A Good Day to Die Hard

The Die Hard franchise has been one of the more reliable action-movie franchises in cinematic history … until now. Bruce Willis looks tired, beaten down and embarrassed in this useless installment of the adventures of John McClane. The action takes him to Russia this time, which is a mistake. While there, he helps his son with some espionage crap, another storytelling mistake. He goes up against villains who do not distinguish themselves at all, and this would be the film’s biggest mistake. Die Hard needs a big villain. All of the prior installments had good villains, and that includes naked William Sadler in Die Hard 2. I think McClane has got some good stuff left in the tank, but enough with this garbage involving his kids. And stay the heck out of Russia; that place has lost all of its cinematic bad guy appeal. Little in this movie makes sense and it just doesn’t belong in a category with the first four chapters. Reboot, forget this thing, and start fresh the next time out, sort of like how Rocky Balboa forgot the previous two chapters and restored the Italian Stallion’s dignity.

Credits

Director:

  • John Moore

Cast:

  • Bruce Willis
  • Jai Courtney
  • Sebastian Koch
  • Yulia Snigir
  • Rasha Bukvic
  • Cole Hauser
  • Amaury Nolasco
  • Sergey Kolesnikov
  • Mary Winstead
  • Roman Luknár
  • Péter Takátsy
  • Pasha D. Lychnikoff
  • Melissa Tang
  • Rico Simonini
  • Catherine Kresge
  • April Grace

Producers:

  • Alex Young
  • Wyck Godfrey
  • Tom Karnowski
  • Jason Keller
  • Skip Woods

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