Excerpt: The original " Die Hard " (1988) was a perfect action thriller, it had well rounded characters, an interesting villain, some tense high wire action all framed within a terrific, tight and well written story. The second and third films, while not as brilliant had their moments.
Excerpt: As I begin my review of this film I’ll try to avoid the typical puns such as “this franchise needs to die hard.” Oops, there I go. This is the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise and to many it’s the downright worst one.
A Good Day to Die Hard – Extended Cut (Blu-ray Review)
24 June 2013
Conclusion: While this entry of the franchise doesn’t measure up to the previous installments (especially the first three), I still enjoyed it and appreciated it for what it was. Nothing can compare to the brilliance of the first Die Hard but I thought this still had some good moments.
Conclusion: You needn't be a huge fan of the Die Hard series to be let down by its fifth installment. A Good Day to Die Hard is a lifeless entry to the franchise which strings together costly practical set pieces hoping you won't notice there's nothing coherent or compelling holding them together.
Summary: The Russian setting is actually a good thing for the franchise. What makes it work is that the environments are something we haven’t seen so many times before. Car chases come alive on roads that are a little bit alien to us. The final set piece is a little disappointing, however.
Conclusion: The latest installment to the 'Die Hard' franchise is an unfortunate disappointment story-wise with villains that fail to be much of a threat to Bruce Willis's everyday anti-hero. Amazingly, the movie somehow still manages to be slightly entertaining thanks to the work of director John Moore and his...
Excerpt: Is Good Day to Die Hard in on its own joke? How could it not be? Within 10-minutes, John McClane (Bruce Willis) touches down in Russia to save the son we never knew he had. Ten more minutes, and he is barreling over heavy traffic like a monster truck and taking down one ton military vehicles with...
Conclusion: Coming after the well-received Live Free or Die Hard , A Good Day to Die Hard is a big disappointment—a soulless mishmash of generic action movie cliches, with the least memorable villains of the entire series and a plot that amounts to a series of MacGuffins.
Movie Review: A Good Day to Die Hard, a bad night at the movies
15 February 2013
Excerpt: With A Good Day to Die Hard , John McClane (Bruce Willis) officially becomes James Bond. Joining his son Jack in an explosive spy mission, he once again proves he can be shoved into one explosive action scenario after another for the rest of time.