years who did the job well. I can't even think of any others offhand. Well actually I finally saw Elysium. And while I think the accent the bad guy used made him sound like a mental handicap, he did the job quite well.

Another reason Die Hard is so good is because it's "realistic". He's not a superhuman yet, he's a dude. He swears in every other sentence, he *gasp* smokes. It wasn't over the top. When he smashed through that window with the fire hose wrapped around him, it was an -event-. Holy sh*t this guy is hanging off a building and is about to crash through a window. Fast forward to today's movies and that's just how the good guy gets home after grabbing a coffee.

And another reason for me personally is my brother and I discovered this movie as kids. I have such great memories of us watching it at Christmastime late at night.

/no point here, just random thoughts about my favourite film
//Die Hard 1 is the best, followed by Die Hard 3, then Die Hard 2
/there have been no others filmed
 
2013-12-17 11:11:20 AM  

sure haven't: Another reason Die Hard is so good is because it's "realistic". He's not a superhuman yet, he's a dude. He swears in every other sentence, he *gasp* smokes. It wasn't over the top. When he smashed through that window with the fire hose wrapped around him, it was an -event-. Holy sh*t this guy is hanging off a building and is about to crash through a window. Fast forward to today's movies and that's just how the good guy gets home after grabbing a coffee.


That's a good point- you do see him taking injuries as the movie goes along. He slows down, he hurts. They still downplay it from time to time (the glass in the feet don't seem to hamper his mobility that much and a gunshot wound in the shoulder is darn near ignored), but he's generally not played up as a superman.
 
2013-12-17 11:19:40 AM  

sure haven't: It's actually kind of a sore point for me. There's like 3 or 4 bad guys in the last 30 years who did the job well. I can't even think of any others offhand. Well actually I finally saw Elysium. And while I think the accent the bad guy used made him sound like a mental handicap, he did the job quite well.


I've always thought that John Travolta's best roles are when he plays bad guys... particularly Face/Off and Broken Arrow.
 
2013-12-17 11:20:00 AM  
My Christmas movie traditions:
The MST3K of  Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
The MST3K of  Santa Claus
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

"Merry Christmas Mr. Bean"
"The Strike"

Note how  Die Hard isn't on the list. It's a great late 80s action movie, and yes, it's also a Christmas movie. But late 80s action movies don't exactly age well. Even  Die Hard gets tedious if you watch it too often.
 
2013-12-17 11:25:22 AM  

Devo: I'd have to do a web search to figure out what "Love Actually" is. Is Drew Barrymore in it?


Nope. Mostly Brits, including a pre-Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln and a pre-badass career phase Liam Neeson.
 
2013-12-17 11:27:37 AM  
dl.dropboxusercontent.com

/Bonus points for the actor turning into the character later in life
 
2013-12-17 11:31:30 AM  
If we're going to claim action movies with a Christmas component...

cdn.mos.totalfilm.com

Plus, another vote for Rare Exports
 
2013-12-17 11:33:39 AM  

t3knomanser: My Christmas movie traditions:
The MST3K of  Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
The MST3K of  Santa Claus
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
"Merry Christmas Mr. Bean"
"The Strike"

Note how  Die Hard isn't on the list. It's a great late 80s action movie, and yes, it's also a Christmas movie. But late 80s action movies don't exactly age well. Even  Die Hard gets tedious if you watch it too often.



i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-12-17 11:37:13 AM  

Alonjar: I've always thought that John Travolta's best roles are when he plays bad guys... particularly Face/Off and Broken Arrow.


Actually yeah, he was good in face off. Forgot about that one. Good movie.

"sir, the president is on line 1, and your wife is line 2"
"tell the president to hold"
 
2013-12-17 11:39:04 AM  

aelat: zipdog: bdub77: SurfaceTension: 13. Yippee ki yay mother farker Mr. Falcon

FTFY.

/Die Hard 2 > Die Hard

Especially when Chief O'Brien crashes his out-of-fuel jet in the greatest most largest airplane explosion evar.

I love that part. Especially because they've mentioned 20 times how the plane is  completely out of fuel, then explodes like they accidentally built the fuselage out of plastic explosives.


I love that they decided to keep circling Dulles and crash rather than land in Reagan or Baltimore. I guess with all the crack violence back then, it was still the safer choice.
 
2013-12-17 11:41:19 AM  

sure haven't: Alonjar: I've always thought that John Travolta's best roles are when he plays bad guys... particularly Face/Off and Broken Arrow.

Actually yeah, he was good in face off. Forgot about that one. Good movie.

"sir, the president is on line 1, and your wife is line 2"
"tell the president to hold"


Face Off is arguably the worst popular action movie ever made, and if you don't know why I'm not going to explain it.
 
2013-12-17 11:43:11 AM  
 
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