Movie Review: A Good Day To Die Hard

Posted: February 28, 2013 in movie reviews, movies
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A Good Day To Die Hard

Directed By: John Moore
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

A Good Day to Die Hard Poster

A Letter to Bruce Willis:

Dear Mr. Bruce Willis –

What the heck were you thinking? You should know better! This script was horrible! Your character kept saying things that made no sense, like “I’m on vacation!” when in fact he went to Russia to help his seemingly troubled son who was arrested. (Who vacations in Russia?) Your character also kept saying to his son, “I’m your father.” We get it.  Move on. Plus your character was annoying and got in the way a lot. This is the first movie where I wanted to say to you, “Grandpa, move along and let your boy go do his work…” A boy, who turns out not to be troubled, but CIA, and you just ruined his 2 year long mission.

While some (notice I said some) of the action scenes were pretty cool and intense, there has to be more to a movie than blowing stuff up (Mr. Willis you may also share this note with Michael Bay). It’s as if you and the producers took a random script for a random action movie, changed a few characters and said, hey lets shoot this thing! Everything from plot to character motivation and dialogue was cliché and cringe-worthy. And you know better, I know you do.

In closing, Mr. Willis, many people I know said this movie was bad, but I had no idea this bad. Here’s a tip if there is going to be another one, (and let’s face it, there will always be another one) get McClane’s daughter, Lucy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) involved in the  action. Have her and Jack (Jai Courtney) fight side by side. Take note from other action movies, women kick ass too and Lucy can do more than get kidnapped, we saw that in the last Die Hard. I wish she was more than just a book end to this movie. So these are my notes, and you should probably listen to them, and everyone else. You can and should do better. No matter how many bullets you shoot, or things you blow up, a crappy movie is still a crappy movie.

Sincerely,
Me

 

Rating: 1 Star

 

 

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Comments
  1. knottzi says:

    I gave the film 1.5 out of four stars, and perhaps I was too generous. The camera-work is atrocious and nausiating, and I honestly wanted to leave right away.

  2. CMrok93 says:

    The script was very forced, I didn’t laugh for a single moment, and John McClane became such an anti-hero here, unlike the previous films. Great review.

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