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Plot: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack – unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
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Big, dumb, fun action flick in Russia dies hard to entertain
RELEASED IN 2013 and directed by John Moore, “A Good Day to Die Hard” is the Third of (currently) five installments in the Die Hard series. In this one John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Moscow to aid his unruly son, Jack (Jai Courtney), only to discover that Jack is an undercover agent. Father & son team-up to stop a nuclear weapons heist. Sebastian Koch is on hand as a focal point in the heist.
The Die Hard flicks fill the bill if you’re in the mood for big, dumb, fun action thrills. Don’t get me wrong because a lot of work goes into making these kinds of films and it takes talent & genius to pull them off. I mean “dumb” in the sense that the focus is on unbelievable action rather than deeper themes beyond “genuinely good people may be flawed and somewhat profane, but they’re courageous and never give up in the face of evil.” Thankfully, this installment throws in some entertaining father/son character development in between the wild action sequences. McClane’s daughter also appears for good measure (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
The story isn’t quite as engaging as “Live Free or Die Hard” (2007), but it was good enough and the action scenes are out of this world, including a long vehicle chase in Moscow in the opening act. Director Moore ups the ante with quick-editing for this one. Some parts are eye-rolling absurd, but everything’s done with a quasi-realistic tone, which sorta helps the viewer go along with the ridiculousness rather than tune out.
The Die Hard flicks are the natural progeny of over-the-top films like 1977’s “The Gauntlet” where the action scenes are so overdone they’re cartoony, but entertaining. There’s a thin line that filmmakers must tread with these kinds of blockbusters because they can easily fall into overKILL, like 2001’s “The Mummy Returns.” Thankfully, “A Good Day to Die Hard” pretty much evades that ditch by giving us entertaining protagonists & antagonists, amusing one-liners, worthy bits of character development and a compelling comic booky story. Speaking of the story, one of the highlights is the infamous Russian location of the final act. Another highlight is hottie raven-haired Yuliya Snigir.
THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour, 38 minutes and was shot in Budapest, Hungary, with the Chernobyl scenes done at Old Soviet Air Force Base, Kiskunlacháza, Hungary, along with establishing shots of Moscow. WRITERS: Skip Woods.
GRADE: B/B- (6.5/10)
My god what a disappointment! The original movie had a script worth watching and some good action and special effects. This one, well this was a typical Hollywood script written by someone who either was incredibly stupid or just too arrogant to care. It is a script that I would expect from a SyFy channel production.
There was absolutely nothing that made sense in this script. The actual plot about Chernobyl that was ludicrous to say the least. I’m sure the special effects guys had a great day doing the car chase at the beginning but it was just exaggerated and silly to watch. Obviously there are no cops or anything in Moscow since they could drive around smashing cars forever without anyone seeming to care. They walk into Chernobyl and sprays some magic fluid onto the highly radioactive place and voilà, the radioactivity is gone and they can take off their protective suits. What a load of bull! They steal a car and drive to Chernobyl (which is around 1000 kilometres away and the roads in Russia are NOT western highway standard) and they still manage to get there in time to catch the bad guys who are in choppers. Not to mention the fact that they actually get near the place without being stopped. I can go on with this but it is only more and more depressing.
Oh, my favourite (sarcasm), Switzerland have obviously invaded France since Grenoble is now in Switzerland. Funny that I, who lives a couple of hours drive from Grenoble, have not heard about this. That is just so typical dumbass American script writer who have never set foot outside of Hollywood. Maybe it was supposed to be funny but I honestly do not think so and in any case, it was not funny.
The only reason this movie gets a 4 out of 10 star rating is because the special effects are indeed impressive if you can push yourself to look past the ludicrousness of them and it is Bruce Willis after all. It is a shame that they obviously handed the franchise over to some idiot(s) that obviously where utterly incompetent at what they were doing.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this is terrible.
Q: So what did everyone do as soon as they heard John Moore was directing the next Die Hard film?
A: Look up his filmography and see titles like the remake of Omen and Max Payne.
And now, sadly, A Good Day to Die Hard will join his list of notoriously bad films. As much as I wanted to like this movie, I just couldn’t; not even as a die hard fan of the franchise.
First, let’s look at the selling point. We’re promised ONE thing: a larger scale as far as action sequels go. The first Die Hard took place in a building, the second one in an airport and, the third in NYC, and the fourth in the entire nation of the United States. So logically, Die Hard 5 was going to go international.
Well, ironically, A Good Day to Die Hard feels like the smallest film of the five because the stakes feel so low. The action is endless chaos from start to finish; you quickly become numb to it. And unlike previous Die Hard films, the terrorist threats never get carried out. I never felt like John McClane was going to lose.
The one-liners aren’t clever. The jokes aren’t funny. The bad family relationship story is getting really old, especially when Die Hard 4 primarily focused on the estranged father-daughter relationship. And unlike Lucy who just came off as a spoiled brat, Jack McClane is introduced by pulling a gun on his own father who we have grown to love over four movies.
I can’t speak too much about the “villain” (played by Radivoje Bukvić) without spoilers, but all I have to say is that he has little to no part in the movie. The evil Russian comes off as a cliché, and again, he carries out no threat. I’m dying to talk about the story here, but let’s just say it has a really brain dead ending.
In an attempt to end the review on a more positive note, I’d like to say that the movie does have some “oh sh*t” moments here and there. However, I’d still stay clear of this one.
What on earth have they done to John McClane?!
I am heartbroken.
It’s a sad day to say this, but it has to be said: “A Good Day to Die Hard” is a dud. The fifth instalment in the beloved “Die Hard” saga ends up as the worst of the series so far; it falters thanks to a weak characterization, even weaker screen writing, lack of worthy villains, absurd action sequences and incoherent direction. You can bet this movie will be mentioned in the same sentence with “Rocky V”, “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace”, “Speed 2: Cruise Control”, “Die Another Day” and “Batman & Robin”. Not even the R-rating and the return of the famous “Yippie ki yay” line in full can save this one.
As much as I love action movies, I like mine with a side of plot and character, of which this film fails at. John McClane, one of my favorite film characters of all time, is given a horrendous treatment no beloved character should ever be given: relegated to a sidekick. This is HIS movie, not his son’s! From the start he is inexplicably thrust into Russia with no back story of how the previous films over the years have shaped his character now – a key trait that was visible in the previous four films. He is reduced to a wise-cracking action supercop, and even his wisecracks are weak. However, Bruce Willis, bless him, is still McClane without a doubt, as he dishes out the bad guys with weathered-out cynicism in his eyes. He still has it in him, and in no way it is his fault that this movie turned out to be near-crap.
Rather, writer Skip Woods and director John Moore are to blame. Woods clearly missed the whole point of McClane’s essence and likability – he is a vulnerable human – an everyday Joe who only stops the bad guys when “there’s no one else that can do it”. He is a reluctant hero in the first four films, he can get seriously wounded, as he is up against worthy adversaries that are cool, calculative and almost one step ahead of him. Here, McClane, in the opening car chase, and immediately causes mass vehicular damage just to stop thugs from attacking his son, shows no signs of vulnerability (after TWO major car crashes), and has no qualms about killing the bad guys wherever they pop up here. His son Jack (Jai Courtney), filling in for McClane’s sidekick, has certain charisma and shows a few glimpses of character development in McClane but it is cut short by the merciless and absurd action sequences.
A good action movie has to have a good villain. “Die Hard 5” has none. It has three primary villains, all of them forgettable. Nothing with the likes of even Thomas Gabriel or Colonel Stuart (the Gruber Brothers must be smirking right now in hell). They’re not intelligent, not menacing, not memorable. They’re just dumb, die, and that’s it. What was their evil plot? What dastardly deeds do they have? Weapons dealing. Oh the humanity!
The film runs at 97 minutes – the shortest in the series. Why the film was released at this length I don’t want to know. Nobody complained about the 2 hour running time for each of the previous four movies. Imagine what a better movie this could’ve been with those cut scenes added back in.
John Moore directs with the subtlety of a car crash. He smash cuts every scene, puts heavy use of slow motion in the excruciatingly absurd climax, and relies heavily on CGI for most of the action sequences. But like all Die Hard movies, there has to be at least one sensational action sequence, and that is at the film’s beginning. The only thing I really enjoyed (in a guilty pleasure sort of way) about the whole movie was a massive, destructive stunt-filled car chase throughout the streets of Moscow. It was an intense and exciting scene. Pity the rest of the movie can’t hold up to this sensational chase scene alone, especially the end which essentially turns McClane into The Terminator. If you think the F-35 scene in “Die Hard 4” was absurd, hoo boy, wait until you get a load of this one.
At the very least, there’s some competent cinematography from Jonathan Sela and a good, riveting music score from Marco Beltrami, who really knows his stuff when it comes to action, as well as incorporating Michael Kamen’s themes into this one. If anything, the music is better than the movie.
There is a 6th (and according to Bruce, final) movie in the works. Here’s a no brainer – bring back John McTiernan or Renny Harlin (hell, even Len Wiseman for all I care), and hire a good screenwriter who really delivers the old school action goods. I strongly believe Bruce and McClane can deliver the goods still and ride off into the sunset, instead of falling off his horse here. They just need a better story, better direction, and a more than worthy villain with a respected British actor in the role. The franchise doesn’t deserve to die with this. It’s too good for that.
Shame on you, John Moore and Skip Woods.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (Extended Cut)
Genre Action, Thriller
Director John Moore
Writer Skip Woods, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters by)
Actors Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Country USA, UK, Hungary
Awards 5 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Giant Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Surround 7.1, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Atmos, Sonics-DDP, Auro 11.1
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Kodak Cinelabs, Budapest, Hungary (film lab: Hungary), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,676 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema