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 is a trial going on in the courthouse in Moscow where he is going. The movie just goes downhill from there as there are massive explosions and the guy that is to testify in the trial against a guy named Yuri, helps Yuri escape. McClain gets into the middle of it and the guy helping Yuri turns out to be McClain's son, working for the CIA to extricate Yuri. Somehow McClain messes up the escape plan and then he has to save his son and Yuri and get them to a safe house. The bad guys find them there almost immediately and the movie just continues to get worse.
The director later tried to steal the scene from the first film where the villain slowly falls from a window. It absolutely doesn't work in this mishmash that will just have you shaking your head. Save your money and just watch one of the first four films instead!
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