Thursday, April 25, 2013

Man on Film: A Good Day to Die Hard

After the surprisingly enjoyable fourth installment of the series Live Free or Die Hard, there was actually a bit of hope that the fifth film in the series was going to go the way of the Fast & Furious franchise and kick a whole lot of ass.

That did not happen.

A Good Day to Die Hard was D.O.A. This much should have been expected, I suppose, given that the director (John Moore) this time around was last seen directing Max Payne, but the viability of its predecessor gave false hope. Sadly, the film was a lackluster entry into the canon in nearly every respect. As has been the case far too often lately, Bruce Willis never dialed it in, and his chemistry with his son (played by Jai Courtney) never felt natural. The script was weak. The plot thin. Worst yet, it was completely forgettable, the only film in the series you can say that about.

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