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A Good Day To Die Hard (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart & Jai Courtney

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  No vest this time round

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The wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time....you could say that about Bruce Willis in this film or at least the Die hard tag. I put off watching this film a long time as I didn't want the Matrix or Highlander effect of sequels - not to mention prequals - destroying fond memories of the original, however I've survived and no lasting bad taste in the mouth.

Unfortunately the premise that made Die Hard such a hit has been plundered by others so John McClane is stuck for places he can be out-numbered and isolated.....Can't go on a ship -Under siege- can't even go on a bus -Speed- so it had to be expanded. They may have taken it a bit far this time, however it was not as bad as others have said. It passed the time and I wasn't overly offended by it.

The action's big, but doesn't grab you. You don't feel as though you're in the thick of it as in the original. As for the *relationship* between Father and Son .... don't even go there.

As with all Die hard films there's some terrible editing. *Where did that key come from?* you may ask when you see the scene where they steal a car.

Another positive is it's only an hour and a half long. Worth watching - then go and watch the original again......... surely the best Christmas film ever along with Lethal Weapon and It's a wonderful life.

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  John Mclane R.I.P

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How could Bruce Willis allow himself to be attached to such piece of rubbish. The script was dreadful, direction dreadful, everyone else dreadful. Even Willis seems distracted at times. We love die hard for its humour, over the top action scenes but all this is done with some lightness. What we have here is virtually no humour apart from one scene that does not belong in the universe of die hard. It's been overhauled in to being a gritty realistic action movie that's a complete mess thanks John Moore have you ever made a decent movie. Thanks for killing my child movies I loved.

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  Don't listen to the naysayer's

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A lot of people have slated this film for being unrealistic, but is that the reason you watch a film? For realism? I really enjoyed this film as it was fun and had some good car chase scenes (which there aren't enough of in films these days). If you want realism watch a drama. I honestly cant think of a "realistic" action film. Buy this film if you seek escapism and watch with an open mind.

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  Just Die Aleady!

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Do not buy this film! Go and buy the original and remind yourself of what a Die Hard movie should be like.

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  Please stop Bruce!

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An awful action film, an even worse Die Hard. These guys are bleeding a once great franchise until there is nothing left. Truly disgraceful.

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  :-/ not the film die hard was made for...

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all in all a let down really... as the review above says its really ott the first films made it great one guy fighting the bad guys with relistic even if a liitle bit unbeleiveable yet this one goes on by making it look like john Mc is some sort of terrorist hot spot who has more lives than the luckest cat in the world... 20 floors!!!!! come on guys.... should of left it at 3

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  Die Hard by name, but not by nature.

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You can't keep a good cop down as McClane gears up for his fifth adventure. As he prepares to fly to Moscow to discover why his estranged son Jack has been arrested for murder, John McClane is handed an Idiot's Travel Guide To Russia by daughter Lucy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Someone behind the scenes should have followed suit and given director John Moore an Idiot's Guide to Die Hard movies, for this fifth outing for Bruce Willis's fly in the ointment detective is a Die Hard in nonsensical name only. The reason why 1988's classic original is so iconic, beloved and imitated is down to its economical, no nonsense simplicity. (One cop,one building, 12 terrorists. It's hardly rocket science, is it?) and from that the greatest action movie ever made. But with each successive installment, the franchise has travelled further away from its origins, a flaw magnified tenfold here by taking McClane off home turf completely. Writer Skip Woods makes one concession to the original by squeezing the action into one single, manic day.To do so, unfortunately, he must throw logic under a bus, most egregiously by suggesting that the 400 mile distance between Moscow and Chernobyl can be driven in a couple of hours. In truth, if A Good Day To Die Hard is homaging anything it's the Bourne series, a frantic car pursuit through Muscovite traffic entailing more noisy auto vehicular destruction than Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum. It's a spectacular set piece to be sure, but over long and later rivalled later by a shoot out in a hotel ballroom and a climactic face off involving a miraculously deradiated Chernobyl and an exploding chopper fireball. It's what Moore inserts between them that drags the story down, the charmless interplay between a semi comatose Willis and Jai Courtney's petulant, arrogant Jack not the mess up he initially appears, but a CIA operative on the trail of AWOL weapons grade uranium squandering the familial dynamic that should have been the movies trump card. Die Hard 5 is no less wanting in the villain department, Rasha Bukvic's tap dancing, carrot chomping Alik being to Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber what a Lada is to a Mercedes. Good Day in a nutshell? Father son bonding with heavy artillery, a lot of big bangs, a triple figure body count and little else. Listen carefully over the opening credits and you'll hear a few bars of Beethoven's Ode To Jo, the Die Hard series unofficial theme tune. But it's no more than a flickering shadow of former glories, barely there and soon forgotten.
"That was exciting!" says Willis after he and Courtney survive a 20 storey leap through a plate glass window. "Want to go again?" Frankly, Bruce, i'm fine to leave it here. For the fans of the original trilogy Die Hard 4.0 was a watered down disappointment, but this is another dramatic step backwards, In a series that has some brilliant and memorable villians perhaps Die hard has now found the ultimate villian in the shape of Director John Moore. To be fair is not a total write off, it's not a disaster of Speed 2 proportions, but the thing that made McClane such a good hero is that he was a normal guy in a bad situation and you cared for him. Now in this fifth installment McClane is more like a superhero and apparently invincible. If there is a sixth and hopefully final Die hard the series has to get back to basics and give the fans the Die Hard that they know."Yip-ee-Ki-Nay!"
See if you like......
The Expendables 1 and 2.
Taken 2.
Bourne Legacy.
Die Hard 4.0

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  Die Hard by name, but not by nature.

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You can't keep a good cop down as McClane gears up for his fifth adventure. As he prepares to fly to Moscow to discover why his estranged son Jack has been arrested for murder, John McClane is handed an Idiot's Travel Guide To Russia by daughter Lucy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Someone behind the scenes should have followed suit and given director John Moore an Idiot's Guide to Die Hard movies, for this fifth outing for Bruce Willis's fly in the ointment detective is a Die Hard in nonsensical name only. The reason why 1988's classic original is so iconic, beloved and imitated is down to its economical, no nonsense simplicity. (One cop,one building, 12 terrorists. It's hardly rocket science, is it?) and from that the greatest action movie ever made. But with each successive installment, the franchise has travelled further away from its origins, a flaw magnified tenfold here by taking McClane off home turf completely. Writer Skip Woods makes one concession to the original by squeezing the action into one single, manic day.To do so, unfortunately, he must throw logic under a bus, most egregiously by suggesting that the 400 mile distance between Moscow and Chernobyl can be driven in a couple of hours. In truth, if A Good Day To Die Hard is homaging anything it's the Bourne series, a frantic car pursuit through Muscovite traffic entailing more noisy auto vehicular destruction than Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum. It's a spectacular set piece to be sure, but over long and later rivalled later by a shoot out in a hotel ballroom and a climactic face off involving a miraculously deradiated Chernobyl and an exploding chopper fireball. It's what Moore inserts between them that drags the story down, the charmless interplay between a semi comatose Willis and Jai Courtney's petulant, arrogant Jack not the mess up he initially appears, but a CIA operative on the trail of AWOL weapons grade uranium squandering the familial dynamic that should have been the movies trump card. Die Hard 5 is no less wanting in the villain department, Rasha Bukvic's tap dancing, carrot chomping Alik being to Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber what a Lada is to a Mercedes. Good Day in a nutshell? Father son bonding with heavy artillery, a lot of big bangs, a triple figure body count and little else. Listen carefully over the opening credits and you'll hear a few bars of Beethoven's Ode To Jo, the Die Hard series unofficial theme tune. But it's no more than a flickering shadow of former glories, barely there and soon forgotten.
"That was exciting!" says Willis after he and Courtney survive a 20 storey leap through a plate glass window. "Want to go again?" Frankly, Bruce, i'm fine to leave it here. For the fans of the original trilogy Die Hard 4.0 was a watered down disappointment, but this is another dramatic step backwards, In a series that has some brilliant and memorable villians perhaps Die hard has now found the ultimate villian in the shape of Director John Moore. To be fair is not a total write off, it's not a disaster of Speed 2 proportions, but the thing that made McClane such a good hero is that he was a normal guy in a bad situation and you cared for him. Now in this fifth installment McClane is more like a superhero and apparently invincible. If there is a sixth and hopefully final Die hard the series has to get back to basics and give the fans the Die Hard that they know."Yip-ee-Ki-Nay!"
See if you like......
The Expendables 1 and 2.
Taken 2.
Bourne Legacy.
Die Hard 4.0

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