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.
Summary: 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.