Friday, February 15, 2013

A Good Day to Die Hard review

The Die Hard series are a great bunch of movies, the original can't be topped and even the fourth film was quite good. Unfortunately, the fifth installment in the series leaves a lot to be desired. It stars Bruce Willis of course as the awesome cop John McClane and Jai Courtney as his (annoying) son. It's about McClane's son  getting arrested in Moscow for the attempted assassination of a Russian politician. John goes to Russia to help him out and gets more than he bargained for. It turns out his son Jack is working for the CIA to help stop  a nuclear weapons heist. Long story short, father and son team up, blow a lot of things up and shot a lot of Russian bad guys. The movie wasn't very good, but it could have been! Bruce Willis does a fine job as the ass-kicking McClane but he is lacking in a bit of his signature awesomeness. He's more worried about connecting with his son and whining about how he wasn't there for his kids enough. This isn't the McClane we know and love! Now it's not Willis's fault, it's script writer Skip Woods. The script is bad. The dialogue is mediocre and the plot is so full of explosions there's no room for John McClane's usual wise-cracking remarks and awesomeness. I'm not saying it's the worst movie ever but I am saying it's the worst Die Hard ever. The last 25 minutes are exciting though and Willis does get to say his signature catchphrase, but hey, better luck next time. I give A Good Day to Die Hard 3 out of 5 stars. Follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and like me on Facebook at

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