Book vs Movie: Die Hard – What’s the Difference?

Picture: There are two types of people in the world, those who think Die Hard is a Christmas movie and those who are wrong.

What better time of year for CineFix to do a What’s the Difference? episode on the best Xmas movie of all time!

Video: Die Hard – What’s the Difference?
Video: Die Hard – Lost in Adaptation.

While I have gotten my grubby hands on the Roderick Thorp novel (Nothing Lasts Forever), I must confess to not having read it as yet. It is probably a good thing I don’t mind spoilers. Hope you don’t mind either, because, you know, spoiler alert.

The differences between the two endings are interesting. Having the watch moment with McClane’s wife/daughter play out differently, and Dwayne Robinson’s sacrifice, would not have made this a classic Xmas movie. So it makes sense that the movie’s creative team changed those things to make this a more upbeat ending.

Enjoy the season rewatching all the Die Hard movies… except A Good Day to Die Hard: that is an abomination and an offence against not only cinema but the good name of Die Hard.

Picture: It’s not Christmas until I see Hans Gruber fall off Nakatomi Plaza.