Die Hard 5 Review

Topics: Die Hard, Live Free or Die Hard, John McClane Pages: 4 (1525 words) Published: May 26, 2013
A Good Day to Die Hard is the fifth film in the successful Die Hard film series. Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane, the man who cannot be injured by anything or anyone. This is also the third film in the Die Hard series where Willis has had a co-star. First there was the black guy, and then there was the hacker guy, now there’s just a guy. During the first moments of the film, it appears as if the John McClane character accidentally just got thrown into the wrong movie. He doesn’t know what the hell is going on any more than we do. All he knows is that once again he is at the wrong place at the wrong time… And he’s on vacation… but not really. Seriously, not even he knows why he is in Russia. Even his son at the start of the film comes off as angry about his presence in the movie. It’s like someone was forcing John McClane into this story and the writer held a grudge during the rewrite. So, here is an attempt to explain the story behind A Good Day to Die Hard. John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Russia to help his son who appears to be in legal trouble. Without explaining the significance of his arrest, the minute John McClane arrives in town, everything goes haywire on cue. It’s almost as if everyone knew Bruce Willis arrived, perfect time to blow up a city block for no explainable reason. Then John McClane’s son Jack (Jai Courtney) escapes custody with another prisoner. John McClane begins pursuing his son around the city and destroying EVERYTHING in his way to do so; even if it means destroying innocent lives or their vehicles. For some odd reason, the country has zero problems with McClane doing this, because he is never once questioned by authorities during his John McClane mayhem. They all get away, and John finally realizes that Jack is a CIA agent. Now the movie has already made it clear to the audience before John even left for Moscow that Jack was clearly some kind of agent/spy, which then made me wonder, how was John able to...
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