Written February 17, 2013
The reason why the first Die Hard was so good was that Bruce Willis back in the day had a good sense of humor and it was BELIEVABLE that he could survive the situations he was in.
This movie was like watching a video game - zero plot development and there wasn't remotely a chance that the characters would have survived any of the exchanges of gunfire, explosions, or helicopter crashes.
I too fell asleep half way through, didn't feel like I missed anything. Zero Dark Thirty? I was on the edge of my seat for three hours.
Written November 27, 2014
If you have ever seen a Die Hard movie you know what to expect. John McClaine gets into another action packed adventure and this time he's with his son. All the snarky one-liners, catchphrases, explosions and crazy car chases are packed in to this father/son bonding experience. If you enjoy a good old fashioned action flick this is for you.
Written July 03, 2015
I love Die Hard. I watch it every Christmas no matter where I am or who I am with. "Ho, Ho, Ho". It has so many memorable moments and great character elements weaved into the plot, it stands out in the sea of generic action flicks that have come and gone throughout the ages. Sadly, the franchise hasn't been so lucky.
They don't give me enough space here to say what I really want to say about this movie and the franchise, but I'll just leave it at this: A Good Day to Die Hard is a bunch of big explosions tied together by weak and possibly even more unbelievable dialogue. It doesn't know if it wants to be a Jason Bourne spy movie or a more traditional Die Hard action movie. Sadly, it fails at both. Courtney Jai could preform some great hand-to-hand action scenes and I'm fairly sure Bruce could as well, but the action in this movie is delegated to waving machine guns around in the air and huge, ungodly explosions.
No memorable moments or dialogue, no redeeming qualities.
Written May 04, 2015
First I want to say that I am a big fan of Die Hard series and when I first heard that they are making a new Die Hard, I was excited! After seeing this film, I left dissatisfied.
Not only it does not feel like a Die Hard, its also not a very good film. The plot SUCKS, the villains are NOT memorable, acting is so-so but 90% of this movie is all shooting and explosions so you can't get a connection with the main characters, AND THE WORST PART OF THIS MOVIE IS THE YIPPE-KAI-YAYMOTHER F***KER WAS NOT EPIC AT ALL! This is the worst Die Hard in this series; yes, even Live Free or Die Hard is even better then this. The only thing that it says it from giving it a OH NO is the action, its average; its alright but its going to sound weird but its way too much.
If you are a Die Hard fan, you will be disappointed! For everyone else, you might or might not like it, I would say to just rant it: you are not missing anything that is a must see. I give a high NO, very close to a SO-SO.
Written January 25, 2015
I almost skipped A Good Day to Die Hard based on the horrible reviews. I almost missed out on an incredibly fun movie. I'm a big Die Hard fan, but I'm not easily bothered as the franchise continues to evolve. The plot is simple but sufficient to support the off-the-charts action, the dialog is a little weak, but what a fun ride! Don't miss this one on the big screen!