WDBJ7 Photojournalist/Movie Reviewer
2:04 PM AKST, February 15, 2013
Twenty-five years after the original, the fifth “Die Hard” movie opened in theaters this week.
But is the fifth version any good?
Actor Bruce Willis is back as Philadelphia child psychologist Dr. Malcom Crowe in the new thriller "A Good Day to See Dead People." That's not right.
Actor Bruce Willis is back as Detective David Addison of the Blue Moon Detective Agency in the new thriller "A Good Day to Moonlighting" No, that's not right either!
Actor Bruce Willis is back as former NYPD detective and one-man swat team John McClane in the new thriller "A Good Day to Die Hard." This time the bad-guy killing cowboy travels to Russia after tracking down his out-of-touch adult son. He doesn't go looking for trouble, but it always seems to find him.
Yes it's full of explosions, car chases, gun battles and death and destruction making it a fun movie to watch. The plot about McClane and his son repairing their relationship through swearing and shooting Russians seemed a bit ridiculous. And with Russians and nukes, I felt this was just a bad script from the 1980s that they dusted off the shelf, called the main guy John McClane, and called it a "Die Hard" film.
Though the stunts and cinematography made it entertaining to watch, an unimaginative thrown together storyline for this beloved movie franchise made it a good day to be disappointed. I thought "A Good Day to Die Hard" was just not that good.
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