A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – Encore Review

dh5“Hey, lemme ask you something. Do you go looking for trouble, or does it always find you? ” – Jack McClane

Number of Times Seen – 2 (16 May 2013 and 11 Nov 2015)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – John McClane travels to Russia to try and help his son who has been sent to prison there

My Take on it – In the continuing downward trend, this is by far the least entertaining of the entire series. It also doesn’t even feel like a typical Die Hard film and seems more like an excuse to try and make money just on name recognition.

The plot itself is quite weak and unlike a typical Die Hard movie it doesn’t focus enough on Willis. Perhaps this was an attempt to hand over the baton, but unfortunately, Courtney is no Willis.

Bottom Line – Weakest of the entire series. Doesn’t feel like a movie that should belong in the series because it is missing key aspects that helped define the genre.  The plot is mediocre at best and doesn’t focus enough on the main character. They really should have stopped before this one.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  John McClane’s cellphone ringtone, is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, a theme song of the first Die Hard (1988) film. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (no change from original review)


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