February 16, 2013
Don't Waste Your $, Rent It
Die Hard movies typically have a formula. There's JM introduced to a situation he fell into, 75% of the movie is JM strategically trying to get the bad guy (emphasis on strategically), mix of comedy here and there, (most of the time) a great villain who you get to know. Now for Die Hard 5...
None of that applies here except for things exploding. 90% of the movie was a chase scene that JM mostly walked straight into within the first 5 seconds of the movie. No strategy, just chase, jump, run, explode. And the bad guy...you don't care enough about it in the end because its not fleshed out at all. It seems rushed. When the bad guy is introduced, JM and son figure it out within seconds with no real threat to themselves.
My final word on it is this: it was an awfully unfulfilling mixture of The Expendables and Indiana Jones (the end smelled richly of IJ). The only thing Die Hard about it was Bruce Willis and Die Hardisms thrown here and there. Extremely disappointing for BW last DH film.
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