The Cleveland Show “Die Semi-Hard” Review

I think tonight’s episode of The Cleveland Show, "Die Semi-Hard" might have been a whole lot funnier to me if I had seen Die Hard more than that one time back in college when I had to for the film class I was taking. I have nothing against action films (Air Force One always chokes me up), but it’s not exactly my genre either.

Still, Cleveland and the gang gave their first parody their best effort and thanks to an abundance of general 80?s jokes, it was still amusing. Cleveland got to play Bruce Willis, of course, and the bear made a great Alan Rickman. Ah, the simpler days when bearded British men made for believable terrorists.

Although I recognize that Die Hard is one of those movies that isn’t really about Christmas, but invariably gets listed whenever one sits down to write a list of Christmas movies, I really think the show would have benefited from picking a different movie for their holiday episode. Die Hard might be a classic action film, but it has nowhere near the level of instant recognition that helped make the Family Guy Star Warsparodies so popular. Read More...


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