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

It’s hard to think that it’s been 30 years since Bruce Willis first brought John McClane to the big screen in what was a film that is still enjoyable today as it was when it was first released.

We take a look back at the 5th installment of the Die Hard franchise today, 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 movie 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.

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 loud 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.

Look out for our review of the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray of Die Hard coming soon on Blazing Minds.
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Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham