Christmas film, schmistmas film — “Die Laborious” is an motion film. And never simply an motion film, however the motion film.
Placing apart Christmas Eve, households, stockings, chestnuts, Frosty and some other vacation trappings which may ring a bell, the 1988 movie that launched star Bruce Willis in an entire new method and solidified director John McTiernan as an motion guru (following his success the earlier 12 months with “Predator”) is a sterling instance of its style. There could also be different motion pictures with extra explosions, higher motion choreography and stuntwork, extra advanced characterizations, and so forth, however “Die Laborious” has an endlessly fulfilling premise and an hermetic construction.
Definitely, something so culturally related as “Die Laborious” is certain to be parodied, and the film has had greater than its share of riffs. Take this Ben Stiller Present sketch, or this second from “Nationwide Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon I” with Willis himself, and even this second from “Group.”
“Rick and Morty” is way from the primary TV present to base an episode round a “Die Laborious” situation — reveals as disparate as “Farscape” and “Chuck” have had “Die Laborious”-themed episodes. But “Rick: A Mort Nicely Lived” is a parody that feels prefer it’s coming from a real, die arduous fan, double entendre supposed.