With the Christmas holidays on the horizon, let’s not neglect the true motive for the season, our holy savior: John McClane. Whereas quite a lot of us might not have the ability to see household this 12 months or go to a mall Santa Claus with out a plastic sneeze guard in place, at the very least we will all nonetheless watch Die Laborious, the 1988 blockbuster that we definitively proved was a Christmas film again in 2018, no additional questions.

However as superior as the unique film is, the sequels are usually … not so nice. The primary two have their moments, to make certain, however the fourth and fifth entries within the sequence are as bland and forgettable as Bruce Willis’ singing profession. However one current Die Laborious story, whereas not good, is at the very least admirably bonkers; the 2018 graphic novel A Million Methods to Die Laborious, a couple of haggard, over-the-hill McClane who appears nothing like Willis, presumably for authorized causes.

Judging by the expression, one of many methods is “shitting your pants.” 

The e-book can also be set at Christmastime, 30 years to the day because the unique movie. McClane finds himself up towards a mysterious villain from his previous, who blows-up Nakatomi Plaza within the opening pages.

The unfortunately-named “Moviefone” is a serial killer who patterns his crimes off of traditional movies like Raiders of the Misplaced ArkSeven Samurai, and … From Hell? The crappy Johnny Depp film?