Written February 14, 2013
I'd bet if you are a Die hard fan you'll like this movie, if gratuitous shootings, car crashes and explosions are not your thing, well, there's got to be some boring vampire movie playing now right? Compared to others in the series, bigger explosions, more bad guys go down, better car chases, fewer overall laugh lines (I mean, most of what he can say has been said now right? You'll predict most of his lines...)
One never looks to the Die Hard series for plot...just old-school action and a few laughs. A Good Day to Die Hard delivers on both counts. And there are enough plot twists to ignore the lack of plot in general but let's face it, Die Hard is about McLane shooting bad guys...as he says in the movie, it's what they do.
Go and enjoy...
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.
Written February 15, 2013
You know the action will be good but the writing with plot and dialogue was stilted at best and boring at worst. The beginning was a bit confusing. I'm and will always be a HUGE fan of Willis and DH movies but the script effort was C-. I recommend you wait for Blue Ray DVD to come out.
Written February 17, 2013
How awful that this will probably be the last Die Hard movie. After the previous Live Free of Die Hard which I thought was one of the best in the Die Hard series, I was hoping for another good story and directing. Sadly if you go to see this, you'll find neither. The story is just dumb and the timeline of the story makes no sense. I don't know who to blame more for making such a terrible film; John Moore's directing, Alex Young and Wyck Godfrey's producing or Skip Woods screen play. In reality it should be all three. From the CIA operating remote Drones over Moscow with apparently the Russian Air force oblivious to it, a car chase involving some type of armored car that the Moscow police can't stop to a bi-polar antagonist the story just stinks. Then to add salt to the wound, a ridiculous sub-plot is attempted involving Bruce Willis attempting to establish a lost relationship with his estranged son Jack played by Jai Courtney. Save your money, don't go!