Written October 26, 2016
As a huge fan of the entire Die Hard franchise, I can't help but feel let down at this current sequel. This movie lacked the "luster" of previous Die Hard movies that captured the magic of wise-cracking John McClane. Not sure why, but the John McClane in this movie seemed a little less dangerous and thrilling & more like an extra character added to help his son, Jack the CIA agent kick some major Russian a$$.
The normal John McClane humor was off and the storyline failed to capture interest from the beginning like previous Die Hards have. The bad guys didn't seem that bad and the McClanes didn't seem cohesive until near the end of the movie.
On a positive note, the addition of actor Jai Courtney as Jack McClane, John's son, added a new possibility for this franchise to branch off. This guy is easy on the eyes and has all the sparkle and fire of a younger Bruce Willis. At times he was dead-on with his mannerisms of the John McClane character.
Written June 27, 2016
Better than expected! This movies serves up the action in a big way! If you need a dose of testosterone, then look no further.
A Good Day to Die Hard, has a shallow plot, but makes the best of it with decent plot twists. The acting is also decent. What's evident is that Bruce Willis still has it. His acting was head and shoulders above Jai Courtney's. It seems that the Tom Cruises and Bruce WIllises of Hollywood still have a place until the younger guys can match their acting ability and athleticism.
This movie is no Casino Royale, but it will get your blood flowing. Just don't analyze plot points too hard and you will enjoy yourself.
If you like my reviews, add me as a fan. I'll add you back!
Written August 28, 2016
I went to this movie wanting to like it but it lacks the humor of the previous movies as well as a memorable villain. The reason I gave it a so so and not a no is that it is an action movie and there is plenty of it. But the little to no plot, one dimensional characters, lack of subtitles during Russian speaking scenes, and lack of humor left me feeling unfulfilled. Save the 13 bucks and rent it.
Written December 10, 2016
Very few movies give you the audience the chance to have your own "open mike" Mystery Science Theater 3000 session on them. Luckily, A Good Day to Die Hard give you that opportunity. This is a truly dreadful movie even by the diminished standards of action flicks (Die Hard is still my all time favorite Christmas movie). Where it's the director's addiction to slow motion shots, the dialogue consisting entirely of bumper sticker slogans and puns that make Arnie's look tastefully done....this film is the swan song of this series. As it should since it was never really necessary. I saw practically no one in the theatre (if you've ever been to a 10:00 am showing, picture that) and I think this movie's failure may stemm hollywood's sequel/remake addiction.
Written January 19, 2017
I love Bruce! And yes he still has it! So it is a good Die Hard - not so sure about the plot - yet it is hard to not like the role of John - and yes it was a good relationship builder with his son - always a plus!