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Entertaining but Not Great

By nsahm751
Written February 16, 2013
I've always enjoyed the Die-Hard films, especially the No. 4 (with Justin Long), but this one was kind of blah. Had potential, but I was disappointed. The chemistry between McCane and his son just never really worked. Intense action sequences but no real heart. The film is entertaining, but I would advise people to just watch it when it comes out on Netflix. The most charming scene was right at the beginning with McCane and the cab driver. After that, I just never connected with John's character and his son. The acting is good, the cinematography is great, but the story line is a bit unbelievable. Not a kids movie, lot's of violence and lot's of f-bombs.
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Weak storyline which all the explosiions couldn't revive

By kia001
Written February 17, 2013
This was the worst of the Die Hard movies made. It's not that John MacLean is getting old, its that the story line was so thin that they keep having to blow things up just to keep you distracted. Straight to video is what this movie was designed for.
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Entertaining but Not Great

By nsahm751
Written February 16, 2013
I've always enjoyed the Die-Hard films, especially the No. 4 (with Justin Long), but this one was kind of blah. Had potential, but I was disappointed. The chemistry between McCane and his son just never really worked. Intense action sequences but no real heart. The film is entertaining, but I would advise people to just watch it when it comes out on Netflix. The most charming scene was right at the beginning with McCane and the cab driver. After that, I just never connected with John's character and his son. The acting is good, the cinematography is great, but the story line is a bit unbelievable. Not a kids movie, lot's of violence and lot's of f-bombs.
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Not close to being believable

By BellyoftheBeast
Written February 27, 2013
O.K. the other films in the series were a bit over the top but this one just was way beyond that. Falling off a tall building and getting up running? Being skewered by rebar, having it pulled out, and no side effects? Multiple car crashes and walking away. Falling from a helicopter, all in a days work. Being blown up by a bomb in the court house, no problem. And all the while not even being concerned that something bad might happen. Think of the Expendables where you are impervious to any bad things happening. This film did a dis-service to the series. Also, the camera work was horrible. Another of those films where the camera is constantly moving to mimic action. It just upsets my stomach. The writer for this film should not be allowed to work in Hollywood again. No character development, no good dialogue. Willis goes all the way to Moscow and within 15 minutes runs into his son, who is on an undercover mission for the CIA. WOW!
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Not close to being believable

By BellyoftheBeast
Written February 27, 2013
O.K. the other films in the series were a bit over the top but this one just was way beyond that. Falling off a tall building and getting up running? Being skewered by rebar, having it pulled out, and no side effects? Multiple car crashes and walking away. Falling from a helicopter, all in a days work. Being blown up by a bomb in the court house, no problem. And all the while not even being concerned that something bad might happen. Think of the Expendables where you are impervious to any bad things happening. This film did a dis-service to the series. Also, the camera work was horrible. Another of those films where the camera is constantly moving to mimic action. It just upsets my stomach. The writer for this film should not be allowed to work in Hollywood again. No character development, no good dialogue. Willis goes all the way to Moscow and within 15 minutes runs into his son, who is on an undercover mission for the CIA. WOW!
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