A Good Day to Die Hard is a movie just released, and we will go see it.
Bruce Willis surprises me. In the 1980s, he was a co-star with Cybil Shepherd in Moonlighting. She was an established celebrity, a famous successful model. Bruce Willis was an unknown, just-another-cocky actor who would try for stardom in an unlikely show about a failing detective agency. Classy rich Shepherd becomes the new owner, Willis is the street-wise mouthy fast-talking detective, and flirtation is rife.
Somehow, Moonlighting was a big success. Bruce Willis was a big success. He did not fade into the annals of “Where is he now?” Who knew?
Since then Bruce Willis has made many action movies which my husband and I have seen. I know, I know…but for some reason, Bruce (may I call him that?) and his smooth gutsy style makes destruction, gun fights, death-defying stunts enjoyable.
In preparation for our viewing of his new movie we are having our own DVD marathon of the Die Hard movies. The first one was released in 1988, when we were in late 30s: the new one finds us at 60. Bruce gets totally thrashed in previous movies, and I expect he will again one last time.
Call me shallow, but I (the retired teacher/grandma) truly relish his movies. Who knew?