Over the past couple of years, AMC Theaters has done a great job in making going to the movies an event again. AMC started out by showing movie classics for one day as part of anniversary celebrations. 2012 saw an expansion of that to be marathons of certain movie series: Marvel, Batman, Indiana Jones, and Lord of the Rings. In each case, the viewer is not only treated to several movies for a reasonable price, but they also get commemorative items and a chance to win prizes.
For Russ’s birthday, I treated him to the Die Hard marathon. Russ and I are close in age and remember when the first Die Hard hit in our teen years. Add in the fact that the marathon would cap off with the showing of the newest Die Hard movie and we were ready to go.
I am not going to insult your intelligence by reviewing each movie individually. Suffice it to say that the first Die Hard is the strongest and that I enjoyed all four that had been released. One of the first reviews I wrote for this site was Live Free or Die Hard aka Die Hard 4; after rewatching it, I stand by my earlier thoughts.
Russ ended up being the lucky person though; he got the trivia question right to win a complete set of the first four movies on Blu-Ray.
My advice: Whenever AMC offers up one of these marathons or even a special showing of one movie, make the effort to go – it reminds you why you love movies…