- Date/Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, Thursday, December 19, 2019
- Location: The Adventurers Club of Los Angeles
- Category: Special Event
Get into the holiday spirit at the Adventurers’ Club! In the last meeting before Christmas, the Club will be screening one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time – Die Hard. Everyone is welcome to attend, refreshments will be available. Suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Bring a friend and get into the holiday spirit like a true adventurer!
The story of a New York police officer (Bruce Willis) who comes to visit family in LA for the holidays gets involved in a hostage situation. The terrorist group, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) chases Willis through the building as he foils their plans. Action and adventure are around every corner in this Christmas classic!
Released in 1988, Die Hard changed the action-adventure genre by subverting the trope of the muscle-bound action hero made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 80’s. Bruce Willis’ John McClane was an everyman, an average Joe who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Throughout the film we see him battle his environment as much as the terrorists. This ushered in the era of the “relatable” action hero that would grow throughout the 90’s to include Keanu Reeves in The Matrix, Will Smith in Bad Boys, Harrison Ford in Air Force One, and Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.