John McClane has been around for the better part of 2 decades, the first Die Hard is from 1988, and this time he’s trying to help his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who is keep in a Russian prison. Little does McClane know that his son is a CIA Operative working a case to secure documents which have to do with Chernobyl nuclear disaster or so the CIA thinks.
I like a good Die Hard film like any other, but in this case the story line is very thin, but the action sequences are great. I mean there’s a Hind helicopter in this one (last time I saw that in a movie was in Rambo, First Blood prt2). The thing about this movie is that McClane’s character isn’t as powerful as in the previous films. They put him down as an “old” man, not the bad-ass McClane as we know him to be. Like he doesn’t really care, repeating to everyone he’s on vacation and that he has nothing to do with the whole affair (and it shows). The chemistry between Willis and Jai is hardly there, except for the last shot of the movie.
It makes and entertaining film, but it were called Big Trouble in Chernobyl it would be ok too. A Good Day to Die Hard it is not a Die Hard film except for the title, and that is the problem with this film. It’s like the writers didn’t care what they’re doing to the franchise, so for part 6 please bring back John McTiernan, Jeb Stuart, and Steven de Souza.
And the trailer.