Written October 22, 2016
Great chase scenes....interesting Moscow images....fantastic visuals....if you're gonna see it, must be in IMax....STUPID DIALOGUE!!!!
There must have been a writer's strike during the making of this movie...can't imagine that with all the money they spent making this, that they couldn't budget something for a real screenwriter!
Written July 26, 2016
This movie stays true to the formula, which isn't a terrible thing where the action is concerned. Willis plays the American cowboy-NYPD cop John MaClane again, and this time he's out to get his son out of a Russian prison. As it turns out, his son is on a mission and kicking butt runs in the family. This movie has some truly amazing car chases and explosion action sequences that are worth the price of admission on their own. If you want to see a 20-minute car chase, for example, that starts off with half a dozen 7-series BMWs getting blown up and just keeps on going for what seems like a very, very long time, this movie won't disappoint you. There are also several shoot-outs that include attack helicopters with very large caliber repeater canons. It's all good fun because Willis can pull off these intense action scenes in his sleep. The only disappointment is the story and dialog, but that's not the reason to go see this film.
Written March 27, 2017
Really good action. IMax was fantastic. Easy to see that the Die Hard vehicle will keep rolling on to more. Just when you think there is a limit to how much trouble he can get in the middle of there is another action packed adventure. Definitely recommended to see on the big screen.
Written April 30, 2016
Loved this fifth installment of the Die Hard series...hope there's more to come!
Written June 25, 2016
After thoroughly enjoying "Live Free or Die Hard" I was very excited to see "A Good Day to Die Hard". Sadly that excitement was long gone by the time the credits began to roll. The action is big and lout, (which of me is a plus), but pretty ridiculously unbelievable....even for an action flick. The witty/biting running commentary usually provided when John McLain is on his own battling the bad guys was essentially missing from this movie unless you consider hearing "I'm on vacation" several times funny. (Reminds me of Clerks when he says "I'm not even supposed to be here today...")
Anyway, the action is big, exciting, and unbelievable, and the story is mediocre at best. At only 1:38 long, it's almost 45 minutes shorter than the last one, but in this case, that is a good thing as there isn't enough story to make it any longer. Even at just over 90 minutes, the scenes without action seem to drag at times. See it for the explosions, but don't expect anything else.