Written March 30, 2015
I wish my Dad was here to see this movie this is definitely a Dad and Son movie. Bruce Willis rocks in this movie. The action scenes in this movie were awesome.
Written February 15, 2013
What do the critics expect from the 5th installment of a 30yr old action franchise?!? Tom Hooper directing? Frank Darabont writing? Meryl Streep as the eye candy!?! Please.
This film is great fun. Nothing more, nothing less. It's worth your money, if you're not desperate for plausibility, emotionally compelling story, or characters. Kabooooooom!!!
Written December 20, 2014
It didn't have the annoying kid from the Apple commercials and it wasn't about Cyber Terrorists. So needless to say this was a mass improvement and step in the right direction for the Die Hard franchise. Appearing again was the over-the-top unrealistic "yeah right" destructive happenings. With over embellished CGI to top it off. I think Die Hard has strayed from its roots in attempt to appeal to the Spiderman generation of movie go'ers. I'd rather see John hang on for his life on the tail of a helicopter or crawl through some vents than some ridiculous and impossible CG-filled scenario that makes him look more like a fictional super hero than the original gutsy guy... on vacation protecting his family.
Written August 27, 2014
I was not aware of the Dad & Lad theme when I invited my 30 y/o son out for a burger, then a movie. John looks pretty good for an old guy. He's not quite as witty as we remember in LA, DC, or NY but his corrosive mordancy shines ever harshly. There were no belly laughs but several ha-ha’s throughout. Seeing the gaps close between an absent father and an indignant son coupled with high action gave recall to the first installment with Holly. So much for underlying references to the original. This one had at least two direct scenes or lines pointing back but I won't spoil it for the next ticket buyer. Cheers to Skip Woods and others that contributed to a story line that twisted and turned twice, maybe thrice. Loyalty followed by betrayal, followed by betrayal, followed by loyalty, with some classic ***kicking, provided us with 98 minutes of high energy entertainment. Unlike some of the Botox boys, Willis has developed the character to the point where some of us can’t wait for the next.
Written May 06, 2015
Yes it's an aging franchise, but the latest installment delivers on the action in a new setting in Russia. The plot has some weak spots, and the number of multi-story falls that the heros walk away from is unbelievable, but the action doesn't stop, and the stunts are great. (I also now know what my next car will be for driving in city traffic..)