Written February 17, 2013
As a loyal (must avoid pun...) Die Hard fan, I felt compelled to see the latest installment. It fully met the quotient for explosions, gun battles, death-defying action sequences and Bruce Willis trademark wise-assery. It all seemed, tired though - Bruce trotting out the old act to pick up multi millions. Bruce's co-star did not bring much to the party and would by no means be considered a "sucessor" to the McLain mayhem mantle.
If you do go to this movie, IMAX is the way to see it. The action scenes are terrific in this format, and the enhanced sound adds to the impact.
Written October 25, 2014
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.
Written December 25, 2014
I LOVED this movie. . .I had the feeling that they may have been passing the McClane torch to the Jai Courtney (great choice), it was worth it! Great in IMAX!!!!
Written December 26, 2014
I've always enjoyed Bruce movies, and Good Day to Die Hard was as expected good action with sounds and effects (watch on IMAX) and an awesome way to merge the story with the sound and action effects. Go see it.
Written August 29, 2014
"A Good Day to Die Hard" doesn't pretend to be something it isn't; this movie is an action, shoot 'em up, explosion movie. It's got the classic "Die Hard" comedy, this time being shared between father and son. Acting, directing, explosions and cinematography are great! This movie is definitely for the over 16 crowd. If you like the other "Die Hard" films, you'll like this one!