A Good Day To Die Hard

A Good Day To Die Hard

Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Cole Hauser, Sebastian Koch

Director: John Moore

Rating: 3/5

It was back in 2007 when we last saw John McClane on the big screen but this week sees him back to kick some ass.

This has been the most iconic role of Brice Willis' career and McClane is one of the best film action hero of all time.

But this week McClane is back for the first Die Hard film outside of the U.S. and the cop is having more family problems... this time it is his son Jack.

A Good Day To Die Hard is set to be the biggest movie of Jai Courtney as he will take on the role of Jack in the film.

This time the take-no-prisoners cop is really in the wrong place at the wrong time after travelling to Moscow to help his estranged son Jack.

If you are expecting a Die Hard movie that is as good as the first then this is perhaps something that you should avoid.

But if you want a film that you can just sit back and enjoy the action and banter then this is definitely a film not to be missed.

A Good Day To Die Hard is far from a classic in this franchise but it really is a lot of fun if you just accept it for what it is.

There are major explosions, car chases, shootouts to keep you entertained and it really is wall to wall action.

Ok the storyline is a little bit silly and over the top but it really is a lot of fun.

I really enjoyed the central relationship between John and Jack as a warring father and son is a great sub-plot.

There is some great banter between the pair as they both begin to accept that they have made mistakes over the years.

The one thing that this film is really missing is the catchy, sarcastic dialogue for Willis.

He has delivered it so well in the past and it was a great side to the character McClane - they have tried to recapture some of that with this latest instalment but it hasn't really worked.

Willis has done the best with what he has but he really has been done a great disservice by the script writers.

Ok this is not the greatest action movie that you will see this year but it is a film you can just kick back and get lost in.

At ninety seven minutes the movie is snappy and swift and really doesn't out stay its welcome.

I found A Good Day To Die Hard a lot of fun but it doesn't come close to matching the earlier films in this franchise.

A Good Day To Die Hard is out now


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  1. by Tom 15th Feb 2013 11:55

    I saw this film last night and I have to agree that it doesn't come close to the first film. However you can't help but get swept along and the action is great

  2. by Penny 15th Feb 2013 11:55

    I thought the film was a lot of fun and if you accept it for what it is - a mindless blockbuster - then you will enjoy it.