Reporting Julie Fisk
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
“A Good Day to Die Hard” once again stars Bruce Willis as John McClane in the 5th installment of this series.
John McClane’s SON plays a big part in this movie because he is now a highly trained CIA operative. I think the plan is to make him part of the franchise, with father & son busting bad guys together until John McClane passes the mantle onto his son Jack. That’s assuming audiences CARE enough to come back which might not be the case after this movie.
“A Good Day to Die Hard” finds John McClane heading to Moscow in search of his son, THINKING he’s in a Russian prison. Through a series of completely improbable coincidences, McClane finds his son and I could tell you more but the plot is beside the point. “A Good Day to Die Hard” is actually at its worst when it slows down enough to tell the story. The writing is so bad, I just wanted them to STOP TALKING & go blow up more stuff.
I wish I could tell you that “A Good Day to Die Hard” breathes new life into the series but no. It doesn’t. It’s exactly what you’d expect it to be, even down to some of the same lines. Yep, even that one. Despite this, I was laughing and cheering through some parts. You have to give this movie a little credit for the bombastic, completely over the top action sequences, and they are the only reason I’m giving “A Good Day to Die Hard” a C-. It just might time for this series to…you know…die hard.