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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013 film)

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'A Good Day To Die Hard' Proves Willis Should Have Stopped At #4 (video)

  • Feb 14, 2013
 Bruce Willis reprises his ioconic role as police detective John McClane in 'A Good Day To Die Hard' directed by John Moore ('Max Payne') and written by Skip Woods ('A Team') and Jason Keller. 

McClane this time around, finds himself in Moscow.  Seems his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney) has been arrested  for murder.  McClane isn't at all surprise.  He believes Jack is a total screw-up.

In truth (and this isn't a SPOILER) Jack is a CIA operative trying to protect a government whistleblower, Komarov (Sebastian Koch) from being killed.

Anyway, before father and son can hook up, they're involved in an over the top car case through the streets of Moscow that lasts around ten minutes (It felt like ten hours)

After that's over, the two men, spend some time yelling at each other, followed by a few moments of male bonding, as they try to protect Komarov Russian bad guys.  And there's lots bad guys.

There's also lots of shoot outs, fights, a little torture and more car chases.

Get the picture...

I really wanted to love this film or at least be entertained, but unfortunately neither one of those things happened. 

'A Good Day To Die Hard' has what you'd expect from an action film...It has action. What it doesn't have is a good script and well defined characters. You don't care about anyone.

Bruce Willis is always fun to watch, but even he couldn't save this film from being nothing more than two hours of non stop, excessive violence, with a twist you could see coming a mile away.  

It's for those reasons I gave 'A Good Day To Die Hard' 21/2 bagels out of 5.

The film opens on Valentines Day, Thursday February 14, 2012.  If you're planning on having a romantic evening, this is definitely NOT the movie to see.

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February 15, 2013
I had my hopes that this would at least be fun to watch. Oh well, I know I am still going to give it a shot. Nice one, you two! How are you?
February 17, 2013
Can't wait to read your review. We're doing good. Hope you are in lovely SF :)
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review by . July 05, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
The last Die Hard film with Justin Long was an exciting and fun ride. As good as that film was, this film is simply putrid. Thankfully this film was less than two hours long and that is the only good thing I can say about it. This film is dominated by action scenes and car chases where only the director has a clue as to what is occurring on the screen. As a viewer, most of the time I could not figure out was happening.    John McClain goes to Russia to look for his son. There …
review by . February 17, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
A Good Day to Stop Making These Sequels
I am very fond of the first two “Die Hard” films. They marked a change in the 80’s action hero, because it featured a very ordinary cop named John McClane who was a cowboy, tough as nails gutsy, and resourceful when it comes to getting out of a jam. They made the catch phrase “look who’s at the right place at the wrong time” mean something. The third film “Die Hard with a Vengeance” was a little on the mixed bag, it became an odd mix of a buddy film …
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2013
200 Words or Less: How Far Has McClane Fallen?       Oh, look how far we’ve come from the 1988 original!  John McClane (Bruce Willis) is still battling terrorists, but this time he’s a kinder, gentler McClane hoping to reconcile with his bitter son.  (Didn’t he just play Daddy Dearest in the last film?)  It just so happens his son is a CIA operative on assignment in the former Soviet Union.  Go figure.  Moscow goes bang!  Like …
Quick Tip by . February 12, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Always a fan of the Die Hard franchise despite the weaknesses of the last two recent sequels--Yippee-Ki-Yay on Velentine's Day!!      See Full review here.     
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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