Written February 14, 2013
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.
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Written February 16, 2013
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 February 15, 2013
I'm a Die Hard / Bruce Willis fan, seen them all, from the beginning
many moons ago but this one is not up to snuff. I'll give Bruce
another chance in the new GI Joe out soon. Basically this one
DIED HARD with me.......................but I'm 65 now.......
Written February 14, 2013
This is really difficult for a Die Hard fan like me to say, but the only thing I liked about the movie was the action. The stunts, the explosions, the fighting. But truthfully, they were the only things I enjoyed. Right before seeing the Die Hard "5," I watched the first one at home to kind of "get me back in the frame of mind" so to speak. I noticed a major difference: the new movie had little to no character development. In the previous movies, there was much more dialogue and that was noticeably missing.
There were funny "son and dad" moments that occurred but frankly, they just had so little substance. Additionally, during a couple of action scenes I had a hard time even hearing John McClane. Did the stunt sequences, explosions and car chases deliver? Absolutely. Unfortunately, I enjoyed watching the trailer more than the movie.
Definitely for the adult who strictly wants action with little to no story development.
Ill give it 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Written February 20, 2013
No surprises here, great to see Jai Courtney coming into his own as an action star, but he did better work on Spartacus season 1 and on Jack Reacher. Bruce Willis fans will be happy.