A Good Day to Die Hard is exactly what you think it will be. There are no surprises; there are no twists, no unexpected turns. Just good old fashion action packed fun full of;car chases, repetitive sassy one liners, and no thought to keeping a coherent story.   As long as you know what to expect, you will likely be entertained.

Bruce Willis returns to his super cop character of John McClane in the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise. This time around John McClane (Willis) flies to Russia, where his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney) is about to be on trial for murder. Upon John’s arrival at the courthouse all hell breaks loose when a serious of explosions is set off.  Amidst the chaos Jack and a fellow prisoner Yuri (Sebastian Koch) escape. John uses his super detective skills to find Jack, but is met with reluctance when he tries to help Jack. John quickly learns that his son is an undercover CIA agent, helping Yuri escape so he can give him a file about a corrupt Russian official. At least I think that’s what he was doing—I was often distracted by the constant explosions. One of the official’s top goons starts chasing them through the Russian countryside all the way to… Chernobyl. 

A Good Day to Die Hard is definitely a macho action film, but there is also a nice father/son story being told.  Apparently when a father and son are estranged because the Dad was a super cop and not around during his son’s formative years, being chased by bad guys, “killing scumbags” and blowing s*#@ up will bring them back together.

If you are a fan of the Die Hard franchise, you’ll be entertained. The movie is fast paced, never takes itself seriously AND there is an appearance of the famous, “Yippie ki-yay…..” line that will make the audience cheer.

The bottom line is; if you are a fan go see a matinee, if Die Hard isn’t your cup of tea don’t
bother, not even worth a redbox rental.  

Rated R

1 Hour, 50 Minutes

In theatres February 14th