Friday, February 8, 2013

Review - A Good Day to Die Hard






Bruce Willis is too old for this shit... and he mentioned it a few times in the movie... in fact, it's like there's a resurgence in older action stars these days, with The Expendables, and Tom Cruise... apparently, there are no younger stars who can carry a movie yet...

Anyway, A Good Day to Die Hard is the fifth installment of the Die Hard series... Willis returns as John McClane, the gung-ho New York cop who gets into trouble a lot...

The last Die Hard movie, Live Free or Die Hard, showed us McClane's daughter, Lucy (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead). This time, it's his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who gets the spotlight, working as an undercover CIA agent in Russia.

The movie's fine as an action movie. It even has a red herring or a surprise twist close to the end, which I almost figured out, right before it was revealed, so that's a good thing. :)

However, the movie has too much destruction, for destruction's sake. And there was just way too much shouting in the beginning. After a third of the movie went by, then it goes on to become a pretty decent movie. 

And don't get me started on the plot holes... the most glaring one would be the one involving Chernobyl and explosion... not gonna say what it is as it will spoil the scene/movie, but watch out for that... bugs the hell out of me...

Bruce Willis is in his element here, and is matched well with Jai Courtney. Hopefully the next Die Hard movie will allow the daughter to kick ass...


In other news, Bryan Singer donates money to USC...


 And... the guy responsible for Yoda has died...


1 comments:

dtmmr.com said...

Good review. This film was just okay, but really lacked the excitement the first movies had.