Review: 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Proves That Willis Should Have Stopped At #4 (Video)
February 14th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Bruce Willis reprises his iconic role as police detective John McClane in 'A Good Day To Die Hard' directed by John Moore ('Max Payne') and written by Skip Woods ('A Team') and Jason Keller.
McClane this time around, finds himself in Moscow. Seems his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney) has been arrested for murder. McClane isn't at all surprised; he believes Jack is a total screw-up.
In truth (and this isn't a SPOILER) Jack is a CIA operative trying to protect a government whistleblower, Komarov (Sebastian Koch) from being killed.
Before father and son can hook up, they're involved in an over the top car chase through the streets of Moscow that lasts around ten minutes (It felt like ten hours).
After that's over, the two men spend some time yelling at each other, followed by a few moments of male bonding, as they try to protect Komarov Russian bad guys - there's lots and lots of bad guys.
There are also lots and lots of shoot outs with big automatic weapons, along with vicious fights, a little torture and more car chases.
Get the picture?!?
I really wanted to love this film or at least be entertained, but unfortunately, neither of those things happened.
'A Good Day to Die Hard' has what you'd expect from an action film - It has action. What it doesn't have is a good script and well defined characters; you truly don't care about anyone. You just want the noise to stop.
Bruce Willis is always fun to watch but even he couldn't save this film from being nothing more than two hours of non-stop excessive violence, with a twist you can see coming a mile away.
It's for these reasons I gave 'A Good Day to Die Hard' 2 1/2 bagels out of 5.
The film opens on today on Valentine's Day, Thursday February 14, 2012. If you're planning on having a romantic evening, this is definitely NOT the movie to see.
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