Fifth ‘Die Hard’ throwback for fans
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 00:02
“A Good Day to Die Hard” is the fifth installment of the action series starring the incredible Bruce Willis.
In this installment, we see John McClane (Bruce Willis) still being a cop and locates his son, Jack McClane, who he hasn’t spoken with in years. He finds that Jack is in Russia and is in trouble with two feuding Russian bosses over some weapon grade uranium still located in Chernobyl.
It is up to John to go to Russia and do all he can to help and possibly save his son.
“A Good Day to Die Hard” was probably my least favorite of all the “Die Hard” films, although I will say that “A Good Day to Die Hard” is not a bad film.
This is especially true compared to most of the recent action movies that have come out recently, “Parker,” “Bullet to the Head,” and “The Last Stand.”
I can say that “Die Hard” is arguably the best one of this year, so it has that going for it. People who are fans of the Die Hard series will enjoy the film, as it keeps true to the character of John McClane with him constantly being at the wrong place and the wrong time.
I do not see how exactly though why “A Good Day to Die Hard” was released on Valentine’s Day.
The movie focuses quite a bit about the father-son relationship between John and Jack. I feel as if Father’s Day would have been a better time for this to be released.
It reminded me a lot of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery playing there father and son relationship.
With “Die Hard” you get a good amounts worth of non-stop action scenes that are all beautifully done, although my downside was is that sometimes they drag the scenes out a bit longer than they need to go, ex: car chase scene in the beginning.
Also I know it is an action movie but some of the scenes are a bit over the top with how many people John and Jack can take on and some of the things that they get themselves into that they survive.
Although, I did enjoy this movie, it was a typical action film that has been done before. Fans of the “Die Hard” series will enjoy “A Good Day to Die Hard” despite its mediocrity.
If you have never seen any of the Die Hards I would skip this one and go out and rent the first one. Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia! I give “A Good Day to Die Hard” 3 out of 5 stars.