A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

If you though Live Free or Die Hard was bad, you gotta make sure to stay the hell away from A Good Day to Die Hard, or as I like to call it, A Good Day to Forget, a dreadful action flick as well as the last entry (hopefully) of the franchise. 

After making a fool of himself in the previous film, an even older John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Russia to help his estranged wayward son Jack (Jai Courtney). Turns out his son was in no danger and that he's a CIA agent working undercover to protect a Russian (Sebastian Koch). And guess what, they get caught up in a terrorist plot and they must overcome their differences to save the world.

The plot of this film is like Bruce Willis's hair, non-existent, therefore I don't understand why Skip Woods, the writer, tried so hard to make it complex. None of the previous Die Hard movies had a complex plot anyway. Apparently though he didn't work so hard because the twits are so stupid you can see them coming almost immediately. To that, add the humongous amount of plot holes that make this look like Swiss cheese and the fact that this whole thing is beyond illogical. It's in moments like this that I think I'm a Vulcan.

But let's leave my alien heritage out of this and let's talk about the next horrific aspect of this film, the characters. I'm not going to spend a lot of time to point out how old Bruce Willis is to play the action guy and how indestructible John McClane has become. I'd rather focus on what a terrible character McClane's son is. He is so bland and uninteresting he made me regret saying s**t about Justin Long last week. And don't even have me started on the villain. I wouldn't know where to start since there even isn't a real villain here. There's like three villains, one worse and less interesting than the other and they make Timothy Olyphant's Thomas Gabriel looks like the greatest villain ever. Also, they are paper-thin clich├ęs.

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Then there's the family relationship, again. As if suffering that pathetic estranged father-daughter relationship wasn't enough, this time around we suffer an equally pathetic estranged father-son relationship. They are pretty much the same, they only changed the gender of the McClane kid, gave him more screen time because he's a man and made of him a terrible sidekick. Which is still better than his daughter who came off as a spoiled brat.

The comedy is gone too. A Good Day to Die Hard is indeed filled with bloody awful jokes that do nothing but fall flat.

And at last but not least there's the action. Yes, you guessed it, it's terrible just like everything else in this film. The action sequences are chaotic from start to finish and the annoying shaky camera doesn't surely help. They are beyond ridiculous but, believe it or not, that's not even the worst part. That would be how boring and unexciting the sequences are.


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    1. I know. I had seen this already years ago and I hated it that time too. And my movie tastes were awful back then.

  2. I think I came across this one time last year and thought that this needs to endlike Slan Rickman’s character did in the first Die Hard