A new poll has shed further light on the ever-raging debate of whether Die Hard can actually be considered as a Christmas movie.
As well as being the iconic action classic that immortalised John McClane (Bruce Willis) in big screen history, fans have long argued over whether the events at Nakatomi Plaza on Christmas Eve mean that it qualifies considered to be a festive classic.
But a new poll has delivered the verdict from everyday Americans, and it’s a triumphant victory for the naysayers.
According to a survey conducted by Morning Consult and The Hollywood Reporter, only 25 percent of American adults polled consider Die Hard to be a Christmas movie while 62 percent rubbished the idea. An altogether smaller group of 13 percent had no opinion whatsoever on the subject.
However, it’s arguable whether the poll has provided a definitive answer. Only 2,200 U.S. adults were polled, which can considered to be a fairly small sample size.
The triumphant naysayers are even supported by Bruce Willis – who earlier this year declared that the film was not a festive classic.
As he appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, he addressed the debate once and for all – admitting that “Die Hard is not a Christmas movie”.
But he’s at odds with Die Hard screenwriter Steven E.de Souza, who firmly declared that it is.