|Reviewed on 2013-02-14|
|Received||[2.5] out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Action / Adventure / Drama|
| Different title, same story. That pretty much sums up the latest Die Hard titled “A Good Day to Die Hard”. Bruce Willis is John McClane the officer who seems to have trouble wherever he goes. When he finds out his son Jack (Jai Courtney) is in trouble for an attempted assassination in Russia he travels there to help him. Quickly McClane learns his son does not need his help. Instead he is a CIA operative working to stop a nuclear-weapons heist.
John could not have worst timing as his interference has cost Jack the operation he has been working on for three years and almost cost him his life. Jack and John will set out on adventure together to protect Komarov (Sebastian Koch) and locate the evidence needed to incriminate one of Russia’s biggest criminal. Without this evidence the city will be facing mass chaos. Guns will be blazing and the action will get out of control while the pair searches for the evidence. The bad guys will of course get the upper hand on the McClane’s and the duo will have to start from scratch.
With Komarov gone it will seem impossible to find the evidence, but John talks his son into not giving up and that McClane’s fight to the end. As the pair take chase and fight the bad guys it is an outrageous battle with an unforeseen complication. “A Good Day to Die Hard” has action and an abundance of unbelievable stunts.
Not much has changed for Bruce Willis. He is the same John McClane and age has not caught up with him yet. He played the role perfectly and the addition of Jai Courtney as his son was very enjoyable. The interaction between the father and son was the only saving grace. Otherwise it is an expected outlandish action film with a few good one liners.