Thursday 14 February 2013

Movie Review - A Good Day to Die Hard

I think the original Die Hard movie was one of the best and most fun movies ever made and I am a fan of the franchise. Except for the third film of the series, Die Hard with a Vengeance which sucked, the Die Hard films have been fun to watch. So when the newest film, A Good Day to Die Hard, was announced, I knew that I would be there opening night.

And that was tonight!

Teena, I and our friend Trish were at the 7 PM show. We saw the movie in IMAX, which is an awesome way to see an action movie like this, but even more cool was that the theater is reserved seating, so when Trish bought the tickets on-line, she also reserved 3 seats together, so we didn't have to worry about getting there extra early for seating, knowing the theater would be sold out, which it was. Thanks Trish!

John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

It was a fun, action packed, and loud movie. Of all the Die Hard movies, this is one which requires the movie goer to have the greatest stretch of belief in what is happening. That doesn't mean it's a bad movie. It is a fun movie which a few twists and turns.

Jai Courtney was excellent as John's son. I could really buy in that he was as tough as he was. Bruce Willis was his usual funny, tough, indestructible self. As is usual in the series, John McClane does not get along well with his family, and this is the underlying theme in this one. Jack is not fond of his father John and refuses to even call him Dad.

I would recommend this film to all action fans. It definitely is a movie to see on the big screen!

The order that I rate the films in the series is

Die Hard
Live Free or Die Hard
A Good Day to Die Hard
Die Hard 2 Die Harder

I won't even acknowledge #3 as part of this series although I should watch it again to see if my initial reaction to the movie stands.

They are talking about making a sixth final Die Hard movie. When they do, we'll be there opening night!

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