Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, TSG Entertainment, Giant Pictures,

Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Yuliya Snigir, Radivoje Bukvic

John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Russia to rescue his son who seems to have lost his way and gotten into some serious trouble. But Jack (Jai Courtney) is actually a CIA deep undercover and doesn’t appreciate his Dad interfering. But when the two of them realize that the entire Russian mafia is after them, and what they’ve discovered, they soon find that though they are opposite in style, they may be only pair who can stop the underworld and end the war that seems to be coming.

This is another of those movies that just didn’t need to be made. It wasn’t horrible, but Bruce Willis is not the same guy he was back in 1988. He’s old now. The first Die Hard was an awesome film.
It was followed by sequels that were not as good, but not horrible. This one is definitely the weakest of all. The script is not very good. It’s rushed, and there is very little dialog and no character development. We don’t get any background on what has been going on in the last 25 years. Everything just seems to jump from action/battle to action/battle. If you’re a fan of pure action, with little story and little background, then this does have a tremendous amount of action alright, but the script seemed just too rushed. I am not sure if it’s the writer or the director, or both who are at fault here, but I just felt that they could have done much, much better with this. But much like the last Indiana Jones movie that didn’t do much for anyone, they killed this franchise for good with this one I’m afraid. This is the first time John has been out of the country, and the patriotism angle of the other films was a lot of the story. It was definitely us against them, and good old fashioned flag wagging counter terrorism by a bad ass American hero. But this time we’re on Russian soil, and though the danger of harm is great, they’re starting a war, for heavens sake, we don’t get the same emotion that we got from the earlier films in this series. I think Bruce needs to hang up the action hero stuff and act his age. He’s a decent actor and has been in some great films, but this was simply not necessary. I didn’t hate this. I just was not very excited about it at all. When it was over, at least it was quick, I felt really hollow and disappointed. Skip this one unless you’re a fan of non-stop meaningless action and violence.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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