This Valentine’s Day, if you’re taking your lady to the movies and she is more open to an action flick, take her to see A Good Day to Die Hard. This long-running series featuring John McClane (Bruce Willis) may not put her in the mood as much as Safe Haven, but at least you’ll have a better chance of staying awake. Check out the trailer and some screenshots after the break.
I’ve always been a fan of Die Hard and Die Hard with a Vengeance, but the other films in the franchise have never captivated me. A Good Day to Die Hard looks just as rough as A Bullet to the Head or The Last Stand. These guys are getting a bit too old to relive their action-oriented glory days. They’re losing steam and their ability to draw audiences isn’t what it use to be.
Seen in the trailer below is a lot of silly dialogue, guns, explosions, and a very thin plot details. We are introduced to John’s son, Jack (Jai Courtney) all grown up – we saw him briefly in Die Hard but was never heard from again until now. Hopefully that time lapse will be explained well. If Arnold Schwarzenegger can prove he’s still go the stuff, than I will keep my expectations somewhere in the middle and go along for the ride. Enjoy the trailer:
Less talk, more action appears to be the game plan for A Good Day to Die Hard. This time in the director’s seat is John Moore; whose previous works include The Omen (2006), Max Payne, Flight of the Phoenix, and Behind Enemy Lines. Not the best pictures under a director’s belt to rely heavily on a fan favorite franchise.
This is perhaps Moore’s biggest budget he’s been able to work with. There are few money shots seen in the trailer, so fingers crossed he has some thrilling surprises kept outs of the promos. If not, this may be one of the worst action films we’ll get this year. With such competition as Fast and Furious 6, Pacific Rim, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, and Man of Steel, there is a lot riding on AGDTDH as the first big action blockbuster of the year.
Despite Moore’s filmography, A Good Day to Die Hard doesn’t look too complicated for the director to handle. Let’s hope that he can pull together s solid flick based on its simple premise. Take a gander at the full plot synopsis via Apple Trailers:
Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack–unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
A Good Day to Die Hard is the first in the series under two hours – it’s actually under 100 minutes. Why so short? Are they running out of substance for the character? Sure this may be the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise, but there has to be more than in these measly 97 minutes than just gun fire and explosions, right? (Click on any of the thumbnails below to enlarge the images.)
Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney bring the chaos, but A Good Day to Die Hard also stars Sebastian Koch, Yuliya Snigir, and Radivoje Bukvić. Again this film comes out Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013 in regular theaters and IMAX theaters.