Bruce Willis is Back as John McClane in A Good Day To Die Hard

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It’s hard to think that it’s been 25 years since Bruce Willis first brought John McClane to the big screen in what was a film that is still enjoyable today.

Now with “A Good Day To Die Hard” John McClane has headed over to Russia to find and help his son out of his wayward ways, only to discover that Jack McClane (Jai Courtney) works for the CIA and is on a mission, that John messes up for him, cue the father and son team.

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A Good Day To Die Hard – Review

So besides the fact “A Good Day To Die Hard” is a “Die Hard” movie, it does seem somewhat watered down and that Bruce Willis just seems to be going along with the script with a rather lackluster feel, almost as if he can’t be bothered with the John McClane character anymore, it’s not that bad.

OK, when it comes to the action sequences they are really over the top, the car chase at the beginning seemed to just go on and on and on and, well you get the idea.

I have always said that when it comes to sequels, they always have to be pretty damn special to top a movies first outing, but with “A Good Day To Die Hard” it sadly fails and dare I say it, yes I do, “Die Harder‘ was better than this one.

Don’t get me wrong I don’t hate the film, I just think it’s a shame that a film has to be made with an age rating in mind, rather than just making a film, because they want to make a good action packed, ass kicking movie for the adults, rather than getting those younger audiences in.

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“A Good Day To Die Hard” is an all out action movie and for that it doesn’t get the worst rating of all, but then again it doesn’t get the highest rating, but it will get a lower rating than it could have had.

It may be time for Willis, Stallone and Schwarzenegger to give up the action movies, sadly those days of the late 80’s action heroes have gone.

Overall Thoughts For A Good Day To Die Hard

Full of action, Bruce Willis his white top, explosions, car chases and load bangs and crashes, now if any of those ticked a box for you then this is a film for you to see. It’s not an amazing film, but it will take you on a ride.

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Karen Woodham
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  • Hi Karen
    It is for sure a movie I will watch, but I will not be surprised if I would be a bit disappointed. The 6th movie in a series like Die Hard are often a bad movie, but I still want to see it. At least the action scenes in the movie looks awesome.
    “Yippie kai yeah motherfucker” 🙂

    • Love how you ended that comment Thomas, although in the film it’s more like YipeeKiYay Mother Fu! 😉

  • I’ll be in line to see this! I saw previews at theater last week. Love you reviews, Karen! Sally

    • Thank you Sally, hope you enjoy the film when you get to see it, just don’t expect it to be as good as the first Die Hard 😉

  • Sigbjorn

    I watched the film in cinema two days ago and I really enjoyed it, because it was recorded in Budapest, and I could see a lot of the famous Budapest landmarks in the film. But, as for the story… really bad, so not a film I would recommend to people in general!

  • Richard

    I’ve read a few reviews on this film now, luckily I chose to watch Flight instead. I think its time that John McClane retired

    • Yep, I think the John McClane character is well past his prime and to be honest, Flight was so much better 😉