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Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)


Bruce Willis
Jai Courtney
Sebastian Koch
Yuliya Snigir

Directed by John Moore

A Good Day to Die Hard must have been to the producers an idea that was going to be great, as anyone will think: what is better than McClane our lone hero going after bad guys? Well the producers thought, “Two McClane’s going after bad guys”. The sad part is that the movie plot is so lame, stupid and out of place. The two didn’t look like heroes going through hell and doing the impossible (McClane style) to kill the bad guys, it ended up looking like two Looney Toons characters surviving impossible incidents, like falling off a skyscraper and surviving truck crashes and chases not to mention gas explosions, that I was wondering what the director must have been thinking.

John Moore the director and Skip Woods the screenplay writer put our favorite hero in an unfamiliar environment “Russia”, where he is but a stranger. Bruce Willis reprises the lead role of John McClane, who goes to Russia on an idea to help his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney) out of prison. On getting to Russia McClane discovers that there is more to his soon being in prison than he was led to believe, and soon he is caught in the crossfire of a terrorist plot.

So he went all Yippee kai yay, Looney Toons style in Russia.

The cinematography is below average the whole action and directing scenes are too farfetched to even pass as a A-Movie production and place you the viewer in an uncomfortable position as you are forced to take it all in as you are eager to hear McClane say, “Yippee kai yay, motherfu@#er”.

The movie did have a twist that I have to say I didn’t expect, but that was not enough to save the film. This movie is shortest of all the Die Hard moviesand if like me you remember our lone cowboy like hero running around barefooted and single handedly bringing down the formidable Hans Gruber and his crew in the first movie. Or him doing the impossible to land planes in the Second, or taking on Simon Gruber the bomb expert terrorist with Jackson in the Thirdand facing the McClane’s second toughest villain in Timothy Olyphant in the Fourth; then you will hate this weakling cowardly bad guy in this movie and probably the movie itself.

After Expendables 2 (2012) our old heroes decided to make a comeback, Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand (2013) (rated 6/10 on this site) and Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head (2013) (rated 4/10 on this site)and many like me looked forward to seeing this films, so now that I have, only Schwarzenegger’s movie is worth applauding.

This last Die Hard addition is poor and it is nothing compared to the others, and only John McClane fans can survive watching it.


  1. Awesome review. Just avoid this movie. I mean, your money can go towards far better things, like say the original Die Hard films on Blu Ray? Sounds like a neat-o idea to me.

  2. Well said Sir, avoid this movie if you love John McClane