A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

Director: John Moore
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch

John McLane travels to Moscow to help his son, only to discover that his son works for the CIA and his activities in Russia have all been part of his mission. Whether the younger McLane likes it or not, his dad isn't leaving quietly.

I really didn't like Die Hard 4, so I wasn't terribly interested in giving this film a shot. At least there wasn't any PG-13 soft-serve this time around, but I can't say we fare much better for it. There's good action and the plot isn't nearly as dumb as the previous entry, but I found the character of Jack McLane immensely unlikable, to the point that I'd take back Justin Long as Bruce Willis' second, and let me just say that I wasn't fond of the character of Matt Farrell at all. Have John team up with Lucy. That's a movie I'd see. Maybe. Honestly, 4 pretty well killed any interest I have in the franchise beyond the first three films and while this film may be more satisfying to some viewers simply for the violence, I'm still going to call canon discontinuity on this one. If a sixth film ever does get made, I may give it a shot, but only during its TV run. Pass on this one, folks.

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