Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking. Of course it is. Or isn’t. The fact that right now, we’re discussing this, not only here, but across the world, means that this is undoubtedly the most important question we need to deal with right now. So stop everything, give this a read, and use this to prove to people that your stance is correct.
Okay, so actually, you’re only right if you think it IS a Christmas movie. Of COURSE it’s a Christmas movie. Here’s why.
- Let’s get the obvious out-of-the-way, shall we? It’s set on Christmas Eve, at an office Christmas party, with Christmas stuff going on all around. The lead character is visiting his estranged wife and children (more on that in point 2) for the holidays, and there’s even Christmas music on the radio… If you can call it that.
- Christmas is a time for people who have become distant with one another to come together, put aside their differences and enjoy a time of peace with one another. What better way to do that, than to rain bullet-fire upon terrorists and evil people, then patch things up whilst sharing a fireman’s jacket?
- Gifts. John presents his wife with a watch, a watch which plays a pivotal role at the end of the film. No spoilers, but you’ll fall for it too.
- This scene.
- Okay, so I don’t actually have a good point 5. The points that sell it to me are 1 and 2, with 4 being suitable for all the people who like to witness the film in action.
What do you lot think?