Sound Off: John Moore's 'A Good Day to Die Hard' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
February 14, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? He's back, again! For more explosions! John McClane - the "007 of Plainfield, New Jersey". Returning for his fifth time, it's A Good Day to Die Hard, directed by John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines, The Omen, Max Payne), another action movie about McClane but this time he's in Russia when shit goes down. Bruce Willis returns to take on the bad guys and he's joined by actor Jai Courtney playing his son Jack. So how is this one? Better than the fourth, third, or second? Or more action trash? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts about A Good Day to Die Hard.
To fuel the explosions, as much as I enjoyed some of the action in this, overall there wasn't much there. The best part about A Good Day to Die Hard is that it's very lightweight entertainment, it starts out quick and only has a few lulls (which are the worst parts of it) aside from non-stop kick ass action and explosions and gunfights. But it's absurd action, the kind we'd expect to see in a Die Hard movie, there's just nothing to tie it together. Some of the decisions and the dialogue throughout was just awful, the kind the makes you wince. However, it's easy to shrug off in the context of an action movie, I just wanted the series to really get back to its roots with immensely smart entertainment, instead of dumb action and dumb writing to go along with it.
What did you think of A Good Day to Die Hard? Another great Die Hard movie or a disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!